Friday, April 25, 2014

Ambiance Congo: April 20, 2014

Welcome to Ambiance Congo radio program for Easter Sunday.

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.
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The track list: for today:


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) Joseph Kabasele & African Jazz
MERENGUE FONTAINE
from the CD GRAND KALLE: HIS LIFE HIS MUSIC
Sterns

3)Jean-Serge Essous
REGI BILY
from the LP LILY-GERMAINE
Y.A.M. Productions

4)Les Bantous de la Capitale
AI AI LA VIE
from the CD EXPLOSION
CSNDR International

5)Franco et l’OK JAZZ
OYO NDE ZOBA
from the CD FRANCO, VICKY ET L'OK JAZZ 1963-1965-1966
African/Sonodisc

6) Docteur Nico & l'Orchestre African Fiesta Sukisa
ECHANTILLON YA PAMBA
from the LP L’AFRIQUE DANSE No. 10
African

7)Teddy Sukami
JEANSEY
from the LP TEDDY SUKAMI "DE ZAIKO LANGA-LANGA"
Anytha Ngapy-Equateur

8)Dindo Yogo
NUL N’EST PARFAIT
from the LP DINDO YOGO
Mayala/Flash Diffusion Business

9)Pepe Kalle & Empire Bakuba
MBATA NA MOKONGO
from the LP BONANA 85
Alia Music

PART B
10)King Kester Emeneya & Victoria Eleison
TERMINUS
from the LP KWASA KWASA
Ets. Kaluila

11)Aurlus Mabele
PASSI
from the CD FIESTA D’OR
JIP Production

12)Werrason & Wenge Musica Maison Mere
J’EN AI ASSEZ
from the CD A LA QUEUE LEU-LEU
JPS Production

13)KaRamapa
PROLONGATION
from the CD LE MILLIONAIRE
M.M. 4X4 Mpova Music

14) Fally Ipupa
MOKEK’S
from the CD POWER / KOSA LEKA
Obouo Muisc/Because Music

15) Lassa "L'Acolyte" Pembele
MR LE MAIRE
from the CD INFUENCE
Diego Music

16)Orchestre Yoka-Choc du Japon
MWASI YA MOPEPE
from the CD BANA KINSHASA/BANA JAPON
Yeba Production

3 comments:

Apurva Bahadur said...

Thank you David - downloading the show now! Apurva from Pune, India.

Dave, Liverpool UK said...

Well, I knew about Japanese reggae but I had no idea there was Japanese Congolese rumba too! Highly entertaining; thanks for shedding a bit of light on this mysterious sub-genre, David.

DJ Daudi said...

Hope you enjoy, Apurva!
Dave, I don't know how many Japanese groups play Congolese music and sing in Lingala. But Yoka Choc is a very good band!