This is one of these posts with a minimum of information. This was copied for me by a friend who had borrowed it from someone else, so I never even had a chance to copy the cover.
Orchestre Tropical Jazz de Dakar was one of the orchestras at the root of the tree from which all the branches of Senegalese modern music have sprouted. Founded in the 1950s, they blossomed in the sixties (when Amara Touré sang with the orchestra), and lost their leaves in the seventies.
This album is from the mid-1970s, judging by the two tracks dedicated to the memory of Aboubacar Demba Camara, the legendary singer of Bembeya Jazz National who died in Dakar on April 5, 1973.
Apart from those two tracks the lp contains four latin tracks (all with Cuban origins, if I am not mistaken), plus one bolero in Malinké.
It's a pleasant enough lp, but not one to spend a few hundred euros on.....
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