Between 2006 and 2009, Yann-Gaël participates in several projects on modern African musics.
Soloist of the Parisian Afrobeat group « FEVA », he multiplies the encounters and the events on prestigious venues with artists such as Keziah Jones, Tony Allen, Etienne Me bappé, Bibi Tanga, Cheick Tidiane Seck, Sandra N’kaké, the Nubians, Julien Lourau …
« Feva is a group of afrobeat, its explosive cocktail is based on these three ingredients: the incandescent rhythm of the afrobeat, the slam, the violin. These three elements place it at the heart of the contemporary groove and confer a poetic and original sound. »
He is then recruited by Amayo, leader of the American group « Antibalas », for his personal project, « Fu Arkist Ra ».