Amara Touré & L’Orchestre Massako – Fatou (Gabon, 1984, Mass Pro)

Following this former article, I wanted to share with you for today “Fatou“, an Afro Cuban Latin Jazz Soul masterpiece, initially recorded in the 70s by the legendary Guinean singer Amara Touré on the mythical record label Sonafric, re-interprated in 1984 in a gorgeous alternate superior version by Amara & the Gabonese band “Orchestre Massako” with sublime saxophone & piano parts (the version presented in this article), during the few years he spent in Libreville (Gabon) – Enjoy !

Amara Touré & L’Orchestre Massako – Fatou

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Armand de Preseau

Maitre Gazonga & L’International Challal – Les Jaloux Saboteurs (Tchad, 1983, AS Records)

Ahmat Saleh Rougalta, betterly known as “Maître Gazonga” was born the 27 of May 1948 in Am-Timam (Republic of Chad, central Africa).

 During all of his childhood, he fully very involved into sports, but decided to become a musician at the age of 20. A few years later, he created his band, “L’international Challal“, that became soon one of the most popular groups of the country, always on tour.

For today, I wanted to share with you “Les Jaloux Saboteurs“, his most famous song, an instant feel-good & frantic uptempo Afro Soukous Funky track recorded in 1983 in Abidjan (Ivory Coast) that quickly became a huge African anthem in most of the countries of the continent, and still is nowadays – Enjoy !

Maitre Gazonga & L’International Challal – Les Jaloux Saboteurs

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Armand de Preseau

Salim “Sal Davis” Abdallah Salim – Leave Me Alone (Kenya, 1966, Philips)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Leave Me Alone“, an uplifting deep Afro Soul Jazz Twist track with Bossa Nova influences, taken from one of the earliest recordings of the Kenyan crooner Salim “Sal Davis” Abdallah Salim, out in 1966 on the record label “Philips” – Enjoy !

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Armand de Preseau

Albert Siassia – River Song (Republic of the Congo, 1979, WEA)

Following to that former post, I wanted to share with you for today “River Song“, a dope Afro Funk track with wild piano & horn parts, recorded in 1979 by the Pointe Noire (Republic of Congo) native Albert Siassia – Enjoy !

Albert Siassia – River Song

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Armand de Preseau

Max Massala – Mamaye (Gabon, 1980s, Max Massala Self-Released)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Mamaye“, a dope Tropical Afro Soukous Funk track taken from an ultra hard to find album recorded & self-released in the early 80s by the Gabonese artist Max Massala – Enjoy !

Max Massala – Mamaye

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Armand de Preseau

Evan and Sam & The New Sunshine Band – Honey Baby (Kenya, 1970s, Sounds Express)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Honey Baby“, an heavy psychedelic African Fuzz Garage Funk Rock track recorded in the 70s by Evan & Sam, two obscure teenage Kenyan musicians, accompanied by the band “The New Sunshine Band” – Enjoy !

Evan and Sam & The New Sunshine Band – Honey Baby

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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

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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

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Armand de Preseau

Shaba Kahamba & Les Esprits Saints – Messages (Democratic Republic of the Congo / Former Zaïre, 1993, Sonodisc)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Messages“, an instant feel-good Afro Soukous track with catchy electric guitar parts recorded in 1993 by the Congolese guitarist Shaba Kahamba, former member of the mythical Orchestre Afrisa International leaded by the legendary François “Franco” Luambo Makiadi – Instant dancefloor tropical hit here, enjoy !

Shaba Kahamba & Les Esprits Saints – Messages

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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