Martin Meissonnier

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Martin Meissonnier
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Journalist, producer, director and composer, formerly a journalist for Libération, has specialised in discovering new types of music.

In the 1970s he organised the concerts of numerous jazz musicians such as Don Cherry, the Art Ensemble of Chicago, John Lee Hooker and Dizzy Gillespie.

In the early 1980s, he became the producer of a number of African singers including Fela Kuti, King Sunny Ade, Salif Keita, Ray Lema, Papa Wemba, Manu Dibango and Wasis Diop, helping them to launch international careers.

In 1986, he organised the first raï festival in Bobigny, opening the borders of France to Arabic music. He produced Khaled's first album with Safy Boutella, co-composed two albums with Amina, then produced Arthur H's first album and an album for Alan Stivell.

In 1989 he directed Megamix for la Sept on France 3 and then Arte, a music magazine which ran for six years with over 220 broadcasts.

In 1992, he was advisor to Philippe Decouflé and composed a large part of the music for the opening and closing ceremonies of the Winter Olympic Games in Albertville.

Between 1994 and 2000 he directed numerous documentary films for Arte and Canal Plus, including several programmes about the Internet and numeric art, rap, and the techno movement.

In 2001 his book about depleted uranium entitled "Uranium appauvri: la guerre invisible" was published by Robert Laffont.
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Martin Meissonnier Discography Tracks

Vocals

SHL 2136 Martin Meissonnier - Kodama album art Maïa Barouh Maïa Barouh - Kodama(CD, Album) General Pattern SHL 2136 France 2014 Sell This Version

Instruments & Performance

Martin Meissonnier - La Perversita album art Jeanne Folly*, J.L Hennig*, VXZ 375, Hektor Zazou*, Bazooka (11) Jeanne Folly*, J.L Hennig*, VXZ 375, Hektor Zazou*, Bazooka (11) - La Perversita (Album) Invisible Records (11), S.C.O.P.A. France 1979 Sell This Version
Martin Meissonnier - Juju Music album art King Sunny Adé And His African Beats* King Sunny Adé And His African Beats* - Juju Music (Album) Sunny Alade US 1982 Sell This Version
Martin Meissonnier - Synchro System album art King Sunny Adé And His African Beats* King Sunny Adé And His African Beats* - Synchro System (Album) Island Records New Zealand 1983 Sell This Version
Martin Meissonnier - Abele Dance album art Manu Dibango Manu Dibango - Abele Dance (Maxi) Polydor Germany 1984 Sell This Version
Martin Meissonnier - Cocody Rock!!! album art Alpha Blondy Alpha Blondy - Cocody Rock!!! (Album) Pathé Marconi EMI, Pathé Marconi EMI France 1984 Sell This Version
Martin Meissonnier - Medecine album art Ray Lema Ray Lema - Medecine (Album) Celluloid France 1985 Sell This Version
Martin Meissonnier - Pata Piya (Full Length Extended Version) album art Manu Dibango Abele Dance ('85 Remix) Manu Dibango - Pata Piya (Full Length Extended Version) Celluloid, Streetwave UK 1985 Sell This Version
Martin Meissonnier - Subliminal album art Yasuaki Shimizu Yasuaki Shimizu - Subliminal (Album) Invitation Japan 1987 Sell This Version
Martin Meissonnier - Yalil album art Amina Amina - Yalil (Album) Philips France 1989 Sell This Version
Martin Meissonnier - Wa Di Yé album art Amina Amina - Wa Di Yé (Album) Philips France 1992 Sell This Version
Martin Meissonnier - No Quarter: Jimmy Page & Robert Plant Unledded album art Jimmy Page, Robert Plant Jimmy Page, Robert Plant - No Quarter: Jimmy Page & Robert Plant Unledded (Album) Atlantic US 1994 Sell This Version
Martin Meissonnier - Nigeria 70 (The Definitive Story of 1970's Funky Lagos) album art Various Ja Fun Mi (Instrumental) Various - Nigeria 70 (The Definitive Story of 1970's Funky Lagos) (Comp) Strut UK 2001 Sell This Version
7243 8112 3621, none Martin Meissonnier - Big Men - Raï Meets Reggae album art Various Various - Big Men - Raï Meets Reggae(CD, Album) Virgin, Tabou 1 7243 8112 3621, none France 2001 Sell This Version
GP005 Martin Meissonnier - Aziz Sahmaoui & University Of Gnawa album art Aziz Sahmaoui & University Of Gnawa Kahina and 2 more… Aziz Sahmaoui & University Of Gnawa - Aziz Sahmaoui & University Of Gnawa(CD, Album) General Pattern GP005 France 2011 Sell This Version
SHL 2136 Martin Meissonnier - Kodama album art Maïa Barouh Maïa Barouh - Kodama(CD, Album) General Pattern SHL 2136 France 2014 Sell This Version

Writing & Arrangement

Martin Meissonnier - Abele Dance album art Manu Dibango Manu Dibango - Abele Dance (Maxi) Polydor Germany 1984 Sell This Version
Martin Meissonnier - Pata Piya (Full Length Extended Version) album art Manu Dibango Abele Dance ('85 Remix) (as M. Meissonnier) Manu Dibango - Pata Piya (Full Length Extended Version) Celluloid, Streetwave UK 1985 Sell This Version
Martin Meissonnier - New Africa album art Various Abele Dance (as M. Meissonnier) Various - New Africa (Comp, Album) Celluloid US 1985 Sell This Version
Martin Meissonnier - Subliminal album art Yasuaki Shimizu Yasuaki Shimizu - Subliminal (Album) Invitation Japan 1987 Sell This Version
NS 5501 Martin Meissonnier - U Don't Have To Be A Star album art Shango Shango - U Don't Have To Be A Star(12", Maxi) Nova Scratch NS 5501 France 1987 Sell This Version
Martin Meissonnier - Ethno Beats (Rhythms... From The Jungle And The Desert To The Dance Floor...) album art Various Abele Dance (as M. Meissonnier) and 1 more… Various - Ethno Beats (Rhythms... From The Jungle And The Desert To The Dance Floor...) (Comp) BCM Records Germany, Austria, & Switzerland 1988 Sell This Version
Martin Meissonnier - Belly Dance album art Amina Amina - Belly Dance (Single, Maxi) Philips France 1989 Sell This Version
Martin Meissonnier - Yalil album art Amina Belly Dance (as M. Meissonnier) and 3 more… Amina - Yalil (Album) Philips France 1989 Sell This Version
Martin Meissonnier - Atamé album art Amina Amina - Atamé (Single) Philips France 1992 Sell This Version