International Soleil Band – Ta Lassa (Mali, 1983, West African Music)

The International Soleil Band was a bunch of Malian and Guinean musicians who recorded a unique album in 1983 on the French based label “WAM“.

Ta Lassa“, the song presented today, is a track I always play in club and parties, groovy as hell, a blend of traditionnal rhythms, syncoped guitar riffs and nervous organ solo parts that sounds a bit like a tropical Giorgio Moroder recording – Enjoy !

International Soleil Band – Ta Lassa

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

Best regards,

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

ADP026 – African All Stars (feat. Volta Jazz, Menelik Wossenachew, MBT, Ndo Clement..)

Hi dear readers !

Here comes the new selection I’ve prepared for you !This week I take you with me on a ride for a musical Journey through 9 songs, taken from 9 7 inches from 9 African countries (is 9 your favourite number ?)

This selection took me a long time to prepare, hope you’ll like it !!
 
Armand de Preseau – African All Stars
You can download the selection here !
Tracklist :
Kenya : The New Sunshine Band – Honey Baby
Guinea (Conakry) : Balla et Ses Balladins – Moi Ca Ma Fout
Congo : The MBT’s – MBT’s Sound
Benin : Phany Agboton – Allabiaboukata
Nigeria : Demono Rock Group : I’ll Loose you Girl
Ethiopia : Menelik Wossenachew – Chereka
Central African Republic : Orchestre Typical Fiesta – Papa Got A Brand New Bag
Burkina Faso : Volta Jazz – Moussoko Robatike
Cameroon : Ndo Clement et Les Titans – Nkul Wo Nlon
See you very soon, and don’t hesitate to leave some comments if you liked the selection, or if you have any questions !

Sincerely yours,

Armand

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 !