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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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

Bizunesh Bekele – Tigel New (Ethiopia, 1977, Kaifa Records)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Tigel New“, a beautiful mellow Ethio Jazz Soul track recorded in 1977 by the singer Bizunesh Bekele, one of the greatest names of the musical Ethiopian scene – Enjoy !

Bizunesh Bekele – Tigel New

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Armand de Preseau

 

Ifang Bondi – Yolele (Gambia, 1982, Disques M.A.G.)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Yolele“, a splendid Spiritual Mbalax Jazz Afro Fusion Flute track taken from the first album of the gambian band Ifang Bondi (“Be Yourself” in Mandinka language), composed with musicians of the former Super Eagles group – Enjoy !

This album originally came out in Senegal in 1978 with a different artwork, and was reissued a few years later in 1982 in France, the one presented here.

Ifang Bondi – Yolele

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Armand de Preseau

Rax Saba Tha Inc. – Seventh Combination (Ghana, 1977, Awoko Records)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Seventh Combination“, a very unique Spiritual Afrobeat Jazz track taken from the extremely hard to find only album of the band “Rax Saba Tha Inc“, composed with Ghanaian musicians and recorded in 1977 in Nigeria – Enjoy !

Rax-Saba-Tha Inc. – Seventh Combination

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Armand de Preseau

Eric Arconte & Edouard Marie Sainte – Cyclone (Guadeloupe, 1980s, Touloulou)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Cyclone“, an outstanding Tropical West Indian Jazz Fusion track taken from the only album recorded in the early 80s by the Guadeloupean musician Eric Arconte, who lived in Iran from 1965 to 1979 and composed there music for films and countless songs for many famous Iranian pop singers of this era, before coming back to France after the Iranian revolution – Enjoy !

Eric Arconte & Edouard Marie-Sainte – Cyclone

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Armand de Preseau

Cross River Nationale – Nyong Eyen Unen (Nigeria, 1977, Anodisc Records)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Nyong Eyen Unen“, an uplifting deep Afrobeat Highlife Jazz Funk track with killer horns & organ parts, taken from the second album of the nigerian band “Cross River Nationale” that recorded three albums between 1976 and 1979 – One of my personal favorite track of the genre, enjoy !

Cross River Nationale – Nyong Eyen Unen

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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

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Armand de Preseau

Jeanot Rabeson Et Son Orchestre – Jazz Sega (Madagascar, 1970s, Discomad)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Jazz Sega“, a killer Afro Jazz instrumental track from Madagascar (Indian Ocean) with local Folk influences, including mad organ, bouncy drums & flute parts – Enjoy !

Jeanot Rabeson et Son Orchestre – Jazz Sega

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Armand de Preseau