Laba Sosseh y su Conjunto - Seyni (Afrolatin from Senegal, 1969)

(N'DARDISC 45-15).

Laba Sosseh (1943-2007) had a 40 years long african salsero carreer, singing pachanga, bolero, guajira, son cubano... He's originally from Gambia, and played during the 60s at Club Miami (Dakar, with Star Band & Ibra Kasse), at Club Sangomar (Thies, with engineer Moussa Diallo). He founded with nigerian sax player Dexter Johnson the Super Star Orchestra de Dakar and recorded for N'Dardisc (Label from Louis Fourment, Radio Africaine director).

One of his hits from this period is the love song "Seyni" (kay fonema sama khol).

Laba Sosseh - Seyni:

On the flip side, Laba Sosseh plays "Que Se Funan", a song which appeared previously on a Chappottin LP from 1965. Although arrangements and instruments differ, it illustrates the massive influence of Cuban music on Senegalese productions from the late 60's.

Laba Sosseh - Que Se Funan:

Follow this musical trail with this wonderful afrolatin 7 inch from Benin here.