Newborn french label RAOI Records is proud to release for the first time a remastered and fully licensed compilation of the two sought after records of Joe Sembene: Heart of Africa & Weur Di Dane/Le P’tit Quinquin.
Side A is “Heart of Africa” with the songs “Gorelle” & “Autrefois”, two timeless and unparalleled afro/electronic tracks. The first song on Side B is “Weur Di Dane”, a perfect blend of afro and boogie vibes.
The voice of Joe’s wife, Josy Sene, stands out all along the track, a pure bliss! This is followed by a cover of a traditional song from the north of France called “Le P’tit Quinquin”, but Joe gives it a strong reggae twist in the vain of Serge Gainsbourg’s “Aux Armes Et Cætera”! However, it had little success at the time… After recording these two remarkable and hard-to-find 7 inches at September Records in Lille (Fr), Joe suddenly disappeared… Who knows where Joe Sembene is right now?