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Vagabon performing in 2017
Background information
Birth nameLaetitia Tamko
Born (1992-10-25) October 25, 1992 (age 26)
Yaoundé, Cameroon
  • Singer-songwriter
  • musician
  • Vocals
  • Guitar
  • Drums
  • Synths
  • Bass
  • Samples
Years active2014–present

Laetitia Tamko, better known by her stage name Vagabon, is a Cameroon-born multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter and producer currently based in New York City.


Early life[edit]

Laetitia Tamko was born in Yaoundé, Cameroon. At age 13 her family relocated to New York so her mother could attend law school.[1] Tamko later attended the City College of New York and graduated from the Grove School of Engineering in 2015.[2]


At age 17 Tamko's parents bought her a Fender acoustic guitar from Costco. She taught herself to play by watching instructional DVDs.[3] In 2014 she started uploading her music to Bandcamp under the pseudonym Vagabon.[2] In addition to vocals and guitar, Tamko played drums, keyboard, and synth on her 2017 album Infinite Worlds.[4] In 2018 she was scheduled to open for Courtney Barnett as part of her North American summer tour.[5]


Studio albums[edit]


Persian Garden (2014)


  1. ^ Thompson, Katherine Cusumano (February 22, 2017). "Girl of the Moment: Laetitia Tamko, AKA Vagabon, Has This Indie Rock Star Thing Under Control". W Magazine. Retrieved March 25, 2017.
  2. ^ a b Gore, Sydney (February 24, 2017). "Vagabon belongs to 'Infinite Worlds'". Nylon Magazine. Retrieved March 25, 2017.
  3. ^ Lim, Audrea (April 27, 2016). "Freak-Folk Rising: Vagabon's Laetitia Tamko Tames Her Demons in Real Time". The Village Voice. Retrieved March 25, 2017.
  4. ^ "Review: Vagabon, 'Infinite Worlds'". Retrieved 2018-06-08.
  5. ^ "Paste Magazine". Retrieved 2018-06-08.
  6. ^ Strauss, Matthew (August 23, 2019). "Vagabon Changes Name of New Album, Announces New Release Date". Pitchfork. Retrieved August 23, 2019.