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)

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/MQdT468VZOs

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

Armand de Preseau

Amara Toure Et Son Orchestre du Black And White – Temedy (Cameroun, 1970s, Sonafric)

Following to that former post, I wanted to share with you for today “Temedy“, a sublime & melancholic Cuban influenced Afro Latin track, recorded in 1975 by the mysterious Guinean singer Amara Touré and backed by the Cameroonian Orchestra “L’Ensemble Black & White“, taken from one of the three singles Amara recorded in Yaoundé (Cameroon), where he was living & performing in the 70s – Enjoy !

Amara Toure Et Son Orchestre du Black And White – Temedy

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/FRy1jp40XZc

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

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

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

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

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

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

Have a nice wednesday !

Armand de Preseau

Amara Toure – Lamento Cubano (Cameroun, 1975, Sonafric)

Following to this post, I wanted to share with you for today “Lamento Cubano“, a sublime & melancholic Cuban influenced Afro Latin track, recorded in 1975 by the mysterious Guinean singer Amara Touré and backed by the Cameroonian Orchestra “L’Ensemble Black & White“, taken from one of the three singles Amara recorded in Yaoundé (Cameroon), where he was living & performing in the 70s – Enjoy !

Amara Toure – Lamento Cubano

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/7Svm0j2Gfz0

Have a nice Sunday !

Armand de Preseau

Demba Camara Et Son Groupe – Exhumation Folklorique (Guinea Conakry, 1971, Editions Syliphone Conakry)

For today, I wanted to share with you one of my favorite Guinean song, “Exhumation Folkorique“, an outstanding deep folk track with jazzy vibes, slow afrobeat accentsmesmerizing voices & captivating rhythm section – Enjoy !

Demba Camara Et Son Groupe – Exhumation Folklorique

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/5H3kgo_N-hM

Have a nice Sunday !

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,

Armand

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

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

Take care,

Armand

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