Guelewars Band Of Banjul – Tasito (Gambia, 1980, Le Kiosque D’Orphee)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Tasito” (“Wake Up”), an outstanding Afro Psychedelic Fuzz track taken from the first album of the Gambian band Guelewars, illustrated by a splendid cover art from the senegalese painter Djibathen Sambou – Enjoy !

Guelewars Band Of Banjul – Tasito

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/odpoHaFA078

Have a nice sunday, see you on next wednesday !

Armand de Preseau

Amara Toure – Lamento Cubano (Cameroon, 1975, Sonafric)

Following to this post, I wanted to share with you for today “Lamento Cubano“, a sublime & melancholic Cuban influenced Afro Latin track, recorded in 1975 by the mysterious Guinean singer Amara Touré and backed by the Cameroonian Orchestra “L’Ensemble Black & White“, taken from one of the three singles Amara recorded in Yaoundé (Cameroon), where he was living & performing in the 70s – Enjoy !

Amara Toure – Lamento Cubano

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/7Svm0j2Gfz0

Have a nice Sunday !

Armand de Preseau

Orchestra Baobab – Sibam (Senegal, 1978, Productions Ledoux)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Sibam“, an excellent psychedelic mbalax afro latin song from the almighty Orchestra Baobab from Senegal – Enjoy !

Orchestra Baobab – Sibam

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/XRjrb3SYkPU

Have a nice Wednesday,

Armand de Preseau

Fangool – Nianing (Senegal, 1979, Discafrique Records)

Fangool was an obscure band from Senegal that released an only album in 1979. It was composed by :

Alioune Agbo (Lead guitar)

El Hadj Thiam (Bass guitar and drums)

Pap Camara (Saxophone and Clarinette)

Pap Samb (Lead vocal)

Fatou Kine N’Diaye (Lead vocal)

Max Dia (Lead Vocal and drums)

I decided to make you discover “Nianing“, a splendid 7min long deep track sung in Mbalax with awesome psychedelic fuzz guitar riffs – Enjoy !!

Fangool – Nianing

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/9JzBf7hq3X0

Best regards,

Armand

Orchestre du Bawobab – Saf Mana Dem (Senegal, 1975, Disques Buur Records)

Today, I wanted to present you one of my favourite track from L’Orchestre du Bawobab (or L’Orchestre Baobab), a Senegalese Afro Cuban influenced musical combo that plays since the early 70s.

The musicians recorded dozen of albums and singles since the 70s, and are still active today and touring all over the world.

Saf Mana Dem” is a splendid example of the Afro Latin musical blend this band manage to create – Enjoy !

Orchestre du Bawobab – Saf Mana Dem

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/GQt4F0hf0xA

Best regards,

Armand

ADP013 – The Senegambian Selection : A journey Into The 70’s Musical Scene of Gambia and Senegal (Baobab, Ifang Bondi, Laye Thiam..)

Hi dears readers !
Au menu cette semaine, here comes the new selection of the week. This time, we travel to the 70’s psych musical scene of West Africa, with two neighbouring countries, two “twin brothers” : Senegal and Gambia (which is called the “Senegambia”).
Hope you’ll enjoy the deepness of the tracks presented here !
Armand de Preseau – The Senegambian Selection
You can download this selection here !
Tracklist :
1 – Guelewar – Tasito
2 – Idrissa Diop – Massani Cisse
3 – Ifang Bondi – Atis-A-Tis
4 – Orchestre Baobab – Kelen Ati Len
5 – The Super Eagles – Feeling You Got
6 – Orchestre Laye Thiam – Kokorico
7 – Orchestre Baobab – Souleymane
8 – Orchestre Super Etoile de Dakar – Thiely
9 – Ifang Bondi – Yolele
10 – The Super Eagles – Love Is A Real Thing
11 – Le Sahel – Khandiou

 

See you next week for an Arabian Selection (or a Cameroonese one, we’ll see..) !
Armand