Tag: Mopti

Les Ambassadeurs Du Motel De Bamako – Mali Denou (Mali, 1977, Sonafric)

Following this former article, I wanted to share with you for today “Mali Denou”, an mesmerizing 70s Afro Synth Soul Funk track with awesome organ parts, taken from an album recorded in 1977 by the mythical Malian band “Les Ambassadeurs Du Motel De Bamako” that included the finest Malian musicians such as Salif KeitaAmadou BagayokoOusmane KouyatéMoussa Doumbia & Idrissa Soumaoro and out on the legendary french label Sonafric.

This band was one of the two main malian orchestras with “L’Orchestre Rail Band Du Buffet Hotel De La Gare De Bamako” in which Salif Keita (who wrote the song presented here) used to sing before joining “Les Ambassadeurs” – Enjoy !

Les Ambassadeurs Du Motel De Bamako – Mali Denou (Mali, 1977, Sonafric)

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/99yuuConXNg

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

Armand de Preseau

Djelimady Tounkara & Le Rail Band Du Mali – Djiguiya (Mali, 1970s, Disco Stock)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Djiguiya“, a storming West African 10min long Afrobeat Soul Funk track with killer horns, taken from the 2nd album of the Malian composer & musician Djelimady Tounkara (one of the foremost guitarists in Africa).

Produced by the Burkinabe musician Amadou Sanfo, this song was recorded in the 1970s (I think, all informations are welcome !), backed by the legendary “Orchestre Rail Band de Bamako” and by written by Sekou Kante (one of the former musician’s of that mythical band).

One of the most beautiful West African track of the genre and quite impossible to find nowadays, hope you’ll enjoy !

Djelimady Tounkara & Le Rail Band Du Mali – Djiguiya (Mali, 1970s, Disco Stock)

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

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

Armand de Preseau

Nâ Hawa Doumbia – Korô Dia (Mali, 1982, AS Records)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Korô Dia“, an outstanding bewitching 10min long Afro Blues Soul Folk track with catchy guitar riffs & beautiful vocals & synths parts, taken from the 3rd album of the Malian Diva Nâ Hawa Doumbia (also spelled Nahawa Doumbia), recorded in 1982.

This album features the following musicians :

Moussa Traoré : Kamele Ngoni (kind of Malian harp) ;

N’Gou Bakayoko : acoustic guitar ;

One of my favorite album of the genre, gorgeous from start to finish, hope you’ll like it – Enjoy !

Nâ Hawa Doumbia – Korô Dia (Mali, 1982, AS Records)

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/BLOg7S4vbyc

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

Armand de Preseau

Ali Farka Touré – Yer Sabou Yerkoy (Mali, 1977, Sonafric)

Following this former post, I wanted to share with you for today “Yer Sabou Yerkoy“, a deep Afro Desert Blues Soul track recorded by the legendary Mali composer & musician Ali Farka Touré (considered as one of the greatest African guitar player ever) & Malian answer to the American guitarist John Lee Hooker, & out in 1977 on the mythical French vinyl record label “Sonafric” – Enjoy !

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/n-H2e6Nn9WQ

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

Armand de Preseau

Papa Koné – Yengué (Mali, 1982, WAM – West African Music)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Yengué“, a deep psychedelic Piano Mandingo Funk Jazz Folk track taken from the only album recorded in 1982 by the obscure Malian musician & composer Papa Koné, accompanied by the Ivorian musician Richard Abadi and his orchestra “Neo Star” – Enjoy !

Papa Koné – Yengué

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/Mxrs2A4jcQo

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

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

Orchestre Rail Band – Marabayasa (Mali, 1973, RCAM)

Hi everyone !
Today, I decided to make you (re)discover one of the great African Orchestra, from the Mystical country of Mali : L’Orchestre Rail Band du Buffet Hotel de la Gare de Bamako, also nicknamed Le Rail Band.
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.
Here is the track “Marabayasa” (Mariba Yasa or Marba Yassah), an outsanding track taken from the first album of the band, driven by Mamadou Bagayoko‘s devastating drums, Alfred Coulibaly‘s savage saxophone and Salif Keita‘s holy voice – Enjoy !

Orchestre Rail Band – Marabayasa

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/BCBM6XDi9HI

Take care,

Armand

Picture Artwork from my friend Faud from Les Mains Noires

Sali Sidibe – Delygueleman (Mali, 1982, Polydisc)

Let’s travel to Mali this time with the beautiful voice of Sali Sidibe, female answer to the great Malian blues musician Ali Farka Touré.

Sali Sidibe recorded a few albums and cassettes between the late 70s and the 90s, and was the leader of the Kamalein N’Gomi musical genre.

On this album, she is accompanied by Madou Traoré (Guitar) and Molobali Bakayoko (Zither).

I decided to make you rediscover “Delygueleman“, a splendid deep acoustic song with a groove about the family and the good-byes – Enjoy !

Sali Sidibe – Delygueleman

You can also listen to it on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/KFArdSeKxBs

Have a nice week !

Armand