Idrissa Soumaoro et l’Eclipse de l’I.J.A – Djama (La Société) (Mali, 1978, Eterna)

Following to that former post, I wanted to share with you for today “Djama” (“Society“) a bewitching Afro Soul Funk blend of catchy guitars, psychedelic organ parts & celestal voices, taken from a record produced in very small quantities by a Bamako based German association which took care of blind Malian teenagers.

Only promotionally released at the time, this is the first record on which were revealed three future huge names of the Malian music : Idrissa Soumaoro, Amadou Bagayoko and Mariam Doumbia (from the very well known Malian musical couple “Amadou & Mariam“).

The song presented here was composed by Amadou Bagayoko, and has Mariam Doumbia on the vocals – Enjoy !

Idrissa Soumaoro et l’Eclipse de l’I.J.A – Djama

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/y9A_Bw9h7tE

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

Armand de Preseau

Les Ambassadeurs Du Motel De Bamako – M’bouram Mousso (Mali, 1977, Sonafric)

For today, I wanted to share with you “M’bouram Mousso“, a sublime psychedelic Funky Afro Manding track by this legendary Malian band, led by Kante Manfila and that included the finest Malian musicians such as Salif Keita, Amadou Bagayoko, Ousmane Kouyaté, Moussa Doumbia & Idrissa Soumaoro (who sings on the song presented here) – Enjoy !

Les Ambassadeurs Du Motel De Bamako – M’Bouram Mousso

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/GgZ4inOS_gc

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

Armand de Preseau

Salif Keita – Ana Na Ming (La Funk Mob Remix) (Mali / France, 2004, Universal Music Jazz France)

For today, I wanted to share with you the track “Ana Na Ming” from the Malian legend Salif Keita, remixed in 2004 in a very deep downtempo afro jazz trip hop way by La Funk Mob (aka Cassius, Philippe “Zdar” Cerboneschi & Hubert Blanc-Francard), one of my favorite electronic music french duo – Enjoy !

Salif Keita – Ana Na Ming (La Funk Mob Remix)

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/fy99MJlKL4Q

Have a nice wednesday, see you on next sunday !

Armand de Preseau

Super Rail Band – Foliba (Mali, 1983, RCAM)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Foliba“, an instant feel good Mandingo track from the legendary Malian band “Super Rail Band” (formerly named “Orchestre Rail Band du Buffet Hotel de la Gare de Bamako“), led by the singer and guitarist Djelimady Tounkara and including great other artists such as Salif Keita, Mory Kante & Tidiani Kone – Enjoy !

Super Rail Band – Foliba

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/3jRpVvN3M34

Have a nice Wednesday !

Armand de Preseau

Le Kéné-Star de Sikasso – Fitiriwale (Mali, 1977, Mali Kunkan)

Le Kéné-Star de Sikasso was one of the regional Malian Orchestras (such as “L’Orchestre Kanaga de Mopti” or “L’Orchestre Sidi Yassa des Kayes“) back in the 70’s.
The group was composed, among others, by François Ballo, Mamadou Touré, Mamadou Diakité and Cheick Sadibou Diabaté, former members of “L’Orchestre Regional de Sikasso“, who released one album in 1970.
For today, I wanted to share with you “Fitiriwale“, an outstanding psychedelic afro jazz track, recorded and released in France in 1977 on the mythical “Kiosque d’Orphée” label, a song that deals with wedding, and the ingratitude of the husbands towards their former wife and the good things they did for them – Enjoy !
Le Kéné-Star de Sikasso – Fitiriwale
 You can also listen to this track on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/76RJPhrpzX4
Have a nice Sunday,
Armand de Preseau

Ali Farka Touré – Ali Aoudy (Mali, 1984, Disques Esperance)

Father of the “Desert Blues” genre, Ali Farka Touré was a very well known Malian artist (considered as one of the greatest African guitar player ever), who recorded many albums during his life (his last from 2005, “In the Heart of the Moon“, recorded with Toumani Diabate won a Grammy award) and who collaborated with many national & international artists.
Ali Farka Touré died in 2006 in Bamako at the age of 67.
For today, I wanted to share with you “Ali Aoudy“, a bewitching Afro Desert Blues track from this legendary guitarist, Malian answer to the American bluesman John Lee Hooker – Close your eyes, and enjoy !

Ali Farka Touré – Ali Aoudy

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/IwjDmO1jfmg

Have a nice sunny sunday !

Armand de Preseau

Idrissa Soumaoro et l’Eclipse de l’I.J.A – Nissodia (Mali, 1978, Eterna)

For today, I wanted to share with you a legendary Malian record out in 1978 on ETERNA, a German based label from Idrissa Soumaoro and the German association “L’Eclipse de l’Institut des Jeunes Aveugles” (I.J.A.) (Blind teenagers institute).

This record was produced at the time by the German association that took care of blind Malian teenagers in Bamako, and it was never properly released commercially.

This is the first record on which were revealed three future huge names of the Malian music : Idrissa Soumaoro, Amadou Bagayoko and Mariam Doumbia (the well known Malian musical couple “Amadou & Mariam“, who got married together later, but that’s another story..).

The track presented here, “Nissodia” (that could be translated in English by “Joy Of Optimism“), is a pure gem, 8min long feel-good blend of furious guitars, psychedelic organ parts & celestal voices – Enjoy !!

Idrissa Soumaoro et l’Eclipse de l’I.J.A – Nissodia

You can also listen to it on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/aVKG8-DFROk

Best regards,

Armand de Preseau

Orchestre Rail Band – Moko-Diolo (Mali, 1973, RCAM)

Following to this post, i wanted to share with you for today “Moko-Diolo“, a powerful Afro Jerk Funk track taken from the second single released in 1973 by the Malian orchestra “Orchestre Rail Band” from this band that Salif Keita, Mory Kanté & Tidiani Koné were part of – Enjoy !

State-sponsored by the national railroad Malian Company (it explains the name of the band), Le Rail Band was the most powerful Malian orchestra, that released more than ten LP’s and many 7′ from the 70’s to the late 80’s.
The Rail Band’s leader was the great Tidiani Koné, an outstanding musician who was also a griot (a kind of religious leader/ influent personality), who decided to give his chance at this time to a young albino singer, Salif Keita, that would become world famous in the future.

Orchestre Rail Band – Moko-Diolo

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/XHzR4n0OLIU

Best regard,

Armand de Preseau

Tidiani Kone Et le T.P. Orchestre Poly Rythmo de Cotonou – Djanfa Magni (Benin, 1977, Albarika Store)

Another Afrobeat / Soukous hit track by Le Tout Puissant Orchestre Poly Rythmo de Cotonou !!
Horns are played by the Malian musician Tidiani Kone, the bandleader, founder and member of l’Orchestre Super Rail Band du Buffet Hotel Del La Gare De Bamako (Mali), it explains the similarities in the trumpet playing between this track and “Mouo Dilo“, by the Super Rail Band.

The title of this awesome track, “Djanfa Magni“, can be translated in those words : “Betrayal isn’t good” – undoubtedly true, right ? 

Tidiani Kone Et le T.P. Orchestre Poly Rythmo de Cotonou – Djanfa Magni
 You can also listen to this track on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/-SvgyE2xsw0
Best regards,
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