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

Armand de Preseau

Aziza Joymakers de Porto-Novo – Africa Vi (Benin, 1970s, Oloruntola)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Africa Vi“, an outstanding psychedelic Afro Soul Funk breeze track with splendid instrumental guitar parts, taken from the only album of the obscure 70s Beninese bandAziza Joymakers de Porto-Novo” – Enjoy !

Aziza Joymakers de Porto-Novo – Africa Vi

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

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

Armand de Preseau

Roger “Dama” Damawuzan et Les As Du Bénin – Do You Know My Name ? (Unreleased Alternate Demo Take) (Togo, 1981, Tropical Sounds)

Happy New Year !!

For today, I wanted to share with you an extremely rare unreleased alternate take (maybe the only one copy existing ?) of the track “Do You Know My Name ?” by the legendary musician Roger “Dama” Damawuzan, Togo‘s answer to James Brown, backed here by “Les As du Bénin” orchestra.

That unique demo version includes awesome drum machines parts & crazy breaks that were finally not kept at the time for the final version of the album – Enjoy !

Roger “Dama” Damawuzan et Les As Du Bénin – Do You Know My Name ? (Unreleased Alternate Demo Take)

You can also listen to it on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/uCKAhFoTOL0

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

Armand de Preseau

Les Ya Toupas Du Zaire – Marche Des Esclaves (Democratic Republic of Congo / Former Zaïre, 1978, Songhoï)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Marche des Esclaves“, an awesome deep african fusion piano jazz track with psychedelic influences, taken from the first album the congolese band of “Les Ya Toupas du Zaïre“, the orchestra that included some of the finest musicians of the country : Manuaku Waku, Raymond “Ray” Lema A’Nsi, Mansiamina “Bopol” Mfoko & great others famous names – Enjoy !

Les Ya Toupas Du Zaïre – Marche Des Esclaves

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/oQU3RyoTNL4

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

Armand de Preseau