Vyckos Ekondo – Bovenga Ngoyi (Gabon, 1980s, Self-Released)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Bovenga Ngoyi“, a psychedelic spiritual Afro Fusion UFO track taken from a super obscure album by the Gabonese musician Vyckos Ekondo, self-released in the 80s by the Gabonese Ministry of Health & Social Affairs to promote health care system in Gabon – Enjoy !

Vyckos Ekondo – Bovenga Ngoyi

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/66aQVJXFsjk

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

Armand de Preseau

Massako 84 – Temedy (Gabon, 1984, Mass Pro)

Massako was a Military orchestra from Libreville (Gabon) that recorded more than 10 albums in the 80s.

A lot of musicians took part of the project during the decade, as the Guinean singer Amara Toure, strongly involved into the Afro Cuban (or Afro Latin) musical movement, generated by the blend of local songs and the music imported by the Cuban sailors in West Africa in the 40s.

For today, I wanted to make you (re)discover an alternative version of “Temedy“, one of Amara Toure’s Afro Cuban masterpieces, covered in 1984 by the Gabonese band – Enjoy !

Massako 84 – Temedy

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/2Zaer9dXexk

Best regards,

Armand

Tina – N’Goumbe (Gabon, 1976, Pathe-Marconi EMI)

Tina was a very obscure Gabonese singer who released an album and a single at the age of 18 years old in 1976, in the same vein of Myriam Makeba, Anne-Marie Nzie or Abeti.

I decided to make you discover “N’Goumbe“, a beautiful Folk track with melancholic guitar arrangements – Enjoy !

Tina – N’Goumbe

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/VQTFs5Xinwk

Have a nice week,

Armand