Tag: Senegal

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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Youssou N’Dour – Diongoma (Senegal, 1983, Mandingo Productions)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Diongoma“, a mesmerizing Afro Synth Funk Soul track from West Africa, composed by the mythical Senegalese musician “Youssou Madjiguène Ndour” and former singer of legendary African bands such as “Etoile de Dakar” or “Super Orchestre Rail Band du Buffet Hotel de la Gare de Bamako”.

This album was the first released by the artist out of Africa (it was recorded & mixed at the “Family Sound” recording studio in Paris in 1983 by Abdoulaye Soumare & Amadou Doukoure), and features great African & Caribbean musicians such as Moussa Cissokho, François N’Guessan, Roger Mballa, Roland Louis & Bruce Henderson.

Youssou N’Dour – Diongoma (Senegal, 1983, Mandingo Productions)

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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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Bana – Eternidade (Cape Verde, 1966, Pathé)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Eternidade“, a splendid melancholic early Afro Soul Folk Jazz ballad driven by gorgeous clarinet parts, one of the very first recordings of the legendary Cape Verdean composer & musician Adriano Gonçalves (better known as “Bana“).

Initially recorded in Dakar (Sénégal) in 1962 with the backing of another Cape Verdean legend, the songwriter, arranger and clarinetist Luis Morais and his Orchestre Du Saloum, the song presented here today is taken from this Pan-African compilation out in 1966 in the mythical French record label “Pathé” with this very cute cover art – Enjoy !

Bana – Eternidade (Cape Verde, 1966, Pathé)

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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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Dexter Johnson, Laba Sosseh & Le Super Star De Dakar – Yolanda (Sénégal, 1960s, N’Dardisc)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Yolanda“, a splendid early Afro Latin Salsa track with strong 𝐂𝐮𝐛𝐚𝐧 𝐢𝐧𝐟𝐥𝐮𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞𝐬, recorded in the 60s by the legendary Nigerian musician 𝐃𝐞𝐱𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐉𝐨𝐡𝐧𝐬𝐨𝐧, a superstar in Dakar at that time, & 𝐋𝐚𝐛𝐚 𝐒𝐨𝐬𝐬𝐞𝐡 from 𝐆𝐚𝐦𝐛𝐢𝐚, and backed by the mythical Senegalese band “𝐋𝐞 𝐒𝐮𝐩𝐞𝐫 𝐒𝐭𝐚𝐫 𝐃𝐞 𝐃𝐚𝐤𝐚𝐫” – Personal dance floor stormer in the genre, enjoy !

Dexter Johnson, Laba Sosseh & Le Super Star De Dakar – Yolanda (Sénégal, 1960s, N’Dardisc)

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Orchestre Du Bawobab – Kelen Ati Len (Senegal, 1975, Buur Records)

Orchestre du Bawobab – Kelen Ati Len (Senegal, 1975, Buur records)

Following this previous post, I wanted to share with you for today “Kelen Ati Len“, an awesome Afro Soul Funk Jerk Mod track sung in Wolof (Senegalese langage) with killer breaks, taken from “Visages du Sénégal“, my favorite & one the hardest to find albums from the legendary Senegalese Band “Orchestre du Bawobab” (also known as “Orchestra Baobab” or “Orchestre Bawobab“) and recorded in 1975 on the mythical local label “Buur Records” (“King”, in Wolof langage) – Enjoy !

Orchestre du Bawobab – Kelen Ati Len

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King Joe Dann – Soko Bougé (Senegal, 1977, Pathe Marconi)

For today, I wanted to share with you « Soko Bougé », a crazy catchy Afro Rock Jerk Soul Mod Twist track, taken from the only single recorded in 1977 by the mysterious Senegalese composer & musician King Joe Dann aka Abdoul M’Baye (any further informations about him are welcomed !) on the mythical French record label « Pathé Marconi » – Enjoy !

King Joe Dann – Soko Bougé

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