Thursday, December 29, 2016

Ambiance Congo: December 25, 2016

WELCOME!
I don't recall ever having to present this program on Christmas Day before. In an attempt to find some "seasonal" music, I pored through all kinds of resources and finally asked friends on Facebook for suggestions.
Ken Braun of Stern's Music suggested a program tracing the career of a musician born on December 25, 1940: Antoine Nedule Monswet aka Papa Noel. What a great idea to honor a living artist with a program dedicated to his long and illustrious career. Thanks, Ken!
Papa Noel is one of Congolese music's great guitarists and has been in some of the greatest bands ever. He worked with Leon Bukasa in the 1950s. He joined Les Bantous de la Capitale, Rock A Mambo, Vox Africa and African Jazz in the 60s and 70s and was featured in T.P. O.K. Jazz in the late 70s into the 80s.
I hope you'll enjoy this small selection of the music of Papa Noel!

Listen here:
https://www.hightail.com/download/cUJWZ28zQzN1Yk05WThUQw
or here:
http://www.radio4all.net/index.php?op=result&action=series&series=Ambiance%20Congo&nav=&

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) Leon Bukasa
BIBI SULTANI
from the CD NGOMA, THE EARLY YEARS, 1948-1960
Popular African Music

3) Leon Bukasa
KALALA BADI MWENE
from the CD BANKOLO MIZIKI ANTHOLOGIE VOLUME 1
Ngoyarto

4) Rock A Mambo
MARIA VALENTE
from the CD AFRICAN PEARLS CONGO: RUMBA ON THE RIVER
Syllart Productions

5) Rock A Mambo
PANCHITA
from the LP AFRICAN RETRO VOL. 5: ROCK A MAMBO
Pathe Marconi/EMI

6) Joseph Kabasele & l’African Jazz
BB 69
from the CD LE GRAND KALLE: HIS LIFE, HIS MUSIC
Stern’s Africa

7) Bantous Jazz
LE 2eme WHISKY
from the LP LES MERVEILLES DU PASSE (1962-1964) BANTOUS JAZZ
African

8) Les Bantous
PARIS-BRAZZA
from the LP L’ORCHESTRE CONGOLAIS LES BANTOUS
Soukous

9) Les Bantous de la Capitale
MOMO
from the LP LES BANTOUS DE LA CAPITALE
Sonafric

10)Vox Africa
ALADJI BABA
from the CD THE BEST OF VOX AFRICA, JEANNOT BOMBENGA: LA BELLE EPOQUE
Tam-Tam Africa

11) Franco et le T.P.O.K. Jazz
TANGAWUSI
from the CD TRES FACHE
Sonodisc

12) Franco et le T.P.O.K. Jazz
MOBALI MALAMU
from the CD FRANCO ET LE T.P O.K JAZZ 1980-1981
Sonodsic

 
13) Franco et le T.P.O.K. Jazz
MANDOLA
from the LP LE QUART DE SIECLE DE FRANCO DE MI AMOR ET LE T.P. O.K. JAZZ VOL
Edipop Production

14) Simaro Lutumba Massiya
AFFAIRE KITIKWALA
from the CD MAYA: L’ALBUM DES ALBUMS
Ngoyarto/Solfege Universel Productions

15) L’Orchestre Tout Puissant O.K. Jazz
TONTON ZALA SERIEUX
from the CD HERITAGE DU GRAND MAITRE
Sans Frontieres

 
16)Papa Noel
BON SAMARITAIN
from the LP NONO
Ets. Kaluila

17)Papa Noel et le Duo Incomparable Carlyto Lassa & Wuta Mayi
MOTEMA SOSO
from the CD HAUTE TENSION
Production Les Mampoko’s

18) Sam Mangwana
MALOBA
from the CD GALO NEGRO
Putumayo

19)Kekele
BANINGA
from the CD RUMBA CONGO
Stern’s Africa

1 comment:

Apurva Bahadur said...

Thank you David for your untiring efforts in sharing this wonderful music to the entire world. Apurva from Pune, India