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

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

Tala André Marie – Singha (Cameroon, 1976, Fiesta)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Singha“, an instant feel-good afro disco funk track recorded in 1976 by André-Marie Tala, one of my favourite Cameroonian musican, who inspired the almighty James Brown at the time for some of his hits – Enjoy !

Tala André Marie – Singha

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/KB1-G1BcWng

Have a nice sunday !

Armand de Préseau

Manu Dibango et son African Soul Quintet – Soulogie (Cameroun, 1961, Ngoma)

In tribute to the Cameroonian musician legend Emmanuel “Manu” N’Djoké Dibango, who passed away today, I’ve decided to share with you for the first time online the outstanding Jazz track “Soulogie, taken from his impossible to find first single ever (I think), out in 1961 – Enjoy !

I found this record a few years ago, at a former record store owner’s house in the city of Garoua (capital of the North Region of Cameroon), after a 18 hours train & bus travel from the city of Yaoundé !

Manu Dibango et son African Soul Quintet – Soulogie

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

Have a nice evening,

Armand de Preseau

Nord Cameroun Rythms – Astadjam Dada Sare (Cameroun, 1974, Sonafric)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Astadjam Dada Sare“, one of my favourite track from Cameroon, taken from one of the hardest to find vinyl record of this country, a marvelous blend of psychedelic raw funk and traditional elements from this band that Hamad Kalkaba & Maurice “Elamau” Elanga were part of – Enjoy !

Nord Cameroun Rythms – Astadjam Dada Sare

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/nX1y1_7a5-Q

Take care,

Armand de Preseau

Thomas Fok – Salamender (Cameroon, 1970s, Sonafric)

For today, I wanted to share with you”Salamender“, one of my Cameroonian secret weapon, an incredible psychedelic Afrobeat Funk Rock track with dope organ parts & nervous guitar riffs, recorded in the 70s by Thomas Fok aka Tom Dollar and his band “Les Ducs” – Enjoy !

Thomas Fok – Salamender

You can also listen to it on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/zKQ94w9poC4

Armand de Preseau

Bright Engelberts & The B.E. Movement – Tolambo Funk (Cameroon, 1978, Discogram)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Tolambo Funk“, an incredible Afro Funk track recorded in 1978 by the Cameroonian musician Bright Engelberts – Enjoy !
Bright Engelberts and the B.E. Movement – Tolambo Funk
You can also listen to this track on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/psrwAHDYBIg
All the best,
Armand de Preseau

Los Camaroes – Pitié (Cameroun, 2019, Nubiphone)

For today, I decided to share with you “Pitié“, a deep bluesy funky track taken from “Los Camaroes – A Journey Into Cameroonian Music“, the brand new compilation I’ve just reissued on vinyl record label Nubiphone, originally recorded and released in 1974 by this legendary Cameroonian band – Enjoy !

You can purchase the compilation (vinyl & digital format) on the bandcamp of my record label here :

 https://nubiphone.bandcamp.com/album/a-journey-into-cameroonian-music

Los Camaroes – Pitié

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/UQJtqYoNM80

All the best,

Armand

Los Camaroes – Boo A Nun Muna (Cameroun, 1973, Sonafric)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Boo A Nun Muna“, a raw afro jerk track sung by “Los Camaroes” a band from Cameroon founded by the guitarist Jean Gabari, and who recorded around 40 singles and 3 albums from 1968 to 1981 and who revolutionized the Bikutsi musical genre – Enjoy !!

Los Camaroes – Boo A Nun Muna

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/_0D2XGAwQdU

Best regards,

Armand

NBK 002 : Atangana Pascal et Les Super Volcans – Ye Mot Ai Kare Mot

/// NEW VINYL REISSUE ON NANGA BOKO Records ///

RELEASE DATE : 2nd of APRIL 2019

For its 2nd release, Nanga boko Records is very proud to present you « Ye Mot Ai Kare Mot », the official 40 years anniversary reissue of the first album of the Cameroonian musician Atangana Pascal « Quelqu’un ».

7 raw Bikutsi & Soukous tracks (+ one exclusive bonus track !), recorded after midnight in a single recording session in a nightclub of Yaoundé.

DELUXE HAND NUMBERED EDITION, LIMITED TO 300, INCLUDES A BONUS TRACK NEVER RELEASED ON VINYL BEFORE !!!

Each record comes with an insert that includes exclusive pictures and very detailled biographies in both English and French langages, an HQ Digital Download Card and a A2 format (40 x 60cm) poster !

Approuved by the artist himself, 100 % legit, all 8 tracks are under exclusive license of Nanga Boko Records.

Transfert, Restoration & Mastering : Baptiste Pataut at “Vrai Son”.
Lacquer cutting : André ‘Dédé’ Perriat at La Villa / Mastering Studio
Sleeve Restoration & Inner Sleeve Design : Eazy-Ni.
Liner Notes & translation : Armand de Preseau & Guillaume Le Clerc.

International distribution : The Pusher Distribution

Contact : contact@africangrooves.fr & www.africangrooves.fr

BANDCAMP : Soon on www.nangabokorecords.bandcamp.com

Discogs page : here

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