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

Zakri Noel – Sio Yiri Min (Ivory Coast, 1970s, Furia Music)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Sio Yiri Min“, an outstanding Afro Funk stormer from Ivory Coast with powerful horns & super catchy guitar riffs parts recorded in the 70s by the musician Zakri Noel, one of my personal favorite West African track, one of a kind – Enjoy !

Zakri Noel – Sio Yiri Min

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/WpW473hfy-0

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Have a nice Wednesday, see you on next Sunday 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

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

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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

Ousmane – Ya Ghagh-Irifi (Morocco, 1976, Mawel)

Ousmane (“Lightning”) was a band from Morocco, who used to play Amazighe (berber tribe from North Africa) Gnawa music in the 70s.

Really setter for the time, the band was composed of 6 members : Ammuri M’barek, Said Bijaaden, Said Butrufin, Belaid el-Akkaf, Tarik el-Maaroufi and Lyazed Qorfi.

They recorded two singles in 1976, toured all around the country and performed a concert in Paris (France) at the Olympia Concert Hall on the 5 of February 1977 (that was also recorded on vinyl), before splitting in 1978.

Following to that former post, I wanted to share with you for today “Ya Ghagh-Irifi“, a catchy Gnawa Jazz Folk desert blues with very sweet violin parts, taken from the second single of the band, recorded in 1976 – Enjoy !

Ousmane – Ya Ghagh-Irifi

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

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

Armand de Preseau

Aziza Joymakers de Porto-Novo – Africa Vi (Benin, 1970s, Oloruntola)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Africa Vi“, an outstanding psychedelic Afro Soul Funk breeze track with splendid instrumental guitar parts, taken from the only album of the obscure 70s Beninese bandAziza Joymakers de Porto-Novo” – Enjoy !

Aziza Joymakers de Porto-Novo – Africa Vi

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

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

Armand de Preseau

Orchestre Baobab Gouye Gui De Dakar – Mouhamadou Bamba (Senegal, 1980, Le Kiosque D’Orphee)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Mouhamadou Bamba“, a splendid melancholic psychedelic Afro Latin track from the mythical Orchestre Baobab Gouye-Gui de Dakar (Senegal), out in 1980 on the mythical french record label “Le Kiosque D’Orphee” with this incredible cover art by the legendary Senegalese painter “Djibathen Sambou” – Enjoy !

Orchestre Baobab Gouye Gui De Dakar – Mouhamadou Bamba

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/1OxsGSbdqjw

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

Armand de Preseau

Okoi Seka Athanase & Les Grands Colombias Du Peuple – Melokon Mebun Ou (Ivory Coast, 1977, Badmos

For today, I wanted to share with you “Melokon Mebun Ou“, a bouncy psychedelic Afro Funk track with catchy horns parts recorded in 1977 by the Ivorian musician Okoi Seka Athanase, founder of the “Kete Rock” genre, backed here by “Les Grands Colombias du Peuple” – Enjoy !

Okoi Seka Athanase & Les Grands Colombias Du Peuple – Melokon Mebun Ou

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/bRo3wdi4vEg

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

Armand de Preseau

Tohon Stan – Gotta (Benin, 1984, Cap Records)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Gotta” a percussive 80s Afro Funk track from the Beninese Legend Stanislas Tohon with catchy horns & massive breaks parts from another legend, Togo James Brown’s answer Roger “Dama” Damawuzan – Enjoy !

Tohon Stan – Gotta

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/R5VV9_KklRc

Have a nice Wednesday, see you on next Sunday for another musical rediscovery !

Armand de Preseau

Afro National – Push Am Forward (Sierra Leone, 1975, Sonafric)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Push Am Forward“, a massive Tropical Afrobeat tune with awesome guitar solos & organ parts 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 – Push Am Forward

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/0KWANXgEYU4

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

Armand de Presau