Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Ambiance Congo: June 3, 2012

Hello again!
You are welcome to listen to Ambiance Congo for June 3, 2012.
This program comes to you every other week from an all volunteer community radio staion in Richmond, Virginia in the USA. You are invited to listen live at www.wrir.org  every other Sunday afternoon from 3:00-5:00 PM eastern time USA.

You can download a podcast here:
http://www.yousendit.com/download/QlVoeFVYQzNBNkZvZE1UQw
or you can look on the left side of this page for the Ambiance Congo Audio Archives link and get it there even after the link above has expired.

Today's program celebrates the life, voice and accomplishments of the great songer and song writer "Pepe" Ndome Opetum. I think you'll find that the compositions are consitently superior and that the vocals are, well...incredible.

World Service blog has provided a nice biography of Ndombe Opetum's career here:
http://wrldsrv.blogspot.com/2012/06/ndombe.html
Well worth a visit to that wonderful blog!

Your requests and submissions greatly contributed to the program. Thanks for your input!
What will you hear? I think these album covers will give you an idea!


                                                 What's with the yellow?
All songs written and sung by Ndombe Opetum. Except for one. You'll see a note about that on the tracklist included here:

PART A
1)L’Orchestre Tout Puissant OK Jazz
OSALA ERREUR
from the CD HERITAGE DU GRAND MAITRE FRANCO
Sans Frontieres

2)Franco & Le TP OK Jazz
VOYAGE NA BUNDUNDU
from the CD 20e ANNIVERSAIRE 6 JUIN 1956 – 6 JUIN 1976 VOLUME 1
African

3)Nodombe Opetum alias “Pepe”
VOYAGE NA BUNDUNDU / HERITIER
from the LP NDOMBE OPETUM DE L’AFRICAN FIESTA A L’OK JAZZ
Anytha-Ngapy Productions

4)Tabu Ley Rochereau & L’Afrisa International
RIVOLI
from the CD A L’OLYMPIA (PARIS) -1970
African/Sonodisc

5)Orchestre Makina Loka
MAKINA LOKA *
from the 45 RPM single
Ets. VeVe International

6)Pepe Ndombe & Orchestre Afrizam
JEALIKA
from the CD KAY KAY
Ngoyarto

7)Empompo Loway & Tiers Monde Cooperation
BELMONDO
from the LP FORMULE 84
I.A.D.

Part B
8)Le Grand Maitre Franco – Pepe Ndombe & Le TP OK Jazz
TAWABA *
from the LP ATTAQUENT ANJELA
Kilimanjaro International Productions

9)Bana OK
DJENY
from the CD CABINET MOLILI
Sonodisc

10)Tiers Monde Cooperation
FAUX PROBLEMES
from the CD TIERS MONDE COOPERATION
Ngoyarto

11)Orchestre Makina Loka
ZEBOLA *
from the CD 20e SIECLE IKE-IKE
Ngoyarto

12)Franco & Le TP OK Jazz
COUP DE FOUDRE
from the CD TRES FACHE
Sonodisc
Note: This song, by Dalienst, was played by mistake. It was misidentified on the program as Opetum’s NAYEBI NDENGE BAKOLELA NGAI.
The tracks on the digital release of this album are all misnamed.

13)Ndombe Opetum & Le Bana OK
MICHEL NSUNGU
from the CD BULA NTULU
Solfege Universel Production

Your requests and comments are always welcome.Thanks for listening to Ambiance Congo.

10 comments:

Dave, Liverpool, UK said...

David, thanks for putting together this special tribute show - and for including some Makina Loka & Afrizam stuff. I could quite happily put "20è Siècle Ike Ike" and the other Afrizam CDs from Ngoyarto on repeat and listen to them back to back for the rest of eternity. Wonderful stuff.

DJ Daudi said...

Hi Dave. Thanks once again for your input and kind words.
The Makina Loka track came out a bit muddled during the program.
Mr. T of the Vibes D'Afrique forum provided a link to a better recording of the song here in this thread:
http://vibesdafrique.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=1&action=display&thread=5669&page=2

Thanks again to Mr.T!

DJ Daudi said...

World Service blog has provided a nice biography of Ndombe Opetum's career here:
http://wrldsrv.blogspot.com/2012/06/ndombe.html

Well worth a visit to that wonderful blog!

Apurva Bahadur said...

Sad to see the loss of so many Congolese artists from the golden age. Many thanks for creating this special tribute to Ndombe. Apurva from Pune, India

FrancoPepeKalle said...

I enjoy this tribute post DJ Daudi. I really love many of Ndombe songs you putted here. Hopefully I can get these songs for me too. Ndombe Opetum was a multitask singer. Pepe Ndombe was a genius in his own right. Pepe Ndombe is a genius man.

DJ Daudi said...

Hi Apurva. Good to see you here again.
Yes. The loss is sad but inevitable.
We can only hope that that in their passing, these great artists -and everyone else who has passed from this life- are free, at peace and engaging is one form or another of joyful dance.
I hope to have shown at least a small bit of the respect deserved
by this singer-composer and his long career of creating truly wonderful music.

DJ Daudi said...

FrancoPepeKalle:
Welcome back! You can download the program and listen again and again if you wish! That's why I post them.
I hope that you enjoy listening as much as I enjoy presenting. This particular show was a real joy for me. I regret that I did not put it together while Pepe Ndombe was still with us.

Dave, Liverpool, UK said...

David, any chance you could play Maloba Pamba from the Emeneya's Nouvel Ordre CD on the June 13th show? I'm pretty certain that you haven't played that track before and I don't think you've played anything from that CD for a good few years. Many thanks.

DJ Daudi said...

Sorry Dave. Your message went to my spam box and I did not see until too late.
I'll keep your request ready for a future show, though. It's a really good song.

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