jeudi 21 septembre 2017

The Blog is Moving to a new adress : !

Hello everyone ! 

Just a little word to inform you that this blog "African Grooves" is moving to a new adress !! This post is my last post on blogspot !

I have my own official Website now, the adress is : !!

It's easier than with blogspot, you will know find a search tool bar to find articles easily (for instance, you'll just have to write "Cameroon" in the Search Tool Bar to find all the articles related with !).

More, you'll find appart from the blog section a special mix section, a label version (for my new "Nanga Boko Record" record label), a interview / video section and a shop section, to buy new releases or original records taken from my own collection !

See you there, and many thanks for all your support !

Armand de Preseau

jeudi 7 septembre 2017

Nkotti Francois and The Black Styl 77 - De Bonaberi A Douala (Cameroun, 2017, Nanga Boko Records)

Nkotti François And The Black Styls 77 - De Bonaberi A Douala

OUT NOW ON MY NEW LABEL : Nanga Boko Records !!!!

40 years after the original release, Nangaboko Records is very proud to present you the official reissue of the first album from the Cameroonian musician Nkotti Francois and his band, « The Black Styl », one of the best albums from there.

High quality remastered sound.

Reissued by Armand de Preseau.

A very detailled biography in both English and French langages with exclusive pictures come with the record, for a better comprehension of the work of the musician.

Each vinyl includes a voucher to download the album in a HD digital format for free.

Available in LP vinyl record and HQ digital format.

Approuved by the artist himself, 100 % legit, all 8 tracks are under exclusive license of Nanga Boko Records.

Limited edition.

You can grab your copy on the links below :

Official Website :
Official Bandcamp :
Official Facebook Page :
Official Discogs Page :…/Nkotti-Fran%C3%A…/release/10812365


A l’occasion des 40 ans de la date de sortie de l’album original, Nangaboko Records est fier de vous présenter la réédition officielle du premier album de l’artiste Camerounais Nkotti François et de son groupe, « Les Black Styl », un des meilleurs albums enregistrés à l'époque dans le pays.

L’ensemble des morceaux de l’album a été soigneusement re-masterisé, dans le souci d’apporter aux auditeurs un son de très haute qualité.

Une biographie détaillée de l’artiste en anglais et en français ainsi que des photos inédites du groupe accompagnent le disque, pour une plus grande compréhension et appréciation de l’œuvre du musicien.

Chaque disque vinyle est accompagné d’une carte de téléchargement permettant de télécharger l’album en haute qualité audio.

Disponible au format vinyle 33 tours et en téléchargement en haute qualité audio !

Réédition approuvée par l’artiste lui-même !

Edition limitée.

L’ensemble des 8 titres de l’album est sous la licence exclusive de Nanga boko Records.

Vous pouvez acheter votre exemplaire en cliquant sur l'un des liens ci-dessous :

Site officiel :
Bandcamp officiel :
Page Facebook Officielle :
Page Discogs de la réédition :…/Nkotti-Fran%C3%A…/release/10812365

mardi 22 août 2017

Coulibaly Tidiani - Sie Koumgolo (Burkina Faso, 1979, Sacodis)

Coulibaly Tidiani, born on the 31th of December 1941 in Kankala town, was one of the most famous  singer from Burkina Faso (former Upper Volta) in the 70's, as well as Amadou Balake.

He began his carrer in the 60's playing with the Volta Jazz Orchestra, and founded his own band in the 70's, the "Orchestre Dafra Star de Bobo-Dioulasso", one of the most popular band at the time in the country.

He recorded three albums, and a few 7 inches records.

The song I wanted to present you today, "Sie Koumgolo", an uplifting melancholic ballad with psychedelic guitars and wild piano parts, is taken from his last LP, recorded in 1979 in Ivory Coast.

Coulibaly Tidiani - Sie Koumgolo

You can also listen to it on my Youtube channel :

Have a nice week,


lundi 31 juillet 2017

Ali Farka Toure - Radio Mali (Mali, 1976, Sonafric)

Following to this former post, I decided to make you (re)discover one of my favourite Malian artists, Ali Farka Touré, with "Radio Mali", a short but very nice deep desert blues song - Enjoy !

Ali Farka Touré - Radio Mali

You can also listen to it on my Youtube channel :
Have a nice week,


samedi 15 juillet 2017

Kojo N'dah and Soundz Connection - Ewule Ma Mbawu La (Ghana, 1981, Kojo N'dah)

This week, I decided to share with you one of my favourite Highlife record from Ghana, very obscure (the record is a private pressing), from Kojo N'dah, an artist who used to live in Ivory Coast and who recorded a few LP.

The track presented here, "Ewule Ma Mbawu La", is an awesome percussive and bouncing dancefloor highlife track, with rhodes keys and synths in Vis-a-Vis Orchestra vein - Enjoy !

Kojo N'dah and Soundz Connection - Ewule Ma Mbawu La

You can also listen to it on my youtube channel here :

Have a nice weekend,


samedi 8 juillet 2017

Mongo Ndouan - Okala Le Cri de La Rigueur (Cameroon, 1980, Tam Tam d'Afrique)

This week, I wanted to share with you one of my favourite Cameroonian tracks for a long time (and one of my secret weapons !) taken on this record from Mongo Ndouan from Cameroon, the one and only LP he recorded on a private local record label before totally disappearing.

The track I wanted to share with you, "Okala Le Cri de La Rigueur", is a full of energy 8 min afrobeat track, with crazy synth parts and nervous syncoped drums - Enjoy !

Mongo Ndouan - Okala Le Cri de La Rigueur

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube channel here :

Have a nice weekend,