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.
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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:
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!
from the CD HERITAGE DU GRAND MAITRE FRANCO
from the CD 20e ANNIVERSAIRE 6 JUIN 1956 – 6 JUIN 1976 VOLUME 1
from the LP NDOMBE OPETUM DE L’AFRICAN FIESTA A L’OK JAZZ
from the CD A L’OLYMPIA (PARIS) -1970
from the 45 RPM single
Ets. VeVe International
from the CD KAY KAY
from the LP FORMULE 84
from the LP ATTAQUENT ANJELA
Kilimanjaro International Productions
from the CD CABINET MOLILI
from the CD TIERS MONDE COOPERATION
11)Orchestre Makina Loka
from the CD 20e SIECLE IKE-IKE
from the CD TRES FACHE
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.
from the CD BULA NTULU
Solfege Universel Production
Your requests and comments are always welcome.Thanks for listening to Ambiance Congo.