Sunday, March 15, 2009

Ambiance Congo for Sunday March 15, 2009

Welcome to Ambiance Congo. Thanks for your visit.
This edition I played a number of requests. Yours are welcome and encouraged.
We started out with two modern tracks influenced by folklore. The first, from Buoro Mpela latest CD, is brand new. The second, by Empire Bakuba singer Misha M'fum was from a 1980s LP recorded right here in the USA. I bought that album from the African Music Gallery in Washington DC as producer Ibrahim K. Ba and Misha M'Fum himself were unpacking the first boxes. Interestingly enough, Misha was coaxed out of retirement to sing with King Kester at the King's concert in North Carolina last year.
We went on to listen to a series of songs that jumped back and forth over time and yet presented a nice continuous flow in sound and theme. I hope that you will enjoy it!
Here are a few album covers for this afternoon's program.
For the next two weeks, you may download a copy of this program from this link:
After that, please find it and all other previous programs in the Ambiance Congo Audio Archives.
Here is the track list:
1)King Kester Emeneya
sebene from DORIS ILOKO (this program's theme song)
from the CD PAS DE CONTACT
Black Music
2)"Jah Man Geko" Bouro Mpela
FOLKLORE DE L'EQUATEUR *
from the CD VICE DE PROCEDURE
Duo D'Enfer Production
3)Misha M'Fum
EDEN
from the LP L'EMPIRE AMBIENCE
African Music Gallery
4)Empire Bakuba
PLAINTE D'AMOUR
from the LP EMPIRE BAKUBA
Ets. VEVE International
5)Manuaku Waku et le Grand Zaiko Wawa
MBONGO
from the LP EKE YA PAMBA
Ets. VEVE International
6)Clan Langa Langa
LOMANY
from the CD SIX MEGA STARS DE CLAN LANGA LANGA
Gilette D'Or International
7)Papa Wemba & Viva Tendances
TEMBE
from the CD NKUNZI NLELE
Sonima Music
8)Reddy Amisi
PLUS FORT QUE MOI *
from the CD ETOILE
Ets. N'Diaye
9)Bozi Boziana
SENTINELLE
from the CD L'HEURE DE VERITE
Naelis Music
10)Elba Top A
MONGANGA
from the CD IL FALLAIT N'ZLALA!
Tamaris
11)Seigneur Tabu Ley
KELE BIBI *
from the LP ROCHEREAU VOL. 8
Disco Stock / Makossa
12)Aimelia Lias
DIDI KINUANI *
from the CD RACE DES VAINQUEURS
Solfege Universel Productions
13)J.D.T. Molopwe
FIC
from the CD MOLEKI NZELA
Production DRTV
14)Fataki Junior
EGOGO
from the CD PHILOSOPHIE VOL.1
Sonima Music
15)Samba Mapangala & Orchestra Virunga *
MALAKO
live at the WOMAD FESTIVAL
Charleton Park, Malmesbury, Whiltshire EnglandJuly 27, 2007
*=by request

4 comments:

CC Smith said...

Mbote David: I was very pleased to see you played a live recording from Samba Mapangala's WOMAD appearance--thanks for that! You may have read that he released a live digital-only album earlier this year, and if that would interest you for airplay on the program, please contact me privately and I'll arrange for you to obtain it.
best regards,
CC Smith
Virunga Management

Ambiance Congo said...

Thank you! I will be in touch.
David

Anonymous said...

Hello

I'm managing Solo Sita and I would be really interested to have a copy from the empire bakuba album with plainte d'amour song

Would be very nice

Best regards

DJ Daudi said...

Please send another comment and include your email. I will not publish that comment or your address, but I will contact you.