Les Abranis – A Yema (Kabylie/Algeria, 1977, Disques Bordj El Phen)

Les Abranis was one of the very first Rock band from Algerian Kabylie and, more, one of the very first from Algeria.
 
The group was founded in 1967 by Sid Mohand Tahar, aka Karim “Abranis” Abdenour, singer and bassist, and was originally composed with :
– Karim “Abranis” Abdenour : Singer, Bass
– Samir Chabane – Singer
– Madi Mahdi : Guitar
– Shamy El Baz : Organ
In 1975,  Samir & Madi left the band to found “Syphax“, another legendary Algerian Kabyle band.
For today, I wanted to share with you “A Yema“, one of my favorite track from the band, a deep & groovy Rock Folk ballad with uplifiting fuzzy guitar riffs & catchy drums taken from the first album of the band, recorded in 1977 – Enjoy !

Les Abranis – A Yema

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/Gt5UX7_xzpE

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

Armand de Preseau

Mohamed Mazouni – Écoute Moi Camarade (Algeria, 1974, Diffusion du Disque Algérien – DDA)

Following to that former post, I wanted to share with you the original version of the all-time classic “Écoute Moi Camarade“, an outstanding melancholic yéyé track with North African flavours & catchy trumpet & violin parts, originally recorded in 1974 by the legendary algerian singer Mohamed Mazouni, and covered in 2006 by the algerian singer Rachid Taha – Enjoy !

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/O3NCZoinpsY

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

Armand de Preseau

Ousmane – Ya Ghagh-Irifi (Morocco, 1976, Mawel)

Ousmane (“Lightning”) was a band from Morocco, who used to play Amazighe (berber tribe from North Africa) Gnawa music in the 70s.

Really setter for the time, the band was composed of 6 members : Ammuri M’barek, Said Bijaaden, Said Butrufin, Belaid el-Akkaf, Tarik el-Maaroufi and Lyazed Qorfi.

They recorded two singles in 1976, toured all around the country and performed a concert in Paris (France) at the Olympia Concert Hall on the 5 of February 1977 (that was also recorded on vinyl), before splitting in 1978.

Following to that former post, I wanted to share with you for today “Ya Ghagh-Irifi“, a catchy Gnawa Jazz Folk desert blues with very sweet violin parts, taken from the second single of the band, recorded in 1976 – Enjoy !

Ousmane – Ya Ghagh-Irifi

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

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

Armand de Preseau

Moufaddal Fadoul – Rah Chadatni Al Jadba (Morocco, 1970s, Casaphone) / مفضل فَضُول – رَاه شَدتني الجَدبَة

For today, I wanted to share with you “Rah Chadatni Al Jadba” (رَاه شَدتني الجَدبَة), a raw psychedelic Rock track recorded by the mysterious Moroccon musician Fadoul (فَضُول) in the 70s – Enjoy !

Moufaddal Fadoul – Rah Chadatni Al Jadba

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/tZm9eDSvImE

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

Armand de Preseau

Marhaba Band – Baba Bahri (Tunisia, 1978, Self-Released)

For today, I wanted  to share with you “Baba Bahri“, the B side of super obscure single self-released in 1978, only recording of the Tunisian bandMarhaba Band“, a powerful Psychedelic Rock Fusion Funk track sung in Arabic – Enjoy !

Marhaba Band – Baba Bahri

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/xYfTMYvq-g4

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

Armand de Preseau

African Grooves Soundcloud : Plenty of brand new vinyl selections to listen online & download !

From now, feel free to go on my Soundcloud account on the link below to listen online & download my past, present & future vinyl selections (more than 50 from now) !

African Grooves Soundcloud : www.soundcloud.com/armand_de_preseau

Enjoy !

Armand de Preseau

Mohamed Mazouni – Edaha Edaha (Algeria, 1970s, Oasis Disques)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Edaha Edaha“, a raw psychedelic folk track recorded in the 70s by the Algerian legend Mohamed Mazouni – Enjoy !

Mohamed Mazouni – Edaha Edaha

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/XxbubMu1QwY

Have a nice wednesday !

Armand de Preseau

Groupe El Azhar – Talle Tayella (Algeria, 1970s, Oasis Disques)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Talle Tayella“, a raw Proto Raï track recorded in the 70s by the band “El Azhar” from Algeria – Enjoy !

Groupe El Azhar – Talle Tayella

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/kSpDkHxB0Yg

Have a nice wednesday !

Armand de Preseau

Ahmed Malek – Omar Gatlato (Version Télé Ciné Club) (Algeria, 1978, Ministere de l’Information et de la Culture Algérienne)

Ahmed Malek, born in 1931 in Bordj El Kiffan (Algeria) was one of the most prolific Algerian musician and movie score composer.
He composed soundtracks for a dozen and dozen of movies (Les Vacances de l’Inspecteur Tahar, Omar Gatlato, Aziza..), National TV & Radio shows and documentaries.
He died in 2008 in Algiers.
For today, I wanted to share with you “Omar Gatlato“, one of my favourite track from him, a melancholic Bossa Nova Jazz theme composed in 1976 for the movie “Omar Gatlato“, directed by the film maker Merzak Allouache.
You’ll understand why Ahmed Malek was nicknammed “The Algerian Ennio Morricone” – Enjoy !

Ahmed Malek – Omar Gatlato (Version Télé Ciné Club)

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/8KB1vbPsekE

Take care,

Armand de Preseau

Djelmani Mahfoud – El Wahat (Algeria, 1982, Ministère de l’Information et de la Culture)

For today, I wanted to share with you”El Wahat“, an incredible psychedelic blend of Jazz, Fusion, Gnawa, Oriental & Bossa Nova influences, taken from an ultra rare & never commercialized boxset, edited in the early 80s by the Algerian Ministry of Culture & Information, and intended to be offered to a few Diplomats in order to promote the local musical scene – Enjoy !

Djelmani Mahfoud – El Wahat

You can also listen to it on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/xKDs0E0xI-E

Best regards,

Armand de Preseau