Monday, August 3, 2009

Ambiance Congo for August 2, 2009

This program was an all vinyl edition. I brought a crate of LPs to the studio, pulled 'em out and cued 'em up for an impromptu progression of songs from the 70s through the 90s.
So many albums, so little time!
Here are the sleeves of a few of the albums that you'll hear from on this edition of Ambiance Congo.
For the next two weeks, you may download a copy here:
After two weeks, you may find this program and many more in the Ambiance Congo Audio Archives.
This was 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)Le Poete Lutumba Simaro et Le Tout Puissant O.K. Jazz
SINDO NA BRUXELLES
from the LP COEUR ARTIFICIEL
African Sun Music
3)Mayaula Mayoni
LIWA
from the LP TO DO ONE'S BEST
Alia Music
4)Tabu Ley Rochereau
ON A RACONTE
from the LP BEL LEY
Ets. VEVE International
5)Pompon Kuleta
LA MAMA
from the LP CONSEIL PEMBELE
Tsavo Records
6)Pamelo Mounk'a
MPOTO NA MOTEMA
from the LP PAMELO MOUNK'A
Safari Ambiance
7)Tshala Muana
WANIME
from the LP M'POKOLO
Safari Sound
8)Pablo Lubadika
NA MITUNI
from the LP NGAI LOCATAIRE
Afro-Rythmes
9)Frank Lassan
MAWA
from the LP SARAKOULE
CID
10)Andre Pamomiel
HOROSCOPE
from the LP TEDY
KVIR
11)Empire Bakuba
OBOSINI KISOMELE
from the LP EMPIRE BAKUBA
Syllart Production
12)Zaiko Langa Langa
IZE BOLA
from the LP TALA MODELE ECHANGER
Prozal
13)Bozi Boziana & L'Anti-Choc
NA YOKI
from the LP LES EDITIONS VEVE PRESENTENT BOZI BOZIANA ET L'ANTI CHOC
Ets. VEVE International
14)Koffi Olomide
SOUCI D'ETE
from the LP DIVA
Espera
15)Jolie Detta
NALELI YO
from the LP SUPER STAR
Bade Stars Music

6 comments:

Oro said...

Hello the "Congolese",

thank for your comments and of course thank you for your posts; As you can see I am totally not a congolese postman.

Oro

Ambiance Congo said...

Nice to hear from you Oro.
As you can see from the photo, I'm totally not Congolese either LOL!

drf12 said...

Dear Richard, Thank you so much for making this music available. It is so difficult to hear it in the U.S. You are providing a true public service.
Thnak you from the bottom of my heart.
David Fisher

Ambiance Congo said...

You are truly welcome, David.
I am David as well. From Richmond.:)
I love this music and it has brought me much joy for over three decades. Publicizing it, letting others know that it is out there, encouraging appetites is one way give back. You can support Congolese music by asking for it in your record shop or seeking out and patronizing online vendors.

Lynden Barber said...

Just discovered your great site. Do you have any ideas or clues as to why soukous and Congolese rumba isn't more popular in western 'world music' circles? DRF12 says it's difficult to hear in the US - why is this?
Why doesnt Syran Mbenza, say, have a profile outside of Africa/ France to match Youssou N'dour, Ali Farka Toure, Oumare Sangare, etc? Why isnt Franco revered in our countries in the same way as Fela Kuti? Any ideas?

Cheers,
Lynden Barber, world music reviewer, Limelight magazine, Sydney, Australia

Ambiance Congo said...

Lynden, you have asked the proverbial 64-dollar-question. If you ever find the answer, please let me know.