Menelik Wossenachew – Mekaberene Liyew (Ethiopia, 1974, Amha Records)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Mekaberene Liyew“, an uplifting Ethio Jazz track from the legendary singer Menelik Wossenachew – Enjoy !

Menelik Wossenachew – Mekaberene Liyew

You can also listen to it on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/lEjLEYN1Jkk

Best regards,

Armand

Mahaelo – Volasoa (Madagascar, 1978, Discomad)

Following to this post, I wanted to share with you for today “Volasoa“, another excellent Afro Folk track by Mahaleo, one of my favorite Madagascan band – Enjoy !

Mahaleo – Volasoa

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/44BHjE5dnMs

Take a good care of you,

Armand de Preseau

Chimora – Eli Eli (South Africa, 1990, Mercury)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Eli Eli“, a bouncy Bubblegum Synth Afro House Pop track from this band from South Africa, perfect to set your dancefloor on fire – Enjoy !

Chimora – Eli Eli

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/zJR9VEKTAtM

Armand de Preseau

Le Sahel – Khandiou (Senegal, 1975, Musiclub)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Khandiou“, a beautiful Afro Soul track, Senegalese answer to the classic “It’s A Man’s Man’s World” by the King James Brown, by former members of famous bands such as “Xalam” (Cheikh Tidiane Tall) or “Orchestre Cheikh Tall and Idrissa Diope” (Idrissa Diop) – Enjoy !

Le Sahel – Khandiou

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/jQlk5o8iWT0

Best regards,

Armand de Preseau

Nord Cameroun Rythms – Astadjam Dada Sare (Cameroun, 1974, Sonafric)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Astadjam Dada Sare“, one of my favourite track from Cameroon, taken from one of the hardest to find vinyl record of this country, a marvelous blend of psychedelic raw funk and traditional elements from this band that Hamad Kalkaba & Maurice “Elamau” Elanga were part of – Enjoy !

Nord Cameroun Rythms – Astadjam Dada Sare

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/nX1y1_7a5-Q

Take care,

Armand de Preseau

Max Cilla – La Flûte des Mornes (Martinique, 1981, Apia)

For today, I wanted to share with you “La Flûte des Mornes“, a Spiritual Island Jazz track driven by the sublime flute of the Martinican Master Max Cilla (who is still active today !) & backed by killer Gwo-Ka percussions, taken from the 1st album of the artist & recorded in 1981 – Enjoy !

Max Cilla – La Flûte des Mornes

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/yer3fDcm4RM

Best regards,

Armand de Preseau

Veno – Nigeria Go Survive (Nigeria, 1985, Tabansi)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Nigeria Go Survive“, an Electro Boogie anthem from Nigeria, recorded in 1985 by the singer Veno Marioghae – Enjoy !

Veno – Nigeria Go Survive

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/wCGzDVwk_C8

Best regards,

Armand de Preseau

Finger 5 – 帰ってほしいの (I Want You Back) (Japan, 1973, Philips)

For today, I wanted to share with you “I Want You Back“, a fresh & funky cover of the classic song of the mythical Jackson 5 by the Finger 5, a band of 5 japanese brothers and sisters from Okinawa – Enjoy !

Finger 5 – 帰ってほしいの (I Want You Back)

You can also listen to it on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/NP_cknu_8oM

Best regards,

Armand de Preseau

Elias Rahbani – Lover’s Lane (Lebanon, 1974, Parlophone Voix de L’Orient Series)

Elias Rahbani, from Lebanon, is the youngest of the three Rahbani Brothers, well known for their contribution to the Lebanese – and more, Oriental – music scene.
His two older brothers, Assi and Mansour Rahbani, also known as “The Rahbani Brothers” (which Elias wasn’t be part of) were composers and songwriters, famous for their work with the Lebanese Diva, Fairuz (who was the wife of Assi).
Elias composed of over 700 songs, both in Eastern and Western styles.

This album is the 2nd volume of his masterpiece, “Mosaic of The Orient“, considered by many as Elias best album, a very eclectic instrumental record, with some psychedelic organ and bouzouk parts, oriental jazz and hip hoppy beats.

The cover art is designed by Nabil Mourani, who designed my favourite Oriental record covers (remember Babylon Mood by Munir Bachir ? That was him also !).

I decided to share with you “Lover’s Lane“, a beautiful melancholic organ ballad with a little psychedelic touch – Enjoy !
Elias Rahbani – Lover’s Lane

You can also listen to it on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/xhYC1Ca7UCQ

Have a nice sunday,

Armand de Preseau

Louise Kennedy – Puyai Lee (Thailand, 1967, Self-Produced)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Puyai Lee“, a very popular surf & rockabilly song back in the Thaïland of the 60s, strongly influenced by the occidental Ye Ye musical movement.

Sung in Thai, this song is a sarcastical reflection of miscommunication between folks, villagers and government, level of language & the way to communicate with people – Enjoy !

Louise Kennedy – Puyai Lee

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/3Ph037g9mQ4

Have a nice week,

Armand de Preseau