Daouda Koné “Le Sentimental” – Chant De La Savane (Ivory Coast, 1980, Maikano)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Chant De La Savane“, a beautiful syncopated Afro Soul track from Ivory Coast (West Africa) with Afrobeat flavours & awesome flute parts from the singer & guitarist Daouda Koné, better known as “Le Sentimental“.

This album was recorded in 1980 on the very well known Ivorian record label Maikano, run by the legendary Maïkano Adamou – Enjoy !

Daouda Koné – Chant De La Savane

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

Armand de Preseau

Akissi Christine Bella – Kotranvvasse Pka Yole Timanpka (Ivory Coast, 1979, Atlantic)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Kotranvvasse Pka Yole Timanpka“, an obscure Cosmic Afro Soul Funk track with jazzy vibes & awesome synth parts, taken from the first single of the Ivorian singer Akissi Christine Bella, recorded & produced in 1979 by the legendary Ivorian musician Paul Wassaba – Enjoy !

Akissi Christine Bella – Kotranvvasse Pka Yole Timanpka

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/rjUNgmCQqg4

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

Armand de Preseau

Zakri Noel – Sio Yiri Min (Ivory Coast, 1970s, Furia Music)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Sio Yiri Min“, an outstanding Afro Funk stormer from Ivory Coast with powerful horns & super catchy guitar riffs parts recorded in the 70s by the musician Zakri Noel, one of my personal favorite West African track, one of a kind – Enjoy !

Zakri Noel – Sio Yiri Min

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/WpW473hfy-0

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

Armand de Preseau

Okoi Seka Athanase & Les Grands Colombias Du Peuple – Melokon Mebun Ou (Ivory Coast, 1977, Badmos

For today, I wanted to share with you “Melokon Mebun Ou“, a bouncy psychedelic Afro Funk track with catchy horns parts recorded in 1977 by the Ivorian musician Okoi Seka Athanase, founder of the “Kete Rock” genre, backed here by “Les Grands Colombias du Peuple” – Enjoy !

Okoi Seka Athanase & Les Grands Colombias Du Peuple – Melokon Mebun Ou

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/bRo3wdi4vEg

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

Armand de Preseau

Abidjan City Breakers – ABC Rap (Ivory Coast, 1983, Disco Stock)

For today, I wanted to share with you “ABC Rap“, a dancefloor friendly catchy african smurf boogie rap track taken from the only recording from this teenage breakdance band from Abidjan (Ivory Coast) – Enjoy !

Abidjan City Breakers – ABC Rap

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/HK-sNrr1C8M

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

Armand de Preseau

Theodore Boumbhe – La Guerre Et La Paix Ne Sont Pas Pareilles (Ivory Coast, 1970s, SID – Societe Ivoirienne Du Disque)

Best known for his hit “Coco tu es partout“, Théodore Boumbhé – also nicknamed has “the guitar that speaks” – was the sole son of a noble family. Playing guitar since he was fifteen, he traveled widely throughout Africa, playing with bands & performing solos.

For today, I wanted to share with you “La Guerre Et La Paix Ne Sont Pas Pareilles” (“War & Peace Are Not The Same“), a breezing catchy psychedelic Afro Folksy Soul track with nice horns & organ parts – Enjoy !

Théodore Boumbhé – La Guerre Et La Paix Ne Sont Pas Pareilles

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/ng7ir2_Ewrs

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

Armand de Preseau

Les Parents Du Campus – Gboglo Koffi (Ivory Coast, 1993, Bleu Caraibes)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Gboglo Koffi“, a crazy zouglou afro synth tropical dancefloor burner track, recorded in 1993 in Abidjan (Ivory Coast) by “Les Parents Du Campus” band, personal club fave – Enjoy !

Les Parents Du Campus – Gboglo Koffi

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/ndh7rDV10Io

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

Armand De Preseau

Afro Train – Ode To Hendrix (Ivory Coast, 1973, Societe Ivoirienne du Disque SID)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Ode To Hendrix“, a slow psychedelic Afro Funk instrumental tribute to the American legend Jimi Hendrix, recorded in 1973 in Abidjan, Ivory Coast – Enjoy !

Afro Train – Ode To Hendrix

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

Have a nice sunday !

Armand de Preseau

Moussa Doumbia – Samba (Mali, 1980, Sacodis)

Samba” is a very well known West-African traditional folk song from the Wassoulou area (situated between Ivory Coast,Guinea and Mali).

This song talks about Samba, a young and unlucky taxi driver from Conakry (Guinea) who fall in love with one of his customers. He steals the earings of the girl to see her again, but the father of the girl finds out the craftiness of the young Samba and casts out the boy. After many adventures, everything goes finally in order when Samba asks the girl in marriage.

Several covers of this song, in differents musical styles, were recorded from the 70s to the 80s, to traditional from afro rock and funk way.

For today, I wanted to share with you one of my favorite version of this classic song, interpreted here in a raw Afro Funk way by the Malian James Brown Moussa Doumbia – Enjoy !

Moussa Doumbia – Samba

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/TwGuTJmvNJ4

Have a nice day !

Armand de Preseau

Jean Mary Tacko – Vovo Gbala (Ivory Coast, 1980, Papa Disco)

Taken from the one-and-only album recorded in the 80s by the obscure artist Jean Mary Tacko from Ivory Coast, “Vovo Gbala” is a great Afro Boogie Disco track that I wanted to make you discover today – Enjoy !!

Jean Mary Tacko – Vovo Gbala

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/Lfcm-AsKKbY

All the best,

Armand