Artists, En français, English version

Nous sommes très fiers de vous présenter les YA TOUPAS du ZAIRE.

L’album sera disponible fin août 2020 :

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Le groupe se forme en 1976 avec :

Bopol Mansiamina

(Basse – Mode Succès, 4 étoiles.. )

Manuaku Waku

(alias Grand Zaiko Wawa),

et Ray Lema

(Piano, Orgue et Guitare).

Entre 1976 et 1978, Ils enregistrent plusieurs 45 T dont le fameux titre “Je ne bois pas beaucoup” (1976) compilé sur TROPICAL DISCOTHEQUE (SOFRITO, 2011).

En 1978 cet album instrumental, unique et inclassable,

produit par Gérard Akueson (founder of Akue Records and Abeti’s producer)

Ce LP est composé de rythmes Afro jazz minimalistes et de grooves deep funk proches par moment d’une trance tropicale, le tout joué par des musiciens qui avaient l’habitude de proposer des rythmes plus classiques de Rumba.

C’est leur unique album avant le départ en 1979 de Ray Lema pour les Etats Unis et ensuite la France.
Le départ de Ray Lema fait suite à un violent désaccord qui l’a opposé au dictateur MOBUTU alors en place au ZAÏRE.
N’oublions pas que l’album est sorti en 1978 et que le départ de cet élément principal a probablement entraîné la dissolution du groupe.

Bonne écoute

YATOUPAS is a band formed in 1976 by:

Bopol Mansiamina (Bass – Success Mode, 4 stars ..)
Manuaku Waku (aka Grand Zaiko Wawa),
and Ray Lema (Piano, Organ and Guitar).

Between 1976 and 1978, they recorded several 45 T’s including the famous title “Je ne bois pas beaucoup” (1976) compiled on TROPICAL DISCOTHEQUE, SOFRITO in 2011.

In 1978 this instrumental album, unique and unclassifiable,

produced by Gérard Akueson (founder of Akue Records and Abeti’s producer)

This LP is composed of minimalist Afro jazz rhythms and deep funk grooves that are close at times to a tropical trance, all played by musicians who used to offer more classic Rumba rhythms.

It is their only album before the departure in 1979 of Ray Lema for the United States and then France.
Ray Lema’s departure follows a violent disagreement which opposed him to the dictator MOBUTU then in place in ZAIRE.
Let’s not forget that the album was released in 1978 and that the departure of this main element probably led to the dissolution of the group.




Artists, Concerts, En français, English version, Friends

Gilbert Pounia, leader de ZISKAKAN,

(photo prise en 2006)

Nous sommes fiers de pouvoir enfin vous annoncer la prochaine ré édition d’une oeuvre majeure de Maloya. Des informations à suivre au sujet de cette très belle collaboration…

En attendant, découvrez ou redécouvrez le magnifique concert de Ziskakan à la Cité des Arts de la Réunion accompagné par la charismatique Maya Kamaty.

« Dans la sève rebelle du Maloya, miroir de la bouillonnante culture créole réunionnaise, Gilbert Pounia, leader du groupe Ziskakan, a trouvé matière à nourrir son coeur. Groupe pionnier dès la fin des années 70, Ziskakan a fait du Maloya son cheval de bataille et de la défense de la culture créole son credo. » RFI musique

We are proud to finally announce the next release of a major work of Maloya.

Information will follow about this wonderful collaboration …

In the meantime, discover or rediscover the fabulous concert of Ziskakan at La Cité des Arts de la Réunion with the charismatic Maya Kamaty.

Chodo by Georges-Édouard Nouel (English Version)

Chodo by Georges-Édouard Nouel (English Version)

Artists, English version, Spiritual Caribbean Jazz
©2017 Rebirth On Wax
©1976 Le Chant du Monde

Recorded in Paris (April 11th and June 20th 1975)

Georges-Edouard NOUEL (piano, electric fender piano, ldr),

Louis XAVIER (bass),

Saint-Yves DOLPHIN (cowbell, guiro, tambour-bel-air, perc),

Dany CAPRON (conga,cowbell, guiro, ti-bois, perc),

Fabrice RABOISSON (drum, perc).

For sure this new inventive album « will help to know more than ever this young French pianist highly talented Georges-Edouard Nouel whose cooperation is sought by the best French and American musicians living in Paris. Whenever he performs solo or with an orchestra, he causes a sensation. He’s carefully chosen musicians to perform with :

Louis Xavier (conductor, composer, arranger, double bass and guitar bass player exclusively used for this recording,) 

Saint-Yves Dolphin and Dany Capron (who are among the first percussionists in the country),

and Patrice Raboisson (drummer and percussionist) who attracted particularly attention inside Jean-Pierre Barbat Dolphin Orchestra at the recent Angoulême Festival. 

This record is surely going to be a revelation to people who never have the opportunity to listen to these ve musicians who achieved it. It is a genuine jazz music with a determinedly well-structured form with delightful Caribbean taste (except Fabrice Raboisson, all the other musicians are from Martinique) ; furthermore the percussionists play as well usual percussion as island percussion (guiro, ti-bois, tambour bel- air…)

Most of the album titles are Georges-Edouard Nouel compositions except :

Cesca from Louis Xavier,

and Alfie, one of the successful Bacharach and David hit.

Meci Bon Die, an old and popular Caribbean gently and ironically protest song performed by Harry Belafonte and others, has been arranged by Georges-Edouard Nouel.

Mazurka…, it’s, of course, Creole Mazurka which has nothing to see with the other one. Nouel dedicated it to his mother. The ti-bois are really brought out. Note that the rhythmic section is one part of the present Synchro-Rhythmic-Eclectic Language whose leader is Louis Xavier. This group was created by the late Eddy Gaumont… You will listen to, among others, an outstanding bass-guitar part from Louis Xavier.

The oriental color of Chandernagor comes from past ages. It is not this odious poor quality orientalism. There’s a very compound ethnic mix in the Caribbean Islands called also West Indies. 

Cesca (a charming woman name) has been composed by Louis Xavier…

Chodo is the name of a festivity drink which is in Guadeloupe a kind of egg flip but which, in Martinique, also contains white rum ! …

Maurice CULLAZ,

President of l’Académie du Jazz in France

Journalist reporter at Jazz Hot Magazine.

Septembre 1976