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Scène musicale Africaine 80s à Paris

Ce billet fait suite à un article de septembre 2018 sur l’explosion de la scène musicale africaine dans les années 80 à Paris, en particulier grâce au soutien de la diaspora, que j’avais lu en son temps…

Marginales en France dans les années 70, les sonorités d’Afrique ont suscité au début de la décennie suivante un vif engouement, faisant de la capitale une plaque tournante de la création.

Site Liberation

Une compilation réunit douze titres représentatifs :

  1. Antoinette Konan – M’ackô
  2. Nicky M’Poto – Komba
  3. Jean-Paul Mondo – Zangalon
  4. Ali Baba – Tcha! Tcha! Merengue
  5. Esa – A Muto
  6. Empire Bakuba & Papy Tex – Livre d’or
  7. Siassia & Tokobina – Mama Africa
  8. John Jongos – Djandè
  9. Baba Bhy-Gao Dombia – Dawsi (Instrumental)
  10. Bovick & Cie – Bazombo
  11. Tutu – Ayoyo
  12. Jacques Loubelo – Ngando

Paris – Brazzaville – Kinshasa – Abidjan – Douala.
A celebration of the underground Pan-African music scene centred around Paris in the 80s featuring never-before-reissued productions and dancefloor sure-shots taking in new forms of dancefloor-ready Rumba, Bikutsi, Soukous, Boogie and more.

In the early 80s a perfect storm of social, technological, political and cultural developments brought about a unique music scene centred around Paris, away from the major labels and pop charts. Musicians, ideas and styles flew between the small independent studios and labels of the French capital and Francophone Africa and the Caribbean, experimenting with new technology and drawing in a dizzying array of influences to soundtrack clubs, bars and radio stations.

Release comes with 28 page magazine format booklet featuring previsouly unpublished photos from the archives of photographer Bill Akwa Bétotè as well as interviews with producers Cyriaque Bassoka and Rigo Makengo, musicians Michel Alibo, Denis Hekimian & John Jongos and Studio Caroline owner Jacky Reggan.

Nouvelle Ambiance
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Electro (House, EDM...)

ASNA – ATALAKU

Atalaku means “look here” or give a “shout out” to someone, in Lingala.

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Global

Dobet Gnahoré – Lève-toi

Feat. Yabongo Lova
Yakané

Ivorian singer Dobet Gnahoré encourages positive energy despite the pandemy, in her 6th album.