Joseph Kamaru & Kamaru Celina Band – Ke Wapendane (Kenya, 1977, RCA Victor)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Ke Wapendane“, a groovy afro psychedelic benga track taken from the first album of the kenyan legend Joseph Kamaru, backed with his Kamaru Celina band – Enjoy !

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/q3UjfHT2h3o

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

Armand de Preseau

Tabu Ley Rochereau & L’Afrisa International – Aon Aon (Congo Zaïre, 1973, African)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Aon-Aon” (in reference to the sounding effect on the guitar that plays during the track), a beautiful rumba afro jazzy track from the congolese master Tabu Ley Rochereau and his “Afrisa International” orchestra – Enjoy !

Tabu Ley Rochereau & L’Afrisa International – Aon Aon

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/FhE7PuLBb8Y

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

Armand de Preseau

Vyckos Ekondo – Bovenga Ngoyi (Gabon, 1980s, Self-Released)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Bovenga Ngoyi“, a psychedelic spiritual Afro Fusion UFO track taken from a super obscure album by the Gabonese musician Vyckos Ekondo, self-released in the 80s by the Gabonese Ministry of Health & Social Affairs to promote health care system in Gabon – Enjoy !

Vyckos Ekondo – Bovenga Ngoyi

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/66aQVJXFsjk

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

Armand de Preseau

Amedee Pierre – Bougrou Nekpa (Ivory Coast, 1970, Fiesta / Safie Deen)

For today, and following to that former post, I wanted to share with you “Bougrou Nekpa“, a beautiful downtempo Afro Folk track recorded in the 60s in Ivory Coast by the musician Amedee Pierre – Enjoy !

Amedee Pierre – Bougrou Nekpa

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/5-NNl20n5CY

Have a nice sunday !

Armand de Preseau

Afro Train – Ode To Hendrix (Ivory Coast, 1973, Societe Ivoirienne du Disque SID)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Ode To Hendrix“, a slow psychedelic Afro Funk instrumental tribute to the American legend Jimi Hendrix, recorded in 1973 in Abidjan, Ivory Coast – Enjoy !

Afro Train – Ode To Hendrix

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

Have a nice sunday !

Armand de Preseau

Ofege – You Say No (Nigeria, 1973, EMI Nigeria)

OFEGE was a 70s psychedelic Rock band from Nigeria, composed of teenage students of the St. Gregory’s College of Lagos.

Led by Melvin Ukachi & largely influenced by artists such as Carlos Santana, Jeff Beck or Jimmy Page, they recorded 4 albums before splitting up.

For today, I wanted to present you the track “You Say No“, taken from their first album “Try And Love“, full of fuzzy electric guitar solos and Afrobeat-esque drums.

This album was a great musical snap when I found it in Kumba (Western Cameroon) more than a decade ago, and is still one of my favorite African record – Enjoy !

Ofege – You Say No

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/ULkzZ7fkFZw

Have a nice wednesday !

Armand de Preseau

Mahmoud Ahmed – Mela Mela (Ethiopia, 1973, Amha Records)

For today and following to this post, I wanted to share with you “Mela Mela“, a bewitching Ethio Jazz track recorded in 1973 by Mahmoud Ahmed and his band, IBEX – Enjoy !

Mahmoud Ahmed – Mela Mela

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/uV2zKnuxMME

Have a nice Sunday,

Armand de Preseau

Le Kéné-Star de Sikasso – Fitiriwale (Mali, 1977, Mali Kunkan)

Le Kéné-Star de Sikasso was one of the regional Malian Orchestras (such as “L’Orchestre Kanaga de Mopti” or “L’Orchestre Sidi Yassa des Kayes“) back in the 70’s.
The group was composed, among others, by François Ballo, Mamadou Touré, Mamadou Diakité and Cheick Sadibou Diabaté, former members of “L’Orchestre Regional de Sikasso“, who released one album in 1970.
For today, I wanted to share with you “Fitiriwale“, an outstanding psychedelic afro jazz track, recorded and released in France in 1977 on the mythical “Kiosque d’Orphée” label, a song that deals with wedding, and the ingratitude of the husbands towards their former wife and the good things they did for them – Enjoy !
Le Kéné-Star de Sikasso – Fitiriwale
 You can also listen to this track on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/76RJPhrpzX4
Have a nice Sunday,
Armand de Preseau

Idrissa Soumaoro et l’Eclipse de l’I.J.A – Nissodia (Mali, 1978, Eterna)

For today, I wanted to share with you a legendary Malian record out in 1978 on ETERNA, a German based label from Idrissa Soumaoro and the German association “L’Eclipse de l’Institut des Jeunes Aveugles” (I.J.A.) (Blind teenagers institute).

This record was produced at the time by the German association that took care of blind Malian teenagers in Bamako, and it was never properly released commercially.

This is the first record on which were revealed three future huge names of the Malian music : Idrissa Soumaoro, Amadou Bagayoko and Mariam Doumbia (the well known Malian musical couple “Amadou & Mariam“, who got married together later, but that’s another story..).

The track presented here, “Nissodia” (that could be translated in English by “Joy Of Optimism“), is a pure gem, 8min long feel-good blend of furious guitars, psychedelic organ parts & celestal voices – Enjoy !!

Idrissa Soumaoro et l’Eclipse de l’I.J.A – Nissodia

You can also listen to it on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/aVKG8-DFROk

Best regards,

Armand de Preseau

Coulibaly Tidiani – Sie Koumgolo (Burkina Faso, 1979, Sacodis)

 Coulibaly Tidiani, born on the 31th of December 1941 in Kankala town, was one of the most famous  singer from Burkina Faso (former Upper Volta) in the 70’s, as well as Amadou Balake.
He began his carrer in the 60’s playing with the Volta Jazz Orchestra, and founded his own band in the 70’s, the “Orchestre Dafra Star de Bobo-Dioulasso”, one of the most popular band at the time in the country.
He recorded three albums, and a few 7 inches records.
The song I wanted to present you today, “Sie Koumgolo”, an uplifting melancholic ballad with psychedelic guitars and wild piano parts, is taken from his last LP, recorded in 1979 in Ivory Coast.
Coulibaly Tidiani – Sie Koumgolo
You can also listen to it on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/O4FidjZbWxY
Have a nice day,
Armand