Félix Sabal Lecco (musician)

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Félix Sabal Lecco
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Background information
Origin Cameroon
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Drums
Years active 1988-present

Félix Sabal Lecco is a drummer from Cameroon.

Early life[edit]

Sabal Lecco comes from a diplomatic family. His father, also Félix Sabal Lecco, was a minister in the government of Ahmadou Ahidjo, and was later appointed ambassador to Italy and France.[1]


Sabal Lecco has played with world-famous musicians such as Jeff Beck, Prince, Peter Gabriel, Herbie Hancock, Snoop Dogg, Janet Jackson, Lenny Kravitz, Shawn Lane, Jonas Hellborg, with African artists such as Youssou Ndour, Salif Keita and Manu Dibango, with the Celtic musician Alan Stivell, to name a few. He features as a drummer on The Rhythm of the Saints, the eighth studio album of Paul Simon, released in 1990. His brother, Armand Sabal-Lecco, plays Bass on this album.[2]

A renowned drummer, Félix Sabal Lecco has taught at the Conservatoire d'Amiens.[3] He has also tried a career in acting, with Tismée by Bruno Fougnies.[4]


Albums on which Félix Sabal Lecco has performed include:[5]

Date Album Format Label Notes
1988 La Fête A Manu Buda Musique
1989 Négropolitaines Vol 1 LP Soul Paris Records
1990 Paul Simon - The Rhythm Of The Saints Warner Bros. Records, Columbia House Track: Born At The Right Time
1992 Manu Dibango Featuring MC Mell 'O Bellaphon
1994 Wakafrika CD, Album Giant Records
1995 Dance With Manu Dibango CD, Album Solo
2005 Everybody CD, Maxi Universal Licensing Music (ULM)
2006 Ministry of Sound - The Annual 2006 2xCD Universal Music (México) Track: Everybody
2007 Tout Ira Bien CD, Album Sketis Music, Veronika Bulycheva
2010 The Essential Paul Simon 2xCD, Comp Sony Music, Legacy
Mauvais Chasseur LP Kanibal Records


Sabal Lecco's music has been featured on several documentaries:[6]

  • 2004 The Enigma of the Black Caiman (TV documentary)
  • 2006 Au commencement était la vase (TV documentary)
  • 2007 Voyage en eau trouble (documentary)
  • 2007 Nyaman' gouacou (Viande de ta mère) (short)


  1. ^ Mouandjo, Pierre-Patrick (24 October 2010). "Félix Sabal Lecco est mort". Cameroun Actu. Retrieved 2012-07-31. 
  2. ^ "Paul Simon – The Rhythm Of The Saints". Discogs. Retrieved 2012-07-31. 
  3. ^ Marie Chatillon (2011-11-24). "Master class de batterie avec Felix Sabal Lecco à Amiens". France TV. Retrieved 2012-07-31. 
  4. ^ Ingrid Alice NGOUNOU (2009-11-17). "Le camerounais Félix Sabal Lecco, batteur reconnu, a fait une belle incursion dans la comédie avec Tismée" (in French). Retrieved 2012-07-31. 
  5. ^ "Felix Sabal-Lecco". Discogs. Retrieved 2012-07-31. 
  6. ^ Félix Sabal Lecco at the Internet Movie Database