Tag: Bamako

Les Ambassadeurs Du Motel De Bamako – Mali Denou (Mali, 1977, Sonafric)

Following this former article, I wanted to share with you for today “Mali Denou”, an mesmerizing 70s Afro Synth Soul Funk track with awesome organ parts, taken from an album recorded in 1977 by the mythical Malian band “Les Ambassadeurs Du Motel De Bamako” that included the finest Malian musicians such as Salif KeitaAmadou BagayokoOusmane KouyatéMoussa Doumbia & Idrissa Soumaoro and out on the legendary french label Sonafric.

This band was one of the two main malian orchestras with “L’Orchestre Rail Band Du Buffet Hotel De La Gare De Bamako” in which Salif Keita (who wrote the song presented here) used to sing before joining “Les Ambassadeurs” – Enjoy !

Les Ambassadeurs Du Motel De Bamako – Mali Denou (Mali, 1977, Sonafric)

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Armand de Preseau

Djelimady Tounkara & Le Rail Band Du Mali – Djiguiya (Mali, 1970s, Disco Stock)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Djiguiya“, a storming West African 10min long Afrobeat Soul Funk track with killer horns, taken from the 2nd album of the Malian composer & musician Djelimady Tounkara (one of the foremost guitarists in Africa).

Produced by the Burkinabe musician Amadou Sanfo, this song was recorded in the 1970s (I think, all informations are welcome !), backed by the legendary “Orchestre Rail Band de Bamako” and by written by Sekou Kante (one of the former musician’s of that mythical band).

One of the most beautiful West African track of the genre and quite impossible to find nowadays, hope you’ll enjoy !

Djelimady Tounkara & Le Rail Band Du Mali – Djiguiya (Mali, 1970s, Disco Stock)

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Armand de Preseau

Youssou N’Dour – Diongoma (Senegal, 1983, Mandingo Productions)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Diongoma“, a mesmerizing Afro Synth Funk Soul track from West Africa, composed by the mythical Senegalese musician “Youssou Madjiguène Ndour” and former singer of legendary African bands such as “Etoile de Dakar” or “Super Orchestre Rail Band du Buffet Hotel de la Gare de Bamako”.

This album was the first released by the artist out of Africa (it was recorded & mixed at the “Family Sound” recording studio in Paris in 1983 by Abdoulaye Soumare & Amadou Doukoure), and features great African & Caribbean musicians such as Moussa Cissokho, François N’Guessan, Roger Mballa, Roland Louis & Bruce Henderson.

Youssou N’Dour – Diongoma (Senegal, 1983, Mandingo Productions)

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Armand de Preseau

Nâ Hawa Doumbia – Korô Dia (Mali, 1982, AS Records)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Korô Dia“, an outstanding bewitching 10min long Afro Blues Soul Folk track with catchy guitar riffs & beautiful vocals & synths parts, taken from the 3rd album of the Malian Diva Nâ Hawa Doumbia (also spelled Nahawa Doumbia), recorded in 1982.

This album features the following musicians :

Moussa Traoré : Kamele Ngoni (kind of Malian harp) ;

N’Gou Bakayoko : acoustic guitar ;

One of my favorite album of the genre, gorgeous from start to finish, hope you’ll like it – Enjoy !

Nâ Hawa Doumbia – Korô Dia (Mali, 1982, AS Records)

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Armand de Preseau

Orchestre Rail Band De Bamako – Mouodilo (Mali, 1970s, EMI – His Master’s Voice)

Following this previous article, I wanted to share with you “Mouodilo“, a devastating furious Afro Soul Jerk Funk track from West Africa, recorded in Bamako (Mali) in the early 70s by the mythical Malian band “Orchestre Rail Band” originally founded and led at this time by the legendary saxophonist Tidiani Kone, an outstanding musician that was also a griot (a kind of religious leader/ influent personality).

Largely responsible for the birth of modern Mandingo music from Mali, the group was also called “Orchestre du Buffet Hotel de la Gare de Bamako” because it played there twice a week.

Pressed in Nigeria on the local branch famous label “EMI – His Master’s Voice“, the track presented here (my favorite !) is an early rough version of the 1973 “Moko Diolo“, also included in their second blue album – Enjoy !

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Ali Farka Touré – Yer Sabou Yerkoy (Mali, 1977, Sonafric)

Following this former post, I wanted to share with you for today “Yer Sabou Yerkoy“, a deep Afro Desert Blues Soul track recorded by the legendary Mali composer & musician Ali Farka Touré (considered as one of the greatest African guitar player ever) & Malian answer to the American guitarist John Lee Hooker, & out in 1977 on the mythical French vinyl record label “Sonafric” – Enjoy !

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Armand de Preseau

Sorry Bamba – N’Diarabi Bedonna (Mali, 1960s, Djima Records)

For today, I wanted to share with you “N’Diarabi Bedonna, an irresistible West African Latin Boogaloo Manding Jazz track with wonderful horn parts, taken from one of the earliest recordings (maybe the first ?) of the legendary Malian composer & singer Sorry Bamba, out on the Ivorian record label “Djima Records” – Enjoy !

Sorry Bamba – N’Diarabi Bedonna (Mali, 1960s, Djima Records)

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Papa Koné – Yengué (Mali, 1982, WAM – West African Music)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Yengué“, a deep psychedelic Piano Mandingo Funk Jazz Folk track taken from the only album recorded in 1982 by the obscure Malian musician & composer Papa Koné, accompanied by the Ivorian musician Richard Abadi and his orchestra “Neo Star” – Enjoy !

Papa Koné – Yengué

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Armand de Preseau

Idrissa Soumaoro et l’Eclipse de l’I.J.A – Djama (La Société) (Mali, 1978, Eterna)

Following to that former post, I wanted to share with you for today “Djama” (“Society“) a bewitching Afro Soul Funk blend of catchy guitars, psychedelic organ parts & celestal voices, taken from a record produced in very small quantities by a Bamako based German association which took care of blind Malian teenagers.

Only promotionally released at the time, this is the first record on which were revealed three future huge names of the Malian music : Idrissa Soumaoro, Amadou Bagayoko and Mariam Doumbia (from the very well known Malian musical couple “Amadou & Mariam“).

The song presented here was composed by Amadou Bagayoko, and has Mariam Doumbia on the vocals – Enjoy !

Idrissa Soumaoro et l’Eclipse de l’I.J.A – Djama

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Armand de Preseau

Les Ambassadeurs Du Motel De Bamako – M’bouram Mousso (Mali, 1977, Sonafric)

For today, I wanted to share with you “M’bouram Mousso“, a sublime psychedelic Funky Afro Manding track by this legendary Malian band, led by Kante Manfila and that included the finest Malian musicians such as Salif Keita, Amadou Bagayoko, Ousmane Kouyaté, Moussa Doumbia & Idrissa Soumaoro (who sings on the song presented here) – Enjoy !

Les Ambassadeurs Du Motel De Bamako – M’Bouram Mousso

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

Armand de Preseau