Orchestre Du Jardin De Guinée – Sakhodou (Guinée Conakry, 1967, Editions Syliphone Conakry)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Sakhodou“, a mind-blowing melancholic Afro Manding Latin Funk Jazz track with 𝐤𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐫 𝐡𝐨𝐫𝐧 𝐩𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐬, recorded in 1967 by the national 𝐆𝐮𝐢𝐧𝐞𝐚𝐧 (𝐂𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐤𝐫𝐲) band “𝐎𝐫𝐜𝐡𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐞 𝐃𝐮 𝐉𝐚𝐫𝐝𝐢𝐧 𝐃𝐞 𝐆𝐮𝐢𝐧𝐞́𝐞”, one of the earliest releases of the mythical record label “𝐄𝐝𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬 𝐒𝐲𝐥𝐢𝐩𝐡𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐂𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐤𝐫𝐲” that included legendary musicians such as 𝐊𝐚𝐧𝐭𝐞 𝐌𝐚𝐧𝐟𝐢𝐥𝐚.

The group will later take the name of “𝐁𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐚 𝐄𝐭 𝐒𝐞𝐬 𝐁𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐚𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐬” under the direction of 𝐁𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐚 𝐎𝐧𝐢𝐯𝐨𝐠𝐮𝐢), but that’s another story – Enjoy !

Orchestre Du Jardin De Guinée – Sakhodou

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Armand de Preseau

Amara Touré Accompagné Par l’Orchestre Massako – Salamouti (Gabon, 1980, Sonafric)

Following to this former post, I wanted to share with you for today “Salamouti“, an outstanding beautiful Afro Latin Funk Soul track with killer horns & strong Cuban influences, driven by the mesmerizing voice of the Guinean legendary composer, percussionist and singer Amara Touré, backed here again by the Gabonese band “Orchestre Massako” and taken from a now ultra hard to find album recorded & out in 1980 on the mythical French record label “Sonafric” – Enjoy !

Amara Touré Accompagné Par l’Orchestre Massako

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Armand de Preseau

Orchestre Bembeya Jazz National – Ne Fais Pas De Sacrifice (Guinea Conakry, 1978, Areito)

For today, I wanted to share with you « Ne Fais Pas De Sacrifice », a deep breezing psychedelic Afro Funk Soul Manding Jazz track by the famous Guinean orchestra Bembeya Jazz National (formerly « Orchestre De Beyla », the area where its members come from), co-founded in the 1961 by Sekou Bembeya DiabateAboubacar Demba CamaraSékouba Bambino Diabaté amongst others.

This song is one of the hardest to find from the band, because it was only released in 1978 on the compilation presented here, recorded between Cuba & Guinea Conakry & only out localy in La havane at the time, to commemorate the historical musical friendship between those two countries – Enjoy !

Orchestre Bembeya Jazz National – Ne Fais Pas de Sacrifice

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Armand de Preseau

Les Freres Diabate – N’Fa (Guinea Conakry, 1972, Editions Syliphone Conakry)

For today, I wanted to share with you “N’Fa“, a sublime melancholic Afro Folk Jazz Instrumental track with gorgeous acoustic guitar, recorded by the Guinean (Conakry) band “Les Freres Diabate” (the Diabate brothers), and released in 1972 only on this compilation, second volume of a series of seven, released each year by the legendary Guinean record label “Editions Syliphone Conakry” from 1970 to 1976 – Enjoy !

Les Freres Diabate – N’Fa

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Armand de Preseau

Miriam Makeba – Teya Teya (South Africa, 1970s, Editions Syliphone Conakry)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Teya Teya“, a beautiful & uncommon Afro Soul Jazz Funk track with a Bossa Nova twist recorded by the legendary South African Diva Miriam Zenzi Makeba (spelled as “Myriam Makeba” on some sleeves as that one), recorded in the early 70s on the mythical Guinean record label “Editions Syliphone Conakry” – Enjoy !

Miriam Makeba – Teya Teya (South Africa, 1970s, Editions Syliphone Conakry)

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Armand de Preseau

Balla Et Ses Balladins – Moi Ca Ma Fout (Guinea Conakry, 1971, Editions Syliphone Conakry)

Following to this former post, I wanted to share with you for today “Moi Ca Ma Fout“, a killer uptempo Afro Funk Garage Jerk track recorded in 1971 by the legendary national Guinean orchestra “Balla et ses Balladins”, leaded by Balla Onivogui – Enjoy !

Balla Et Ses Balladins – Moi Ca Ma Fout

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Armand de Preseau

Amara Touré & L’Orchestre Massako – Gnekelhe Mohi (Gabon, 1980s, Mass Pro)

Following to that former post, I wanted to share with you for today “Gnekelhe Mohi“, an instant feel-good Afro Latin Masterpiece recorded in the 80s the military Gabonese Orchestre Massako led by the musician & producer Jean-Christian Makaya (better known as Mack Joss), and driven by the bewitching voice of the Guinean singer Amara Touré – Personal dancefloor favorite here, enjoy !

Amara Touré & L’Orchestre Massako – Gnekelhe Mohi

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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

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Armand de Preseau

Balla et ses Balladins – Samba (Guinea, 1972, Editions Syliphone Conakry)

Samba” is a very well known traditional folk song from the Wassoulou area (situated between Ivory Coast, Guinea and Mali), adapted here by the national legendary “Balla et ses Balladins” Guinean orchestra, leaded by Balla Onivogui.

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 different musical styles, were recording during from the 70s to the 80s, to traditional from afro rock and funk way – Hope you’ll enjoy this one !!

Balla et ses Balladins – Samba

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Take care,

Armand

Ousmane Kouyaté Et Les Ambassadeurs Internationaux – Kefimba (Guinea Conakry, 1983, Musique Mondiale)

Ousmane Kouyaté is a composer, arranger and musician (balafon and guitar player) born in 1950 in Dabola (Guinea Conakry).

He released 5 albums, and played with many great African musicians, such as Salif Keïta, Kante Manfila, Cheikh Tidiane Seck or Mory Kante (he played the guitar on the African hit “Mandjou” with the Malian band “Les Ambassadeurs”) and played in the very well known “Les Ambassadeurs Internationaux” among with Salif Keïta (Mali) and Kante Manfila (Guinea Conakry).

The track I wanted to present you today, “Kefimba”, is a storming long afro funk track with crazy synth and furious guitar parts taken from the second album of Ousmane Kouyaté, recorded in 1983 in Mali with Les Ambassadeurs Internationaux.

Ousmane Kouyaté Et Les Ambassadeurs Internationaux – Kefimba

You can also listen to it on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/y9RjY-R2FU4

See you soon,

Armand