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

Les frères Mégri – El Harib (Morocco, 1971, Sudiphone)

For today, I wanted to share with you “El Harib“, a psychedelic progressive rock ballad with an oriental touch & beautiful haunted voices, recorded in 1971 by Mahmoud, Hassan & Younes Mégri, founders of the Moroccon band “Les frères Mégri” – Enjoy !

Les frères Mégri – El Harib

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/UiWut4v8xdE

All the best,

Armand

Jalil Bennis Et Les Golden Hands – Mirza (Morocco, 1967, Barclay)

Following to this article, I wanted to share with you “Mirza“, a cover of the famous song from the french singer Nino Ferrer, sung in arabic by Jalil Bennis, backed by the moroccon band “The Golden Hands” and recorded in 1967 in Casablanca – Different style but always on the groove, enjoy !

Jalil Bennis Et Les Golden Hands – Mirza

You can also listen to it on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/Z22UZn9TNWo

Best regards,

Armand

Mohamed Mazouni – La Madrague (Algeria, 1970s, Oasis Disques)

For today, I wanted to make you rediscover “La Madrague“, a beautiful melancholic song by one of the most prolific Algerian composer and singer, Mohamed Mazouni – Enjoy !

Mohamed Mazouni – La Madrague

You can also listen to this song on my #Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/ZmSrVecxwh8

Armand

Ousmane – Takandaout (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).

They splitted in 1978.

I decided to make you (re)discover the track “Takandaout”, one of their hits, a deep psych track with beautiful vocals, splendid violins, catchy guitar riffs and haunted organ parts – Enjoy !

Ousmane – Takandaout

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/F_NGH_49ixc

Have a nice week,

Armand