Every other Sunday I present two hours of Congolese popular music, brought to you by WRIR 97.3 FM, Richmond, Virginia's all volunteer community radio station. The music is broadcast live on air and streamed live on the net.
Thanks to everyone who listens and enjoys and special thanks to those of you who take a moment to call or send in a comment or request. I always try to bring you high quality music from the 20th and now 21st centuries. I strive to show the wide variety in Congolese music and sheer volume of what has been recorded by never playing a song more than once. The selections usually reflect my own personal taste, but I'm ALWAYS happy to play a song that you might favor or prefer, even if I've played it before. So keep the requests coming, friends. Your musical selections and, sometimes, your musical contributions make the program better.
I've started the year off with a show that features everyone's favorite: older music on vinyl.
Thanks for listening and I hope to hear from YOU soon!
This program, along with programs dating back to 2005, is available for rebroadcast at Radio4All
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As always, here's the tracklist along with a few album covers.
sebene from DORIS ILOKO (this program’s theme song)
from the CD PAS DE CONTACT
2)Les Quatre Etoiles
from the LP 4 STARS
3) Bitshoumanou & L'Orchestre Celi-Bitsu
from the 45 RPM single
4) Orchestre Le Peuple Trio Ce.Pa.Kos
from the LP ORCHESTRE LE PEUPLE TRIO CE PA KOS
5)Docteur Nico *
from the LP DOCTEUR NICO (KASSANDA WA MIKALAY)
6) Doktor Remmy Ongala & Orchestra Super Matimila
from the cassette DKT. REMMY ONGALA 89
7) Malage de Lugendo
from the LP MALAGE DE LUGENDO
from the LP DE PARIS A BRAZZAVILLE
Production Voix D’Afrique
9) Papa Wemba & Emeneya, L'Orchestre Viva La Musica
NKOTI YA NZUBE
from the CD AU VILLAGE MOLOKAI
MAL DE TOI
from the LP LA STAR DE GRAND-ZAIKO BAYAKA
from the CD TITANIC
12) Black Bazar
from the CD BLACK BAZAR – ROUND 2
from the CD BONJOUR MONSIEUR
14) Cooperative Un Point Un Trait
from the LP ATTENTION NGO – NGO -NGO
Production Cooperative Un Point Un Trait
15) Joseph Kabasele & Orchestre African Jazz
NZAMBE E MUNGU
from the CD LE GRAND KALLE: HIS LIFE, HIS MUSIC