Thursday, April 25, 2013

Ambiance Congo: April 21, 2013

WELCOME!
As always, I hope you will enjoy the selections of great Congolese music. Sincere thanks go out to all who contribute to this program with requests, comments and donations.
Today I have a LOT of requests and they are all top notch. Also some old records by Lokassa, Lolita, and Ango Stars.





We start off with a request. It's a request for a song I've played before by Les Chics Men which inspired spinning of a song by Papa Wemba. Yes, it has some rock guitar, but Dally Kimoko throws in some great licks, too. Then...MORE!!!!
You can hear the rebroadcast here for two weeks. This is a zip file with the tracklist enclosed.
http://www.yousendit.com/download/UVJnSU5NNnlmVFlzeHNUQw
If you're late to that, get it here:
http://www.radio4all.net/index.php?op=result&action=series&series=Ambiance%20Congo&nav=&

Here's the tracklist:

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)Les Chics Men
BANTULA MPAKA *
from the CD GROSES AFFAIRES
Fiit Productions

3)Papa Wemba & Viva la Musica
DIXIEME COMMANDEMENT
from the CD FORIDOLES
Sonodisc

4)Ango-Stars
MEU AMOR II
from the LP ANGO-STARS
Moussa Diouf

5)Le Grand Lolo-Lolitta
NE FORCE PAS LA VIE
from the LP JULIE
Societe Ivorienne du Disque

6)Lokassa ya Mbongo
ANGELIQUE *
from the LP ASSITOU
Disc Orient

7)Franco & Sam Mangwana
DECCA *
from the LP FRANCO JOUE AVEC SAM MANGWANA
Rythmes et Musique

8)Bakuba Mayopi
SIDO MWANA
from the CD ZUNGULUKE
Ets. Lho-Man & Eureka

9)Orchestra Super Mazembe
AMINA
from the CD MAZMBE @ 45 RPM
Sterns

PART B
10)Franco & Le TP OK Jazz
FREINS A MAIN
from the CD 3eme ANNIVERSAIRE DE LA MORT DU GRAND MAITRE YORGHO
Suave

11)Papa Noel
SEM-SEM
from the LP NONO
Ets. Vilnair Production

12)Dindo Yogo
AMI YA BOMWANA
from the LP LA VIE EST HEUREUSE QAUND ON JE SENT AIMER
Mayala Production

13) Luciana Demingongo & La Nouvelle Generation de la Republique Democratique
PRINCESSE JULIA *
from the CD STATION RADAR
Esselta

14) Le Prophete Cartouche & The Victoria Eleison All Stars
ZENOBI ‘94
from the CD EVERYBODY TALK ‘BOUT
Production Grand Samurai

15)Bell Anto
BOYOKA
from the CD DIVERGENCE
Montaguy Production

16) Werrason & Wenge Maison Mere
Live track
from the CD LE, LE,LE,LE, LE LE: TECHNO MALEWA LIVE
Diego Music

*= by request

5 comments:

Apurva Bahadur said...

Many thanks for this episode of AC. Apurva from Pune, India.

Dave, Liverpool UK said...

Splendid show, David - some really good stuff in the mix, as usual.
As for Papa Wemba, he really likes a bit of rock guitar now and again, doesn't he? My mind's still blown after hearing Rigo Star's 1968-tinged psychedelic wig-out on "Kalidjoko" from the Village Molokai CD. Unsettling.
Thinking about it, have any Congolese guitarists ever made a cross-over into mainstream rock?
I'm sure Papa Wemba used to say he needed separate African and European bands, as the two sets of musicians were somewhat incompatible.
Anyone for Rigo Star - "Live at The Fillmore"?

DJ Daudi said...

You are welcome. I hope that you enjoyed it!

DJ Daudi said...

Dave, I don't know of a Congolese guitarist who has crossed over to rock. Manuaku Waku used some rock guitar on one Grand Zaiko album in particular that still blows me away to this day. He plays both straight up Congolese riffs interspersed with fuzz-box in a Hendrix-style that is fantastic. Flamme Kapaya, ex-Wenge Maison Mere, has been doing some experimental music as well as accompanying a Congolese performance artist. My friend Elvis Kunku, one time rhythm guitarist of Empire Bakuba, works anywhere and everywhere he can in Paris. This includes some non-African music.
I don't know for sure why Papa Wemba has more than one band. It may have more to do with logistics than with style or compatibility, however.

Dave, Liverpool UK said...

Fuzz-box, you say? In a Hendrix style? Wow, you've got to play some of that one.