Jean-Claude Vinson – RN7 (Madagascar, 2013, Self-production)

Jean-Claude Vinson is a Madagascan guitarist and singer, born in 1958 and who released 2 albums surrounded by the best musicians of the island, as Sylvin Marc or Jean Emilien Rakotonandrasana.

Strongly influenced by his idol Carlos Santana, he learnt to play the guitar by himself, and his music is a unique mixture of Rock, Traditionnal Madagascan Rhythms, Folk and Jazz music.

He lives between Madagascar and the south of France, and is also strongly involved into environmental care and Madagascan politics.

He also militates for the defense and recognition of the primitive people “Mikea” of Madagascar, a tribe of hunter-gatherers who live in the Mikea Forest, on the South of the Island.

He’s currently working on his next album, that will be out next year.

I decided to make you discover “RN7“, the first track of his second album “Blue Bird“, a perfect example of the musical genre he managed to create, halfway between tradition and modernity – Enjoy !

Jean-Claude Vinson – RN7

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

Feel free to contact me if you want to buy the “Blue Bird” album, all the benefits goes straight to the artist !

(You can also purchase the album here : https://www.discogs.com/fr/sell/item/801188260,all the benefits will also be redistribute to the artist).

Best regards,

Armand

Marmay – Ti Frer (La Reunion, 1985, Marmay)

Marmay” was a band from La Reunion island (Indian Ocean), composed by 3 members of the same family : Theresien Chamand (Lead Vocals, Acoustic Guitar), Clermont Chamand (Harmonica, Violin, Electric and Acoustic Guitar) and Pascale Chamand (Flute and Artwork).

They released only one autoproduced album in 1985, “Ote Kreol“.

As a tribute to the memory of Clement “l’Indien” Chamand, who died last week, I decided to make you discover “Ti Frer“, a splendid deep psychedelic Maloya song – Rest in Peace, l’Indien.

Marmay – Ti Frer

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/xvuuaOW4nX0

All the best,

Armand de Preseau

ADP037 – Madagasikara (70s Salegy, Folk, Funk, Punk and other Tracks From The Red Island)

For this 37th selection, come and fly with me trough the Indian Ocean to the great Island of Madagascar – where I’ve spent a part of my childhood on – trough a deep selection of the best 10 mad 70s Salegy, Folk, Disco, Funk, Jerk, Punk and other outer dimensional tracks taken from my record collection – Hope you’ll like it !!

Armand de Preseau – Madagasikara

You can listen and download this selection by clicking here !

Enjoy,

Armand

Mahaleo – Izahay Mpamita (Madagascar, 1976, Discomad)

The band “Mahaleo” from Madagascar (in the Indian Ocean) was founded by Rasolofondraosolo “Dama” Razafimaheleo with six of his highschool classmates in the city of Antsirabe (in the center of the island), during the student protests against the neo-colonial power that took place on 13 May 1972.

Mahaleo is widely viewed as the most popular Malagasy group of all time, and it is composed of :

Acoustic Guitar, Vocals : Andrianabelina “Dada” Rakotobe

Acoustic Guitar, Vocals, Harmonica : Rasolofondraosolo “Dama” Razafimaheleo

Bass Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Vocals : Andrianabela “Nono” Rakotobe

Flute, Vocals, Piano : Honore “Bekoto” Rabekoto

Rhythm Section, Vocals : Charles Bert “Charles” Andrianaivo

Violin, Vocals, Acoustic Guitar : Razafindranoa “Raoul” Raosolosolofo

Vocals : Famantanantsoa “Fafa” Rajaonarison

The musicians recorded more than ten albums together, between 1972 and 2010, they toured several times in France (Olympia Concert Hall in Paris) and they are still active today.

I decided to make you rediscover “Izahay Mpamita”, a deep poetic track about the Madagascan fishermen living conditions, with psychedelic flute and addictive guitar parts – Enjoy !

Mahaleo – Izahay Mpamita

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/69xbAMSWNlU

See you very soon,

Armand

Troupe Gaston Hoareau – Mon Patrie Mon Boucé Manzé (La Reunion, 1976, P.C.R.)

The song presented here, “Mon Patrie Mon Boucé Manzé”, is a beautiful Deep and Raw Maloya track, a musical genre that mixes together traditionnal rhythms, Poetry and political Creole claims that was forbidden by the authorities in the island until 1981.

It that was one the first recordings from Daniel Hoareau (Or Danyèl Waro in Creole langage), one of the most famous musicians from La Reunion, who is still active nowadays, and it was recorded during the 4th congress of the Communist Political Party from Reunion Island in 1976 – Enjoy !

Troupe Gaston Hoareau – Mon Patrie Mon Boucé Manzé

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/0GcGkVgAZVc

Best Regards,

Armand

Alain Peters – Rest’ La Maloya (La Reunion, unreleased)

Following to this article about Alain Peters, the poet and musician from La Réunion island, I decided to share with you an alternate studio take of “Rest’ La Maloya”, one of my favourite song from him, slighty different and deeper than the one you should know !
Alain Peters – Rest’ La Maloya (unreleased alternate vocal take)
Have a really nice week,
Armand

Alain Peters – Caloubadia (La Reunion, 1981)

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Alain Peters – Caloubadia

Alain Peters was a poet and a musician, born the 10 of March 1952 in the city of Saint Denis (La Reunion island).

Playing guitar since he was 13 years old, he truly began his musical career in the 70’s, playing rock and pop music in several bands in La Reunion, including Carroussel (you can go here for more informations on this band), but was particularly known through his contribution to the Maloya musical scene (a traditional musical genre from La Reunion, as the Sega style), which he was one of the most prominent figures and strongest supporter.

Accursed poet and misunderstood musician during his life, he died the 12 of July 1995 in the streets of Saint Paul (La Reunion island) of an heart disease, from drinking too much and singing misery.

He released one album and a few 7 inches.

Have a nice sunday,

Armand