Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Ambiance Congo: February 7, 2016

Welcome to Ambiance Congo radio program!
Today we have some wonderful music from the 80s and 90s and some new music as well.
We start with a dedication to our Kenyan friends, a recording of Franco and TP OK Jazz recorded in Nairobi. How many of you were fortunate enough to attend one or more live performances by the All Powerful OK Jazz?
I recently obtained a beautiful copy of Edo Ganga's Pot-Pourri sur le Passe... Pont sur Congo-Zaire LP, an album I heard many years ago but have never, until now, been able to find in good condition. It's a gem, and if you don't care for pot-pourri compositions, this album may change your mind. There are also two short songs by Edo Ganga on the album, and we hear one of those today.
We start off the second hour with a track from from the new CD by ex-Grand Zaiko Tex Mambote. I liked his first CD, Coup de Foudre, so much that I bought this new one, Cyclone, without sampling the songs...and I have not been disappointed at all. There are some excellent compositions and arrangements here, accented by great guitars by invitees Caen Madoka and Beniko Popolipo. We will definitely be hearing more tracks on future programs!
We also have a cut from Luciana Demingongo's new Romeo Sans Juliette. This was recommended to me, and it has a couple of excellent songs, but IMHO it just doesn't live up to his great last album, Zanzibar.
Mixing the new and the classic makes the best programs, I think. What about you?
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Tracks:


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) Franco et ses Stars du T.P. OK Jazz
EPERDEMENT
from the LP A NAIROBI
Edipop

 
3) Edo Ganga
C’EST TOUJORS COMME CA
from the LP PONT SUR CONGO-ZAIRE
Les Editions Congo All Stars

4N’Zaya & L’African Nova
GAMBELA
from the LP NOSTALGIE
Ets. Discorama

5) Orchestre Stukas Mata Kita
LOPATA
from the LP L'AFRIQUE DANSE: ORCHESTRES VIVA LA MUSICA, STUKAS CAIMAN, EMPIRE BAKUBA, STUKAS MATA KITA
African

 
6) Bozi Boziana & l’Anti-Choc
TSHOLY
from the LP TSHOLY
Rythmes et Musique

7) Djuna Djanana
GABONNAISE
from the LP AFRICAINES
Rythmes et Musique

PART B
 
8) Tex Mambote “Commandant Oasis”
1er SOMMATION
from the CD CYCLONE
Production Freddy Mputu

9) Werrason & Wenge Musica Maison Mere
YAKA TOLUKA MWANA
from the CD FLECHE INGETA
Werrason World

11) Fally Ipupa & F’Victeam
PLUS QUE BEBE
from the CD LIBRE PARCOURS
F’Victeam

11)Felix Wazekwa & Cultur’A Pays-vie
AMBULANCE
from the CD I LOVE YOU
Fondation Wazekwa

12) Saint Petro
BA PEKISI NGA KOLELA
from the CD MYSTERE
Sonima Music

 
13) Luciana Demingongo
DESTIN
from the CD ROMEO SANS JULIETTE
Production Mtsi

14) Modogo Gian Franco Ferre
BANKA Y’ ANGLETERRE
from the CD INTEGRATION
MG Productions

15) Yakini Kiese feat. Pepe Kalle et Koffi Olomide
ELIKIA
from the LP THE STRUGGLING-MAN
Ets. Kaluila

5 comments:

Apurva Bahadur said...

Thank you for compiling this episode. I have downloaded the program but not heard it yet, but I am thankful for your efforts for our listening pleasure. Apurva from Pune, India

DJ Daudi said...

I think that you will enjoy this, Apurva.

Dave, Liverpool, UK said...

Yep, looks like you might have struck gold with that Tex Mambote CD; it sounded very good. The Fataki Jr song sounded good as well - I've never seen that CD before, so thanks for giving it a whirl.

If you're still looking for some groovy new sounds, I can thoroughly recommend this;

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00G36E8LW/ref=dm_ws_sp_ps_dp

The last track is so-so but the first six are superb. Sebenes courtesy of Caen Madoka.

Btw, if you haven't already heard them, CeleZino's new CD is quite impressive, Kevin Mbouande's CD is Pretty good, Brigade Sarbaty's is OK, and Celeo Scram's is disappointing - to my ears, anyway. So, CeleZino and Christian Guilliaume definitely pick of the bunch.

DJ Daudi said...

Thanks, Dave. I will be spinning a number of tracks from Cyclone of Texas Mambote in the future. This is a continuation in the song style that I have loved for decades. I may give Cele Zino a chance. I liked a few songs on his first disc and you recommend it. I caught some official clips - which I did not like at all - and was going to pass it by.
Will definitely get the Christian Guiliaume disc. Thanks.
I always appreciate your recommendations!!!

DJ Daudi said...

BTW the Fataki CD is about 10 years old. It may be difficult to find.