Tag: Mbalax

Le Sahel – Caridad (Senegal, 1975, Musiclub)

Following this former article, I wanted to share with you for today “Caridad“, an incredible beautiful Afro Latin Mbalax Soul track, taken from the only album by “L’Orchestre Du Sahel“, house band of the night club “Le Sahel” in Dakar (Senegal) owned by the businessman Ndiouga Kobe and founded in 1972 by the composer and musician Cheikh Tidiane Tall.

Open to various musical styles, le Sahel offered a music mixing African sounds (Mbalax, Pulaar Fulani music, Mandingo music), and included legendary Senegalese musicians, former members of the mythical band “Xalam” founded in 1965 by Sakhir Thiam, such :

Cheikh Tidiane Tall (Bandleader, Guitar, Organ) ;

Willy Sakho (Bass) ;

Alassane N’Doye (Congas) ;

Diguy Diabate (Drums) ;

Thierno Koité (Flute, Saxophone) ;

Seydina Insa Wade (Guitar) ;

Emmanuel Batta (Trombone) ;

Jean N’Diaye (Trumpet) ;

Idrissa Diop, René Cabral (Vocals) ;

Pape Djiby Ba (Vocals, Guiro) ;

Really hard to find album & magical song, hope you’ll like it – Enjoy !

Le Sahel – Caridad (Senegal, 1975, Musiclub)

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Le Diamono – M’Diaye Kandiourane (Senegal, 1975, Soul Posters/Musiclub)

For today, I wanted to share with you “M’Diaye Kandiourane“, a stunning psychedelic Afro Mbalax Soul Funk Jazz track, recorded by the mythical Senegalese band Le Diamono (or “Super Diamono” or “Super Diamono de Dakar“) founded by the mythical composer & musicien Omar Pene.

This song only appears on that single out in 1975 and distributed only in Senegal & France at the time, and that is probably the first recorded of the group.

This song tells the story of three young people who left the village of M’beri in search of fortune, but who found nothing but disappointment along the way.

This debut single of the band is virtually impossible to find nowadays, hope you’ll like it – Enjoy !

Le Diamono – M’Diaye Kandiourane (Senegal, 1975, Soul Posters/Musiclub)

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Walo – N’Guem (Senegal, 1980s, Artemuz)

For today, I wanted to share with you “N’Guem“, a splendid deep bouncy Afro Fusion Jazz from West Africa with catchy synths parts, taken from the only album of the Senegalese band “Walo” (“Nothing”), an obscure LP privately recorded in the city of Saint Louis du Sénégal (also called “Ndar” in wolof langage), probably released in the second part of the 80s and that features great musicians from several mythical bands (Diarama De Saint Louis, Super Etoile de Dakar,…) such as :

Bass : Albert Valfroy ;

Drums : Mark Valfroy ;

Guitar : Claude Guillabert ;

Keyboards : Benjamin Valfroy ;

Percussion : Ibrahima Diop ;

Vocals : Ami Bodian, Awa Cheikh Sow, Dida “Ibrahima” Sarr, Ndeye Fatou Sow, Pap “Beckr” Sow ;

Really hard to find record nowadays with a gorgeous cover art, hope you’ll like it – Enjoy !

Walo – N’Guem (Senegal, 1980s, Artemuz)

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Le Xalam – Mbaye Sasu (Senegal, 1975, Musiclub)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Mbaye Sasu“, an incredible deep beautiful West African Psychedelic Mbalax Fusion Jazz Funk track, taken from the first album of the Senegalese band “Le Xalam” founded in 1965 by the songwriter & guitarist Sakhir Thiam.

By the time, the members of the group have changed several times, including legendary artists as Idrissa Diop, Cheikh Tidiane Tall and Thierno Koité.

This LP includes the following musicians :

Georges Dieng (solo Guitar) ;

Sanoussi Sidibe (Rhythm Guitar) ;

Serge Alvez (Bass) ;

Henry Guillabert (Organ) ;

Moussa Diongue (Vocals) ;

Ibrahima Conudoul (Vocals) ;

Xalifa Cisse (Congas, Vocals) ;

Abdou Mboup (Percussion);

Prosper Niang (Drums);

Tonia Lo (Saxophone, Vocals) ;

Cheikh Diop (Trumpet) ;

Jean-Pierre Gandour (Guitar, Vocals) ;

Recorded live in June 1975 at “Le Sangomar” night club in the city of Thies, you can really feel you can really feel a special energy emanating from this beautiful & album – Highly recommended, enjoy !

Le Xalam – Mbaye Sasu (Senegal, 1975, Musiclub)

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Etoile de Dakar – Footaane (Senegal, 1980, MCA)

Following this former post, I wanted to share with you for today “Footaane“, a deep splendid Afro Mbalax Jazz Fusion track with latin flavors, taken from the “Thiapathioly” album recorded in the early 80s by the mythical Senegalese band Etoile de Dakar founded in 1977 by the legendary composer & musician Youssou N’Dour – Enjoy !

Etoile de Dakar – Footaane (Senegal, 1980, MCA)

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Etoile de Dakar – Cely (Senegal, 1978, M. Diaw )

For today, I wanted to share with you “Cely“, a gorgeous Psychedelic Afro Latin Funk Psychedelic Mbalax Fusion Jazz gem with dreamy voices, catchy guitars & deep saxophone parts, first version ever of this all-time African anthem covered countless times, recorded in 1973 by the legendary Senegalese Orchestra “Etoile de Dakar” that included great names as the mythical musician & composer Youssou Madjiguène Ndour (this album was his first ever credited appearance as a singer !).

This album, as many of the greatest early Senegalese ones (such as Orchestra Baobab ones), was recorded at the well-known Jandeer Night Club in Dakar (Senegal), one of the only few places musicians could lent at the times all the musical instruments & equipments they didn’t have themselves – Enjoy !

Etoile de Dakar – Cely

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Orchestre Gorom – Yen Djigue Gni (Senegal, 1977, Sonafric)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Yen Djigue Gni“, an incredible psychedelic Mbalax Jazz Fusion Funk Folk track taken from “Senegal Authentic 1977“, the only album recorded in 1977 by the Senegalese Orchestra “L’Orchestre Gorom” that included great names of that country’s musical history such as Yande Codou (composer & singer), Pape Mboup (arranger & singer) & Khar Mbaye (singer).

That record, out on the famous record label “Sonafric“, has 6 tracks, all winners – Enjoy !

Orchestre Gorom – Yen Djigue Gni (Senegal, 1977, Sonafric)

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Ifang Bondi – Yolele (Gambia, 1982, Disques M.A.G.)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Yolele“, a splendid Spiritual Mbalax Jazz Afro Fusion Flute track taken from the first album of the gambian band Ifang Bondi (“Be Yourself” in Mandinka language), composed with musicians of the former Super Eagles group – Enjoy !

This album originally came out in Senegal in 1978 with a different artwork, and was reissued a few years later in 1982 in France, the one presented here.

Ifang Bondi – Yolele

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Soleya Mama & Le Waatoo Sita – Jambar (Senegal, 1976, Sonafric)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Jambar“, an outstanding Psychedelic Funky Afro Fusion Mbalax track taken from the first album recorded in 1976 by the Senegalese musicologist, politician, ecologist, art critic, museum curator Ousmane Sow Huchard & his band, “Le Waatoo Sita” – Enjoy !

Soleya Mama & Le Waatoo Sita – Jambar

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

Armand de Preseau

Orchestra Baobab – Sibam (Senegal, 1978, Productions Ledoux)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Sibam“, an excellent psychedelic mbalax afro latin song from the almighty Orchestra Baobab from Senegal – Enjoy !

Orchestra Baobab – Sibam

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Have a nice Wednesday,

Armand de Preseau