Itadi K. Bonney – Peace And Freedom (Togo, 1977, Sonafric)

Itadi K. Bonney was a singer and guitarist, born in Anonoe village (Togo) in 1948.

He recorded several albums, including on his own record label “Bonney I. Productions”, and toured in the United States, West Africa and Europe.

In the early 1990s, he flee Togo for the United States because a song he recorded, “Mayi Africa”, was against the political situation in Togo. He died on the 10th of November 2013 (Washington DC).

For today, I wanted to share with you “Peace And Freedom“, a pure gem of Afro Soul Psychedelia, taken from his first album, recorded live in Ghana in 1977 and out on the French record label Sonafric – Enjoy !

Itadi – Peace And Freedom

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

Armand de Preseau

Betty Chung – Sunny (Hong Kong, 1968, Pathé)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Sunny“, an incredible Freakbeat Pop Rock Soul Yeye beat cover of the all-time classic track originally recorded by Bobby Hebb in 1966, taken from the first album of the Hong Kong singer & actress Betty Chung – Enjoy !

Betty Chung – Sunny

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/GvY3rGnYcTw

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Armand de Preseau

Emboule Jean-Claude et le Groupe Kako – Poukisa (Guadeloupe, Kako Productions, 1980s)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Poukisa“, a splendid Gwoka Island Jazz instrumental track from Guadeloupe (french West Indies) with catchy horn & beautiful synth parts – Enjoy !

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/IaZVFDZKkY4

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

Armand de Preseau

Afro National – Wondemuyei (Sierra Leone, 1975, Sonafric)

Following to that former post, I wanted to share with you for today “Wondemuyei“, a bouncy Afro Funk Soukous track sung in Mendé dialect, taken from the first album of the band Afro National from Sierra Leone, recorded in 1972 by and reissued in 1975 on the French record label Sonafric with that very beautiful alternate cover – Enjoy !

Afro National – Wondemuyei

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

Armand de Preseau

Mohamed Mazouni – Écoute Moi Camarade (Algeria, 1974, Diffusion du Disque Algérien – DDA)

Following to that former post, I wanted to share with you the original version of the all-time classic “Écoute Moi Camarade“, an outstanding melancholic yéyé track with North African flavours & catchy trumpet & violin parts, originally recorded in 1974 by the legendary algerian singer Mohamed Mazouni, and covered in 2006 by the algerian singer Rachid Taha – Enjoy !

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/O3NCZoinpsY

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

Armand de Preseau

Homzy Trio Group – Rossanah Nwere Obi Nwayo (Nigeria, 1981, Homzy Records)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Rossanah Nwere Obi Nwayo“, a deep spiritual Afro Soul track with Afrobeat flavours, driven by the holy voice of the nigerian Diva Nelly Uchendu, and recorded in 1981 by the studio band of the very well known nigerian recording label “Homzy Records” in order to promote and support the Green Eagles, Nigeria’s national soccer team – Enjoy !

Homzy Trio Group – Rossanah Nwere Obi Nwayo

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

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

Armand de Preseau

Assa Cica & L’Orchestre Poly Rythmo de Cotonou – Yokpo Wa Non Kpo Ha mi (Benin, 1970s, Echos Sonores du Benin / Grataidisc)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Yokpo Wa Non Kpo Ha mi“, a powerful Afro Funk Soukous track with powerful horns & frenetic guitar parts, recorded in the late 70s by the Beninese artist Michel “Assa Cica” Agadjan Kpodan, driven by the voice of the legendary singer Eskill Lohento and backed by his almighty Orchestre Poly Rythmo de Cotonou – Enjoy !

Assa Cica & L’Orchestre Poly Rythmo de Cotonou – Yokpo Wa Non Kpo Ha mi

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/4q0uN3AJrmk

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

Armand de Preseau

Menelik Wossenachew – Chereka (Ethiopia, 1974, Amha Records)

Following to that former post, I wanted to share with you for today “Chereka“, a deep Ethio Jazz Funk track from one of that most fascinating country’s legendary musician, Menelik Wossenachew – Enjoy !

Menelik Wossenachew – Chereka

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

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

Armand de Preseau

Black Machines – Rien Ki Fé (Martinique, 1970s, 3A Production)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Rien Ki Fé“, an uptempo funky Cadence track with excellent flute parts recorded in the 70s in Martinique island (French West Indies) – Enjoy !

Black Machines – Rien Ki Fé

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/b0ic_SlsmYY

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