Monday, July 9, 2018

Yéplé Jazz!

From the little I've been able to find out about him, Abel Yéplé of Ivory Coast has had a long career. I suspect he may have passed away recently. I don't know enough about Ivorian music to situate his sound within the panapoly of musical styles there: Ziglibithy, Polihet, Zoblazo, Zouglou and so forth. Judging by today's offering - 1992's Adji Aka (EMI NH0013) he borrows a little bit from all of them. Whatever you want to call it, it's fine, fine music!

Download Adji Aka as a zipped file here.


John said...

Thank you for posting this thread of Ivorian music. I visited the country in 1992 and it feels as if we were buying music from the same cassette vendor. I have no idea either of how to differentiate between the various styles. However I loved virtually everything I heard and wish there was more available in Europe. I've picked up a few excellent vinyl LPs from Superfly in Paris but I'm looking forward to whatever you post next.

AfricaRuge said...