Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Ambiance Congo: January 1, 2012

Happy New Year!
This program, broadcast on New Year's day, 2012 marks the beginning of the seventh year for Ambiance Congo on WRIR in Richmond, Virginia USA. We start off with an appropriate song, requested by our friend Shad (aka Soukousman), called 7 ANS by Sec Bidens.
Your requests for music by Master Mwana Congo, Youlou Mabiala, Viva La Musica, Lubumbashi Stars and more add to the variety and quality of today's selections. Many thanks to everyone who requested songs for the show!
Just for fun and to illustrate how much variety and quality there is to be found in Congolese music, I've thrown in three very different songs with the same title.
Here are some album covers from the first program of 2012.
You are invited to download the program here:
That link will be good for two weeks, but the program is also available in the Ambiance Congo Audio Archives at:
Here's the track list. Happy listening! Your comments and requests are always welcome.

PART A
1)King Kester Emeneya & Victoria Eleison Dream Team Dream
Band
sebene from DORIS ILOKO (this program’s theme song)
from the CD PAS DE CONTACT
Black Music

2)Sec Bidens
7 ANS
from the LP TOP NIVEAU NUMBER 3 *
SB Music

3)Zaiko Langa-Langa
EKA
from the CD BANDE-ANNONCE
Prozal

4)Tabu Ley Rochereau
NDAYA LA SITOULA
from the LP RYTME SOUM-GUEYE
Afric’ Music

5)General Defao & Big Stars
CHAMUTETE
from the CD THE UNDERTAKER
Ets. Kaluila

6)Guy Guy Fall
EFFETS SPECIAUX
from the CD COTE OUEST
Denide Productions & Editions

7)Wenge Musica
KASKIN
from the CD KIN E BOUGE
Glenn Music

8)Viva La Musica La Cour Des Grands
MOFONKOLO *
from the CD MWANA MATEBU
Ets. Kaluila

PART B
9)Felix Wazekwa & Cultur’ A Pays-Vie
SALAIRE
from the CD YO NANI?
JPS Production

10)Ferre Gola
MABOKO PAMBA *
from the CD QUI EST DERRIERE TOI?
DRTV Production

11)Wuta Mayi
MABOKO PAMBA
from the LP TOUT MAL SE PAIE ICI BAS
Soweto Records

12)Les Mangelepa
MABOKO PAMBA
from the LP ACTION ALL THE WAY ONE HELL OF A RIOT
ASL

13)Lubumbashi Stars *
KAKA
from the CD S.O.S. PASSE PARTOUT
A.C.P Music

14)Le Prince Youlou.Mabiala et Le T.P. OK Jazz avec Verckys
au Saxo-Alto
OLETA
from the CD LE VERDICT *
Ets. VeVe International

15)J.Mpouki Kimbolo
CONFLIT DE GENERATION (feat. Master Mwana Congo *)
from the LP MUANA MUSIE
JMK

*=by request

7 comments:

Apurva Bahadur said...

Thank you David for this wonderful episode. Thank you for playing my request - may we have a Lubumbashi Stars song on every show? Apurva from Pune, India.

DJ Daudi said...

Apurva, I only have two Lubumbashi Stars albums, so that might be difficult!:) I will have to ask my friend Paul about that. He is from Lubumbashi and, if we are fortunate, he may be able to help.
Thanks for your comment and for your request.

Dave, Liverpool, UK said...

Magnificent stuff, a fine show indeed. The Mangelepa song was a real treat - is the rest of the LP as good? With a title like that it's got to be worth playing some more of. Oh, and thanks for the picture of Felix in his hat on the cover of Yo Nani - I bet he was dying to wear that somewhere! I imagine it's gathering dust at the bottom of his wardrobe again now.

DJ Daudi said...

Glad you enjoyed, Dave.
Thanks for your comment!
As far as Mangelepa is concerned, they're gold in my book.
Weazekwa's hat? I wonder what gloves he wore that time around?
:)

DJ Daudi said...

FPK
Thanks for your comment. Clumsy Daudi here accidentally deleted it.
My apologies!

Anonymous said...

too late - but thx

DJ Daudi said...

Not too late!
The program is in the Ambiance Congo Audio Archives. Look that in the "LInks" column. You'll find progams dating back to 2005.