Nouvelle Ambiance (Various Artist) Sounds from the Pan-African Paris Underground

 

Nouvelle Ambiance !!! by Various Artists

Amazing compilation curated by Paris-based record label Nouvelle Ambiance.

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.

The new 12-track album follows the labels inurgural release of Albert Siassia’s Siassia et Tokobina late last year, who also features on the album.

Wonderfully curated by Hugo Mendez the release comes with 28 page magazine format booklet featuring previsouly unpublished photos from the archives of photographer Bill Akwa Bétotè as well as interviews with producers and musicians featured in the LP.

Press play and listen to twelve groove-inflected numbers that will get you off your feet and dancing.

Sizzles and sparkles from start to finish.

 

Tracklisting:

Side A
A1 Antoinette Konan : M’ackô
A2 Nicky M’Poto : Komba
A3 Jean-Paul Mondo : Zangalon
A4 Ali Baba : Tcha! Tcha! Merengue

 

Side B
B1 Esa : A Muto
B2 Empire Bakuba & Papy Tex : Livre D’or

 

Side C
C1 Siassia & Tokobina : Mama Africa
C2 John Jongos : Djandè
C3 Baba Bhy-Gao Dombia : Dawsi (Instrumental)

 

Side D
D1 Bovick & Co : Bazombo
D2 Tutu : Ayoyo
D3 Jacques Loubelo : Ngando

 

Released September 21st, 2018

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