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Orchestre Inoccupa Du Zaire – Arangomo (Part. 1 & 2) (Democratic Republic Of The Congo, 1976, Authentic’Music)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Arangomo“, an frantic Afro Soukous Souk Funky track that begins as a straight Rumba to quickly go wild, recorded by the obscure Congolese band “Orchestre Inoccupa Du Zaire” (any further informations welcomed !), that seemed to have recorded only recorded 2 singles including that one, released in 1976 on the French record label “Authentic’Music“.

Personal favorite, always a dance floor burner when I play it in my DJ Sets – Enjoy !

Orchestre Inoccupa Du Zaire – Arangomo (Part. 1 & 2) (Democratic Republic Of The Congo, 1976, Authentic’Music)

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Armand de Preseau

Lady Isa – Tabou Ya Afrika (Democratic Republic Of The Congo, 1980s, Espera)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Tabou Ya Afrika“, an instant catchy balearic 80s Afro Electro Boogie Funk Synth track with insane drum machines backing, taken from the 2nd album of the Congolese Diva Isabelle “Lady Isa” Kozonga, recorded in the late 80s in Belgium with the help of the producer & musician Emmanuel “Manu” Lima.

This track is taken from a record that has another pressing, with different versions & arrangements of the songs. The one presented here is my favorite, with musical flavors that reminds me a bit of the African anthem “Let Me Love You” composer in 1979 by the Sierra Leonean musician “Bunny Mack” (Cecil Bunting MacCormack).

Devastating dance floor weapon, this record never leaves my DJ Bag when I’m invited to play records in parties & clubs – Enjoy !

Lady Isa – Tabou Ya Afrika (Democratic Republic Of The Congo, 1980s, Espera)

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Armand de Preseau

Papa Wemba Le Kuru Yaka & Les Djamuskets De Paris – Zea (Democratic Republic Of The Congo, 1982, Le Passeport)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Zea“, an awesome deep African Soukous from the Democratic Republic of Congo (former Zaire), that quickly turns after the first part to a Psychedelic Funky Soul track with mind-blowing guitar parts, taken from an album privately recorded & released in 1982 by the legendary Congolese composer & musician Jules Shungu Wembadio Pene Kikumba, better known as “Papa Wemba“.

Serious dancefloor stormer here, hope you’ll like it !

Papa Wemba Le Kuru Yaka & Les Djamuskets De Paris – Zea (Democratic Republic Of The Congo, 1982, Le Passeport)

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Armand de Preseau

Albert Siassia & Talk Hoby Night (Tokobina) – Pointe Noire (Republic of the Congo, 1980s, Self-Released)

Following this former post, I wanted to share with you for today “Pointe Noire“, an instant catchy underground Afro Electro Boogie Synth Funk track with nice drum machines use, recorded in Paris the 80s by the Congolese musician & composer Albert Siassia from Pointe Noire city (Republic of Congo), former dancer of the National Congolese Ballet.

One this album & backed by his band Talk Hoby Night or Tokobina (which means “We’ll dance !” in Lingala vernacular langage), a French group formerly known as “Dread Lion” and composed with :

Albert Siassia : Vocals, Drums ;

Philippe Benhamoux : Guitar ;

Pascale Bouchinet : Bass, Guitar ;

Franck Benhamou : Synths, Drums ;

Albert Siassia & Talk Hoby Night (Tokobina) – Pointe Noire (Democratic Republic of the Congo, 1980s, Self-Released)

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Armand de Preseau

Bana – Eternidade (Cape Verde, 1966, Pathé)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Eternidade“, a splendid melancholic early Afro Soul Folk Jazz ballad driven by gorgeous clarinet parts, one of the very first recordings of the legendary Cape Verdean composer & musician Adriano Gonçalves (better known as “Bana“).

Initially recorded in Dakar (Sénégal) in 1962 with the backing of another Cape Verdean legend, the songwriter, arranger and clarinetist Luis Morais and his Orchestre Du Saloum, the song presented here today is taken from this Pan-African compilation out in 1966 in the mythical French record label “Pathé” with this very cute cover art – Enjoy !

Bana – Eternidade (Cape Verde, 1966, Pathé)

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L’Incomparable Vata Mombasa – Mon Fils (Democratic Republic of the Congo, 1982, Production Vata Mombasa)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Mon Fils“, a deep spiritual syncopated Afro Soul track with funky Soukous flavors, taken from the 2nd album recorded in 1982 in the city of Lomé (Togo) by the Congolese (former Zaïre) composer & guitarist Vata Diantima (better kwown as “Vata Mombasa”), former member of the mythical band “Orchestre Lipua Lipua“.

The album presented here features great musicians from the band “Orchestre Niamou Niamou” such as : Assi Kapela, André “Ya Zorro” Lumingu, Jean-Marie Kabongo Wetu, Danielle “Daniela” Loko, Anani & Kanyama “Ringo” Moya Lotula.

To notice : I decided to edit the track to share only its first part, my favorite (it turns from the middle into a completely different tune, straight soukous one) – Enjoy !

L’Incomparable Vata Mombasa – Mon Fils (Democratic Republic of the Congo, 1982, Production Vata Mombasa)

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Armand de Preseau

Abeti Masikini – Usisilike (Democratic Republic of the Congo, 1978, BBZ Productions)

Following this previous article, I wanted to share with you for today “Usisilike“, an instant feel-good Afro Boogie Soul Funk track, taken from the 6th album of the Congolese Diva Elisabeth Finant, better known as Abeti Maskini, out in 1978 on the French record label “BBZ Productions” with the help of legendary African & French legendary names :

Pierre Alain Dahan (Drums) ;

Sauveur Malia (Bass) ;

Slim Pezin (Producing, Arrangements, Guitars) ;

Marc Chantereau (Percussions)

Georges Taguere (Keyboards) ;

Gerard Akueson (Management) ;

Abeti Masiki – Usisilike (Democratic Republic of the Congo, 1978)

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Armand de Preseau

Michel Boyibanda & L’Orchestre OK Jazz – Ven Y Ven Y Ven (Democratic Republic of the Congo, 1970s, Pathé Marconi)

Following this previous post, I wanted to share with you for today “Ven Y Ven Y Ven“, a timeless standard of the latin musical repertoire initially recorded in 1965 by the composer Johnny Pacheco (Dominican Republic), and covered here in a killer sweet top notch Afro Latin Salsa version, recorded in the 70s by the Congolese (former Zaïre) composer & singer Michel Boyibanda and backed by the mythical orchestra “OK Jazz” founded by the legendary François “Franco” Luambo Makiadi.

Cherry on the cake : this gorgeous cover art album – Enjoy !

Michel Boyibanda & L’Orchestre OK Jazz – Ven Y Ven Y Ven (Democratic Republic of the Congo, 1970s, Pathé Marconi)

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Armand de Preseau

Abeti Masikini – Tata Mobutu (Democratic Republic of the Congo, 1976, Pathé)

Following this former post, I wanted to share with you for today “Tata Mobutu“, an outstanding mesmerizing Psychedelic Afro Soul Jazz Funk track, driven by the splendid voice of the Congolese Diva Elisabeth Finant, betterly known as Abeti Maskini, and taken from her 4th album out in 1976 on the mythical French record label “Pathé Marconi” – Enjoy !

Abeti Masikini – Tata Mobutu (Democratic Republic of the Congo, 1976, Pathé)

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Orchestre The Soul Kids – J’ai Pleuré Ma Belle (Democratic Republic Of The Congo, 1960s, Ngoma)

For today, I wanted to share with you “J’ai Pleuré Ma Belle” (“I’ve cried my love“), an uplifting dope Afro Soul Funk Mod Jazz track, recorded in the 60s by the Congolese band « The Soul Kids » from Kinshasa (Democratic Republic of Congo), who released a few singles and one album of French covers of American & French Soul, Funk & Rnb standards of that time on the legendary congolese record label ” Ngoma“, strongly influenced by the American heroes of that era such as the kings James Brown, Otis Redding & Wilson Pickett – Enjoy !

Orchestre The Soul Kids – J’ai Pleuré Ma Belle

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