Tag: lomé

Gregoire Lawami – Africa Land Of Soul (Togo, 1977, BBZ Productions)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Africa Land Of Soul“, an instant catchy Afro Disco Funk Soul track, taken from the only album from the Togolese composer & musician Gregoire Lawani, recorded in 1977 in Paris and composed and produced by the mythical legendary French composer Andre Charles “Slim” Pezin.

One of my personal favorite of the genre with flavors that always reminds me the international hit “Soul Makossa” by the Cameroonian King Emmanuel N’Djoké “Manu” Dibango, and always perfect to rock a dance floor – Enjoy !

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

Armand de Preseau

Afia Mala – Koma (Togo, 1984, AM Production)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Koma“, an instant catchy balearic dancefloor Afro Boogie Funk track, taken from the 4th LP by the Togolese Diva Afiwavi Mawaulana Missohou (better known as “Afia Mala“) recorded in 1984 in Paris (her 1st album recorded out of Togo) at the mythical recording studio “Studio Harry Son“.

This LP features great musicians from France, Africa & the West Indies :

Arrangements, Keyboards, Synth, mix : Emmanuel “Manu” Lima ;

Bass : Michel Alibo (track : A2, B1), Miguel Yamba (track : B2), Emmanuel “Manu” Lima (track : A1) ;

Chorus : Jean-Paul Pognon, Marie-Céline Chroné, Sylvie Dray ;

Guitar : Lokassa Ya Mbongo (track : B2), Néné Fafa (track : B2), Yves N’Djock (tracks : A1, B1) ;

Lead Vocals : Solo Sita (tracks : B2) ;

Percussion : Michel Gomez (track : A2) ;

Piano : Mario Canonge (track : A2) ;

Saxophone : Mam Houari ;

Trombone : Alex Perdignon ;

Trumpet : Jacques “Kako” Bessot ;

Before releasing this LP, Afia Mala was severally rewarded through the African continent :

1974 : 3rd price of the Tologese national song competition ;

1980 : 2nd price of the Togolese Gold Star song competition ;

1981 : 1st price of the International Song Forum in Cotonou (Benin) ;

1984 : discovery listener’s prize of Radio France International contest ;

Afia Mala – Koma (Togo, 1984, AM Production)

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/bbfibl7qNuQ

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

Armand de Preseau

Bella Bellow – Dasi Ko (Togo, 1973, Fiesta)

Following this former post, I wanted to share with you “Dasi Ko“, a deep Psychedelic Afro Soul Funk track recorded in 1973 by the Togolese Diva Georgette Adjoavi Bella” Bellow during her stay in Paris (France), and composed & produced by the legendary Cameroonian Singer & producer Emmanuel N’Djoké “Manu” Dibango – Enjoy !

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/r0LDcEkVZE0

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

Armand de Preseau