Freitag, 29. April 2011

Kwaku Baah & Ganoua - Trance (Island ILPS 9491)

Kwaku Baah or Rebop Kwaku Baah (Wikipedia), 1944 - 1983, came from Ghana to the UK and played during the 1970s with Traffic, Can and other groups. The "German" connection eventually led to one of his last and commercially most successful projects, The Unknown Cases and Masimbabele, in 1983.
Here is his 1977 LP Trance, recorded in Morocco with Ganoua. (Details at Discogs.)


Fish from Lake Victoria

Dienstag, 26. April 2011

Orchestre Kamale - Olela (African 91.537)

Orchestre Kamale was formed in 1975 by singer Nyboma, who left Lipua Lipua after two years, and existed in it's initial form until 1977. This single is one of their late products in their original line-up. I wish you a good springtime - and peace wherever you read these lines. Enjoy!

Over at Global Groove you can find an LP from this period.

This is the crater of Karisimbi.

Donnerstag, 14. April 2011

Orchestre Impala - III

This is cassette no. 3 by Orchestre Impala; it should have been released during the early 1980s; but the year is not indicated here. It's a typical selection for the Impalas. On the cover we see the eight musicians, none of them I know by name. Is there someone out there who can help, tell us more about them, if they are still among us?

Meanwhile, enjoy their music! Thank you Nauma (here) and Bolingo 69 (here) for sharing more music from Rwanda with us!

Dienstag, 5. April 2011

Orchestre International Akwezi de Libreville (African 360.123)

Music from Gabon on our favorite label African. The orchestra seems to have been an "official orchestra" for the Gandamerie Gabonaise. The uniformed had to dance sometime, at least their chefs wanted to. And maybe they had make a small business along their jobs. I don't know anything about this case particularly.

Someone at Africambiance said "great sound of the 70's in soukous Gabonaise mixed with Congolese music".

Enjoy the music from 1979.

For details on this records go here.

Samstag, 2. April 2011

Youssou N'Dour - Xippi

Twenty years ago, this was the first part what became later and newly mixed for "European ears" Eyes Open. Youssou N'Dour backed by The Super Etoile.