Sunday, January 4, 2009

Ambiance Congo for January 4, 2009

There has been a lot of talk about the style and quality of Congolese music released during 2008. A lot of that talk has been pretty negative, but I submit here that there were some very good CDs released despite all the flap. In the recent past, Congolese artists seemed to race to release great new CDs at year's end. The sense of competition for placing on Top 10 lists seemed really great. That phenomenon did not manifest itself this past year at all! Even with the general opinion that there were a lot of less-than-stellar releases, on many CDs there were a number of really good songs. Hopefully you will hear something in this program that will make you smile!
A lot of the disappointment with new music has turned many heads back toward older music. Today's show started with some requests for older music, a few requests from last year that I was not able to fill.

Enjoy!
Here is a link to download the program:
https://www.yousendit.com/download/WnBSckhYT2IzMWxMWEE9PQ

Here is the track list:

1)Felix Wazekwa
excerpt from QUE DEMANDE LE PEUPLE?
from the CD QUE DEMANDE LE PEUPLE?
Production Fondation Wazekwa
2)Jean Romain Biakou & Petit Poisson
KIFUEFUE
from the LP LA VUE C'EST LA VIE *
Rosi-Music
3)Fidele Zizi & Mando Negro Kwala Kwa *
DIMALEMBA
from the LP MISIKI YA KWALA KWA
Production 3A
4)Sax Matalanza
NZALA KANDA
from the LP LE MBULA MATARI *
Sans Frontieres
5)Verckys & Le Veve
COUP MARTEAU
from the CD IMMORTEL
Ets. Veve International
6)Le Commandant Josky Kiambukuta & L'Orchestre Bana OK
BARACUDA *
from the CD DERNIER AVERTISSEMENT
Sans Frontieres
7)Le Poete Lutumba Simaro
BENGONGO *
from the CD SALLE D'ATTENTE
Gabin Tembo
8)Manda Chante & Wenge Reference
BELINS MOBUAKA
from the CD DELIVRANCE TOTALE
P&G
9)Werra Son & Wenge Maison Mere
ASSOCIE VALABLE
from the CD TEMPS PRESENT MAYI YA SIKA
Duo D'Enfer
10)Serge Mabiala
PINZOLI
from the CD AFFECTION
Mobola Senzedi
11)Les Chics Men
KOLELA LELA
from the CD GROSSES AFFAIRES
Fiit Productions
12)KaRmapa
ELENGI
from the CD RIPOSTE
Ets. N'Diaye
13)Koffi Olomide
DIABOLOS
from the CD KOFFI
Diego Music
14)Titina Alcapone
ZIMA MOTO
from the CD AFFAIRE A SUIVRE
Sound Africa
15)Des-Desouza
AMEN
from the CD ZERO UN
Production 2 Mizik

*=by request

4 comments:

Ronald said...

I have yet to make my top 10 list David, I shall listen and relisten to the released cd's.

Anonymous said...

Great show, esp the first half!
wuod k

Ambiance Congo said...

Ronald, It is good of you to visit and make a comment here. I look forward to seeing your opinions.
David

Ambiance Congo said...

Wuod, I am glad that you have enjoyed it. Thanks for your requests.
David