Les Surfings – Reviens Sloopy (Madagascar, 1960s, Discomad)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Reviens Sloopy“, a 60s French Yeye Jerk beat cover of the classic song “Hang On Sloopy” by the american band The Mc Coys, adaptated here by “Les Surfings“, a band of 6 Madagascan sisters & brothers who only released this single locally under that name.

The band became very famous in France a few years later under the name “Les Surfs“, releasing many albums & singles in France that included many covers of great american standarts in French , such as “Reviens Vite Et Oublie” (covering “Be My baby” by The Ronettes) or “A Présent Tu Peux T’en Aller“(covering “I Only Want To Be With You” by Dusty Springfield) – Enjoy !

Les Surfings – Reviens Sloopy

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/_NYXl7iJYAk

Best regards,

Armand de Preseau

Mahaelo – Volasoa (Madagascar, 1978, Discomad)

Following to this post, I wanted to share with you for today “Volasoa“, another excellent Afro Folk track by Mahaleo, one of my favorite Madagascan band – Enjoy !

Mahaleo – Volasoa

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/44BHjE5dnMs

Take a good care of you,

Armand de Preseau

Les Vikings – Lola Lola (Madagascar, 1970s, Discomad)

For today, I wanted to share with you”Lola Lola“, one of my favorite Madagascan title, an uptempo Freakbeat Rock Fuzz Jerk Mod track recorded in the 70s by the band “Les Vikings” – Enjoy !

Les Vikings – Lola Lola

You can also listen to this track one my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/_u20uz-CleU

Best regards,

Armand de Preseau

Simon Randria – Mitsangana (Madagascar, 1970s, Discomad)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Mitsangana“, a surprising Malagasy Funk track recorded in Madagascar in the 70s by Simon Randria on the mythical local record label Discomad – Enjoy !

Simon Randria – Mitsangana

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/XBld8om_fbc

Take care,


Jean-Claude Vinson – RN7 (Madagascar, 2013, Self-production)

Jean-Claude Vinson is a Madagascan guitarist and singer, born in 1958 and who released 2 albums surrounded by the best musicians of the island, as Sylvin Marc or Jean Emilien Rakotonandrasana.

Strongly influenced by his idol Carlos Santana, he learnt to play the guitar by himself, and his music is a unique mixture of Rock, Traditionnal Madagascan Rhythms, Folk and Jazz music.

He lives between Madagascar and the south of France, and is also strongly involved into environmental care and Madagascan politics.

He also militates for the defense and recognition of the primitive people “Mikea” of Madagascar, a tribe of hunter-gatherers who live in the Mikea Forest, on the South of the Island.

He’s currently working on his next album, that will be out next year.

I decided to make you discover “RN7“, the first track of his second album “Blue Bird“, a perfect example of the musical genre he managed to create, halfway between tradition and modernity – Enjoy !

Jean-Claude Vinson – RN7

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

Feel free to contact me if you want to buy the “Blue Bird” album, all the benefits goes straight to the artist !

(You can also purchase the album here : https://www.discogs.com/fr/sell/item/801188260,all the benefits will also be redistribute to the artist).

Best regards,


ADP037 – Madagasikara (70s Salegy, Folk, Funk, Punk and other Tracks From The Red Island)

For this 37th selection, come and fly with me trough the Indian Ocean to the great Island of Madagascar – where I’ve spent a part of my childhood on – trough a deep selection of the best 10 mad 70s Salegy, Folk, Disco, Funk, Jerk, Punk and other outer dimensional tracks taken from my record collection – Hope you’ll like it !!

Armand de Preseau – Madagasikara

You can listen and download this selection by clicking here !



Mahaleo – Izahay Mpamita (Madagascar, 1976, Discomad)

The band “Mahaleo” from Madagascar (in the Indian Ocean) was founded by Rasolofondraosolo “Dama” Razafimaheleo with six of his highschool classmates in the city of Antsirabe (in the center of the island), during the student protests against the neo-colonial power that took place on 13 May 1972.

Mahaleo is widely viewed as the most popular Malagasy group of all time, and it is composed of :

Acoustic Guitar, Vocals : Andrianabelina “Dada” Rakotobe

Acoustic Guitar, Vocals, Harmonica : Rasolofondraosolo “Dama” Razafimaheleo

Bass Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Vocals : Andrianabela “Nono” Rakotobe

Flute, Vocals, Piano : Honore “Bekoto” Rabekoto

Rhythm Section, Vocals : Charles Bert “Charles” Andrianaivo

Violin, Vocals, Acoustic Guitar : Razafindranoa “Raoul” Raosolosolofo

Vocals : Famantanantsoa “Fafa” Rajaonarison

The musicians recorded more than ten albums together, between 1972 and 2010, they toured several times in France (Olympia Concert Hall in Paris) and they are still active today.

I decided to make you rediscover “Izahay Mpamita”, a deep poetic track about the Madagascan fishermen living conditions, with psychedelic flute and addictive guitar parts – Enjoy !

Mahaleo – Izahay Mpamita

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/69xbAMSWNlU

See you very soon,


Alain Peters – Rest’ La Maloya (La Reunion, unreleased)

Following to this article about Alain Peters, the poet and musician from La Réunion island, I decided to share with you an alternate studio take of “Rest’ La Maloya”, one of my favourite song from him, slighty different and deeper than the one you should know !
Alain Peters – Rest’ La Maloya (unreleased alternate vocal take)
Have a really nice week,

Alain Peters – Caloubadia (La Reunion, 1981)

Alain Peters – Caloubadia

Alain Peters was a poet and a musician, born the 10 of March 1952 in the city of Saint Denis (La Reunion island).

Playing guitar since he was 13 years old, he truly began his musical career in the 70’s, playing rock and pop music in several bands in La Reunion, including Carroussel (you can go here for more informations on this band), but was particularly known through his contribution to the Maloya musical scene (a traditional musical genre from La Reunion, as the Sega style), which he was one of the most prominent figures and strongest supporter.

Accursed poet and misunderstood musician during his life, he died the 12 of July 1995 in the streets of Saint Paul (La Reunion island) of an heart disease, from drinking too much and singing misery.

He released one album and a few 7 inches.

Have a nice sunday,