Ray Stephen Oche is a singer, drummer, flutist, and mainly trumpet player from Nigeria. From the late 50s, he spent time in Ghana, meeting famous drummer Guy Warren “who is supposed to have delivered him the secret of the authentic African rhythms”, toured in Sierra Leone with “Outer Space” band, went to Senegal and Gambia.
Matumbo, the name of his band on this record means in Angolese language, “gifted with various talents”. This LP has been recorded in Paris with musicians from Congo, Togo, Guinea, Gambia, but also Brazil and “french” West Indies. The whole album is roots and groovy afro-jazz, full of percussions and African singing (in Idoma language).
A1 Alaglanu – Alaglano
A2 Okwukwu – Kiwongo
A3 Ikwunmokon – Okoitiho
B2 Daybreak On The Niger