I could have played a lot of really great Congolese Christian music today. But I didn't. I decided instead to "resurrect" some great songs by some of the great artists who have passed. So that they may live beyond the grave.
I wanted to start with Grand Kalle or Jean-Serge Essous, so I opted for both, then, as I have always admired him as a saxophonist & composer, something from an Essous solo album and a track by him recorded posthumously by his comrades of Les Bantous de la Capitale.
Then some Franco, Docteur Nico, Pepe Kalle...
But there are some good new songs here as well. My favorite is PROLONGATION by KaR mapa, in which he calls out Rochereau, Wendo, Franco and others.
We end up on another continent with a cut from the excellent Japanese band Yoka Choc. Their Congolese music is amazingly true to form. A salute to them!!
I hope that you will enjoy! Thank you for listening and for your requests and comments.
Listen here: https://www.yousendit.com/download/elNJeUNNQ1BvQnNLSk5Vag
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The track list: for today: