Chouk Bwa & The Ångstromers – Vodou Ale

Chouk Bwa is a traditional Haitian roots band—“Mizik Rasin.” The members of the band live in Gonaives.

The Ångströmers is a Belgian production duo.

Old African Music

Mory Kante – Yeke Yeke

Before becoming this international hit in 1987, due to its strong dance and pop arrangements (aka Manding Funk), Yekeke is a folk/traditional Guinean song.

It was first revisited in a tradi-modern style by Mory’s half-brother & griot Djeli Moussa Diawara on his first solo album (known as “Yasimika” – recorded in Abidjan in 1982).

Update 05/22/2020: RIP Mory Kanté, dead today (70yo)


Tony Allen – Tribute to Art Blakey (Live)

Live @ Festival Sons d’Hiver in 2016

Tony Allen’s EP A Tribute to Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers paid homage to the American jazz drummer, who he named as one of his earliest musical influences.