Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Ambiance Congo: April 8, 2012

WELCOME!
Lots listeners ask how programs are put together here. The answer is that it's never really done the same way twice, but almost always the selection comes from whatever albums I've been listening to in recent weeks.
Over the years, I've tried to show in many ways the wide variety and sheer volume of recorded Congolese music. One way is to (almost) never play any song more than once within a five year period. Of course, if someone requests a song, I'll spin it again even if it was played during the previous show. Another way is mix up songs from different eras and see what happens.
That's pretty much where this edition's selection came from, songs from different genereations and in different styles that, hopefully, flow smoothly from one to the next.
I always scramble last minute to incorporate your requests and that is a lot of fun for me to do.
I hope that you enjoy the programs as much as I enjoy putting them together.
Here are a few album covers.
For the next two weeks, you may download a copy of the current program here:
The program is also available in the Ambiance Congo Audio Archives:
Here's the track list so you may see what to expect from this edition of Ambiance Congo.
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)Pamelo Mounk’a
  NOURAMA
  from the LP No.1 AFRICAIN
  Eddy-Son
 
3)Orchestre Tele-Music *
  FOYA D’AMBIANCE
  from the LP EMBOUTEILLAGE
  Musi-Club
 
4)Nyboma & Les Kamale Dynamiques
  NA KO SUPPORTER
  from the LP DE DE
  Maikano

5)Le Duc Herode, Koffi Olomide & L’Orchestre Quartier Latin International
  GLAMOUR
  from the LP GLAMOUR
  Air B. Mas Production
 
6)Modogo & Sam
  FANTASTIC *
  from the CD BLACK BAZAR
  Lusafrica
 
7)Serge Muloso
  LETTRE K
  from the CD NKAYI *
  Sanis J.M. Productions
 
PART B
  8)Mirage Supersonic
  LOVE ROGER *
  from the CD FIGURE DE STYLE
  Esselta

9)Biya Chante *
  L’ARGENT M’EMBETE
  from the CD COCKTAIL MOLOTOV
  Timothee Mbozo production
 
10)Bill Clinton Kalondji
  ELEGANCE
  from the CD PRESSION
  La Rumba Africain/P.A.V. Diffusion
 
11)Lita Bembo & Orchestre Stukas
  DJODJO
  from the LP KK RYTHME SACCADE
  Afro Rythmes
 
12)Djo Nolo
  FATUMA - BINETA
  from the LP FATUMA - BINETA
  Ets. Kaluila
 
13)Zaiko Langa-Langa
  ALINGA NYINA
  from the LP ZEKETE-ZEKETE
  P-Vine/Pili-Pili
 
14)Djo Cassidy
  ASALI NA NKO
  from the LP DJO CASSIDY ET LES ZOMBI DE BRAZZAVILLE
  Sonodisc
 
*= by request

14 comments:

Dave, Liverpool, UK said...

David, thanks for another terrific AC show; the mix-it-all-up approach to programme compilation is clearly the way to go - as evidenced by this fine blend of tasty vintages.
The Serge Muloso and Mirage Supersonic songs sounded good and the Black Bazar CD looks promising. I've ordered my copy of the latter in the (probably misguided) hope that good sales will encourage Lusafrica to dabble in more Congolese music distribution.
Many thanks for playing the Embouteillage track, keep that LP near the top of the stack as I'd love to hear the rest of it. Mind you, there can't be much else on it if that track was really 11 minutes! Meanwhile, if you find that old Elangui Aime LP and think that deserves a whirl.

FrancoPepeKalle said...

I enjoy this post. You got the band Orchestre Tele Music. I have been trying to find their music big time. I only have one song from them. Maybe you do have many of their music. You can play some in the near future.

You got a Biya Chante song. Excellent. I like Biya Chante but he really sounds like Pepe Kalle. They sound almost indentical to each other. I wonder how do you feel about Biya Chante being a great Pepe Kalle impersonator?

DJ Daudi said...

FPK
Thanks for your note.
I know of only two LPs by Orchestre Tele-Music, both of which I have. The one played today is very good, but my favorite is the other on Eddy Gustave's K-Dance label.
I also like Biya Chante and his CD is really wonderful. I don't know that I'd call him an impersonator, though. There's some history of big name bands, such as Tabu Ley's bands, that feature "twin" voices.

DJ Daudi said...

Thanks for another great comment, Dave. Black Bazar is going to rank as a favorite of mine for 2012. I would recommend it to anyone who wants to make a purchase of top notch contemporary Congolese music.
You're welcome. I thoroughly enjoyed playing the Tele-Music track for you. All of their songs that I know cover a +/- 10 minute time frame.
I forgot about playing the Elangui Aime disc this time. Next time for sure!

Apurva Bahadur said...

Great show David - just started listening to the music, sounds like a great line up! Many thanks, Apurva from Pune, India.

FrancoPepeKalle said...

The reason I asked because I have notice a lot of people who know Biya Chante compare him to Pepe Kalle. Recently some of my Congolese colleagues were just talking about Biya Chante compared to Pepe Kalle. I mean it was interesting. Even those who don't know Pepe Kalle much but know about Biya Chante big time.

I don't know if I can find anyone who can match Tabu Ley's voice other than Koffi Olomide. Koffi and Tabu Ley both have poetic voices. Koffi sadly has went on a wrong direction like Tabu Ley did at one point. But Tabu Ley is a better vocalist than Koffi Olomide.

Biya Chante reallys does try to sound like Pepe Kalle though. He even does that famous scream Pepe Kalle did in some of his songs.

Wadys said...
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DJ Daudi said...

You are always welcome, Apurva.

DJ Daudi said...

FPK, Ndombe Opetum was hired by Rochereau for just this reason. If you listen to some of his singing, especially with Afrizam and not with Tabu Ley, the similarity to Rochereau's voice can be striking.

DJ Daudi said...

Wadys
Mil gracias a su comentario. No esta publicado aqui porque incluia a su direccion email. Si quiere, escribeme otra vez aqui con los mismos comentarios SIN su direccion.
No quisiera a publicar aqui su informcion personal.

Wadys said...

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Wadys said...

DJ DAUDI, no hablo el ingles excuseme por ser reiterativo y se que usted me entendera y arriba la musica africana amigo agradecido por estos aportes suyos

DJ Daudi said...

OK Wadys.
Escribeme aqui en espanol si quiere.
Me esforzare a poner aqui traduciones correctos.

OK Wadys. Write to me here is Spanish if you like. I'll try to add here correct translations.

DJ Daudi said...

FPK
I am also thinking about Tutu Callugi and how much he sounds like JB M'Piana.