vendredi 26 mai 2017

Erick Cosaque et Les Voltages 8 - L'Heureux Noir (Guadeloupe, 1980, Franck R Records)



Following to this article, I wanted for this week to make you (re)discover another track from Erick Cosaque, one of my favourite musician from French Guadeloupe Island who is still active today.

"L'Heureux Noir", the track presented here, is a perfect example of early Cosaque's work, mixing perfectly Jazz and traditional Guadeloupean Gwo Ka percussions - Enjoy !

Erick Cosaque et Les Voltages 8 - L'Heureux Noir

 


Best regards,

Armand

dimanche 14 mai 2017

Martin Brothers - The World Of Music (Nigeria, 1978, Hobby Records)



The Martins Brothers were a musical band from Port Harcourt (Nigeria), who released 4 albums in 70's and a few singles.

The track presented here, "The World Of Music", is taken from my favourite album from them - What an amazing sleeve design, isn't it ?

Martin Brothers - The World Of Music

 


Best regards,

Armand

dimanche 7 mai 2017

Bonga - Ngila (Angola, 1982, Philips)

 

José - Bonga - Adelino Barceló de Carvalho, one the most famous musician from Angola, was born the 5th of September 1942 in Kpiri (Angola).

He has lived in Angola, Portugal and France, forced to regularly move in the 70's because of his commitment in struggle for the independence of Angola (former Portuguese colony).

He has released more than 30 albums (his last album was recorded in 2016), and he's still active today.

I decided to make you discover "Ngila", a raw and melancholic song taken from my favourite album (his 6th album), "Kualuka Kuetu".

Bonga - Ngila

 


Have a nice sunday,

Armand

lundi 1 mai 2017

Alain Peters - Rest' La Maloya (La Reunion, unreleased)



Following to this article about Alain Peters, the poet and musician from La Réunion island, I decided to share with you an alternate studio take of "Rest' La Maloya", one of my favourite song from him, slighty different and deeper than the one you should know !

Alain Peters - Rest' La Maloya (unreleased alternate vocal take)




Have a really nice week,

Armand

Admiral Dele Abiodun and his top Hitters Band - 1000 Miles (Nigeria, 1982, Adawa Super Records)



Dele Abiodun is one of the most important figures of the Juju scene, a musical genre from Nigeria between Jazz, Highlife and Traditionnal music.

He was born in 1948 in Sobe (Nigeria), a town on the boundary between West and Mid-West Nigeria.

He made his first steps in music as a drummer in his school band, and studied music has a teenager in Accra (Ghana) at the Young Pioneer School of Music.

In 1970, he founded his band, Prince Admiral Dele Abiodun and His Top Hitters Band (influenced by musicians such as Cardinal Rex Lawson or I.K. Dairo), and recorded more than 20 albums from the 70's to the 90's.

He stills lives and performs in Nigeria today and he's the president of Performing Musicians Association of Nigeria.

For today, I decided to presend you "1000 Miles", an incredible track showing that Juju music can sometimes be as bouncing as Afrobeat does - Enjoy !

Admiral Dele Abiodun and his top Hitters Band - 1000 Miles




See you soon,

Armand

dimanche 23 avril 2017

Dany Play - Le Noir (Guyana, 1970s, Disques Dan's)

 

To close this sunday, a track from Dany "Play" Sinai, a famous musician from Guyana who recorded several albums and singles from the 60's.

"Le Noir" - the track presented here - is taken from a very obscure and very hard to find compilation out on the 70's on a private label and recorded in one session in the Eldorado cinema (Cayenne, Guyana).

Dany Sinai is still active today in the musical fields, owns the "Polina" nightclub (Matoury, Guyana) and also a haulage firm.

Dany Play - Le Noir





Have a nice sunday,

Armand

samedi 22 avril 2017

Ziskakan - Ral Si Ton Koukoune (1981, La Reunion, Editions Reunion Ocean Indien)



Let's travel to the Reunion Island, with a song from Ziskakan, a band founded in 1979 by Gilbert Pounia.

This very prolific band has released several album through the years, and is still touring today.

I decided to make you discover "Ral Si Ton Koukoune", a track taken from the first album of the band.

Ziskakan - Ral Si Ton Koukoune





See you,

Armand