Amadou Balake – Super Bar Konon Mousso (Burkina Faso, 1978, Sacodis)

Following to this article, I wanted to share with you for today “Super Bar Konon Mousso“, the alternate Afro Funk version with Afrobeat reminiscences of this classic song by the legendary Burkinabé musician Amadou Traoré Balake – Enjoy !

Amadou Balaké – Super Bar Konon Mousso

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

Have a nice Sunday, see you on next Wednesday 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

Orchestre Kouloukoko Du Zaïre – Sana Mana (Democratic Republic of Congo, 1978, Sonafric)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Sana Mama“, a powerful Soukous Afro Funk track with Afrobeat reminiscences, taken from the only album recorded by the “Kouloukoko du Zaïre Orchestra” congolese back band in the 70s – Enjoy !

Orchestre Kouloukoko Du Zaire – Sana Mama

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel “African Grooves” here : https://youtu.be/cCZJ-Of_F00

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

Armand de Preseau

Afro Train – Ode To Hendrix (Ivory Coast, 1973, Societe Ivoirienne du Disque SID)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Ode To Hendrix“, a slow psychedelic Afro Funk instrumental tribute to the American legend Jimi Hendrix, recorded in 1973 in Abidjan, Ivory Coast – Enjoy !

Afro Train – Ode To Hendrix

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

Have a nice sunday !

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

Tony Allen with Afrobeat 2000 – N.E.P.A. (Never Expect Power Always) (Nigeria, 1984, Mercury)

For today, I wanted to you share with you “N.E.P.A. (Never Expect Power Always)“, an 80s Afrobeat track with an electronic touch by the Master Tony Oladipo Allen, former drummer for Fela Anikulapo Kuti & his Afrika 70 & active musician still until a few days ago, inventor of this unrivaled rhythm, who sadly passed away yesterday – Enjoy !

Tony Allen with Afrobeat 2000 – N.E.P.A. (Never Expect Power Always)

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/pAav216dWYU

Have a nice Friday !

Armand de Preseau

Honoré Avolonto et l’Orchestre Black Santiago – Assounon Dje Dokoli (Benin, 1978, Disques Tropiques)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Assounon Dje Dokoli“, a storming Afrobeat track recorded in 1978 by the Beninese singer Honoré Avolonto, backed here by the famous “Black Santiago” orchestra leaded by the Maestro Ignace de Souza – Enjoy !

Honoré Avolonto et l’Orchestre Black Santiago – Assounon Dje Dokoli

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/l6yrDpGVIzI

Have a nice day,

Armand de Preseau

Orchestre Poly Rythmo de Cotonou – Kou Djessou (Benin, 197?, Disques Tropiques)

Taken from a very rare single from the Almighty Kings of Benin, “Kou Djessou” is a storming Afro Beat track with psychedelic organ breaks and killer horns !

The song was composed by Bernard “Papillon” Zoundegnon and sung by Eskill Lohento – Enjoy !

Orchestre Poly Rythmo de Cotonou – Kou Djessou

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/sFc0eAESPx4

Have a really nice week end,

Armand

Admiral Dele Abiodun and his top Hitters Band – 1000 Miles (Nigeria, 1982, Adawa Super Records)

Dele Abiodun is one of the most important figures of the Juju scene, a musical genre from Nigeria between Jazz, Highlife and Traditionnal music.
He was born in 1948 in Sobe (Nigeria), a town on the boundary between West and Mid-West Nigeria.
He made his first steps in music as a drummer in his school band, and studied music has a teenager in Accra (Ghana) at the Young Pioneer School of Music.
In 1970, he founded his band, Prince Admiral Dele Abiodun and His Top Hitters Band (influenced by musicians such as Cardinal Rex Lawson or I.K. Dairo), and recorded more than 20 albums from the 70’s to the 90’s.

He stills lives and performs in Nigeria today and he’s the president of Performing Musicians Association of Nigeria.

For today, I decided to presend you “1000 Miles”, an incredible track showing that Juju music can sometimes be as bouncing as Afrobeat does – Enjoy !

Admiral Dele Abiodun and his top Hitters Band – 1000 Miles
See you soon,
Armand

ADP025 – Nigerian Afrodeapness (feat. SJOB, Ikengas, Etubom Rex Williams..)

Hi dear readers !
As promise last week, here comes the new selection I’ve prepared for your little ears !
A selection of 6 afrobeat tracks taken from 6 veeery hard to find Nigerian records, especially in this condition !
I know that for many people “Afrobeat” word is mainly connected with the work of Fela Kuti, so I wanted to make you discover other, and deeper artists – Hope you’ll enjoy this mix !
Armand de Preseau – Nigerian Afrodeapness
You can download the selection here !
See you soon, and don’t hesitate to leave some comments if you liked the selection !
Sincerely yours,
Armand