Ousmane – Ya Ghagh-Irifi (Morocco, 1976, Mawel)

Ousmane (“Lightning”) was a band from Morocco, who used to play Amazighe (berber tribe from North Africa) Gnawa music in the 70s.

Really setter for the time, the band was composed of 6 members : Ammuri M’barek, Said Bijaaden, Said Butrufin, Belaid el-Akkaf, Tarik el-Maaroufi and Lyazed Qorfi.

They recorded two singles in 1976, toured all around the country and performed a concert in Paris (France) at the Olympia Concert Hall on the 5 of February 1977 (that was also recorded on vinyl), before splitting in 1978.

Following to that former post, I wanted to share with you for today “Ya Ghagh-Irifi“, a catchy Gnawa Jazz Folk desert blues with very sweet violin parts, taken from the second single of the band, recorded in 1976 – Enjoy !

Ousmane – Ya Ghagh-Irifi

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/vXceegTpXDM

Have a nice Wednesday, see you on next Sunday for another musical (re)discovery !

Armand de Preseau

Menelik Wossenachew – Chereka (Ethiopia, 1974, Amha Records)

Following to that former post, I wanted to share with you for today “Chereka“, a deep Ethio Jazz Funk track from one of that most fascinating country’s legendary musician, Menelik Wossenachew – Enjoy !

Menelik Wossenachew – Chereka

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/s_DdOAQeRdw

Have a nice Sunday, see you on next Wednesday for another musical (re)discovery !

Armand de Preseau

Ricky Ililonga – You Got The Fire (Zambia, 1977, Sepiso Records)

For today, I wanted to share with you “You Got The Power“, a killer psychedelic Zamrock Afro Soul Funk track recorded in 1977 by the legendary zambian musician Rikezo Makuyu “Rikki” Ililonga, former member of the mythical band Musi-O-Tunya – Enjoy !

Ricky Ililonga – You Got The Fire

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/8f7yncL1cDM

Have a nice Wednesday, see you on next Sunday for another musical (re)discovery !

Armand de Preseau

Aziza Joymakers de Porto-Novo – Africa Vi (Benin, 1970s, Oloruntola)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Africa Vi“, an outstanding psychedelic Afro Soul Funk breeze track with splendid instrumental guitar parts, taken from the only album of the obscure 70s Beninese bandAziza Joymakers de Porto-Novo” – Enjoy !

Aziza Joymakers de Porto-Novo – Africa Vi

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

Have a nice Sunday, see you on next Wednesday for another musical (re)discovery !

Armand de Preseau

Orchestre Baobab Gouye Gui De Dakar – Mouhamadou Bamba (Senegal, 1980, Le Kiosque D’Orphee)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Mouhamadou Bamba“, a splendid melancholic psychedelic Afro Latin track from the mythical Orchestre Baobab Gouye-Gui de Dakar (Senegal), out in 1980 on the mythical french record label “Le Kiosque D’Orphee” with this incredible cover art by the legendary Senegalese painter “Djibathen Sambou” – Enjoy !

Orchestre Baobab Gouye Gui De Dakar – Mouhamadou Bamba

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/1OxsGSbdqjw

Have a nice Wednesday, see you on next Sunday for another musical (re)discovery !

Armand de Preseau

Okoi Seka Athanase & Les Grands Colombias Du Peuple – Melokon Mebun Ou (Ivory Coast, 1977, Badmos

For today, I wanted to share with you “Melokon Mebun Ou“, a bouncy psychedelic Afro Funk track with catchy horns parts recorded in 1977 by the Ivorian musician Okoi Seka Athanase, founder of the “Kete Rock” genre, backed here by “Les Grands Colombias du Peuple” – Enjoy !

Okoi Seka Athanase & Les Grands Colombias Du Peuple – Melokon Mebun Ou

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/bRo3wdi4vEg

Have a nice Sunday, see you on next Wednesday for another musical (re)discovery !

Armand de Preseau

Ousa Nousava – Zamal (La Reunion, 1997, Oasis Production)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Zamal“, a deep beautiful Maloya Fusion Jazz bliss track from Reunion island (Indian Ocean), taken from the first album of the band Ousa Nousava, originally released in 1984, with a sound in a very similar vein as the Reunionese band Ziskakan – Enjoy !

Ousa Nousava – Zamal

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/o1ITx6OtS2A

Have a nice Wednesday, see you on next Sunday for another musical (re)discovery !

Armand de Preseau

Bro Valentino – Ah Wo (Brand New Revolution) (Trinidad & Tobago, 1981, Makossa International)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Ah Wo (Brand New Revolution)“, a tropical Island Discolypso Soul Funk track with a message, recorded in 1981 by the Trinidadian musician Anthony Emrold Philips (better known as “Brother Valentino“) that includes killer horns and crazy synth parts – Enjoy !

Bro Valentino – Ah Wo (Brand New Revolution)

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/BdFGaRew3WI

Have a nice Sunday, see you on next Wednesday for another muscial (re)discovery !

Armand de Preseau

Uwandile – Apartheid (South Africa, 1987, Mother Africa)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Apartheid“, a splendid Afro Soul Funk track from the South African musician Uwandile Piliso, recorded in 1977 at the mythical Decca Studios in Lagos (Nigeria), produced and backed by the Nigerian band T-Fire leaded by Themba Matebese, but also including plenty of other legendary musicians such as Orlando Julius.

This album was reissued in 1987 with this sublime alternative sleeve artwork – Enjoy !

Uwandile – Apartheid

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/Nw0UD4trHuE

Have a nice Wednesday, see you on next Sunday for another musical (re)discovery !

Armand de Preseau

Tohon Stan – Gotta (Benin, 1984, Cap Records)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Gotta” a percussive 80s Afro Funk track from the Beninese Legend Stanislas Tohon with catchy horns & massive breaks parts from another legend, Togo James Brown’s answer Roger “Dama” Damawuzan – Enjoy !

Tohon Stan – Gotta

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/R5VV9_KklRc

Have a nice Wednesday, see you on next Sunday for another musical rediscovery !

Armand de Preseau