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

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/nQz30zJ6eOQ

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

Armand de Preseau

Franco et L’Orchestre TP OK Jazz – Kinsiona (Democratic Republic of the Congo / Former Zaïre, 1974, African)

Following to that former post, I wanted to share with you for today “Kinsiona“, a splendid melancholic Afro Soul Jazz Blues track recorded in 1974 by the legendary Congolese musician François “Franco” Luambo Makiadi and backed by his legendary “TP Ok Jazz” Orchestra – Enjoy !

This song was composed by Franco in memory of his young brother Bavon Marie Marie Luambo, died the 5 of August 1970 at the age of 26 in a car accident in the city of Kinshasa (Democratic Republic of the Congo).

Franco et L’Orchestre TP OK Jazz – Kinsiona

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

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Have a nice Wednesday, see you on next Sunday 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

Tabu Ley Rochereau & L’Afrisa International – Aon Aon (Congo Zaïre, 1973, African)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Aon-Aon” (in reference to the sounding effect on the guitar that plays during the track), a beautiful rumba afro jazzy track from the congolese master Tabu Ley Rochereau and his “Afrisa International” orchestra – Enjoy !

Tabu Ley Rochereau & L’Afrisa International – Aon Aon

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/FhE7PuLBb8Y

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

Armand de Preseau

Franco et L’Orchestre TP OK Jazz – Da Da De Tu Amor (Congo, 1977, African)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Da Da De Tu Amor“, a wonderful Afro Latin track from the legendary Congolese musician Franco, backed by his well-known band “Orchestre TP OK Jazz” – Enjoy !

Franco et L’Orchestre TP OK Jazz – Da Da De Tu Amor

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/cbpbuq0gg1U

Have a nice sunday !

Armand de Preseau

Franco et l’Orchestre OK Jazz – Thomas (Congo, 1960s, Ngoma)

For today, I wanted to share with you one of my unexpected recent finds, “Thomas“, a splendid early deep rumba by the Congolese Master and his famous “Orchestre OK Jazz”  – Enjoy !

Franco et l’Orchestre OK Jazz – Thomas

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/5Qi0eOlLBxw

Have a nice sunday,

Armand

ADP020 – Loin du Congo (Far From Congo), featuring Franco, Orchestre Cobantou, OK Jazz, African Fiesta, Roi Champro, Orchestre Mabatalai, MBT’s..

L’Orchestre OK Jazz, lead by the great Franco (1960)

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Hi Dear readers !
Hope that everything is ok and that you enjoyed the last Beninese Selection ! This week we travel to the Congoes (Congo Kinshasa / Congo Brazzaville).

Just Three Words : To Kumisa Congo !
(10 000 CFA Francs for the one who will manage to translate this !)
 
Armand de Preseau – Loin du Congo (Far from Congo)


You can download this selection here !

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See you in next Sunday for another selection of Oriental Mystic sounds, or maybe for another (that would be the third !) Cameroonese selection.. We’ll see !
BONUS TRACK :
 
Sincerely yours,
Armand

ADP011 – Fly Me Back To Kinshasa – A Selection of 70’s Congolese Afro Jerk and Soukouss Tracks

Merry Christmas everyone !!!

As a little Xmas present, here comes the last brand new selection of the year 2012 of some Afro Jerk / Afrobeat and Soukouss tracks from Congo (Zaïre) through some different orchestras and bands (Orchestre Veve, Orchestre Veve Star, Orchestre Cobantou, Orchestre Kiam) leaded by the great Georges Kiamwangana Mateta aka “Dynamite Verckys”,a legendary Congolese musician that began his carrer at the end of the 60’s – Enjoy !!

Armand de Preseau – Fly Me Back To Kinshasa
A 70’s Afro Jerk and Soukouss Congolese Track

(be patient with the flash player, it works but loading may be slow due to the size of the file )
Download the selection here !
Tracklist :

1 – Champro King et l’Orchestre Cobantou – Merci Roi Champro
2 – Bovick et L’Orchestre Veve – Venus
3 – Orchestre Bella bella – Milly
4 – Verckys et l’Orchestre Veve – Nakobala Yo Denise
5 – Orchestre Veve Star – Nitarudia
6 – Ndalani 77 Brothers – Nzaumi
7 – Orchestre Veve Star – Bassala Hot
8 – Franck Muzola Ngunga et l’Orchestre Kiam – Bamo Kangi
Merry christmas again and happy 2013 to everyone ! See you next week for the next selection !
Sincerely yours,

Armand de Préseau