Saâda Bonaire

Saâda Bonaire is the disco/world music project duo out of Bremen, Germany that was never meant to be. Formed by Bremen DJ Ralf Behrendt in 1982, Saâda Bonaire was a unique concept band centered around two sultry female vocalists (Stefanie Lange and Claudia Hossfeld) who would be joined by dozens of local musicians culled from the local immigration center. Originally signed to EMI in 1982, their first and only single, “You Could Be More As You Are” was produced in Kraftwerk’s studio by legendary Matumbi, Slits and Pop Group producer Dennis Bovell. There they were joined by jazz icon Charlie Mariano (previous collaborations include Gong, Stan Kenton and Charles Mingus) who lent his talents on saxophone. The resulting sound was a unique fusion of husky female vocals, Eastern instruments, dub and African music aesthetics, drum computers and synthesizers.


Singles & EPs

1C K 062 1468706 Saâda Bonaire - You Could Be More As You Are / Invitation / Funky Way album art Saâda Bonaire You Could Be More As You Are / Invitation / Funky Way (Maxi, Single) EMI Electrola 1C K 062 1468706 Germany 1984 Sell This Version
fm004 Saâda Bonaire - Covers album art Saâda Bonaire Covers(12", EP, Ltd) Fantasy Memory fm004 US 2015 Sell This Version


CT-181, FM001 Saâda Bonaire - Saâda Bonaire album art Saâda Bonaire Saâda Bonaire (Comp) Captured Tracks, Fantasy Memory CT-181, FM001 US 2013 Sell This Version

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