Bidot Audat – N’Yarakpena (Togo, 1970s, Sonafric)

For today, I wanted to share with you “N’Yarakpena“, a powerful psychedelic Afro Jerk Soul track sung in Bassari language with nervous drums, frenetic guitars & grunts in the same vein as the almighty Orchestre Poly Rythmo de Cotonou, taken from an obscure single recorded in the 70s by the Togolese musician Bidot Audat on the mythical french record label “Sonafric” – Enjoy !

Bidot Audat – N’Yarakpena

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/ljxXSBQ2ytc

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

Armand de Preseau

Désiré “DD” Vewonyi – Agbemenyawo (Togo, 1981, Ama Sun)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Agbemenyawo“, a very catchy Afro Funk Soul track with furious horns & crazy synth parts, taken from the only album recorded in 1981 by the Togolese guitarist & arranger Désiré “DD” Vewonyi – Enjoy !

Désiré “DD” Vewonyi – Agbemenyawo

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

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

Armand de Preseau

Itadi K. Bonney – Peace And Freedom (Togo, 1977, Sonafric)

Itadi K. Bonney was a singer and guitarist, born in Anonoe village (Togo) in 1948.

He recorded several albums, including on his own record label “Bonney I. Productions”, and toured in the United States, West Africa and Europe.

In the early 1990s, he flee Togo for the United States because a song he recorded, “Mayi Africa”, was against the political situation in Togo. He died on the 10th of November 2013 (Washington DC).

For today, I wanted to share with you “Peace And Freedom“, a pure gem of Afro Soul Psychedelia, taken from his first album, recorded live in Ghana in 1977 and out on the French record label Sonafric – Enjoy !

Itadi – Peace And Freedom

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/91woHCIZYBU

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

Armand de Preseau

Tohon Stan – Gotta (Benin, 1984, Cap Records)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Gotta” a percussive 80s Afro Funk track from the Beninese Legend Stanislas Tohon with catchy horns & massive breaks parts from another legend, Togo James Brown’s answer Roger “Dama” Damawuzan – Enjoy !

Tohon Stan – Gotta

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/R5VV9_KklRc

Have a nice Wednesday, see you on next Sunday for another musical rediscovery !

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

Akofa Akoussah – I Tcho Tchass (Togo, 1976, Sonafric)

For today, I wanted to share with you “I Tcho Tchass“, a very deep Psychedelic Afro Soul gem taken from the first album of the Togolese singer Akofa Akoussah and recorded in 1976 – Enjoy !

Akofa Akoussah – I Tcho Tchass

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/0SneUEoMQgE

Have a nice sunday !

Armand de Preseau

Roger Damahouzan – Wait For Me (Togo, 1970s, Disques Aziza)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Wait For Me“, a crazy afro funky soul track by Mister Roger Damahouzan, the Togolese answer to the almighty James Brown – Enjoy !!

Roger Damahouzan – Wait For Me

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/Ijk-Qonbih0

Have a nice day,

Armand de Preseau

Agbo Bruno Vikass – Ganvie (Togo, 1980s, Les Editions A.B.V.)

To begin this new year, I wanted to share with you “Ganvie“, a super obscure deep laid back mid tempo afro synth minimal electro tune recorded in the early 80s by the Togolese musician “Agbo Bruno Vikass” – Enjoy !

Agbo Bruno Vikass – Ganvie

You can also listen to it on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/VAy-m90AonY

All the best, & happy new year !

Armand de Preseau

Sissi Massila – Salif (Instrumental) (Togo, 1970s, Inter-Disque Fazao)

Sissi Massila was a singer from Togo who released one and only super obscure album in the late 70’s, produced by the great Togolese musician Mamo Lagbema.

I decided to make you discover the instrumental version of her track “Salif”, a deep track with haunting synths, guitar and saxophone parts – enjoy !

Sissi Massila – Salif (Instrumental)

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/-5dn83c_1EE

Best regards,

Armand

Itadi – Ayala (Togo, 1977, Sonafric)

Itadi K. Bonney was a singer and guitarist, born in Anonoe village (Togo) in 1948.

This track, Ayala, is a pure gem of afrosoul, taken from his first album, recorded live in Ghana in 1977.

In the early 1990’s, he has to flee Togo for the United States because of a song he recorded, “Mayi Africa”, that was against the political situation in Togo.

He recorded there several albums on his own record label “Bonney I. Productions”, and toured in the United States, West Africa and Europe.

He died in 2013 in Washington DC.

Itadi – Ayala

Have a nice sunday,
Armand