Abidjan City Breakers – ABC Rap (Ivory Coast, 1983, Disco Stock)

For today, I wanted to share with you “ABC Rap“, a dancefloor friendly catchy african smurf boogie rap track taken from the only recording from this teenage breakdance band from Abidjan (Ivory Coast) – Enjoy !

Abidjan City Breakers – ABC Rap

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/HK-sNrr1C8M

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

Armand de Preseau

Theodore Boumbhe – La Guerre Et La Paix Ne Sont Pas Pareilles (Ivory Coast, 1970s, SID – Societe Ivoirienne Du Disque)

Best known for his hit “Coco tu es partout“, Théodore Boumbhé – also nicknamed has “the guitar that speaks” – was the sole son of a noble family. Playing guitar since he was fifteen, he traveled widely throughout Africa, playing with bands & performing solos.

For today, I wanted to share with you “La Guerre Et La Paix Ne Sont Pas Pareilles” (“War & Peace Are Not The Same“), a breezing catchy psychedelic Afro Folksy Soul track with nice horns & organ parts – Enjoy !

Théodore Boumbhé – La Guerre Et La Paix Ne Sont Pas Pareilles

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/ng7ir2_Ewrs

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

Armand de Preseau

Les Parents Du Campus – Gboglo Koffi (Ivory Coast, 1993, Bleu Caraibes)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Gboglo Koffi“, a crazy zouglou afro synth tropical dancefloor burner track, recorded in 1993 in Abidjan (Ivory Coast) by “Les Parents Du Campus” band, personal club fave – Enjoy !

Les Parents Du Campus – Gboglo Koffi

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/ndh7rDV10Io

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

Armand De Preseau

Amedee Pierre – Bougrou Nekpa (Ivory Coast, 1970, Fiesta / Safie Deen)

For today, and following to that former post, I wanted to share with you “Bougrou Nekpa“, a beautiful downtempo Afro Folk track recorded in the 60s in Ivory Coast by the musician Amedee Pierre – Enjoy !

Amedee Pierre – Bougrou Nekpa

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/5-NNl20n5CY

Have a nice sunday !

Armand de Preseau

Koko Ateba – Si T’es Mal Dans Ta Peau (Cameroon, 1982, West African Music)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Si T’es Mal Dans Ta Peau“, a sweet Bossa Nova Synth Pop track from the Cameroonian singer Koko Ateba – Enjoy !

Koko Ateba – Si T’es Mal Dans Ta Peau

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/1gU-1e2sZs0

Have a nice Sunday !

Armand de Preseau

Afro Train – Ode To Hendrix (Ivory Coast, 1973, Societe Ivoirienne du Disque SID)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Ode To Hendrix“, a slow psychedelic Afro Funk instrumental tribute to the American legend Jimi Hendrix, recorded in 1973 in Abidjan, Ivory Coast – Enjoy !

Afro Train – Ode To Hendrix

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

Have a nice sunday !

Armand de Preseau

Amedee Pierre – Guhe Huiamo (Nin Segbe Nagie) (Ivory Coast, 1960s, Philips / Safie Deen)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Guhe Huiamo (Nin Segbe Nagie)“, an excellent Deep Afro Latin track recorded in the 60s by the Ivorian superstar musician Amedee Pierre, that will be covered a few years later by the Guadeloupean bandLes Vikings de La Guadeloupe“, music travels.. Enjoy !

Amedee Pierre – Guhe Huiamo (Nin Segbe Nagie)

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/Fm5SN4GaaDk

Have a nice wednesday !

Armand de Preseau

Moussa Doumbia – Samba (Mali, 1980, Sacodis)

Samba” is a very well known West-African traditional folk song from the Wassoulou area (situated between Ivory Coast,Guinea and Mali).

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 differents musical styles, were recorded from the 70s to the 80s, to traditional from afro rock and funk way.

For today, I wanted to share with you one of my favorite version of this classic song, interpreted here in a raw Afro Funk way by the Malian James Brown Moussa Doumbia – Enjoy !

Moussa Doumbia – Samba

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/TwGuTJmvNJ4

Have a nice day !

Armand de Preseau

Gougoumangou – Wazy Doble (Ivory Coast, 1978, Music Hall)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Wazy Doble“, a powerful Afro Funk track from Ivory Coast taken from the only album from the band Gougoumangou that Francis Koffi Kingsley was part of, and recorded in 1978 with the musicians of the nigerian legend Sonny Okosun – Enjoy !

Gougoumangou – Wazy Doble

You can also listen to it on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/0SEwaa_U2rw

Have a nice day,

Armand de Preseau

Amadou Traore dit Balake – Bar Konou Mousso & other beautiful songs (Burkina Faso, 1974, Disques CVD)

Amadou Traore dit Balake is a burkinabé singer who recorded many songs from very different genre (mandingo rhythms, afrobeat, salsa, quiet balads, soukouss) and in many countries/cities all over the world (New york, Abidjan, Paris, Accra, Lagos..).
This beautiful 7 inch was recorded in 1969 with l’Orchestre Super Volta, in the country of Burkina Faso, on the great “La Compagnie Voltaique du Disque” label (CVD), known for its magical psyché tracks.
This track deals with a musician (him, maybe ?), who performs every night at the Don Camillo Club. Each night, coming back from his show, this guy meets the same prostitute he is totally in love with, but the girl prefers to spend her night with white guys in Abidjan’s hotels, because they are rich, and musicians are poor (“Musicien c’est pas quelqu’un, tu es pauvre garçon“).
There are actually 2 different versions of this track (the lyrics are the same), because Amadou re-recorded it in the 70’s for one of his LP’s, out on the famous Ivory Coast’s SACODIS label, in an afrobeat way.
I definitely prefer the first quiet version, hope you’ll understand why (listen to this amazing hypnotic guitar..).

Amadou Balake – Bar Konou Mousso

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/v2UjruuRWCg
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As a small bonus, here comes another song from Amadou Traore out on the CVD label, Johnny.
(all the copies of the Kambele ba / Johnny record I heard from now have the same pressing default, this woush woush woush you can hear.. Shame but lovely in a way..)
Amadou Balake – Johnny
 Enjoy !

Armand de Preseau