Mohammed El-Bakkar – Ah Ya Zain (Lebanon, 1960s, Pianophon)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Ah Ya Zain” (“آه يا زين“, that could be translated by “Oh you, handful person !“), a dope percussive Dabke (middle eastern drum) Folk track and a classic Arabic wedding song.

Said by many sources to be based on a portion of Turkish song “Muhabbet Bağına Girdim Bu Gece” originally recorded in the 40s by the musician Yesari Asim Arsoy, and covered a hundred of times through the years by many artists (Mohamed Qandeel, Sabah, Safiye Ayla, Omar Khorshid..), I decided to present you here my favorite version and probably one of its earliest in Arabic, the one recorded in the late 50s by the Lebanese composer Mohammed El-Bakkar and his Oriental Ensemble – Perfect to belly dance your dance floor, so.. enjoy Habibi !

Mohammed El-Bakkar – Ah Ya Zain

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

Follow me on Instagram too for more exclusive contents : https://www.instagram.com/armand_de_preseau/

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

Armand de Preseau

Les Cougars de Pétion-Ville – Merci Bon Dieu (Haïti, 1974, Mate)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Merci Bon Dieu“, an incredible deep beautiful spiritual bouncy Jazz Compas Fusion Folk track with incredible guitar & rhythm section, taken from the only one LP from the Haitian band “Les Cougars de Petion-Ville” (Haiti, West Indies) recorded in 1974 – Enjoy !

Les Cougars de Pétion-Ville – Merci Bon Dieu

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

Follow me on Instagram too for more exclusive contents : https://www.instagram.com/armand_de_preseau/

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

Armand de Preseau

David Scholastique – Intro… Moutia (Seychelles, 1975, Self-Released)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Intro… Moutia“, an hypnotizing syncopated trance Moutia trace (the traditional dance from Seychelles in the Indian Ocean, not far from Sega) taken from an obscure self-released album by the Seychellois musician David Scholastique – Enjoy !

David Scholastique – Intro… Moutia

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/dr5zHWKVLMs

Follow me on Instagram too for more exclusive contents : https://www.instagram.com/armand_de_preseau/

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

Armand de Preseau

Ndo Clement Et Ses Titans – Nkul Wo Nlon (Cameroun, 1970s, Disques Africambiance)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Nkul Wo Nlon“, a breezing Afro Folk Makossa Soukous track with psychedelic flavours recorded in the 70s by the Cameroonian musician Ndo Clement and backed by his band “Les Titans“.

This song is one of my personal favorite from that country, hope you’ll enjoy it too !

Ndo Clement Et Ses Titans – Nkul Wo Nlon

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

Follow me on Instagram too for more exclusive contents : https://www.instagram.com/armand_de_preseau/

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

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

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/1SSEuc9A7_0

Follow me on Instagram too for more exclusive contents : https://www.instagram.com/armand_de_preseau/

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

Armand de Preseau

Orchestre El Rego Et Ses Commandos de Cotonou – E Nan Mian Nuku (Benin, 1969, Albarika Store)

For today, I wanted to share with you “E Nan Mian Nuku“, an outstanding Afro Soul Folk ballad with funky elements recorded in the late 60s by the Beninese legendary musician Theophile Do Rego, better known as “El Rego“.

This is one of the very first recordings of the famous Albarika Store local record label, originally founded as a record store in Porto Novo (Benin) by Adissa Seidou in the early 60s – Enjoy !

Orchestre El Rego Et Ses Commandos de Cotonou – E Nan Mian Nuku

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/Bh3VLL6aqc8

Follow me on Instagram too for more exclusive contents : https://www.instagram.com/armand_de_preseau/

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

Armand de Preseau

Firmin Viry – Ti Crie A Moin Anin (Reunion, 1970s, Disques Issa)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Ti Crie A Moin Anin“, a incredible deep Folk Jazz Maloya track, one of the major musical genre from Reunion island in the Indian Ocean (with Sega music), that blends together musical roots from France & former slave chants from several African countries such as Zimbabwe (where “Maloya” could be translated by “great sorcerer“), Mozambique (where it could be translated by “incantation“) and Madagascar (where “Maloy Aho” could be translated by “to hurl“).

Prohibited at the end of the 50s by the French administrators of the island, this genre was officially authorized once again in the late 70s, and is listed by UNESCO as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity since 2009.

The song presented here was recorded in the 70s by Firmin Viry, one of the masters of the genre, and is my favorite from him – Enjoy !

Firmin Viry – Ti Crie A Moin Anin

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/8oi-d1iDJtY

Follow me on Instagram too for more exclusive contents : https://www.instagram.com/armand_de_preseau/

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

Armand de Preseau

Pierre Akendengue – Chant Du Coupeur D’Okoume (Gabon, 1974, Saravah)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Chant Du Coupeur D’Okoume“, a very beautiful deep acoustic Afro Jazz Folk track taken from the debut album of the Gabonese composer, guitarist & poet Pierre-Claver Akendengue recorded in 1974 on the french record label Saravah – Enjoy !

Pierre Akendengue – Chant Du Coupeur D’Okoume

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/6ax92f2vv3Y

Follow me on Instagram too for more exclusive contents : https://www.instagram.com/armand_de_preseau/

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

Armand de Preseau

Timur Selçuk – Kadin Kadin (Turkey, 1974, Philips)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Kadin Kadin“, a psychedelic Anatolian Turkish Rock Soul track taken from “Ispanyol Meyhanesi“, the first album of the turkish musician Timur Selçuk, recorded in 1974 – Deep grooves here, enjoy !

Timur Selçuk – Kadin Kadin

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/VWzp6HQwP-E

Follow me on Instagram too for more exclusive contents : https://www.instagram.com/armand_de_preseau/

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

Armand de Preseau

Jeanot Rabeson Et Son Orchestre – Jazz Sega (Madagascar, 1970s, Discomad)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Jazz Sega“, a killer Afro Jazz instrumental track from Madagascar (Indian Ocean) with local Folk influences, including mad organ, bouncy drums & flute parts – Enjoy !

Jeanot Rabeson et Son Orchestre – Jazz Sega

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/d7CwgO9CKXU

Follow me on Instagram too for more exclusive contents : https://www.instagram.com/armand_de_preseau/

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

Armand de Preseau