Daouda Koné “Le Sentimental” – Chant De La Savane (Ivory Coast, 1980, Maikano)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Chant De La Savane“, a beautiful syncopated Afro Soul track from Ivory Coast (West Africa) with Afrobeat flavours & awesome flute parts from the singer & guitarist Daouda Koné, better known as “Le Sentimental“.

This album was recorded in 1980 on the very well known Ivorian record label Maikano, run by the legendary Maïkano Adamou – Enjoy !

Daouda Koné – Chant De La Savane

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Armand de Preseau

Orchestre El Rego Et Ses Commandos de Cotonou – E Nan Mian Nuku (Benin, 1969, Albarika Store)

For today, I wanted to share with you “E Nan Mian Nuku“, an outstanding Afro Soul Folk ballad with funky elements recorded in the late 60s by the Beninese legendary musician Theophile Do Rego, better known as “El Rego“.

This is one of the very first recordings of the famous Albarika Store local record label, originally founded as a record store in Porto Novo (Benin) by Adissa Seidou in the early 60s – Enjoy !

Orchestre El Rego Et Ses Commandos de Cotonou – E Nan Mian Nuku

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Armand de Preseau

Firmin Viry – Ti Crie A Moin Anin (Reunion, 1970s, Disques Issa)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Ti Crie A Moin Anin“, a incredible deep Folk Jazz Maloya track, one of the major musical genre from Reunion island in the Indian Ocean (with Sega music), that blends together musical roots from France & former slave chants from several African countries such as Zimbabwe (where “Maloya” could be translated by “great sorcerer“), Mozambique (where it could be translated by “incantation“) and Madagascar (where “Maloy Aho” could be translated by “to hurl“).

Prohibited at the end of the 50s by the French administrators of the island, this genre was officially authorized once again in the late 70s, and is listed by UNESCO as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity since 2009.

The song presented here was recorded in the 70s by Firmin Viry, one of the masters of the genre, and is my favorite from him – Enjoy !

Firmin Viry – Ti Crie A Moin Anin

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Armand de Preseau

Akissi Christine Bella – Kotranvvasse Pka Yole Timanpka (Ivory Coast, 1979, Atlantic)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Kotranvvasse Pka Yole Timanpka“, an obscure Cosmic Afro Soul Funk track with jazzy vibes & awesome synth parts, taken from the first single of the Ivorian singer Akissi Christine Bella, recorded & produced in 1979 by the legendary Ivorian musician Paul Wassaba – Enjoy !

Akissi Christine Bella – Kotranvvasse Pka Yole Timanpka

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Armand de Preseau

Ti L’Afrique (Roland Fatime) – Pop Soul Sega (Mauritius, 1970s, Disques Capricorne)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Pop Soul Sega“, a psychedelic Soul Sega Rock track from Mauritius (Indian Ocean), recorded in the 70s by the singer & composer Roland Fatime (better known as “Ti L’Afrique“), founder of the “Soul Sega” musical genre, whose the song presented here is a good example – Enjoy !

Ti L’Afrique (Roland Fatime) – Pop Soul Sega

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Armand de Preseau

Groupe Kounabeli de Masuku – Bongo Soleil Du Gabon (Gabon, 1980s, Charles Talar Records)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Bongo Soleil Du Gabon“, a percussive Tropical Soukous track recorded in the 80s by the band “Groupe Kounabeli de Masuku” in tribute to the Gabonese former president Omar Bongo Ondimba, such as many local orchestras of that time – Enjoy !

Groupe Kounabeli de Masuku – Bongo Soleil Du Gabon

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Armand de Preseau

Mister Bibi – Ennemi (Cameroun, 1980s, Tamwo Records)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Ennemi“, a mind blowing Afro Synth Electronic Bikutsi tropical track with killer Linn 9000 drum machine bassline, taken from the 2nd album recorded in the mid 80s by the Cameroonian guitarist & singer Mister Bibi – Enjoy !

Mister Bibi – Ennemi

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Armand de Preseau

Godfrey Odili – Let’s Do More Music (Nigeria, 1981, Duomo Sounds Ltd)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Let’s Do More Music“, a dancefloor killer Disco Boogie Funk track with insane synth & bass parts, taken from a really hard to find album recorded in 1981 by the Nigerian drummer & vocalist Godfrey Odili – Enjoy !

Godfrey Odili – Let’s Do More Music

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Armand de Preseau

Pierre Akendengue – Chant Du Coupeur D’Okoume (Gabon, 1974, Saravah)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Chant Du Coupeur D’Okoume“, a very beautiful deep acoustic Afro Jazz Folk track taken from the debut album of the Gabonese composer, guitarist & poet Pierre-Claver Akendengue recorded in 1974 on the french record label Saravah – Enjoy !

Pierre Akendengue – Chant Du Coupeur D’Okoume

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Armand de Preseau

City Boys Band – Osu A Meresu (Ghana, 1976, Diram)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Osu A Meresu“, a beautiful deep Highlife track with Afrobeat flavours, taken from the third album of the Ghanaian band “City Boys International Band” led by Ɔbuɔba Jackson Alfred Adofo (also nicknamed “The Black Chinese” or “Chairman Muo“), recorded in 1976 at the mythical Ghana Film recording studio – Enjoy !

City Boys Band – Osu A Meresu

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Armand de Preseau