Tabu ley Seigneur Rochereau
and Afrisa International Orchestra
Babeti Soukous
Real World 1989

When Peter Gabriel started his Real World label back in 1989,
Tabu Ley Rochereau did this studio/live performance for him.
It was done in one evening at the Real World studios, Wiltshire,
England. The album contains hi-lites from Rochereau’s previous
20 years of career. Get it and spread it ..

Babeti Soukous, Wiki
Rochereau

01 – Presentation
02 – Kinshasa
03 – Sorozo
04 – Linga ngai
05 – Moto akokufa
06 – Nairobi
07 – Seli ja
08 – I need you
09 – Amour nala
10 – Tu as dit que
11 – Sentimenta
12 – PitiĆ©
13 – Mosolo

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3 thoughts on “Tabu ley Seigneur Rochereau
and Afrisa International Orchestra
Babeti Soukous
Real World 1989

  1. many thanks for this! we had record-breaking low temperatures in boston this weekend, and this post helped me survive. cheers!

  2. Thank you for uploading this music. I am no expert on music from Africa, but I love soukous, and I feel Tabu Ley is a deity! As Moos said, this release is halfway between concert and studio, as it was recorded, according to the liner notes, “with an audience of friends and invitees dancing and clapping in the minstrel gallery of Real World’s main studio.” As such, it gives a glimpse into what Tabu Ley and Afrisa International must have sounded like live. It’s wonderful to hear them start to groove about half-way into “Seli ja”. There is a nice version of “Nairobi” that got me dancing, although I preferred the slightly slower version on the Rounder release Africa Worldwide. That release has many gems, including the incomparable “Cafe Rica”. But Babeti Soukous has its moments too. I’m in the USA, and it’s a shame that there’s only (I think) five releases of his music on US labels.

  3. Pingback: Seigneur Tabu Ley Rochereau Face a Face Out of Africa 1991 | Global Groove Independent

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