Roger “Dama” Damawuzan et Les As Du Bénin – Do You Know My Name ? (Unreleased Alternate Demo Take) (Togo, 1981, Tropical Sounds)

Happy New Year !!

For today, I wanted to share with you an extremely rare unreleased alternate take (maybe the only one copy existing ?) of the track “Do You Know My Name ?” by the legendary musician Roger “Dama” Damawuzan, Togo‘s answer to James Brown, backed here by “Les As du Bénin” orchestra.

That unique demo version includes awesome drum machines parts & crazy breaks that were finally not kept at the time for the final version of the album – Enjoy !

Roger “Dama” Damawuzan et Les As Du Bénin – Do You Know My Name ? (Unreleased Alternate Demo Take)

You can also listen to it on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/uCKAhFoTOL0

Have a nice Sunday, see you on next Wednesday 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