Orchestre African Fiesta – Eh Bien Mon Ami (Democratic Republic of the Congo / Former Zaïre, 1968, African)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Eh Bien Mon Ami“, a breezing African Garage Soul Jerk Mod track driven by the grunts of Bovick Bondo Gala, James Brown’s congolese answer, and backed by the mythical band “Orchestre African Fiesta” founded in the early 60s by the legendary musicians Nicolas “Dr Nico” Kasanda & Tabu Ley Rochereau – Enjoy !

Orchestre African Fiesta – Eh Bien Mon Ami

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/FkpRZNmG7p8

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

Armand de Preseau

Kiland & L’Orchestre Mabatalaï – Bounsana (Democratic Republic of the Congo / Former Zaïre, 1970s, Zaire Promotion 2000)

For today, I wanted to share “Bounsana“, an incredible deep psychedelic Afro Blues Soul Funk Rumba ballad recorded in the 70s by the Congolese musician Charles Pierre “Kiland” Loukelo Menayame, and backed the band “L’Orchestre Mbatalaï – Enjoy !

Kiland & L’Orchestre Mabatalaï – Bounsana

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/4t7Xoh5RovA

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

Armand de Preseau

Kallé & L’African Team – Minueyo Boongalo (Democratic Republic of the Congo / Former Zaïre, 1960s, AMB)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Minueyo Boongalo“, an uplifting 60s Afro Latin Boogaloo Jazz track with strong Cuban influences, taken from a super hard to find compilation recorded in the 60s by Joseph Kabasele “Kallé” & l’African Team, a bunch of legendary African musicians that included greatest names such as Manu Dibango, Tabu Ley Rochereau, Joseph “Mujos” MulamaJean Kwami Munsi – Enjoy !

Kallé & L’African Team – Minueyo Boongalo

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/wAxWw3x4eio

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

Armand de Preseau

Oscar Diabanza Matusongwa – Biso Bangembo (Democratic Republic of the Congo / Former Zaïre, 1985, AS)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Biso Bangembo“, a powerful Afro Disco Funk track with crazy synths parts, taken from the score of “Ngembo“, an obscure 80s Congolese theater play by the company of the Mobutu Sese Seko national theater, written by Norbert Mobyem Mikanza and composed by Oscar Diabanza Matusongwa – Enjoy !

Oscar Diabanza Matusongwa – Biso Bangembo

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/zIcQknU0vuU

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

Armand de Preseau

Orchestre Franco – Je T’attends (Democratic Republic Of The Congo / Former Zaïre, 1964, Pathé)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Je T’attends“, a sublime melancholic Afro Soul Bossa Nova track recorded in the early 60s by the legendary Congolese musician Franco Luambo Makiadi, backed by his legendary “TP Ok Jazz” Orchestra – Enjoy !

Orchestre Franco – Je T’attends

You can also listen to it on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/QS2eLtOrghY

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

Armand de Preseau

David Calvet et les Elus – Mea Katu (Congo, 1978, Pathé EMI)

Les Elus” was a Congolese band, lead by David Calvet M’Voutoucoulou, a guitarist who recorded 3 albums and who also played with the “Les Ombres de Brazzaville” and “Bayembi” in the early 70’s.
For today, I wanted to share with you “Mea Katu“, a nice Afro Latin Fusion track from Congo (Brazzaville), with fresh and fuzzy electric guitars – Enjoy !
David Calvet et les Elus – Mea Katu

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/6yS2a0ecSQ0

Take care,

Armand de Preseau

Jean Raph Loumbet – Mbonge (Congo, 1983, Loukelo Samba)

For today, I decided to share with you “Mbonge“, one my favourite #Soukous track by the Congolese musician Jean Raph Loumbet, an instant feel-good track with catchy guitar riffs, perfect for make your dancefloor smile – Enjoy !

Jean Raph Loumbet – Mbonge

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

All the best,

Armand

 

M.B.T’s – M.B.T’s Sound (Congo, 1970s, MB Sound)

Devastating Afrobeat track from M.B.T’s, a super obscure band who only released this single on a private record label..

I have no info on this band, just that they are apparently from Congo.. Have a listen to “M.B.T’s Sound“, what a track – Enjoy !

M.B.T’s – M.B.T’s Sound

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/mT2DgaV9jxw

Have a nice week,

Armand

Siassia And Talk (Republic of Congo, 198?, Private Press)

For today, I wanted to present you a super obscure one and only 12 inches 4 track EP recorded in the 80’s in Paris by the Congolese artist Albert Siassa, originary from Pointe-Noire.

I decided to make you discover “Escale (Bolingo)”, a nice #Afro Boogie track recorded with drum machines – but the whole EP is great and in the same vein !!

Siassia & Talk – Escale (Bolingo)

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

Best regards,

Armand

Spiritual Singers “Ntsamina” – Kimia (Republic of the Congo, 1983, Not on Label)

The band Spiritual Singers Ntsamina (Spiritual Singers of the Light) was founded the 10 of October 1980 in Brazzaville (Republic of the Congo) by a group of christian teenagers from 13 to 24 years old.

The band was composed by :

Guitar Solo : Sylvain Loudi

Rhythm Guitar : Albert Loudi

Bass Guitar : Pierre Diakossama

Organ : Théodore Mbouaka

Drums : Samuel Ossama

Solo Vocals : Berthe Loudi, Samuel Ossama, Albert Loudi

Backing Vocals : Jeanne Nzibou, Berthe Loudi, Thomas Nsikouvoue, Albert Loudi, Aimérence Loulendo, Bernadette Mbemba Nlandou, Sylvain Loudi

The track presented here, “Kimia”, is a disco boogie christian gospel UFO-esque song taken from their one and only album recorded in 1983 – Enjoy !

Spiritual Singers “Ntsamina” – Kimia

You can also listen to it on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/ZTBZyvCq2jg

Best regards,

Armand