Orchestre Franco – Je T’attends (Democratic Republic Of The Congo / Former Zaïre, 1964, Pathé)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Je T’attends“, a sublime melancholic Afro Soul Bossa Nova track recorded in the early 60s by the legendary Congolese musician Franco Luambo Makiadi, backed by his legendary “TP Ok Jazz” Orchestra – Enjoy !

Orchestre Franco – Je T’attends

You can also listen to it on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/QS2eLtOrghY

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

Armand de Preseau

Les Ya Toupas Du Zaire – Marche Des Esclaves (Democratic Republic of Congo / Former Zaïre, 1978, Songhoï)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Marche des Esclaves“, an awesome deep african fusion piano jazz track with psychedelic influences, taken from the first album the congolese band of “Les Ya Toupas du Zaïre“, the orchestra that included some of the finest musicians of the country : Manuaku Waku, Raymond “Ray” Lema A’Nsi, Mansiamina “Bopol” Mfoko & great others famous names – Enjoy !

Les Ya Toupas Du Zaïre – Marche Des Esclaves

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/oQU3RyoTNL4

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

Armand de Preseau

Orchestre Kouloukoko Du Zaïre – Sana Mana (Democratic Republic of Congo, 1978, Sonafric)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Sana Mama“, a powerful Soukous Afro Funk track with Afrobeat reminiscences, taken from the only album recorded by the “Kouloukoko du Zaïre Orchestra” congolese back band in the 70s – Enjoy !

Orchestre Kouloukoko Du Zaire – Sana Mama

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel “African Grooves” here : https://youtu.be/cCZJ-Of_F00

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

Armand de Preseau

Franco et L’Orchestre TP OK Jazz – Da Da De Tu Amor (Congo, 1977, African)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Da Da De Tu Amor“, a wonderful Afro Latin track from the legendary Congolese musician Franco, backed by his well-known band “Orchestre TP OK Jazz” – Enjoy !

Franco et L’Orchestre TP OK Jazz – Da Da De Tu Amor

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/cbpbuq0gg1U

Have a nice sunday !

Armand de Preseau

Abeti Masikini – Beya Beya (Congo, 1976, Pathe Marconi)

Abeti Masikini was one of the most famous Congolese singer, born on the 9 of October 1951 in Kisangani (Democratic Republic of Congo, former Zaire).

After being graduated of a secretary diploma, she integrated the Congolese Ministry of Culture and Arts in 1969.

She started to become known in 1970 thanks to a singing contest on the National Congolese TV, toured in 1971 in many African countries (Togo, Benin, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Ghana, Niger..), in Europe (she performed in France in 1973 at the Olympia Concert Hall in Paris, in Belgium..) and also in the United States 1974 at the prestigious Carnegie Hall in New York.

She recorded her first album in 1973 and around 20 others and dozens of singles after that.

She died on the 28th of September 1994 in Paris.

The song presented here, “Beya Beya“, is a splendid deep and melancholic Afro psych fusion track taken from the live album that was recorded on the 7 and 8 of April 1975 at the Olympia Concert Hall in Paris – Enjoy !

Abeti Masikini – Beya Beya

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/Q0gY9OreKsY

Have a nice sunny sunday,

Armand

M.B.T’s – M.B.T’s Sound (Congo, 1970s, MB Sound)

Devastating Afrobeat track from M.B.T’s, a super obscure band who only released this single on a private record label..

I have no info on this band, just that they are apparently from Congo.. Have a listen to “M.B.T’s Sound“, what a track – Enjoy !

M.B.T’s – M.B.T’s Sound

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/mT2DgaV9jxw

Have a nice week,

Armand