Tag: guinee

Amara Touré & L’Orchestre Massako – Fatou (Gabon, 1984, Mass Pro)

Following this former article, I wanted to share with you for today “Fatou“, an Afro Cuban Latin Jazz Soul masterpiece, initially recorded in the 70s by the legendary Guinean singer Amara Touré on the mythical record label Sonafric, re-interprated in 1984 in a gorgeous alternate superior version by Amara & the Gabonese band “Orchestre Massako” with sublime saxophone & piano parts (the version presented in this article), during the few years he spent in Libreville (Gabon) – Enjoy !

Amara Touré & L’Orchestre Massako – Fatou

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/736VPqupoTI

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

Armand de Preseau

Orchestre Bembeya Jazz National – Ne Fais Pas De Sacrifice (Guinea Conakry, 1978, Areito)

For today, I wanted to share with you « Ne Fais Pas De Sacrifice », a deep breezing psychedelic Afro Funk Soul Manding Jazz track by the famous Guinean orchestra Bembeya Jazz National (formerly « Orchestre De Beyla », the area where its members come from), co-founded in the 1961 by Sekou Bembeya DiabateAboubacar Demba CamaraSékouba Bambino Diabaté amongst others.

This song is one of the hardest to find from the band, because it was only released in 1978 on the compilation presented here, recorded between Cuba & Guinea Conakry & only out localy in La havane at the time, to commemorate the historical musical friendship between those two countries – Enjoy !

Orchestre Bembeya Jazz National – Ne Fais Pas de Sacrifice

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/0tqBc3vdQro

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

Armand de Preseau

Balla Et Ses Balladins – Moi Ca Ma Fout (Guinea Conakry, 1971, Editions Syliphone Conakry)

Following to this former post, I wanted to share with you for today “Moi Ca Ma Fout“, a killer uptempo Afro Funk Garage Jerk track recorded in 1971 by the legendary national Guinean orchestra “Balla et ses Balladins”, leaded by Balla Onivogui – Enjoy !

Balla Et Ses Balladins – Moi Ca Ma Fout

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/1SSEuc9A7_0

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

Armand de Preseau

Amara Touré & L’Orchestre Massako – Gnekelhe Mohi (Gabon, 1980s, Mass Pro)

Following to that former post, I wanted to share with you for today “Gnekelhe Mohi“, an instant feel-good Afro Latin Masterpiece recorded in the 80s the military Gabonese Orchestre Massako led by the musician & producer Jean-Christian Makaya (better known as Mack Joss), and driven by the bewitching voice of the Guinean singer Amara Touré – Personal dancefloor favorite here, enjoy !

Amara Touré & L’Orchestre Massako – Gnekelhe Mohi

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

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

Armand de Preseau

Demba Camara Et Son Groupe – Exhumation Folklorique (Guinea Conakry, 1971, Editions Syliphone Conakry)

For today, I wanted to share with you one of my favorite Guinean song, “Exhumation Folkorique“, an outstanding deep folk track with jazzy vibes, slow afrobeat accentsmesmerizing voices & captivating rhythm section – Enjoy !

Demba Camara Et Son Groupe – Exhumation Folklorique

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/5H3kgo_N-hM

Have a nice Sunday !

Armand de Preseau

Super Boiro Band – Samba (Guinea Conakry, 1976, Editions Syliphone Conakry)

Samba” is a very well known traditional folk song from the Wassoulou area (situated between Ivory Coast, Guinea and Mali), adapted here by the national legendary “Super Boiro Band” Guinean orchestra, leaded by the trumpetist Mamadou Niaissa.

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 different musical styles, were recording during from the 70s to the 80s, to traditional from afro rock and funk way – Hope you’ll enjoy this psychedelic one !!

Super Boiro Band – Samba

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/3pHdltzm7po

All the best,

Armand

Balla et ses Balladins – Samba (Guinea, 1972, Editions Syliphone Conakry)

Samba” is a very well known traditional folk song from the Wassoulou area (situated between Ivory Coast, Guinea and Mali), adapted here by the national legendary “Balla et ses Balladins” Guinean orchestra, leaded by Balla Onivogui.

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 different musical styles, were recording during from the 70s to the 80s, to traditional from afro rock and funk way – Hope you’ll enjoy this one !!

Balla et ses Balladins – Samba

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

Take care,

Armand

International Soleil Band – Ta Lassa (Mali, 1983, West African Music)

The International Soleil Band was a bunch of Malian and Guinean musicians who recorded a unique album in 1983 on the French based label “WAM“.

Ta Lassa“, the song presented today, is a track I always play in club and parties, groovy as hell, a blend of traditionnal rhythms, syncoped guitar riffs and nervous organ solo parts that sounds a bit like a tropical Giorgio Moroder recording – Enjoy !

International Soleil Band – Ta Lassa

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

Best regards,

Armand