ADP036 – Hold Fast The Biguine (A Journey into the Jazz Influenced French Antilles Sound)

For this 36th selection, we travel again to the French Antilles for a journey into the Jazz influenced French Antilles scene, hope you’ll like it !

Armand de Préseau – Hold Fast The Biguine

You can listen and download this selection by clicking here !

Tracklist :

Max Cilla – La Flute Des Mornes

Eugene Mona – Pote Bambou

Max Labor – Hold Fast The Biguine

Franck Valmont – Mimile

Caraïbe Jazz Ensemble – Sabel Sabel

Rony Siber – Ban Nous On Ti Biguine

Henry Pierre Noel – Back Home … Sweet Home

Synchro – Lambi

Francisco – Ba, Moin Lagent Moin

Hilaire Hartock – Le Moin Vini Voue

Have a nice week,

Armand

Ousmane Kouyaté Et Les Ambassadeurs Internationaux – Kefimba (Guinea Conakry, 1983, Musique Mondiale)

Ousmane Kouyaté is a composer, arranger and musician (balafon and guitar player) born in 1950 in Dabola (Guinea Conakry).

He released 5 albums, and played with many great African musicians, such as Salif Keïta, Kante Manfila, Cheikh Tidiane Seck or Mory Kante (he played the guitar on the African hit “Mandjou” with the Malian band “Les Ambassadeurs”) and played in the very well known “Les Ambassadeurs Internationaux” among with Salif Keïta (Mali) and Kante Manfila (Guinea Conakry).

The track I wanted to present you today, “Kefimba”, is a storming long afro funk track with crazy synth and furious guitar parts taken from the second album of Ousmane Kouyaté, recorded in 1983 in Mali with Les Ambassadeurs Internationaux.

Ousmane Kouyaté Et Les Ambassadeurs Internationaux – Kefimba

You can also listen to it on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/y9RjY-R2FU4

See you soon,

Armand

Siassia And Talk (Republic of Congo, 198?, Private Press)

For today, I wanted to present you a super obscure one and only 12 inches 4 track EP recorded in the 80’s in Paris by the Congolese artist Albert Siassa, originary from Pointe-Noire.

I decided to make you discover “Escale (Bolingo)”, a nice #Afro Boogie track recorded with drum machines – but the whole EP is great and in the same vein !!

Siassia & Talk – Escale (Bolingo)

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

Best regards,

Armand

Anne-Marie Nzie – Djih Yang (Cameroon, 1975, Pathe Marconi)

For today, I decided to present you “Djih Yang”, a very deep folk bikutsi track with jazz reminiscences taken from the first album from the great Anne-Marie Nzié, my favourite singer from Cameroon and considered by many (that includes me) as the Queen of the Bikutsi (a traditional Cameroonian musical genre).

She passed away last year in 2016, may she rest in peace..

Anne Marie Nzie – Djih Yang

 

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/2TE8RRcMaoo

Have a nice evening,

Armand

Troupe Gaston Hoareau – Mon Patrie Mon Boucé Manzé (La Reunion, 1976, P.C.R.)

The song presented here, “Mon Patrie Mon Boucé Manzé”, is a beautiful Deep and Raw Maloya track, a musical genre that mixes together traditionnal rhythms, Poetry and political Creole claims that was forbidden by the authorities in the island until 1981.

It that was one the first recordings from Daniel Hoareau (Or Danyèl Waro in Creole langage), one of the most famous musicians from La Reunion, who is still active nowadays, and it was recorded during the 4th congress of the Communist Political Party from Reunion Island in 1976 – Enjoy !

Troupe Gaston Hoareau – Mon Patrie Mon Boucé Manzé

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

Best Regards,

Armand

Ali Farka Toure – Radio Mali (Mali, 1976, Sonafric)

Following to this former post, I decided to make you (re)discover one of my favourite Malian artists, Ali Farka Touré, with “Radio Mali”, a short but very nice deep desert blues song – Enjoy !
Ali Farka Touré – Radio Mali
Have a nice week,
Armand

NBK 001 : Nkotti François and The Black Styls 77 – De Bonaberi A Douala

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IN ENGLISH :

40 years after the original release, Nangaboko Records is very proud to present you the official reissue of the first album from the Cameroonian musician Nkotti Francois and his band, « The Black Styls ».

High quality remastered sound.

Reissued by Armand de Preseau.

A very detailled biography in both English and French langages with exclusive pictures come with the record, for a better comprehension of the work of the musician.

Each vinyl includes a voucher to download the album in a HD digital format for free.

Available in LP vinyl record and HQ digital format.

Approuved by the artist himself, 100 % legit, all 8 tracks are under exclusive license of Nanga Boko Records.

Limited edition.

Official Website : www.africangrooves.fr

Official Bandcamp : www.nangabokorecords.bandcamp.com

Official Facebook Page : www.facebook.com/nangabokorecords

Official Discogs Page : https://www.discogs.com/fr/Nkotti-Fran%C3%A7ois-Les-Black-Styl-De-Bonaberi-Douala/release/10812365


EN FRANCAIS :

A l’occasion des 40 ans de la date de sortie de l’album original, Nangaboko Records est fier de vous présenter la réédition officielle du premier album de l’artiste Camerounais Nkotti François et de son groupe, « Les Black Styls ».

L’ensemble des morceaux de l’album a été soigneusement re-masterisé, dans le souci d’apporter aux auditeurs un son de très haute qualité.

Une biographie détaillée de l’artiste en anglais et en français ainsi que des photos inédites du groupe accompagnent le disque, pour une plus grande compréhension et appréciation de l’œuvre du musicien.

Chaque disque vinyle est accompagné d’une carte de téléchargement permettant de télécharger l’album en haute qualité audio.

Disponible au format vinyle 33 tours et en téléchargement en haute qualité audio !

Réédition approuvée par l’artiste lui-même !

Edition limitée.

L’ensemble des 8 titres de l’album est sous la licence exclusive de Nanga boko Records.

Site Officiel : www.africangrooves.fr

Bandcamp Officiel : www.nangabokorecords.bandcamp.com

Page Facebook Officielle : www.facebook.com/nangabokorecords

Page Discogs Officielle : https://www.discogs.com/fr/Nkotti-Fran%C3%A7ois-Les-Black-Styl-De-Bonaberi-Douala/release/10812365

Mongo Ndouan – Okala Le Cri de La Rigueur (Cameroon, 1980, Tam Tam d’Afrique)

This week, I wanted to share with you one of my favourite Cameroonian tracks for a long time (and one of my secret weapons !) taken on this record from Mongo Ndouan from Cameroon, the one and only LP he recorded on a private local record label before totally disappearing.

The track I wanted to share with you, “Okala Le Cri de La Rigueur”, is a full of energy 8 min afrobeat track, with crazy synth parts and nervous syncoped drums – Enjoy !
Mongo Ndouan – Okala Le Cri de La Rigueur
Have a nice weekend,
Armand

Liza Ngwa – Alima (Cameroun, 1980, Editions Drums)

Liza Ngwa was a folk singer and guitar player from Yaoundé (Cameroon), who released 2 albums in the 70’s.

She was also involved into different form of art (sculpture, dress-making, sport..) and cultural performances (theater performances, concerts..).

I decided to make you (re)discover “Alima”, a very unique folk song with psychedelic bikutsi and cadence reminiscences, taken from her second album recorded in 1980.

Liza Ngwa – Alima

Have a nice week,

Armand

Martin Brothers – The World Of Music (Nigeria, 1978, Hobby Records)

The Martins Brothers were a musical band from Port Harcourt (Nigeria), who released 4 albums in 70’s and a few singles.
The track presented here, “The World Of Music”, is taken from my favourite album from them – What an amazing sleeve design, isn’t it ?
Martin Brothers – The World Of Music
 Best regards,
Armand