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

Gnonnas Pedro And His Dadjes Band – I Got You (Benin, 1980, World Wide Music)

For today, I wanted to share with you “I Got You“, an awesome version of James Brown‘s interplanetary hit, covered here in a tropical Afro Funk way by the Beninese Legend GnonnanGnonnas PedroSossou Pierre Kouassivi – Enjoy !

Gnonnas Pedro – I Got You

You can also listen to it on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/fzrZDEwdTzs

Have a nice Sunday !

Armand de Preseau

Tala André Marie – Singha (Cameroon, 1976, Fiesta)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Singha“, an instant feel-good afro disco funk track recorded in 1976 by André-Marie Tala, one of my favourite Cameroonian musican, who inspired the almighty James Brown at the time for some of his hits – Enjoy !

Tala André Marie – Singha

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/KB1-G1BcWng

Have a nice sunday !

Armand de Préseau

Le Sahel – Khandiou (Senegal, 1975, Musiclub)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Khandiou“, a beautiful Afro Soul track, Senegalese answer to the classic “It’s A Man’s Man’s World” by the King James Brown, by former members of famous bands such as “Xalam” (Cheikh Tidiane Tall) or “Orchestre Cheikh Tall and Idrissa Diope” (Idrissa Diop) – Enjoy !

Le Sahel – Khandiou

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/jQlk5o8iWT0

Best regards,

Armand de Preseau