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

Guelewars Band Of Banjul – Tasito (Gambia, 1980, Le Kiosque D’Orphee)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Tasito” (“Wake Up”), an outstanding Afro Psychedelic Fuzz track taken from the first album of the Gambian band Guelewars, illustrated by a splendid cover art from the senegalese painter Djibathen Sambou – Enjoy !

Guelewars Band Of Banjul – Tasito

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/odpoHaFA078

Have a nice sunday, see you on next wednesday !

Armand de Preseau

Wrinkar Experience – I Am A Natural Man (Nigeria, 1970s, EMI Nigeria)

For today, I wanted  to share with you “I Am A Natural Man“, an excellent psychedelic Afro Funk Rock Stormer from the Wrinkar Experience, one of my fave band of this genre, that was composed the nigerian Dan Ian(vocals and lead guitar) and the cameroonians Edjo’o Jacques Racine (bass & guitar) and Ginger Forcha (organ).

The band only existed six months from 1972 to 1973 before splitting up, & only released three singles produced by the mythical nigerian Odion Iruoje, including the hits “Fuel For Love” & “Soundway” – Enjoy !

Wrinkar Experience – I Am A Natural Man

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/ZTOh4-UgHPM

Have a nice Sunday !

Armand de Preseau

Horoya Band National – Zoumana (Guinea Conakry, 1973, Syliphone Conakry)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Zoumana“, a raw psychedelic Afro Funk track with heavenly trumpet & deep violin parts by this Guinean orchestra, founded in 1965 by Mitoura Traoure – Enjoy !

Horoya Band National – Zoumana

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/o_PDF48PhRY

Have a nice wednesday !

Armand de Preseau

Franco et L’Orchestre TP OK Jazz – Da Da De Tu Amor (Congo, 1977, African)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Da Da De Tu Amor“, a wonderful Afro Latin track from the legendary Congolese musician Franco, backed by his well-known band “Orchestre TP OK Jazz” – Enjoy !

Franco et L’Orchestre TP OK Jazz – Da Da De Tu Amor

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/cbpbuq0gg1U

Have a nice sunday !

Armand de Preseau

The Vibrations – Onye Oriri (Nigeria, 1977, Anodisc)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Onye Oriri“, a slow psychedelic fuzzy nigerian Afro Rock track with afrobeat flavours, taken from the hard to find only album recorded in 1977 by the band The Vibrations leaded by Tex Soul – Enjoy !

The Vibrations – Onye Oriri

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/RVOYp3NXNR4

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

Amedee Pierre – Guhe Huiamo (Nin Segbe Nagie) (Ivory Coast, 1960s, Philips / Safie Deen)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Guhe Huiamo (Nin Segbe Nagie)“, an excellent Deep Afro Latin track recorded in the 60s by the Ivorian superstar musician Amedee Pierre, that will be covered a few years later by the Guadeloupean bandLes Vikings de La Guadeloupe“, music travels.. Enjoy !

Amedee Pierre – Guhe Huiamo (Nin Segbe Nagie)

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/Fm5SN4GaaDk

Have a nice wednesday !

Armand de Preseau

Moussa Doumbia – Samba (Mali, 1980, Sacodis)

Samba” is a very well known West-African traditional folk song from the Wassoulou area (situated between Ivory Coast,Guinea and Mali).

This song talks about Samba, a young and unlucky taxi driver from Conakry (Guinea) who fall in love with one of his customers. He steals the earings of the girl to see her again, but the father of the girl finds out the craftiness of the young Samba and casts out the boy. After many adventures, everything goes finally in order when Samba asks the girl in marriage.

Several covers of this song, in differents musical styles, were recorded from the 70s to the 80s, to traditional from afro rock and funk way.

For today, I wanted to share with you one of my favorite version of this classic song, interpreted here in a raw Afro Funk way by the Malian James Brown Moussa Doumbia – Enjoy !

Moussa Doumbia – Samba

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/TwGuTJmvNJ4

Have a nice day !

Armand de Preseau

Emmanuel Kahe & Jeannette Kemogne – Ye Medjuie (Cameroun, 1980s, Self-Released)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Ye Medjuie“, one of my Cameroonian secret weapon, a super obscure powerful psychedelic Afro Funk track, tropical dancefloor burner, self-released in the early 80s by Emmanuel Kahe & Jeannette Kemogne – Enjoy !

Emmanuel Kahe & Jeannette Kemogne – Ye Medjuie

You can also listen to it on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/xpoT8d69J9w

Have a nice sunday !

Armand de Preseau