The Orchestre Super Mazembe was a very popular band in Nairobi (Kenya) in the 80’s, as known on the Lingala Kenyan scene as Les Mangelepa and Baba Gaston.
The band was formed in Zaire in 1967 by Mutonkole Longwa Didos, and was called “Super Vox” at the time, but changed its name to Orchestra Super Mazembe when the members moved to Nairobi in 1974.
The members decided to split in 1985, after more than 5 albums and several singles recorded.
Orchestre Super Mazembe – Samba
Have a nice sunday,
Following to this New Year’s Eve, I wanted to make you discover a track from Jean Gnamaka Guehi, a singer from Ivory Coast.
“Pantalon craque” (“ripped pants”), the track presented here, is a kind of digital afrobeat with funny lyrics talking about used clothes – Enjoy !
Jean Guehi – Pantalon Craque
Alain Peters was a poet and a musician, born the 10 of March 1952 in the city of Saint Denis (La Reunion island).
Playing guitar since he was 13 years old, he truly began his musical career in the 70’s, playing rock and pop music in several bands in La Reunion, including Carroussel (you can go here for more informations on this band), but was particularly known through his contribution to the Maloya musical scene (a traditional musical genre from La Reunion, as the Sega style), which he was one of the most prominent figures and strongest supporter.
Accursed poet and misunderstood musician during his life, he died the 12 of July 1995 in the streets of Saint Paul (La Reunion island) of an heart disease, from drinking too much and singing misery.
He released one album and a few 7 inches.
Have a nice sunday,
The track presented here, “Pere Eternel Mette Moin En Haut” is taken from their first LP – Enjoy !
Les Cheveux Crepus – Pere Eternel Mette Moin En Haut
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 !).
Hi everyone !
Here is a short edit I did on one of my favourite songs from the most funky reverend from Nigeria, Mr. Jerry Boifraind !
He relased a few LP’s back in the end of the 70’s / early 80’s before giving his entire life to his church – enjoy !
Reverend Jerry Boifraind – Natto Messiah (Armand De Preseau edit)