Tuesday, November 2, 2010

French music and West Africa

If this blog mainly focuses on music from France, I do love musics from other countries. To stay in the topic of French Kisses, here's a selection of great tracks from West Africa with lyrics sung in French among my all time favorites. Great classics and more recent hits.

Unforgettable classics:
Orchestra Baobab - On verra ça ce soir (Senegal,1979)

Bembeya jazz National - Téléphone (Guinea, 1977)

Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou - Ne te Faches Pas (Benin, 1970's)

Grand Kalle & OK Jazz - Table Ronde (Congo, 1960)

Tabu Ley Rochereau - Gagner Gagner (Congo, 1984)

Tchico Tchikaya- Jeannot (Congo, soukous, 1979)

More recent sounds:

Magic system - Un Gaou à Paris (Ivory Coast, zouglou, 2003)

Amadou et Mariam - Je pense à toi (Mali, 1998)

And some African rap:
Positive black soul - Je ne sais pas (Senegal, 1995)

Abass Abass - Urgence (Senegal)

1 comment:

Chapo said...

I love this african music.....realy good work