Tag: kongo

Orchestre Inoccupa Du Zaire – Arangomo (Part. 1 & 2) (Democratic Republic Of The Congo, 1976, Authentic’Music)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Arangomo“, an frantic Afro Soukous Souk Funky track that begins as a straight Rumba to quickly go wild, recorded by the obscure Congolese band “Orchestre Inoccupa Du Zaire” (any further informations welcomed !), that seemed to have recorded only recorded 2 singles including that one, released in 1976 on the French record label “Authentic’Music“.

Personal favorite, always a dance floor burner when I play it in my DJ Sets – Enjoy !

Orchestre Inoccupa Du Zaire – Arangomo (Part. 1 & 2) (Democratic Republic Of The Congo, 1976, Authentic’Music)

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/AusB7FM_0AE

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

Armand de Preseau

Lady Isa – Tabou Ya Afrika (Democratic Republic Of The Congo, 1980s, Espera)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Tabou Ya Afrika“, an instant catchy balearic 80s Afro Electro Boogie Funk Synth track with insane drum machines backing, taken from the 2nd album of the Congolese Diva Isabelle “Lady Isa” Kozonga, recorded in the late 80s in Belgium with the help of the producer & musician Emmanuel “Manu” Lima.

This track is taken from a record that has another pressing, with different versions & arrangements of the songs. The one presented here is my favorite, with musical flavors that reminds me a bit of the African anthem “Let Me Love You” composer in 1979 by the Sierra Leonean musician “Bunny Mack” (Cecil Bunting MacCormack).

Devastating dance floor weapon, this record never leaves my DJ Bag when I’m invited to play records in parties & clubs – Enjoy !

Lady Isa – Tabou Ya Afrika (Democratic Republic Of The Congo, 1980s, Espera)

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/7cuxwnTJmKI

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

Armand de Preseau

Albert Siassia & Talk Hoby Night (Tokobina) – Pointe Noire (Republic of the Congo, 1980s, Self-Released)

Following this former post, I wanted to share with you for today “Pointe Noire“, an instant catchy underground Afro Electro Boogie Synth Funk track with nice drum machines use, recorded in Paris the 80s by the Congolese musician & composer Albert Siassia from Pointe Noire city (Republic of Congo), former dancer of the National Congolese Ballet.

One this album & backed by his band Talk Hoby Night or Tokobina (which means “We’ll dance !” in Lingala vernacular langage), a French group formerly known as “Dread Lion” and composed with :

Albert Siassia : Vocals, Drums ;

Philippe Benhamoux : Guitar ;

Pascale Bouchinet : Bass, Guitar ;

Franck Benhamou : Synths, Drums ;

Albert Siassia & Talk Hoby Night (Tokobina) – Pointe Noire (Democratic Republic of the Congo, 1980s, Self-Released)

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

Armand de Preseau

Abeti Masikini – Tata Mobutu (Democratic Republic of the Congo, 1976, Pathé)

Following this former post, I wanted to share with you for today “Tata Mobutu“, an outstanding mesmerizing Psychedelic Afro Soul Jazz Funk track, driven by the splendid voice of the Congolese Diva Elisabeth Finant, betterly known as Abeti Maskini, and taken from her 4th album out in 1976 on the mythical French record label “Pathé Marconi” – Enjoy !

Abeti Masikini – Tata Mobutu (Democratic Republic of the Congo, 1976, Pathé)

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/A2qLgQsdqpI

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

Armand de Preseau

Orchestre The Soul Kids – J’ai Pleuré Ma Belle (Democratic Republic Of The Congo, 1960s, Ngoma)

For today, I wanted to share with you “J’ai Pleuré Ma Belle” (“I’ve cried my love“), an uplifting dope Afro Soul Funk Mod Jazz track, recorded in the 60s by the Congolese band « The Soul Kids » from Kinshasa (Democratic Republic of Congo), who released a few singles and one album of French covers of American & French Soul, Funk & Rnb standards of that time on the legendary congolese record label ” Ngoma“, strongly influenced by the American heroes of that era such as the kings James Brown, Otis Redding & Wilson Pickett – Enjoy !

Orchestre The Soul Kids – J’ai Pleuré Ma Belle

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/bCFAyf8quwg

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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

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

Orchestre Kouloukoko Du Zaïre – Sana Mana (Democratic Republic of Congo, 1978, Sonafric)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Sana Mama“, a powerful Soukous Afro Funk track with Afrobeat reminiscences, taken from the only album recorded by the “Kouloukoko du Zaïre Orchestra” congolese back band in the 70s – Enjoy !

Orchestre Kouloukoko Du Zaire – Sana Mama

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel “African Grooves” here : https://youtu.be/cCZJ-Of_F00

Have a nice Wednesday, see you on next Sunday for another muscial (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

Abeti Masikini – Beya Beya (Congo, 1976, Pathe Marconi)

Abeti Masikini was one of the most famous Congolese singer, born on the 9 of October 1951 in Kisangani (Democratic Republic of Congo, former Zaire).

After being graduated of a secretary diploma, she integrated the Congolese Ministry of Culture and Arts in 1969.

She started to become known in 1970 thanks to a singing contest on the National Congolese TV, toured in 1971 in many African countries (Togo, Benin, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Ghana, Niger..), in Europe (she performed in France in 1973 at the Olympia Concert Hall in Paris, in Belgium..) and also in the United States 1974 at the prestigious Carnegie Hall in New York.

She recorded her first album in 1973 and around 20 others and dozens of singles after that.

She died on the 28th of September 1994 in Paris.

The song presented here, “Beya Beya“, is a splendid deep and melancholic Afro psych fusion track taken from the live album that was recorded on the 7 and 8 of April 1975 at the Olympia Concert Hall in Paris – Enjoy !

Abeti Masikini – Beya Beya

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/Q0gY9OreKsY

Have a nice sunny sunday,

Armand