Ousmane – Ya Ghagh-Irifi (Morocco, 1976, Mawel)

Ousmane (“Lightning”) was a band from Morocco, who used to play Amazighe (berber tribe from North Africa) Gnawa music in the 70s.

Really setter for the time, the band was composed of 6 members : Ammuri M’barek, Said Bijaaden, Said Butrufin, Belaid el-Akkaf, Tarik el-Maaroufi and Lyazed Qorfi.

They recorded two singles in 1976, toured all around the country and performed a concert in Paris (France) at the Olympia Concert Hall on the 5 of February 1977 (that was also recorded on vinyl), before splitting in 1978.

Following to that former post, I wanted to share with you for today “Ya Ghagh-Irifi“, a catchy Gnawa Jazz Folk desert blues with very sweet violin parts, taken from the second single of the band, recorded in 1976 – Enjoy !

Ousmane – Ya Ghagh-Irifi

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

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

Armand de Preseau

Soleya Mama & Le Waatoo Sita – Jambar (Senegal, 1976, Sonafric)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Jambar“, an outstanding Psychedelic Funky Afro Fusion Mbalax track taken from the first album recorded in 1976 by the Senegalese musicologist, politician, ecologist, art critic, museum curator Ousmane Sow Huchard & his band, “Le Waatoo Sita” – Enjoy !

Soleya Mama & Le Waatoo Sita – Jambar

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/hag00XeUS74

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

Armand de Preseau

Les Ya Toupas Du Zaire – Marche Des Esclaves (Democratic Republic of Congo / Former Zaïre, 1978, Songhoï)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Marche des Esclaves“, an awesome deep african fusion piano jazz track with psychedelic influences, taken from the first album the congolese band of “Les Ya Toupas du Zaïre“, the orchestra that included some of the finest musicians of the country : Manuaku Waku, Raymond “Ray” Lema A’Nsi, Mansiamina “Bopol” Mfoko & great others famous names – Enjoy !

Les Ya Toupas Du Zaïre – Marche Des Esclaves

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/oQU3RyoTNL4

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

African Grooves Soundcloud : Plenty of brand new vinyl selections to listen online & download !

From now, feel free to go on my Soundcloud account on the link below to listen online & download my past, present & future vinyl selections (more than 50 from now) !

African Grooves Soundcloud : www.soundcloud.com/armand_de_preseau

Enjoy !

Armand de Preseau