Tag: lome

Gregoire Lawami – Africa Land Of Soul (Togo, 1977, BBZ Productions)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Africa Land Of Soul“, an instant catchy Afro Disco Funk Soul track, taken from the only album from the Togolese composer & musician Gregoire Lawani, recorded in 1977 in Paris and composed and produced by the mythical legendary French composer Andre Charles “Slim” Pezin.

One of my personal favorite of the genre with flavors that always reminds me the international hit “Soul Makossa” by the Cameroonian King Emmanuel N’Djoké “Manu” Dibango, and always perfect to rock a dance floor – Enjoy !

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Armand de Preseau

Afia Mala – Koma (Togo, 1984, AM Production)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Koma“, an instant catchy balearic dancefloor Afro Boogie Funk track, taken from the 4th LP by the Togolese Diva Afiwavi Mawaulana Missohou (better known as “Afia Mala“) recorded in 1984 in Paris (her 1st album recorded out of Togo) at the mythical recording studio “Studio Harry Son“.

This LP features great musicians from France, Africa & the West Indies :

Arrangements, Keyboards, Synth, mix : Emmanuel “Manu” Lima ;

Bass : Michel Alibo (track : A2, B1), Miguel Yamba (track : B2), Emmanuel “Manu” Lima (track : A1) ;

Chorus : Jean-Paul Pognon, Marie-Céline Chroné, Sylvie Dray ;

Guitar : Lokassa Ya Mbongo (track : B2), Néné Fafa (track : B2), Yves N’Djock (tracks : A1, B1) ;

Lead Vocals : Solo Sita (tracks : B2) ;

Percussion : Michel Gomez (track : A2) ;

Piano : Mario Canonge (track : A2) ;

Saxophone : Mam Houari ;

Trombone : Alex Perdignon ;

Trumpet : Jacques “Kako” Bessot ;

Before releasing this LP, Afia Mala was severally rewarded through the African continent :

1974 : 3rd price of the Tologese national song competition ;

1980 : 2nd price of the Togolese Gold Star song competition ;

1981 : 1st price of the International Song Forum in Cotonou (Benin) ;

1984 : discovery listener’s prize of Radio France International contest ;

Afia Mala – Koma (Togo, 1984, AM Production)

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L’Incomparable Vata Mombasa – Mon Fils (Democratic Republic of the Congo, 1982, Production Vata Mombasa)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Mon Fils“, a deep spiritual syncopated Afro Soul track with funky Soukous flavors, taken from the 2nd album recorded in 1982 in the city of Lomé (Togo) by the Congolese (former Zaïre) composer & guitarist Vata Diantima (better kwown as “Vata Mombasa”), former member of the mythical band “Orchestre Lipua Lipua“.

The album presented here features great musicians from the band “Orchestre Niamou Niamou” such as : Assi Kapela, André “Ya Zorro” Lumingu, Jean-Marie Kabongo Wetu, Danielle “Daniela” Loko, Anani & Kanyama “Ringo” Moya Lotula.

To notice : I decided to edit the track to share only its first part, my favorite (it turns from the middle into a completely different tune, straight soukous one) – Enjoy !

L’Incomparable Vata Mombasa – Mon Fils (Democratic Republic of the Congo, 1982, Production Vata Mombasa)

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Bella Bellow – Dasi Ko (Togo, 1973, Fiesta)

Following this former post, I wanted to share with you “Dasi Ko“, a deep Psychedelic Afro Soul Funk track recorded in 1973 by the Togolese Diva Georgette Adjoavi Bella” Bellow during her stay in Paris (France), and composed & produced by the legendary Cameroonian Singer & producer Emmanuel N’Djoké “Manu” Dibango – Enjoy !

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Bella Bellow – O Se Nye (Togo, 1977, Sonafric)

For today, I wanted to share with you “O Se Nye“, a magnificent deep West African Soul track with gorgeous flute & killer breaks parts, taken from the only album of the Togolese Diva Bella Bellow, tragically died in a car accident near from Lome (Togo) the 10 of December 1973.

This album was released posthumously in 1977, first on the mythical record label Akueson (the first Parisian record label of that time run by an African guy, the Togolese producer & musician Gerard Akueson) & then more widely on the other legendary record label “Sonafric“, is an highly recommended one, full of great songs, including some arranged by the mythical Cameroonian musician Manu Dibango – Enjoy !

Bella Bellow – O Se Nye

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Armand de Preseau

Wellborn (Ayawo Attivor) – Tetemalima (Togo, 1981, Wellborn Self-Produced)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Tetemalima”, a breezing deep African Funk Soul track taken from the only LP self-produced & released in France in the early 80s by the mysterious Togolese guitarist, multi-instrumentist and producer Ayawo Attivor “Wellborn” – Enjoy !

Wellborn (Ayawo Attivor) – Tetemalima

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Les As Du Golfe – Tsi Ma Leto (Togo, 1970s, Cocorico Music Productions)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Tsi Ma Leto“, a furious syncopated percussive Afro Funk Folk track with Afrobeat flavours, devastating horns & guitar riffs taken from the only album recorded in the 70s by the obscure Togolese band “Les As Du Golfe” – Enjoy !

Les As Du Golfe – Tsi Ma Leto

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Bidot Audat – N’Yarakpena (Togo, 1970s, Sonafric)

For today, I wanted to share with you “N’Yarakpena“, a powerful psychedelic Afro Jerk Soul track sung in Bassari language with nervous drums, frenetic guitars & grunts in the same vein as the almighty Orchestre Poly Rythmo de Cotonou, taken from an obscure single recorded in the 70s by the Togolese musician Bidot Audat on the mythical french record label “Sonafric” – Enjoy !

Bidot Audat – N’Yarakpena

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Désiré “DD” Vewonyi – Agbemenyawo (Togo, 1981, Ama Sun)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Agbemenyawo“, a very catchy Afro Funk Soul track with furious horns & crazy synth parts, taken from the only album recorded in 1981 by the Togolese guitarist & arranger Désiré “DD” Vewonyi – Enjoy !

Désiré “DD” Vewonyi – Agbemenyawo

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Itadi K. Bonney – Peace And Freedom (Togo, 1977, Sonafric)

Itadi K. Bonney was a singer and guitarist, born in Anonoe village (Togo) in 1948.

He recorded several albums, including on his own record label “Bonney I. Productions”, and toured in the United States, West Africa and Europe.

In the early 1990s, he flee Togo for the United States because a song he recorded, “Mayi Africa”, was against the political situation in Togo. He died on the 10th of November 2013 (Washington DC).

For today, I wanted to share with you “Peace And Freedom“, a pure gem of Afro Soul Psychedelia, taken from his first album, recorded live in Ghana in 1977 and out on the French record label Sonafric – Enjoy !

Itadi – Peace And Freedom

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