Amadou Balake – Super Bar Konon Mousso

( Burkina Faso , 1978 , Sacodis )

posted on 27 / 12 / 2020

Following to this article, I wanted to share with you for today “Super Bar Konon Mousso“, the alternate Afro Funk version with Afrobeat reminiscences of this classic song by the legendary Burkinabé musician Amadou Traoré Balake – Enjoy !

Amadou Balaké – Super Bar Konon Mousso

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here :

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

Armand de Preseau

Moussa Doumbia – Samba

( Mali , 1980 , Sacodis )

posted on 15 / 07 / 2020

Samba” is a very well known West-African traditional folk song from the Wassoulou area (situated between Ivory Coast,Guinea and Mali).

This song talks about Samba, a young and unlucky taxi driver from Conakry (Guinea) who fall in love with one of his customers. He steals the earings of the girl to see her again, but the father of the girl finds out the craftiness of the young Samba and casts out the boy. After many adventures, everything goes finally in order when Samba asks the girl in marriage.

Several covers of this song, in differents musical styles, were recorded from the 70s to the 80s, to traditional from afro rock and funk way.

For today, I wanted to share with you one of my favorite version of this classic song, interpreted here in a raw Afro Funk way by the Malian James Brown Moussa Doumbia – Enjoy !

Moussa Doumbia – Samba

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here :

Have a nice day !

Armand de Preseau

Coulibaly Tidiani – Sie Koumgolo

( burkinafaso , 1979 , Sacodis )

posted on 22 / 04 / 2020
 Coulibaly Tidiani, born on the 31th of December 1941 in Kankala town, was one of the most famous  singer from Burkina Faso (former Upper Volta) in the 70’s, as well as Amadou Balake.
He began his carrer in the 60’s playing with the Volta Jazz Orchestra, and founded his own band in the 70’s, the “Orchestre Dafra Star de Bobo-Dioulasso”, one of the most popular band at the time in the country.
He recorded three albums, and a few 7 inches records.
The song I wanted to present you today, “Sie Koumgolo”, an uplifting melancholic ballad with psychedelic guitars and wild piano parts, is taken from his last LP, recorded in 1979 in Ivory Coast.
Coulibaly Tidiani – Sie Koumgolo
You can also listen to it on my Youtube channel here :
Have a nice day,

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