Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Ambiance Congo: February 12, 2012

Welcome!
Happy Saint Valentine's day!
I hope you'll find some music to love on today's program.
Let's start with a few romantic songs, some new, some not so new, some somewhere in between!
Later we get some tid-bits from the new schools of Wenge.
But mostly we'll hear some new music for the rest of the show...with the exception of a little known masterwork from the late Nino Malapet.
Tha music says it all. I don't have to talk....
Play it loud. Have a good time!
Here are a few album covers.
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Want the track list?  Yes? Here it is.

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)Vonga Aye *
MI NAKUPENDA
from the LP PARE-CHOCS
Ets. VeVe International
 
3)Elba Top A
SAINT VALENTIN
from the CD OKOUREKEKE
Adida Sayela Production

4)M’Bilia Bel
ATAYA
from the CD THE QUEEN
Syllart Productions

5)Koffi Olomide
CHEVAL
from the CD ABRACADABRA
Diego Music

6)Joss Diena
BON BON BON
from the CD VITRINE
Ets. Adilcom/Bana Music

7)Felix Wazekwa & Cultur’ A Pays-Vie
PENALTY
from the CD HAUT LES MAINS *
Production Fondation Wazekwa

8)Staff  Des Leaders
LOVE STORY
from the CD J’AI MON COPAIN
Musicanova

PART B
9)J.B. M’Piana & Wenge BCBG
ETOILE DU BERGER
from the CD SOYONS SERIEUX
Obouo Music

10)Ricoco & Wenge Aile paris School of Mbulamatari
JEUNE HOMME
from the CD MFUMUETO VIBRATION
Solfege Universel Productions

11)Werrason & Wenge Maison Mere
LE PRINCE DE LA VILLE
from the CD TECHNO MALEWA SUITE & FIN VOL.1
Diego Music

12)Serge Muloso
DIEGO MUSIC
from the CD ASSURANCE
Diego Music

13)Patrouille Des Stars
TONTON PARTOUT PARTOUT
from the CD KANGA NZOTO
Denide Production

14)Nino Malapet & L’Orchestre Les Bantous de La Capitale
BRAZZA LA CENTENAIRE (excerpt)
from the LP SPECIAL CENTENAIRE DE BRAZZAVILLE 1880-1980
Music-Press 

*= by request

11 comments:

FrancoPepeKalle said...

Yep, you make another great list. Surprise to have a the new Koffi song, considering how much you can't stand the album. I enjoy the JB song Etoile du Berger. I also tend to like the Felix song. This is a good list. Thanks DJ Duadi.

DJ Daudi said...

Hi FPK. Thanks for listening! I'm a big Wazekwa fan myself. For me, Koffi's new album is better in some ways than his last two and I can in fact "stand the album" better than those but I'm still missing the "old" Koffi Olomide.
By the way, If anyone were to request something from any album, I'd play it if I have it. No one is requesting anything from any of his new albums.

Apurva Bahadur said...

Great show David. Many thanks. Apurva from Pune, India.

DJ Daudi said...

Many thanks to YOU, Apurva!

Dave, Liverpool, UK said...

David, thanks for another premium quality show with plenty of interesting songs. Who is Mr Elba Top A, as a matter of interest? You've played a few of his songs from OKOUREKEKE and they all sound rather good.
That jazz song that was last on the show sounded like it was lifted straight off one of those Ethiopique compilations. Magnificent.

DJ Daudi said...

Hi Dave
Thanks for listening and for your comments.
I first became aware of Elba Top back when Bana OK was putting out a lot of CDs. But, before his association with those guys, I really don't know much about him. He shows up here and there as a singer on other people's CDs, but Okourekeke and a single he released after Madilu's passing are the only solo ventures of his I know.
The jazzy track was only an excerpt...I thought I had time to play the whole thing...from a wonderful song by the late Nino Malapet, one of the founders of the Orchestre Bantou, later Les Bantous de la Capitale (though contracts he had in the former Zaire did not allow him to join in right away).
Les Bantous, and Malapet in particular as composer, was an apt choice by the government for the Centennial album from which that song was pulled. Malapet and others were the originators of the idea of bringing the music home to Brazzaville from Kinshasa at the time of Brazza's independance.

Dave, Liverpool, UK said...

Many thanks for the info - geographical, political and, most importantly, musical. That's a couple more pieces that I can put in the complicated jigsaw of Congo music, although I still need to brush up on my Brazza/Kinshasa history.
I tried reading Gary Stewart's Rumba On The River a few years ago but I think it needed more pictures and diagrams for me to understand it.

DJ Daudi said...

Dave, that info is all in Rumba on the River. Must be where I learned it in the first place. After seeing your last comment, I pulled out the book and looked up Nino Malapet in the index. There's a nice quote from him, a reminiscence of his discussions with Essous about this same subject.

Dave, Liverpool, UK said...

David, I hope it's not too late to suggest a couple of songs for today's show - Feb 26.
Do you have any more Mando Negro Kwala Kwa stashed in the vinyl vaults that you could play? Their stuff sounds great but seems really difficult to get hold of. Or perhaps something a bit more contemporary from the Tutu Callugi Paris Match CD. Maybe you've played all the good ones off that already ?

DJ Daudi said...

Mando Negro Kwsala Kwa it is!

Ricardo Graciani said...

DJ Daudi I could help with the albums of koffi