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

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

Afro National – Push Am Forward (Sierra Leone, 1975, Sonafric)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Push Am Forward“, a massive Tropical Afrobeat tune with awesome guitar solos & organ parts taken from the first album of the band Afro National from Sierra Leone, recorded in 1972 by and reissued in 1975 on the French record label Sonafric with that very beautiful alternate cover – Enjoy !

Afro National – Push Am Forward

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/0KWANXgEYU4

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

Armand de Presau

Amédée Pierre Et Son Ensemble – Blinan “Le Guide” (Ivory Coast, 1960s, Philips / Safie Deen)

Following to that article, I wanted to share with you for today “Blinan – Le Guide“, another splendid Deep Afro Latin bliss track with haunting organ & strongly cuban-influenced horn parts, recorded in the early 60s by the Ivorian superstar musician Amedee Pierre and that only appears on this extremely hard to find compilation released at the time in tribute to Ivory Coast’s former president Houphouet Boigny – Enjoy !

Amédée Pierre Et Son Ensemble – Blinan “Le Guide”

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

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

Armand de Preseau

Marijata & Ata Kak – Otanhunu (Ghana, 1980s, Marijata Entertainment Network)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Otanhunu“, a digital Afro Synth Highlife track taken from a super confidential album recorded by the Ghanaian band “Marijata” in Toronto (Canada) the late 80s, with crazy synth & bouncy drum machines parts programmed by the underground legend Ata Kak, that may set any dance floor on fire instantly – Enjoy !

Marijata & Ata Kak – Otanhunu

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/4GbnEMO1GPs

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

Armand de Preseau

K. Frimpong & His Cubanos Fiesta – Me Da A Ɔnnda (Onnda) (Ghana, 1980, Polydor)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Me Da A Ɔnnda“, a beautiful mellow Funky Afro Soul Highlife track recorded in 1980 by the legendary Ghanaian highlife guitarist, composer, arranger and lead vocalist Alhaji Kwame Frimpong & backed by his Cubanos Fiesta orchestra – Enjoy !

K. Frimpong & His Cubanos Fiesta – Me Da A Ɔnnda (Onnda)

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/PFtHeBXgPh4

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

Armand de Preseau

Theodore Boumbhe – La Guerre Et La Paix Ne Sont Pas Pareilles (Ivory Coast, 1970s, SID – Societe Ivoirienne Du Disque)

Best known for his hit “Coco tu es partout“, Théodore Boumbhé – also nicknamed has “the guitar that speaks” – was the sole son of a noble family. Playing guitar since he was fifteen, he traveled widely throughout Africa, playing with bands & performing solos.

For today, I wanted to share with you “La Guerre Et La Paix Ne Sont Pas Pareilles” (“War & Peace Are Not The Same“), a breezing catchy psychedelic Afro Folksy Soul track with nice horns & organ parts – Enjoy !

Théodore Boumbhé – La Guerre Et La Paix Ne Sont Pas Pareilles

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/ng7ir2_Ewrs

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

Armand de Preseau

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