Sunday, June 21, 2009

Ambiance Congo for Sunday June 21, 2009

In recognition of the 20th anniversary of the passing of Franco, the great father of modern Congolese music, this program started out with three songs by OK Jazz, two of them at your request.
We moved on to a few new songs featuring the guitars and/or arrangements of Bopol Mansiamina. and from there featured some of the newest CD/DVD releases.
Here are a few covers from CDs featured.

Did you miss it? For the next two weeks, you may download the prgram here:
After two weeks, you may find it, along with years of past programs, in the Ambiance Congo Audio Archives.
This was the tracklist:
1)King Kester Emeneya
sebene fromDORIS ILOKO (this program's theme song)
from the CD PAS DE CONTACT
Black Music
2)Franco & T.P. OK Jazz
SELI-JA
from the CD FRANCO & LE T.P. O.K. JAZZ 20eme ANNIVERSAIRE *
Ets. Emongo Luambo
3)Franco & T.P. OK Jazz
CEDOU
from the LP IN MEMORIUM GRAND MAITRE FRANCO VOL.8
Polygram Records Ltd.
4)Franco & L'OK Jazz
FINGA MAMA MUNU *
from the CD FRANCO ET L'OK JAZZ 1966 1968
African/Sonodisc
5)Sam Mangwana & Kosmos Moutaouri
TOLINGANA
from the CD TERRE SACREE ACT 2
Lumieres D'Afrique
6)Ricardo Lemvo & Makina Loca
HABARI YAKO
from the CD RETROSPECTIVA
Mopiato Music
7)Orchestre Mode Succes
TU M'AS MARIE-JEANNE
from the LP INNOVATION VOL.3
Disques Innovation
8)Sam Tshintu
7eme BAGARRE
from the CD/DVD SACRIFICES
Bana Music
9)Viva La Musica
ZAKINA
from the LP VIVA LA MUSICA AVEC EN VEDETTE REDDY AMISI
Productions Mayala
10)Bendoson & Nouvelle Ecriture
SALAIRE LUVAKA
from the CD/DVD FACE B
M.L. P&D Production
11)Aimelia Lias
RACE DES VAINQUEUERS
from the CD/DVD RACE DES VAINQUEUERS
Solfege Universel Productions
12)Titina Alcapone
JUIF NOIR
from the CD/DVD AFFAIRE A SUIVRE
Sound Africa
13)Roi Soleil Wanga
FEUIL DE LAURIER
from the CD/DVD APRES TOI
Bana Music
14)Saint Petro
AMOUR ACCIDENTAL
from the CD/DVD MYSTERE
Sonima Music
15)Werra Son & Wenge Maison Mere
CONFESSION INTIME
from the CD/DVD TEMPS PRESENT MAYI YA SIKA VOL.1
Duo D'Enfer
16)J.D.T Molopwe
KUETA MUNDELA feat. Tshala Muana
from the CD/DVD MOLEKI NZELA
Production DRTV
17)Franco & Le TP OK Jazz
TCHA TCHA TCHA DE MI AMOR
from the CD FRANCOPHONIC
Stern's Africa
*=by request

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Interview with Verckys on Radio Centraal

On June 1, 2009 Verckys Kiamuangana Mateta was a guest of AfroBuro, a weekly radio show dedicated to African music on Radio Centraal 106.7 FM in Antwerp/Belgium (monday 19.00H-20.30H). AfroBuro has been broadcast for almost 25 years.The website for Radio Centraal may be found at (http://www.radiocentraal.be/, and you may listen live at http://streaming.radiocentraal.org/).

AfroBuro host Frank Wouters has made this interview available to you here.
For the next 60 days, you may download this file and listen. The interview is in French.
https://rcpt.yousendit.com/720267942/5afac89e49237d6ec44ada33781100d3
By request, this interview has been reposted July 30, 2009.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Ambiance Congo for Sunday June 7, 2009

Studio recordings are wonderful, of course, but nothing is better than a great Congolese music concert!
Ambiance Congo, like a concert, is presented and recorded live so the tracks were chosen on the spur of the moment to work together one after the other. You'll hear CDs, DVDs, a digital-only release and even a song from a tape reel in the Voice of America archives. I hope that you will enjoy the show!
Here are a few covers from CDs and DVDs featured on this edition of Ambiance Congo.

The program is available for download here for two weeks:
After 14 days, you may find it 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)Franco & T.P. OK Jazz
LA VIE INTIME
from the CD LIVE CHEZ "UN-DEUX-TROIS" A KINSHASA
Grace Music
3)Lutumba Simaro
DATHY PETROLE
from the CD/DVD VIVEMENT SIMARO: MERCI L'ARTISTE
Production Groupe Rami Amisi
4)Bana O.K.
DADY PETROLE
from the CD BANA O.K. SHOW A PARIS VOL.2
Air B.Mas Production
5)Le Prince Youlou Mabiala
LILI
from the LP LIVE IN MIGUEL "CASSE COUP"
Production DB Tchi-Tchi
6)Les Bantous de la Capitale
MAMA TITINA
from the Voice of America archives
7)Samba Mapangala & Virunga
MALAKO
from the digital release VIRUNGA LIVE ON TOUR
Virunga Music
8)4 Etoiles
DOLY
from the CD LES QUATRE ETOILES DU ZAIRE LIVE IN LONDON
B.Mas Production
9)Tabu Ley & L'Orchestre Afrisa International
YOMBE
from the CD TABU LEY & MBILIA BEL
Ngoyarto
10)King Kester Emeneya
ATA MPIAKA
from the CD/DVD LIVE A L'OLYMPIA
Production Dario Kindongo
11)Wenge El Paris
TSHATSHO MBALA (excerpt)
from the CD ROI SOLEIL MARIE-PAUL LIVE (STADE A KINSHASA)
Abeto Center
12)Zaiko Langa Langa
TUTU feat. Bozi Boziana
from the CD/DVD LIVE 38e ANNIVERSAIRE
Prozal
13)Koffi Olomide
MBABULA
from the CD/DVD 100% TCHA TCHO VOL.2
Production M.L.P&D
14)Lita Bembo & Stukas
excerpt from the DVD LES MERVEILLES DU PASSE DES ANNES 70
KAZ
15)Nouvelle Ecriture
INSTRUMENTAL DES FIOTI-FIOTI
from the CD Le Zenith De Papa Wemba Vol.2
Glenn

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Interview with Kinanga Boeing 737 on Radio Centraal

On Monday May 4, 2009 Empire Bakuba guitarist Kinanga Boeing 737 was a guest of AfroBuro, a weekly radio show dedicated to African music on Radio Centraal 106.7 FM in Antwerp/Belgium (monday 19.00H-20.30H). AfroBuro has been broadcast for almost 25 years.The website for Radio Centraal may be found at (http://www.radiocentraal.be/, and you may listen live at http://streaming.radiocentraal.org/).
The interview was held in French, but DJ Frank Wouters (at left above) has added some bits of commentary in English.
I am honored that Frank has asked me to place the interview here and I am happy to do it!
For the next 60 days, you may download the interview and listen here:
https://rcpt.yousendit.com/697459840/17dae69fc8275a673db8f3c3aefb5545