Mammane Sani Et Son Orgue – Tunan (Niger, 1978, Niger Ministry Of Culture)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Tunan“, a bewitching dreamy Lo-Fi Afro Electro Synth Soul instrumental track taken from Mammane Sani Abdoulaye‘s first album, one of the greatest musicians of Niger & one of the pioneers of Electronic music in Africa.

Guitarist and singer, he discovered electronic music in 1974, when he was employed as a musician for the UNESCO.

One day, a delegate from Rwanda (here for one of the UNESCO meetings) brought along his Italian “Orlo” organ model. Mammane, captivated by the sound, convinced him to sell it.

This Organ was the first in Niger.

He recorded on it his first album of instrumental electronic songs in 1978, only released on a few tapes in coordination with the Minister of Culture.

He played over 30 years, and is still playing music today, recording albums and touring live.

Mammane Sani Et Son Orgue – Tunan

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Patience Dabany – Maimouna (Gabon, 1985, Nkoussou Music)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Maimouna“, an upper class bewitching Afro Funk Soul Soukous track with heavenly strings & guitar parts, recorded in 1985 by the Congolese musician & composer Marie-Joséphine Kama “Patience Dabany” (Gabonese president Omar Bongo‘s former wife), leader of mythical Gabonese bands such as “Akebe II“, “Banowita” or “Kounabeli” and founder of the recording studios “Elumba 2” (Libreville, Gabon) and Mbila (Los Angeles, United States).

This album was recorded between Gabon & the United States with the help of the legendary musician and arranger Fred Wesley, James Brown‘s former musical director – Enjoy !

Patience Dabany – Maimouna (Gabon, 1985, Nkoussou Music)

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Batat Hobtaine – Oh Oh Mama (Cameroun, 1970s, Batat Hobtaine Self-Released)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Batat Hobtaine – Oh Oh Mama“, a devastating 12min long Afro Funk Soul Fusion Mangambeu track with Afrobeat flavours and killer horns, taken from a super obscure & ultra hard to find LP self-recorded & released in the late 70s by the Cameroonian musician & composer Batat Hobtaine – Enjoy !

Batat Hobtaine – Oh Oh Mama (Cameroun, 1970s, Batat Hobtaine Self-Released)

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Gnonnas Pedro et Ses Panchos – Okpo Videa Bassouo (Benin, 1974, Disques Tropiques – Satel)

Following to this former post, I wanted to share with you for today “Okpo Videa Bassouo“, an irresistible bouncing Afrobeat Funk track with Latin flavors, syncopated drums, furious horns & guitar riffs, one of the first recordings from the Beninese legendary singer & composer Gnonnan “Gnonnas Pedro” Sossou Pierre Kouassivi, backed here by his band “Panchos de Cotonou” (that included several other great Beninese musicians such as Theophile “El Rego” Do Rego), and out on the mythical record label “Disques Tropiques – Satel” – Enjoy !

Gnonnas Pedro et Ses Panchos – Okpo Videa Bassouo (Benin, 1974, Disques Tropiques – Satel)

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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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Malika Domrane – Alkalkaliw (Kabylie / Algeria, 1981, Amina Editions)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Alkalkaliw“, a powerful & catchy Oriental Disco track taken from the rare 1st album of the Algerian Kabyle singer Malika Dormane recorded in 1980, also compiled at the time in this ultra hard to find compilation (look at this gorgeous cover art !) intended to promote Kabylian music – Enjoy !

Malika Domrane – Alkalkaliw

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Papa Koné – Yengué (Mali, 1982, WAM – West African Music)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Yengué“, a deep psychedelic Piano Mandingo Funk Jazz Folk track taken from the only album recorded in 1982 by the obscure Malian musician & composer Papa Koné, accompanied by the Ivorian musician Richard Abadi and his orchestra “Neo Star” – Enjoy !

Papa Koné – Yengué

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Les Bois Sirop – Je Voudrais Danser Avec Toi (Martinique, 1970s, Hit Parade)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Je Voudrais Danser Avec Toi“, a twisty uptempo West Indian Breakbeat Funk Soul Mod jazzy track with killer breaks & organ parts, taken from an amazing album recorded in the early 70 by “Les Bois Sirop” from Martinique (in the French West Indies) that included legendary musicians such as Georges-Edouard Nouel (drums) or Serge Remion (guitar & vocals) – Enjoy !

Les Bois Sirop – Je Voudrais Danser Avec Toi (Martinique, 1970s, Hit Parade)

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Mahmoud Ahmed – Yalem Baytewarnegn (Ethiopia, 1974, Mahmoud Ahmed Records)

Following this previous post, I wanted to share with you for today “Yalem Baytewarnegn“, a fantastic deep melancholic Ethio Jazz Funk Soul bluesy track with bewitching horns recorded in 1974 by the legendary Ethiopian musician & composer Mahmoud Ahmed – Enjoy !

Mahmoud Ahmed – Yalem Baytewarnegn

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Les Tabalas – Initiation (Senegal, 1965, Cadici Dakar)

For today, I wanted to share with you “ Initiation “, a deep & bouncy African Surf Jazz Soul instrumental track taken from the only single recorded in the mid 60s by “Les Tabalas“, a bunch of 4 young Senegalese musicians led by Ben Tall, that came to Paris (France) at the time to follow musical studies – Enjoy !

Les Tabalas – Initiation (Senegal, 1965, Cadici Dakar)

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Armand de Preseau