Super Rail Band – Foliba (Mali, 1983, RCAM)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Foliba“, an instant feel good Mandingo track from the legendary Malian band “Super Rail Band” (formerly named “Orchestre Rail Band du Buffet Hotel de la Gare de Bamako“), led by the singer and guitarist Djelimady Tounkara and including great other artists such as Salif Keita, Mory Kante & Tidiani Kone – Enjoy !

Super Rail Band – Foliba

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/3jRpVvN3M34

Have a nice Wednesday !

Armand de Preseau

Les Ambassadeurs Internationaux – Mandjou (Mali, 1978, Badmos)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Mandjou“, an timeless classic deep Afro Jazz track recorded in 1978 by Salif Keita & his band “Les Ambassadeurs Internationaux“,  founded in 1977 after the split of the original band “Ambassadeurs du Motel” – Enjoy !

Les Ambassadeurs Internationaux – Mandjou

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/V9ixuRovsSU

Have a nice sunday evening,

Armand de Preseau

Orchestre Rail Band – Moko-Diolo (Mali, 1973, RCAM)

Following to this post, i wanted to share with you for today “Moko-Diolo“, a powerful Afro Jerk Funk track taken from the second single released in 1973 by the Malian orchestra “Orchestre Rail Band” from this band that Salif Keita, Mory Kanté & Tidiani Koné were part of – Enjoy !

State-sponsored by the national railroad Malian Company (it explains the name of the band), Le Rail Band was the most powerful Malian orchestra, that released more than ten LP’s and many 7′ from the 70’s to the late 80’s.
The Rail Band’s leader was the great Tidiani Koné, an outstanding musician who was also a griot (a kind of religious leader/ influent personality), who decided to give his chance at this time to a young albino singer, Salif Keita, that would become world famous in the future.

Orchestre Rail Band – Moko-Diolo

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/XHzR4n0OLIU

Best regard,

Armand de Preseau

Tidiani Kone Et le T.P. Orchestre Poly Rythmo de Cotonou – Djanfa Magni (Benin, 1977, Albarika Store)

Another Afrobeat / Soukous hit track by Le Tout Puissant Orchestre Poly Rythmo de Cotonou !!
Horns are played by the Malian musician Tidiani Kone, the bandleader, founder and member of l’Orchestre Super Rail Band du Buffet Hotel Del La Gare De Bamako (Mali), it explains the similarities in the trumpet playing between this track and “Mouo Dilo“, by the Super Rail Band.

The title of this awesome track, “Djanfa Magni“, can be translated in those words : “Betrayal isn’t good” – undoubtedly true, right ? 

Tidiani Kone Et le T.P. Orchestre Poly Rythmo de Cotonou – Djanfa Magni
 You can also listen to this track on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/-SvgyE2xsw0
Best regards,
Armand