Freddy et Le Ricco Jazz – Dark Night (Republic of Congo, 1973, Sonafric)

One of the few and early singles from the great Congolese composer Freddy Kebano, “Dark Night” was recorded with the “Ryco-Jazz” band (misspelled here as “Ricco Jazz”) that imported Congolese Rumba in the French Antilles in the late 60’s and that will greatly contribute to the evolution of Martinican music.

Hope you will like this early afro jerk track !

Freddy et le Ricco Jazz – Dark Night

You can also listen to it on my Youtube channel : https://youtu.be/WyQ24wtXww0

Have a nice evening,

Armand

Sebastien Marini – Fatou Bolingo (Congo, 197?, Sonafric)

Sebastien Marini was born on the 20th of January 1950 at Pointe-Noire (Congo-Brazzaville).
During his childhood, he learnt how to play music with the great Cameroonian producer Tino Baroza in Yaounde (Cameroon), then after with Gracia, the former drummer of the great congolese band Ryco-Jazz.
Arrived in Paris in 1969, he decided to travel to the United States in 1970 to try his luck.
Fatou Bolingo, the track presented here, is an interesting funky track with good breaks and solo guitar parts, taken from the only single I know from him !
Sebastien Marini – Fatou Bolingo
Regards,
Armand

Orchestre National du Congo – Ah ! Congo (Congo, 1976, Editions Nationales)

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L’Orchestre National du Congo was a band from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, founded in 1975 by Sebastien Bikouta.

They recorded this album in 1976, with the help of the Congolese Ministry of Culture.

I decided to make you (re)discover the track “Ah ! Congo”, a splendid now classic afro funk track (I really advise you this record, plenty of beautiful tracks !).

Orchestre National du Congo – Ah ! Congo
Have a nice sunday evening,
Armand