Marijata & Ata Kak – Otanhunu (Ghana, 1980s, Marijata Entertainment Network)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Otanhunu“, a digital Afro Synth Highlife track taken from a super confidential album recorded by the Ghanaian band “Marijata” in Toronto (Canada) the late 80s, with crazy synth & bouncy drum machines parts programmed by the underground legend Ata Kak, that may set any dance floor on fire instantly – Enjoy !

Marijata & Ata Kak – Otanhunu

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/4GbnEMO1GPs

Have a nice Wednesday, see you on next Sunday for another musical (re)discovery !

Armand de Preseau

Roger “Dama” Damawuzan et Les As Du Bénin – Do You Know My Name ? (Unreleased Alternate Demo Take) (Togo, 1981, Tropical Sounds)

Happy New Year !!

For today, I wanted to share with you an extremely rare unreleased alternate take (maybe the only one copy existing ?) of the track “Do You Know My Name ?” by the legendary musician Roger “Dama” Damawuzan, Togo‘s answer to James Brown, backed here by “Les As du Bénin” orchestra.

That unique demo version includes awesome drum machines parts & crazy breaks that were finally not kept at the time for the final version of the album – Enjoy !

Roger “Dama” Damawuzan et Les As Du Bénin – Do You Know My Name ? (Unreleased Alternate Demo Take)

You can also listen to it on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/uCKAhFoTOL0

Have a nice Sunday, see you on next Wednesday for another musical (re)discovery !

Armand de Preseau

Koko Ateba – Si T’es Mal Dans Ta Peau (Cameroon, 1982, West African Music)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Si T’es Mal Dans Ta Peau“, a sweet Bossa Nova Synth Pop track from the Cameroonian singer Koko Ateba – Enjoy !

Koko Ateba – Si T’es Mal Dans Ta Peau

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/1gU-1e2sZs0

Have a nice Sunday !

Armand de Preseau

Farah Juste – Mole St Nicolas (Haiti, 1983, Farah Juste)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Mole St Nicolas“, a tropical Disco Boogie Cadence track the singer Farah Juste from Haiti with nice synth parts – Enjoy !

Farah Juste – Mole St Nicolas

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/w2CQM6EXgpo

Best regards,

Armand de Preseau

Chimora – Eli Eli (South Africa, 1990, Mercury)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Eli Eli“, a bouncy Bubblegum Synth Afro House Pop track from this band from South Africa, perfect to set your dancefloor on fire – Enjoy !

Chimora – Eli Eli

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/zJR9VEKTAtM

Armand de Preseau

N’Draman Blintch – I First U Last (Armand de Preseau Edit) (Nigeria, 1979, Cosmic Sounds)

N’Draman Blintch was an artist from Nigeria who released three auto-produced obscure albums at the end of the 70s, and who was one of those very few precursors that experimented cosmic vintage synths in Africa back in 70s, as William Onyeabor also did.

I decided to present you an edit I made of “I First U Last“, the last track of his first album, a catchy cosmic Afro Funk track with crazy organ parts – Enjoy !

N’Draman Blintch – I First U Last (Armand de Preseau Edit)

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/u4JhFoC4Fqk

Or on my Soundcloud page here : https://soundcloud.com/armand_de_preseau/ndraman-blintch-i-first-u-last-armand-de-preseau-edit

Have a nice sunday,

Armand

Ousmane Kouyaté Et Les Ambassadeurs Internationaux – Kefimba (Guinea Conakry, 1983, Musique Mondiale)

Ousmane Kouyaté is a composer, arranger and musician (balafon and guitar player) born in 1950 in Dabola (Guinea Conakry).

He released 5 albums, and played with many great African musicians, such as Salif Keïta, Kante Manfila, Cheikh Tidiane Seck or Mory Kante (he played the guitar on the African hit “Mandjou” with the Malian band “Les Ambassadeurs”) and played in the very well known “Les Ambassadeurs Internationaux” among with Salif Keïta (Mali) and Kante Manfila (Guinea Conakry).

The track I wanted to present you today, “Kefimba”, is a storming long afro funk track with crazy synth and furious guitar parts taken from the second album of Ousmane Kouyaté, recorded in 1983 in Mali with Les Ambassadeurs Internationaux.

Ousmane Kouyaté Et Les Ambassadeurs Internationaux – Kefimba

You can also listen to it on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/y9RjY-R2FU4

See you soon,

Armand