Audience Limited – Underground Sound (Nigeria, 1977, Hasbunalau Record Company)

Audience Limited” was a very obscure band, led by John Broadway, that recorded only one album in Lagos (Nigeria) 1977, full of Afro Rock tracks.

I decided to share with you “Underground Sound“, a nervous instrumental song with psychedelic fuzzy guitars, catchy drums and crazy organ parts – Enjoy !

Audience Limited – Underground Sound

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/7iiCn-oh2W0

Best regards,

Armand

Ophelia – Fait Mwen Voler (Dominica, 1986, Blue Silver)

Ophélia Olivaccé-Marie is popular singer of Cadence-lypso from Dominica. She is sometimes referred to as “Dominica’s Lady of Song“, the “First Lady of Creole“, and “La grande dame de la musique Antillaise“.

Ophelia emerged and became Dominica’s first Lypo female singer to achieve international star status. She is considered to be the “Godmother of Cadence“, and has toured widely in France and had concerts broadcast over much of the Francophone world. Her signature tune and first recording is “Ay Dominique“, a lament for Dominica as the country underwent political problems in the 1970s that was an iconic anthem for Dominicans and that permit her to began to record with Gordon Henderson, placing herself at the forefront of Cadence-lypso. Ophelia’s musical idol is the South African singer Miriam Makeba.

Ophelia performed as a young girl in a group called the “Five O’s“, which performed at church functions. Her husband and manager, McCarthy Marie, encouraged her to start her solo career.

She often sung about women’s issues, a rarity at the time, and was among the first women to sing at the “Théâtre Noir”, “Cirque d’Hiver” and the “Théâtre de la Renaissance” in Paris (France). She was the first non-French winner of the Maracas d’Or Award from Société Pernod, and has been awarded International Women’s Year in 1985, the Sisserou Award of Honour (the second highest award in Dominica), a Lifetime Award in 2005 and a Golden Drum Award in 1984. In 2005, Ophelia hosted the 5th Dynamith d’Or Caribbean Music Awards.

I decided to share with you today “Fait Mwen Voler“, an awesome Zouk anthem (I usually do not like too much this musical genre !)taken from her 6th album, recorded in 1986 – Enjoy !!

Ophelia – Fait Mwen Voler

You can also listen to this track on my #Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/x34UXkOoP0c

Have a nice sunday,

Armand

(Source : Wikipedia)

Danyèl Waro – Tizorz (La Réunion, 1987, Piros)

I wanted to share with you for today “Tizorz“, a splendid and deep Maloya song taken from the first album (1987) of one of La Réunion greatests musicians, Danyèl Waro, who is still active today – Enjoy !!

Danyèl Waro – Tizorz

You can also listen to it on my #Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/B28GoccGTm4

Armand

NBK 002 : Atangana Pascal et Les Super Volcans – Ye Mot Ai Kare Mot

/// NEW VINYL REISSUE ON NANGA BOKO Records ///

RELEASE DATE : 2nd of APRIL 2019

For its 2nd release, Nanga boko Records is very proud to present you « Ye Mot Ai Kare Mot », the official 40 years anniversary reissue of the first album of the Cameroonian musician Atangana Pascal « Quelqu’un ».

7 raw Bikutsi & Soukous tracks (+ one exclusive bonus track !), recorded after midnight in a single recording session in a nightclub of Yaoundé.

DELUXE HAND NUMBERED EDITION, LIMITED TO 300, INCLUDES A BONUS TRACK NEVER RELEASED ON VINYL BEFORE !!!

Each record comes with an insert that includes exclusive pictures and very detailled biographies in both English and French langages, an HQ Digital Download Card and a A2 format (40 x 60cm) poster !

Approuved by the artist himself, 100 % legit, all 8 tracks are under exclusive license of Nanga Boko Records.

Transfert, Restoration & Mastering : Baptiste Pataut at “Vrai Son”.
Lacquer cutting : André ‘Dédé’ Perriat at La Villa / Mastering Studio
Sleeve Restoration & Inner Sleeve Design : Eazy-Ni.
Liner Notes & translation : Armand de Preseau & Guillaume Le Clerc.

International distribution : The Pusher Distribution

Contact : contact@africangrooves.fr & www.africangrooves.fr

BANDCAMP : Soon on www.nangabokorecords.bandcamp.com

Discogs page : here

All rights reserved / NANGA BOKO Records

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Tchamy Patterson – Emigrate Problem (Cameroon, 1970s, Disques Bello, B4 612)

For today, I wanted want to share with you a not very well known psychedelic single from Tchamy Patterson, a musician from Douala (Cameroon) who recorded between Cameroon and France one album and several singles in the 70s – Enjoy !!!

Tchamy Patterson – Emigrate Problem

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/35y9eWFdiAM

Best regards,

Armand

Mohamed Abdelwahab – Alqafila (Egypt, 1974, Cairophon, LPCXG 111)

Today, I decided to make you rediscover “Alqafila“, a particular song in the oriental catalogue of the Egyptian 20th century legend Mohamed Abdelwahab that doesn’t sounds like his other tracks, a beautiful orchestral track with magnificent violin, organ and oud parts – Enjoy !!

Mohamed Abdelwahab – Alqafila

You can also listen to this track on my #Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/lUt36ABp0JI

Regards,

Armand

Les Fantaisistes du Carrefour – Yoyo (Haiti, 1970s, Celini Disques, CEL 112)

Les Fantaisistes du Carrefour” was a famous band from #Haiti (French West Indies), that released a dozen of albums and singles in the 60s and the 70s.

For today, I decided to share with you “Yoyo“, a very interesting track sung in Creole mixing Jazz, Bossa Nova and Jerk influences – Enjoy !

Les Fantaisistes du Carrefour – Yoyo

You can also listen to this track on my #Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/DAGbUyN5Ewk

Have a nice sunday,

Armand

D’Almeida Blucky et Les Black Santiago de Cotonou – Les Nanes (Benin, 1970s, LA aux Ecoutes)

D’Almeida Blucky is one of the greatests name of the Beninese musical scene, who composed several albums and singles from the 60s to the end of the 80s, backed by great bands such as “Les Black Santiago de Cotonou” or “L’Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou“.

Today, I decided to share with you “Les Nanes“, a raw jerk sung in French with catchy organ parts – Enjoy !!

D’Almeida Blucky et Les Black Santiago de Cotonou – Les Nanes

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/h7sY6hPmNCY

Have a nice day !

Armand

Medjahed Hamid – Lebghi (Algeria, 1970s, DDA)

Thachemlithe” is an obscure compilation of several Kabyle (Berber people from the mountains of Algeria) artists, privately pressed in Algeria in the 70s.

I decided to share with you today “Lebghi“, an outstanding track from Medjahed Hamid with beautiful guitar parts and haunting voices – Enjoy !!

Medjahed Hamid – Lebghi

You can also listen it on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/Uhhqtg2CAxY

Best regards,

Armand