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

Jean Guehi – Pantalon Craque (Ivory Coast, 1984, GD Productions)

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Following to this New Year’s Eve, I wanted to make you discover a track from Jean Gnamaka Guehi,  a singer from Ivory Coast.

“Pantalon craque” (“ripped pants”), the track presented here, is a kind of digital afrobeat with funny lyrics talking about used clothes – Enjoy !

Jean Guehi – Pantalon Craque

I wish you the best for 2017 !
Armand

ADP008 – African Garage Jerk Rock Selection

Hi there !
Au menu cette semaine, a selection of 10 tracks taken from terrific Afro Garage Jerk & Rock seven inches, from West To South Africa during the Golden 70’s era – enjoy !
Armand de Preseau – African Garage Rock Selection

 Download it here !

A little game for you, dear readers : guess who are the artists or the songs of this selection, as some clues I give you the countries from where the bands are (not the countries where the songs were recorded!)

1 – Gabon
2 – Gambia
3 – Congo
4 – Burkina Faso
5 – Cameroon
6 – Ivory Coast
7 – Ivory Coast
8 – Cameroon
9 – Benin
10 – South Africa

Good search !