Monday, April 13, 2009

Ambiance Congo for Sunday April 12, 2009

This time around, older songs were brought back to life en masse, just in time for for Easter.

Here area few of the sleeves of the albums we heard today.
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This was today's tracklist:
1) King Kester Emeneya
sebene from DORIS ILOKO (this program's theme song)
from the CD PAS DE CONTACT
Black Music
2)Zaiko Langa Langa
PA OKI *
from the CD GRANDS SUCCES DE ZAIKO LANGA LANGA
Flame Tree
3)Minzoto Wella Wella
BAYAME NA TSHELA
from the LP DANSE CANETON A L'AISEMENT
Ets. Veve International
4)Empire Bakuba
IVE DIKANDO
from the LP LASSISSI PRESENTE EMPIRE BAKUBA
Sacodis
5)Koffi Olomide
N'DJOLI
from the CD BA LA JOLIE
Ngoyarto
6)Antoine Pepyto & Mangungu Cley
MBONGUELA MWANA
from the LP ANTOINE PEPYTO MANGUNGU CLEY ET L'ORCHESTRE SPIRITUS
Ledoux Records
7)Choc Stars
LUKELA NGAI BOLINGO
from the LP MUNDUKI ELELO
Espera
8)Kiese Diambu & L'Orchestre "Les Redoutables"
NASENGUI KOMBO, ADRESSE TE
from the LP WANTED DEAD OR ALIVE 3.000.OOO$
IAD
9)Les Champions Du Zaire
AMOUR CONSIGNE
from the LP HOMMAGE A FRANCO O.K. JAZZ
Espera
10)Diany Bakela
NON MONSIEUR
from the LP PAMELO MOUNK'A PROPULSE DIANY BAKELA
Africa New Sound
11)Lady Isa
KUTELEZA SI KWANGUKA
from the LP KUTELEZA SI KWANGUKA
Sun Records
12)M'Pongo Love *
MBELE-MBELE
from the LP M'Pongo Love
Safari Sound
13)M'Bilia Bel
SANS FRONTIERE *
from the LP PHENOMENE
M'Bilia Production
14)Victoria Eleison
BALINGI NGAI NAZUATE
from the LP VICTORIA ELEISON
Rythmes Et Musique
*=by request

6 comments:

drf12 said...

Thanks so much for your blog and programming. I've been listening to Congolese music since the early 80s and it's almost impossible to find now. Many of the internet radio stations that had played it have disappeared and U.S. retailers have all but abandoned the genre. Speaking of which, does anyone know if there are any decent purveyors of this music still operating on these shores?
Again, Ambiance Congo, thank you for making this treasure available to us.

Ambiance Congo said...

drf12
Thanks so very much for your note.
Yes there are still a couple of good stores here in USA.

Try this one for starters: www.panafricanallstars.com

David

Anonymous said...

Fantastic! Many thanks for sharing. Apurva from Pune, India.

Ambiance Congo said...

Apurva, your regular comments are appreciated. Is Congolese music popular in India?

Anonymous said...

David - Apart from a few albums of common popular stuff like Osibisa or Mory Kanté, African music is just not available in India. Our country has tons of popular and classical music, so we are not exactly short of choices, but African stuff is generally not available. Getting quality African music regularly is where the power of internet is most evident to me - bringing the entire globe closer. Apurva

Ambiance Congo said...

Apurva, in the period of twenty to thirty or thirty-five years ago, there were a number of African record boutiques in big cities here such as New York and Washington DC. Now those stores are much fewer and much farther between.
We rely on the internet now as well, but that is OK. I am finding wonderful and exciting mucic on the net that I never saw on LP.