Stanislas Tohon: King of Tchink System


Stanislas Tohon modernized the traditional rhythm Tchinkoume and called it "Tchink System". This album originally recorded in 1979 on Sacodis, was also released on Stan's own label. His music is powerfull, all titles emit an energy coming from Tchinckoume rhythm but also because of Stan's exceptional musicians like his guitarist Dizi Mageco. The sound is heavy and warrior like Tohon himself.

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Stanislas Tohon a modernisé le rythme traditionnel Tchinkoumé et l'a renomé le "Tchink System". Cet album, enregistré initialement sur Sacodis en 1979, est sorti aussi sur le propre label de Stan. Je trouve que sa musique est vraiment puissante. Tous les morceaux dégagent une energie propre au Tchinckoumé mais aussi grâce aux musiciens exceptionnels de Stan comme son guitariste Dizi Mageco. Le son est lourd et guerrier à l'image de Tohon.

7 comments:

NGONI said...

I have not downloaded the album yet, I came just to say thank you for such a beautiful picture.

Wassoulou said...

I just gave this a good listen and it's incredible! Do you have anymore info on this group? I first noticed on Djamo Djamo then other tracks that Tohon frequently sings in a dialect of Manding (as far as I can tell Bamanankan).

I never knew the language family stretched so far across the region! Thanks for the great album.

Wassoulou said...

If you hadn't told me, I woulda guessed this was a Benin/Cote d'Ivoire hybrid based on the languages and sounds: Kadiogo specifically sounds like vocals from a Coupe Decale.

Oro said...

Hello Wassoulou,
Stan is singing in Fon the national language of Benin.
Best regards and thank you for your comments.

Oro said...

You are true, there is something like soukous rhythm in some titles. I think that the guitarist is Congolese, but I am not sure.

nauma said...

Stanislas is an old favorite,thank you oro for the addictive Tchink Sounds and all the high spirits.

tkachenko-e-i said...

Can you write track order on this album? Thank You!