L'Orchestre du Jardin de Guinee, leaded by Balla Onivogu, was formed in 1962, when the Government of Guinee splited the Orchestre National into smaller bands.
The band used to play at the Jardin de Guinee in Conakry, and this album is the only one they recorded, out in 1967.
Later, the band change its name for "Balla et ses Balladins", and recorded several albums and singles, and became one of Guinea's major orchestras.
I wanted to make you discover "J. R. D. A.", a splendid melancholic Afro Latin track - Enjoy !
Orchestre du Jardin de Guinee - J. R. D. A.
(I have a copy of this 50 years ago rare record for sale if you want !)
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