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

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/o_PDF48PhRY

Have a nice wednesday !

Armand de Preseau

Super Boiro Band – Samba (Guinea Conakry, 1976, 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 “Super Boiro Band” Guinean orchestra, leaded by the trumpetist Mamadou Niaissa.

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 psychedelic one !!

Super Boiro Band – Samba

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/3pHdltzm7po

All the best,


ADP007 – Guinea Conakry – The Discotheque Syliphone Series

Hi dear readers,
This week, a Guinean selection of tracks taken from the famouses “Discotheque” compilations, out each year from 1970 to 1976 on the well known “Editions Syliphone Conacry”.
The aim of this label – that existed from 1958 to 1984 – was to promote the artists and the Guinean culture troughout Africa.
As a first step for some of you into the Guinean sound, I decided to take one track from each compilation for this weekly selection – Enjoy !
Armand de Preseau – A Guinea Trip, The Discotheque Syliphone Series
Tracklisting :
Super Boiro Band – So I Si Sa (Taken from “Discotheque 74” compilation)
Balla Et Ses Balladins – Moi Ca Ma Fout (Taken from “Discotheque 71” compilation)
Keletigui Et Ses Tambourins – Miri Magnin (Taken from “Discotheque 73” compilation)
Super Boiro Band – Kha Mu Lan Ma (Taken from “Discotheque 75” compilation)
Bembeya Jazz National – Kana Sarakabo (Taken from “Discotheque 76” compilation)
Demba Camara Et Son Groupe – Exhumation Folklorique (Taken from “Discotheque 70” compilation)
Les Freres Diabate – N’Fa (Taken from “Discotheque 72” compilation)
You can download the selection just here !