Firmin Viry – Ti Crie A Moin Anin (Reunion, 1970s, Disques Issa)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Ti Crie A Moin Anin“, a incredible deep Folk Jazz Maloya track, one of the major musical genre from Reunion island in the Indian Ocean (with Sega music), that blends together musical roots from France & former slave chants from several African countries such as Zimbabwe (where “Maloya” could be translated by “great sorcerer“), Mozambique (where it could be translated by “incantation“) and Madagascar (where “Maloy Aho” could be translated by “to hurl“).

Prohibited at the end of the 50s by the French administrators of the island, this genre was officially authorized once again in the late 70s, and is listed by UNESCO as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity since 2009.

The song presented here was recorded in the 70s by Firmin Viry, one of the masters of the genre, and is my favorite from him – Enjoy !

Firmin Viry – Ti Crie A Moin Anin

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

Armand de Preseau

Ti L’Afrique (Roland Fatime) – Pop Soul Sega (Mauritius, 1970s, Disques Capricorne)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Pop Soul Sega“, a psychedelic Soul Sega Rock track from Mauritius (Indian Ocean), recorded in the 70s by the singer & composer Roland Fatime (better known as “Ti L’Afrique“), founder of the “Soul Sega” musical genre, whose the song presented here is a good example – Enjoy !

Ti L’Afrique (Roland Fatime) – Pop Soul Sega

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/tKHdFWjv11c

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

Armand de Preseau

Melodie Jazz – Bibidia (Madagascar, 1970s, Discomad)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Bibidia“, a cool Afro Jerk Mod Soul Funk track from Madagascar (Indian Ocean), only single recorded in the 70s by an obscure orchestra, and released on the legendary Discomad local record label – Enjoy !

Melodie Jazz – Bibidia

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/esvq1-K5mCo

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

Armand de Preseau

Jeanot Rabeson Et Son Orchestre – Jazz Sega (Madagascar, 1970s, Discomad)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Jazz Sega“, a killer Afro Jazz instrumental track from Madagascar (Indian Ocean) with local Folk influences, including mad organ, bouncy drums & flute parts – Enjoy !

Jeanot Rabeson et Son Orchestre – Jazz Sega

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/d7CwgO9CKXU

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

Armand de Preseau

Super 7 – Very Hevitra (Madagascar, 1977, Discomad)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Very Hevitra“, an instant feel-good bouncy uptempo psychedelic salegy jive track with killer organ parts, recorded by Super 7 band in 1977 in Madagascar island, Indian Ocean – Enjoy !

Super 7 – Very Hevitra

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/D6RzYngTOl0

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

Armand de Preseau

Les Surfings – Reviens Sloopy (Madagascar, 1960s, Discomad)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Reviens Sloopy“, a 60s French Yeye Jerk beat cover of the classic song “Hang On Sloopy” by the american band The Mc Coys, adaptated here by “Les Surfings“, a band of 6 Madagascan sisters & brothers who only released this single locally under that name.

The band became very famous in France a few years later under the name “Les Surfs“, releasing many albums & singles in France that included many covers of great american standarts in French , such as “Reviens Vite Et Oublie” (covering “Be My baby” by The Ronettes) or “A Présent Tu Peux T’en Aller“(covering “I Only Want To Be With You” by Dusty Springfield) – Enjoy !

Les Surfings – Reviens Sloopy

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/_NYXl7iJYAk

Best regards,

Armand de Preseau

Mahaelo – Volasoa (Madagascar, 1978, Discomad)

Following to this post, I wanted to share with you for today “Volasoa“, another excellent Afro Folk track by Mahaleo, one of my favorite Madagascan band – Enjoy !

Mahaleo – Volasoa

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/44BHjE5dnMs

Take a good care of you,

Armand de Preseau

Les Vikings – Lola Lola (Madagascar, 1970s, Discomad)

For today, I wanted to share with you”Lola Lola“, one of my favorite Madagascan title, an uptempo Freakbeat Rock Fuzz Jerk Mod track recorded in the 70s by the band “Les Vikings” – Enjoy !

Les Vikings – Lola Lola

You can also listen to this track one my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/_u20uz-CleU

Best regards,

Armand de Preseau

Simon Randria – Mitsangana (Madagascar, 1970s, Discomad)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Mitsangana“, a surprising Malagasy Funk track recorded in Madagascar in the 70s by Simon Randria on the mythical local record label Discomad – Enjoy !

Simon Randria – Mitsangana

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/XBld8om_fbc

Take care,

Armand

Jean-Claude Vinson – RN7 (Madagascar, 2013, Self-production)

Jean-Claude Vinson is a Madagascan guitarist and singer, born in 1958 and who released 2 albums surrounded by the best musicians of the island, as Sylvin Marc or Jean Emilien Rakotonandrasana.

Strongly influenced by his idol Carlos Santana, he learnt to play the guitar by himself, and his music is a unique mixture of Rock, Traditionnal Madagascan Rhythms, Folk and Jazz music.

He lives between Madagascar and the south of France, and is also strongly involved into environmental care and Madagascan politics.

He also militates for the defense and recognition of the primitive people “Mikea” of Madagascar, a tribe of hunter-gatherers who live in the Mikea Forest, on the South of the Island.

He’s currently working on his next album, that will be out next year.

I decided to make you discover “RN7“, the first track of his second album “Blue Bird“, a perfect example of the musical genre he managed to create, halfway between tradition and modernity – Enjoy !

Jean-Claude Vinson – RN7

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

Feel free to contact me if you want to buy the “Blue Bird” album, all the benefits goes straight to the artist !

(You can also purchase the album here : https://www.discogs.com/fr/sell/item/801188260,all the benefits will also be redistribute to the artist).

Best regards,

Armand