Mammane Sani Et Son Orgue – Tunan (Niger, 1978, Niger Ministry Of Culture)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Tunan“, a bewitching dreamy Lo-Fi Afro Electro Synth Soul instrumental track taken from Mammane Sani Abdoulaye‘s first album, one of the greatest musicians of Niger & one of the pioneers of Electronic music in Africa.

Guitarist and singer, he discovered electronic music in 1974, when he was employed as a musician for the UNESCO.

One day, a delegate from Rwanda (here for one of the UNESCO meetings) brought along his Italian “Orlo” organ model. Mammane, captivated by the sound, convinced him to sell it.

This Organ was the first in Niger.

He recorded on it his first album of instrumental electronic songs in 1978, only released on a few tapes in coordination with the Minister of Culture.

He played over 30 years, and is still playing music today, recording albums and touring live.

Mammane Sani Et Son Orgue – Tunan

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Patience Dabany – Maimouna (Gabon, 1985, Nkoussou Music)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Maimouna“, an upper class bewitching Afro Funk Soul Soukous track with heavenly strings & guitar parts, recorded in 1985 by the Congolese musician & composer Marie-Joséphine Kama “Patience Dabany” (Gabonese president Omar Bongo‘s former wife), leader of mythical Gabonese bands such as “Akebe II“, “Banowita” or “Kounabeli” and founder of the recording studios “Elumba 2” (Libreville, Gabon) and Mbila (Los Angeles, United States).

This album was recorded between Gabon & the United States with the help of the legendary musician and arranger Fred Wesley, James Brown‘s former musical director – Enjoy !

Patience Dabany – Maimouna (Gabon, 1985, Nkoussou Music)

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Batat Hobtaine – Oh Oh Mama (Cameroun, 1970s, Batat Hobtaine Self-Released)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Batat Hobtaine – Oh Oh Mama“, a devastating 12min long Afro Funk Soul Fusion Mangambeu track with Afrobeat flavours and killer horns, taken from a super obscure & ultra hard to find LP self-recorded & released in the late 70s by the Cameroonian musician & composer Batat Hobtaine – Enjoy !

Batat Hobtaine – Oh Oh Mama (Cameroun, 1970s, Batat Hobtaine Self-Released)

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Les As Du Golfe – Tsi Ma Leto (Togo, 1970s, Cocorico Music Productions)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Tsi Ma Leto“, a furious syncopated percussive Afro Funk Folk track with Afrobeat flavours, devastating horns & guitar riffs taken from the only album recorded in the 70s by the obscure Togolese band “Les As Du Golfe” – Enjoy !

Les As Du Golfe – Tsi Ma Leto

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Malika Domrane – Alkalkaliw (Kabylie / Algeria, 1981, Amina Editions)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Alkalkaliw“, a powerful & catchy Oriental Disco track taken from the rare 1st album of the Algerian Kabyle singer Malika Dormane recorded in 1980, also compiled at the time in this ultra hard to find compilation (look at this gorgeous cover art !) intended to promote Kabylian music – Enjoy !

Malika Domrane – Alkalkaliw

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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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Jojo L’Explosif (Jo Tongo) – Get It (The Way I Like) (Cameroun, 1968, Akue)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Get It (The Way I Like)“, a devastating Afro Soul Jerk Rock Mod track with raw grunts a la James Brown and killer breaks, recorded in France in 1968 by the Douala (Cameroun) native musician Joseph Ekambi Tongo Mpondo (better known as “Jojo L’Explosif” or “Jo Tongo“), during his pharmacy studies – Enjoy !

Jojo L’Explosif (Jo Tongo) – Get It (The Way I Like)

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علاء – دخترها پسرها (Ala – Doxtarha Pesarha) (Iran, 1970s, Khane Safha)

For today, I wanted to share with you “دخترها پسرها” (“Doxtarha Pesarha ” or “Girls, Boys” in Farsi – Persian langage), a mad Psychedelic Persian Garage Surf Rock Funk track with raw grunts, crazy organ & furious guitar parts, taken from a very obscure & ultra rare single from the Iranian musician & composer Ala (علا) recorded in the late 60s / early 70s on the Iranian record label “خانه صفحه” (“Khane Safha” or “Record House” in Farsi) (feel free to contact me if you have any further infos on that one !) – Enjoy !

علاء – دخترها پسرها (Ala – Doxtarha Pesarha)

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Guerda Hector – Helas (Haïti, 1986, JD Productions)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Helas“, a beautiful catchy Spiritual Jazzy Cadence Funk track taken from the only album recorded by the obscure Haitian singer & composed Guerda Hector in 1986 – Enjoy !

Guerda Hector – Helas

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L.M. Kiland & l’Orchestre Mabatalai – Chercher Le Magot (Democratic Republic of the Congo / Former Zaïre, 1970s, Zaire Promotion 2000)

Following to that former post, I wanted to share with you for today “Chercher Le Magot“, a frantic Tropical Soukous Funk Gem recorded in the late 70s by the Congolese musician Charles Pierre “Kiland” Loukelo Menayame, and backed the band “L’Orchestre Mbatalaï” – Enjoy !

L.M. Kiland & l’Orchestre Mabatalai – Chercher Le Magot

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Armand de Preseau