Pascal Atangana “Quelqu’un” – Ye Mot Ai Kare Mot (Cameroun, 2019, Nanga Boko Records)

Recorded in 1979 in one night after midnight at “Le 5-6“, a nightclub of Yaoundé (Cameroon), “Ye Mot Ai Kare Mot” is one of my favourite Cameroonian album, full of raw and intense energy, very danceable Bikutsi and Soukous tracks.

I’be just reissued it on my reissue record label “Nanga Boko Records” (a hand-written edition, limited to 300, that includes a poster and a download card), and I decided to share with you today the title track of the album, “Ye Mot Ai Kare Mot” – Enjoy !

Atangana Pascal “Quelqu’un” – Ye Mot Ai Kare Mot

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/cX1StbUaays

If you’re interested in, you can purchase a copy here : https://nangabokorecords.bandcamp.com/

Armand

Danyel Waro – En Ti Gin Do Lo (La Réunion, 1985, 102 Productions)

Mouv’ment Pou L’Afrik” is a 4 tracks album recorded in 1985 by a collective of several musicians from La Réunion (Indian Ocean) in the aim of raise funds to help needy Africans.

The big surprise of that album is that the B Side contains the very beautiful and deep Maloya (Reunionese musical genre) “En Ti Gin Do Lo“, the first recording appearance of the very well known musician and poet Danyèl Waro, that I wanted to share with you today – Enjoy !

Danyèl Waro – En Ti Gin Do Lo

You can also listen to this track on my #Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/834z3r4ZTLY

All the best,

Armand

The Henry Wenceslas Thenard Band – An Ho (In The Heaven) (Guadeloupe, 1984, LM Production)

Today, I wanted to share with you “An Hô” (which could be translated in Creole language by “In The Heaven“), an awesome 8min long Caribbean Disco track by the Guadeloupean artist Henry Wenceslas Thenard and his band, always in my DJ Bag – Enjoy !

The Henry Wenceslas Thenard Band – An Hô (In The heaven)

You can also listen to this track on my #Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/snNyMII2yBM

Have a nice day !

Armand

Les Melodix – Machan Tienette (Martinique, 1974, 3A Production)

Les Melodix” was a band of musicians from Martinique island (French West Indies) led by Michel Pavilla and that recorded 2 albums in the 70s.

For today, I wanted to share with you “Machan Tienette“, a sweet jazzy biguine track with mellow guitar solos – Enjoy !

Les Melodix – Machan Tienette

You can also listen to this track on my #Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/FVl4EaC4VcY

Armand

Mohamed Mazouni – La Madrague (Algeria, 1970s, Oasis Disques)

For today, I wanted to make you rediscover “La Madrague“, a beautiful melancholic song by one of the most prolific Algerian composer and singer, Mohamed Mazouni – Enjoy !

Mohamed Mazouni – La Madrague

You can also listen to this song on my #Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/ZmSrVecxwh8

Armand

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

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