One of the strongest images and most desired by me when I started playing the double-bass, after many years of playing the electric bass, was precisely this project, my project, “Door of No Return”. For many reasons, this name, an infamous memory for many Africans, has a strong symbolism for me and is a commitment that I incorporate in my music. There are no half-measures. Since my first solo concert, I remember the image of my double-bass almost split in half after falling. Without anyone knowing, I walked through the door pushing towards my freedom.
“PASS, ENTER! Leave through the door of no return. Look at the crib where you were born for the last time. You will never go back. You will cross an ocean of fears, of uncertainties, of death. You will plant your roots in another land and you will bear new fruits, new life, old shadows... new light. You will be a son of here and there. Your essence of freedom will spring up radiantly overflowing from the water of slavery. Nothing will stand up against that powerful force that resonates deeply. You will be an instrument of pure sounds, harmonies of pain, rhythms of new times, melody of comtemplation... CHAOS AND HARMONY”