Another Afrobeat / Soukous hit track by Le Tout Puissant Orchestre Poly Rythmo de Cotonou !!
Horns are played by the Malian musician Tidiani Kone, the bandleader, founder and member of l’Orchestre Super Rail Band du Buffet Hotel Del La Gare De Bamako (Mali), it explains the similarities in the trumpet playing between this track and “Mouo Dilo“, by the Super Rail Band.
The title of this awesome track, “Djanfa Magni“, can be translated in those words : “Betrayal isn’t good” – undoubtedly true, right ?
Tidiani Kone Et le T.P. Orchestre Poly Rythmo de Cotonou – Djanfa Magni
“Samba” is a very well known traditional folk song from the Wassoulou area (situated between Ivory Coast, Guinea and Mali), adapted here by the national legendary “Super Boiro Band” Guinean orchestra, leaded by the trumpetist Mamadou Niaissa.
This song talks about Samba, a young and unlucky taxi driver from Conakry (Guinea) who fall in love with one of his customers. He steals the earings of the girl to see her again, but the father of the girl finds out the craftiness of the young Samba and casts out the boy. After many adventures, everything goes finally in order when Samba asks the girl in marriage.
Several covers of this song, in different musical styles, were recording during from the 70s to the 80s, to traditional from afro rock and funk way – Hope you’ll enjoy this psychedelic one !!
For today, I wanted to share with you “L’espoir” an incredible spiritual MaloyaSegaJazz track taken from “Gramoune“, an album recorded in 1989 by the band “Ravan” from La Reunion island (in the Indian Ocean) – Enjoy !!