*** The physical CD version of 'Mix Mode' includes a bonus DVD with 5 video tracks of songs featured on the release ** Born and raised in Kinshasa, DR Congo, Emman Legrand lived in Belgium before coming to the United States. In many ways, Emman Legrand is a prototype World Beat artist, an heir to a varied cultural background and wide ranging musical experience in Africa, Europe, and the United States. He freely combines various musical influences in his music, making him one of the most revolutionary musicians to come out the Ndombolo music scene. Emman Legrand is intimately involved with the songwriting, arrangement, and production on his recordings. This is in market contrast to the situation of many male vocalists in Africa who are often expected to follow the dictates of an outside producer. As a result, Emman Legrand is beginning a new revolution as a leading light of Congolese music. As a promoter, Emman Legrand contributes to the awareness of the sweet sound of African music in promoting various African music artists in the Texas area. Beginning with the late PePe Kalle, Soukous Stars band, Awilo Longomba, Koffi Olomide, Grace Decca, Douleur, Diblo Dibala, Kanda Bongo Man, Dany Engobo and the Coeur Brises Girls, JB Mpiana & Wenge Musica Band.