Amara Toure – Lamento Cubano (Cameroon, 1975, Sonafric)

Following to this post, I wanted to share with you for today “Lamento Cubano“, a sublime & melancholic Cuban influenced Afro Latin track, recorded in 1975 by the mysterious Guinean singer Amara Touré and backed by the Cameroonian Orchestra “L’Ensemble Black & White“, taken from one of the three singles Amara recorded in Yaoundé (Cameroon), where he was living & performing in the 70s – Enjoy !

Amara Toure – Lamento Cubano

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/7Svm0j2Gfz0

Have a nice Sunday !

Armand de Preseau

Massako 84 – Temedy (Gabon, 1984, Mass Pro)

Massako was a Military orchestra from Libreville (Gabon) that recorded more than 10 albums in the 80s.

A lot of musicians took part of the project during the decade, as the Guinean singer Amara Toure, strongly involved into the Afro Cuban (or Afro Latin) musical movement, generated by the blend of local songs and the music imported by the Cuban sailors in West Africa in the 40s.

For today, I wanted to make you (re)discover an alternative version of “Temedy“, one of Amara Toure’s Afro Cuban masterpieces, covered in 1984 by the Gabonese band – Enjoy !

Massako 84 – Temedy

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/2Zaer9dXexk

Best regards,

Armand

Orchestre du Bawobab – Saf Mana Dem (Senegal, 1975, Disques Buur Records)

Today, I wanted to present you one of my favourite track from L’Orchestre du Bawobab (or L’Orchestre Baobab), a Senegalese Afro Cuban influenced musical combo that plays since the early 70s.

The musicians recorded dozen of albums and singles since the 70s, and are still active today and touring all over the world.

Saf Mana Dem” is a splendid example of the Afro Latin musical blend this band manage to create – Enjoy !

Orchestre du Bawobab – Saf Mana Dem

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/GQt4F0hf0xA

Best regards,

Armand