Ousmane – Ya Ghagh-Irifi (Morocco, 1976, Mawel)

Ousmane (“Lightning”) was a band from Morocco, who used to play Amazighe (berber tribe from North Africa) Gnawa music in the 70s.

Really setter for the time, the band was composed of 6 members : Ammuri M’barek, Said Bijaaden, Said Butrufin, Belaid el-Akkaf, Tarik el-Maaroufi and Lyazed Qorfi.

They recorded two singles in 1976, toured all around the country and performed a concert in Paris (France) at the Olympia Concert Hall on the 5 of February 1977 (that was also recorded on vinyl), before splitting in 1978.

Following to that former post, I wanted to share with you for today “Ya Ghagh-Irifi“, a catchy Gnawa Jazz Folk desert blues with very sweet violin parts, taken from the second single of the band, recorded in 1976 – Enjoy !

Ousmane – Ya Ghagh-Irifi

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

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

Armand de Preseau

Ousa Nousava – Zamal (La Reunion, 1997, Oasis Production)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Zamal“, a deep beautiful Maloya Fusion Jazz bliss track from Reunion island (Indian Ocean), taken from the first album of the band Ousa Nousava, originally released in 1984, with a sound in a very similar vein as the Reunionese band Ziskakan – Enjoy !

Ousa Nousava – Zamal

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/o1ITx6OtS2A

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

Armand de Preseau

Soleya Mama & Le Waatoo Sita – Jambar (Senegal, 1976, Sonafric)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Jambar“, an outstanding Psychedelic Funky Afro Fusion Mbalax track taken from the first album recorded in 1976 by the Senegalese musicologist, politician, ecologist, art critic, museum curator Ousmane Sow Huchard & his band, “Le Waatoo Sita” – Enjoy !

Soleya Mama & Le Waatoo Sita – Jambar

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/hag00XeUS74

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

Armand de Preseau

Les Ya Toupas Du Zaire – Marche Des Esclaves (Democratic Republic of Congo / Former Zaïre, 1978, Songhoï)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Marche des Esclaves“, an awesome deep african fusion piano jazz track with psychedelic influences, taken from the first album the congolese band of “Les Ya Toupas du Zaïre“, the orchestra that included some of the finest musicians of the country : Manuaku Waku, Raymond “Ray” Lema A’Nsi, Mansiamina “Bopol” Mfoko & great others famous names – Enjoy !

Les Ya Toupas Du Zaïre – Marche Des Esclaves

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/oQU3RyoTNL4

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

Armand de Preseau

Marhaba Band – Baba Bahri (Tunisia, 1978, Self-Released)

For today, I wanted  to share with you “Baba Bahri“, the B side of super obscure single self-released in 1978, only recording of the Tunisian bandMarhaba Band“, a powerful Psychedelic Rock Fusion Funk track sung in Arabic – Enjoy !

Marhaba Band – Baba Bahri

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/xYfTMYvq-g4

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

Armand de Preseau

Vyckos Ekondo – Bovenga Ngoyi (Gabon, 1980s, Self-Released)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Bovenga Ngoyi“, a psychedelic spiritual Afro Fusion UFO track taken from a super obscure album by the Gabonese musician Vyckos Ekondo, self-released in the 80s by the Gabonese Ministry of Health & Social Affairs to promote health care system in Gabon – Enjoy !

Vyckos Ekondo – Bovenga Ngoyi

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/66aQVJXFsjk

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

Armand de Preseau

Ziad Rahbani – Rouh Khabbir (Lebanon, 1991, Relax-In)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Rouh Khabbir” (روح خبر), a cover of the well known track “Soul Shadows” by the American musician Joe Sample, reinterpreted here in a very beautiful oriental fusion jazz way by the legendary lebanese composer Ziad Rahbani, and taken from “Houdou Nsibi“, one of his rarest albums – Enjoy !

Ziad Rahbani – Rouh Khabbir

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/_vo4ePPNGNE

Have a nice wednesday, see you on sunday !

Armand de Preseau

Joby Bernabé – Laté Ya (Martinique, 1985, GD Productions)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Laté Ya“, a deep West Indian Folk Jazz Jusion track recorded in 1985 by the martinican poet & musician Joby Bernabé – Enjoy !

Joby Bernabé – Laté Ya

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/PP0UKyyo_1U

Have a nice Wednesday !

Armand de Preseau

Caso Vikings Guadeloupe Exploration – Sweet Florence (Guadeloupe, 1978, 3A Production)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Sweet Florence“, a sweet Cadence Island Jazz Fusion track from this well known band from Guadeloupe – Enjoy !

Caso Vikings Guadeloupe Exploration – Sweet Florence

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

Have a nice sunday, take care !

Armand de Preseau

David Calvet et les Elus – Mea Katu (Congo, 1978, Pathé EMI)

Les Elus” was a Congolese band, lead by David Calvet M’Voutoucoulou, a guitarist who recorded 3 albums and who also played with the “Les Ombres de Brazzaville” and “Bayembi” in the early 70’s.
For today, I wanted to share with you “Mea Katu“, a nice Afro Latin Fusion track from Congo (Brazzaville), with fresh and fuzzy electric guitars – Enjoy !
David Calvet et les Elus – Mea Katu

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/6yS2a0ecSQ0

Take care,

Armand de Preseau