Long time since we had us some music from Senegal.
When going through my records, this one came out as
one I was going to post but still never did. Today is the
day it comes true, what a mellow sweet record, just the
thing for a peaceful easy weekend. Get it & spread it..
01 – Waalo
02 – Senegaal jambaar
03 – Ndaga seeri boy
04 – Maryaama
05 – Maam bamba
06 – Kaniaane
Born Nigerian, Dexter Johnson made his fortune in Senegal,
he was one of the founders of the legendary Star Band. They
played in several clubs in 60’s Dakar. After that Johnson
moved to Abidjan where he worked for the Record label
Disco Stock. This is one of the lp’s he made there.
With Cuban violin player Alfredo Delafe and singer
Raymond Fernandez they formed ‘Estrellas Africanas’.
Dexter Johnson who later also worked with Manu
Dibango and Monte Adentro was a monument of
African music and died in 1977, listen.
1 Estrellas africanas
2 Palomina mwanga
3 Asi tocamos guajira
4 Descarga africana
5 La vida continua
El Salsero de Brazzaville is here to brighten up your
sunday. It’s a thrill to hear these African musicians play
latin music. On Tchi-Tchi but Eddy’Son also appears
at the back of the sleeve, don’t know what was his role.
It seems the album was released with the celebration
of Brazzaville’s 100th birthday. With Orquesta
Ballet ‘Les Anges’.
1 El salsero de brazzaville
2 Dame un papel
3 Eres la que quiero
A few weeks ago we had volume 3, now here’s volume 1.
Gnonnas Pedro and his Dadjes Band are back with this
hypnotising work of latinized afro from Benin. Do not
hesitate and start to duplicate, pass it on and celebrate.
1 Kou akon ‘ka
2 Azo n’kplon doun nde
3 Mo ngbadun re
4 Feso jaiye
5 Ati mawuin dagamasi
6 J’ai aimé
Another West-African musician with a strong tradition in
blending with latin styles is Amadou Balaké. He was born
in Burkina Faso but started his career in Ghana. His break-
through however came in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire where he worked
with Aboudou Lassissi and Sacodis for years, 70’s & 80’s. Nowadays,
Amadou is a full member of the Africando All Stars. This one
is from 1979 and very mellow. ‘Kanan n’djanfa’ is like a long
African style guajira, listen.
1 Kanan n’djanfa
2 Soum grouba
3 N’dola abibou