Zakri Noel – Sio Yiri Min (Ivory Coast, 1970s, Furia Music)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Sio Yiri Min“, an outstanding Afro Funk stormer from Ivory Coast with powerful horns & super catchy guitar riffs parts recorded in the 70s by the musician Zakri Noel, one of my personal favorite West African track, one of a kind – Enjoy !

Zakri Noel – Sio Yiri Min

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/WpW473hfy-0

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

Armand de Preseau

Okoi Seka Athanase & Les Grands Colombias Du Peuple – Melokon Mebun Ou (Ivory Coast, 1977, Badmos

For today, I wanted to share with you “Melokon Mebun Ou“, a bouncy psychedelic Afro Funk track with catchy horns parts recorded in 1977 by the Ivorian musician Okoi Seka Athanase, founder of the “Kete Rock” genre, backed here by “Les Grands Colombias du Peuple” – Enjoy !

Okoi Seka Athanase & Les Grands Colombias Du Peuple – Melokon Mebun Ou

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/bRo3wdi4vEg

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

Armand de Preseau

Amédée Pierre Et Son Ensemble – Blinan “Le Guide” (Ivory Coast, 1960s, Philips / Safie Deen)

Following to that article, I wanted to share with you for today “Blinan – Le Guide“, another splendid Deep Afro Latin bliss track with haunting organ & strongly cuban-influenced horn parts, recorded in the early 60s by the Ivorian superstar musician Amedee Pierre and that only appears on this extremely hard to find compilation released at the time in tribute to Ivory Coast’s former president Houphouet Boigny – Enjoy !

Amédée Pierre Et Son Ensemble – Blinan “Le Guide”

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

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

Armand de Preseau

Les Parents Du Campus – Gboglo Koffi (Ivory Coast, 1993, Bleu Caraibes)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Gboglo Koffi“, a crazy zouglou afro synth tropical dancefloor burner track, recorded in 1993 in Abidjan (Ivory Coast) by “Les Parents Du Campus” band, personal club fave – Enjoy !

Les Parents Du Campus – Gboglo Koffi

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/ndh7rDV10Io

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

Armand De Preseau

Amedee Pierre – Bougrou Nekpa (Ivory Coast, 1970, Fiesta / Safie Deen)

For today, and following to that former post, I wanted to share with you “Bougrou Nekpa“, a beautiful downtempo Afro Folk track recorded in the 60s in Ivory Coast by the musician Amedee Pierre – Enjoy !

Amedee Pierre – Bougrou Nekpa

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/5-NNl20n5CY

Have a nice sunday !

Armand de Preseau

Afro Train – Ode To Hendrix (Ivory Coast, 1973, Societe Ivoirienne du Disque SID)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Ode To Hendrix“, a slow psychedelic Afro Funk instrumental tribute to the American legend Jimi Hendrix, recorded in 1973 in Abidjan, Ivory Coast – Enjoy !

Afro Train – Ode To Hendrix

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

Have a nice sunday !

Armand de Preseau

Amedee Pierre – Guhe Huiamo (Nin Segbe Nagie) (Ivory Coast, 1960s, Philips / Safie Deen)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Guhe Huiamo (Nin Segbe Nagie)“, an excellent Deep Afro Latin track recorded in the 60s by the Ivorian superstar musician Amedee Pierre, that will be covered a few years later by the Guadeloupean bandLes Vikings de La Guadeloupe“, music travels.. Enjoy !

Amedee Pierre – Guhe Huiamo (Nin Segbe Nagie)

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/Fm5SN4GaaDk

Have a nice wednesday !

Armand de Preseau

Gougoumangou – Wazy Doble (Ivory Coast, 1978, Music Hall)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Wazy Doble“, a powerful Afro Funk track from Ivory Coast taken from the only album from the band Gougoumangou that Francis Koffi Kingsley was part of, and recorded in 1978 with the musicians of the nigerian legend Sonny Okosun – Enjoy !

Gougoumangou – Wazy Doble

You can also listen to it on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/0SEwaa_U2rw

Have a nice day,

Armand de Preseau

Amadou Traore dit Balake – Bar Konou Mousso & other beautiful songs (Burkina Faso, 1974, Disques CVD)

Amadou Traore dit Balake is a burkinabé singer who recorded many songs from very different genre (mandingo rhythms, afrobeat, salsa, quiet balads, soukouss) and in many countries/cities all over the world (New york, Abidjan, Paris, Accra, Lagos..).
This beautiful 7 inch was recorded in 1969 with l’Orchestre Super Volta, in the country of Burkina Faso, on the great “La Compagnie Voltaique du Disque” label (CVD), known for its magical psyché tracks.
This track deals with a musician (him, maybe ?), who performs every night at the Don Camillo Club. Each night, coming back from his show, this guy meets the same prostitute he is totally in love with, but the girl prefers to spend her night with white guys in Abidjan’s hotels, because they are rich, and musicians are poor (“Musicien c’est pas quelqu’un, tu es pauvre garçon“).
There are actually 2 different versions of this track (the lyrics are the same), because Amadou re-recorded it in the 70’s for one of his LP’s, out on the famous Ivory Coast’s SACODIS label, in an afrobeat way.
I definitely prefer the first quiet version, hope you’ll understand why (listen to this amazing hypnotic guitar..).

Amadou Balake – Bar Konou Mousso

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/v2UjruuRWCg
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As a small bonus, here comes another song from Amadou Traore out on the CVD label, Johnny.
(all the copies of the Kambele ba / Johnny record I heard from now have the same pressing default, this woush woush woush you can hear.. Shame but lovely in a way..)
Amadou Balake – Johnny
 Enjoy !

Armand de Preseau

Jean Mary Tacko – Vovo Gbala (Ivory Coast, 1980, Papa Disco)

Taken from the one-and-only album recorded in the 80s by the obscure artist Jean Mary Tacko from Ivory Coast, “Vovo Gbala” is a great Afro Boogie Disco track that I wanted to make you discover today – Enjoy !!

Jean Mary Tacko – Vovo Gbala

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

All the best,

Armand