Sammy Clark – Instrumental (Lebanon, 1980, EMI Voix de l’Orient Series)

For today, I wanted to share with you an instrumental song from the Lebanese singer Sammy Clark, a sad & beautiful track that reminds the bests songs of the legendary Italian western movies composer Ennio Morricone – Enjoy !

Sammy Clark – Instrumental

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/6TBK4Wo1onQ

Armand

Pascal Atangana “Quelqu’un” – Ye Mot Ai Kare Mot (Cameroun, 2019, Nanga Boko Records)

Recorded in 1979 in one night after midnight at “Le 5-6“, a nightclub of Yaoundé (Cameroon), “Ye Mot Ai Kare Mot” is one of my favourite Cameroonian album, full of raw and intense energy, very danceable Bikutsi and Soukous tracks.

I’be just reissued it on my reissue record label “Nanga Boko Records” (a hand-written edition, limited to 300, that includes a poster and a download card), and I decided to share with you today the title track of the album, “Ye Mot Ai Kare Mot” – Enjoy !

Atangana Pascal “Quelqu’un” – Ye Mot Ai Kare Mot

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/cX1StbUaays

If you’re interested in, you can purchase a copy here : https://nangabokorecords.bandcamp.com/

Armand

Danyel Waro – En Ti Gin Do Lo (La Réunion, 1985, 102 Productions)

Mouv’ment Pou L’Afrik” is a 4 tracks album recorded in 1985 by a collective of several musicians from La Réunion (Indian Ocean) in the aim of raise funds to help needy Africans.

The big surprise of that album is that the B Side contains the very beautiful and deep Maloya (Reunionese musical genre) “En Ti Gin Do Lo“, the first recording appearance of the very well known musician and poet Danyèl Waro, that I wanted to share with you today – Enjoy !

Danyèl Waro – En Ti Gin Do Lo

You can also listen to this track on my #Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/834z3r4ZTLY

All the best,

Armand

The Henry Wenceslas Thenard Band – An Ho (In The Heaven) (Guadeloupe, 1984, LM Production)

Today, I wanted to share with you “An Hô” (which could be translated in Creole language by “In The Heaven“), an awesome 8min long Caribbean Disco track by the Guadeloupean artist Henry Wenceslas Thenard and his band, always in my DJ Bag – Enjoy !

The Henry Wenceslas Thenard Band – An Hô (In The heaven)

You can also listen to this track on my #Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/snNyMII2yBM

Have a nice day !

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

Audience Limited – Underground Sound (Nigeria, 1977, Hasbunalau Record Company)

Audience Limited” was a very obscure band, led by John Broadway, that recorded only one album in Lagos (Nigeria) 1977, full of Afro Rock tracks.

I decided to share with you “Underground Sound“, a nervous instrumental song with psychedelic fuzzy guitars, catchy drums and crazy organ parts – Enjoy !

Audience Limited – Underground Sound

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/7iiCn-oh2W0

Best regards,

Armand

Ophelia – Fait Mwen Voler (Dominica, 1986, Blue Silver)

Ophélia Olivaccé-Marie is popular singer of Cadence-lypso from Dominica. She is sometimes referred to as “Dominica’s Lady of Song“, the “First Lady of Creole“, and “La grande dame de la musique Antillaise“.

Ophelia emerged and became Dominica’s first Lypo female singer to achieve international star status. She is considered to be the “Godmother of Cadence“, and has toured widely in France and had concerts broadcast over much of the Francophone world. Her signature tune and first recording is “Ay Dominique“, a lament for Dominica as the country underwent political problems in the 1970s that was an iconic anthem for Dominicans and that permit her to began to record with Gordon Henderson, placing herself at the forefront of Cadence-lypso. Ophelia’s musical idol is the South African singer Miriam Makeba.

Ophelia performed as a young girl in a group called the “Five O’s“, which performed at church functions. Her husband and manager, McCarthy Marie, encouraged her to start her solo career.

She often sung about women’s issues, a rarity at the time, and was among the first women to sing at the “Théâtre Noir”, “Cirque d’Hiver” and the “Théâtre de la Renaissance” in Paris (France). She was the first non-French winner of the Maracas d’Or Award from Société Pernod, and has been awarded International Women’s Year in 1985, the Sisserou Award of Honour (the second highest award in Dominica), a Lifetime Award in 2005 and a Golden Drum Award in 1984. In 2005, Ophelia hosted the 5th Dynamith d’Or Caribbean Music Awards.

I decided to share with you today “Fait Mwen Voler“, an awesome Zouk anthem (I usually do not like too much this musical genre !)taken from her 6th album, recorded in 1986 – Enjoy !!

Ophelia – Fait Mwen Voler

You can also listen to this track on my #Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/x34UXkOoP0c

Have a nice sunday,

Armand

(Source : Wikipedia)

Danyèl Waro – Tizorz (La Réunion, 1987, Piros)

I wanted to share with you for today “Tizorz“, a splendid and deep Maloya song taken from the first album (1987) of one of La Réunion greatests musicians, Danyèl Waro, who is still active today – Enjoy !!

Danyèl Waro – Tizorz

You can also listen to it on my #Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/B28GoccGTm4

Armand

NBK 002 : Atangana Pascal et Les Super Volcans – Ye Mot Ai Kare Mot

/// NEW VINYL REISSUE ON NANGA BOKO Records ///

RELEASE DATE : 2nd of APRIL 2019

For its 2nd release, Nanga boko Records is very proud to present you « Ye Mot Ai Kare Mot », the official 40 years anniversary reissue of the first album of the Cameroonian musician Atangana Pascal « Quelqu’un ».

7 raw Bikutsi & Soukous tracks (+ one exclusive bonus track !), recorded after midnight in a single recording session in a nightclub of Yaoundé.

DELUXE HAND NUMBERED EDITION, LIMITED TO 300, INCLUDES A BONUS TRACK NEVER RELEASED ON VINYL BEFORE !!!

Each record comes with an insert that includes exclusive pictures and very detailled biographies in both English and French langages, an HQ Digital Download Card and a A2 format (40 x 60cm) poster !

Approuved by the artist himself, 100 % legit, all 8 tracks are under exclusive license of Nanga Boko Records.

Transfert, Restoration & Mastering : Baptiste Pataut at “Vrai Son”.
Lacquer cutting : André ‘Dédé’ Perriat at La Villa / Mastering Studio
Sleeve Restoration & Inner Sleeve Design : Eazy-Ni.
Liner Notes & translation : Armand de Preseau & Guillaume Le Clerc.

International distribution : The Pusher Distribution

Contact : contact@africangrooves.fr & www.africangrooves.fr

BANDCAMP : Soon on www.nangabokorecords.bandcamp.com

Discogs page : here

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