Monday, September 18, 2017

Ambiance Congo: September 17, 2017

Welcome!
This program is is a presentation of songs from albums by Congolese saxophonists or from singles, LPs and CDs by bands that feature the sax with some wonderful and sometimes unique riffs. This is, of course, a program that could easily be continued or extended. Only the surface has been scratched!
Thanks for your requests, especially for the songs by Jean-Serge Essous and by Negro Succes with Moro Maurice Beya. The songs by Sax Matalanza, Empompo Loway, OK Jazz, Le Peuple and Le Canon du Zaire have some of my favorite extended saxophone / guitar interplay.

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The songs:
PART A
1)King Kester Emeneya & Victoria Eleison Dream Team Dream Band
   sebene from DORIS ILOKO (program theme song)
   from the CD PAS DE CONTACT
   Black Music

2)Jean-Serge Essous
   SALISA NGAI
   from the LP SALISA NGAI *
   Black and White Music

3)Verckys et l’Orchestre VEVE
   ANNA
   from the LP VERCKYS A PARIS
   African

4)Le Negro Succes
   NELLY NA PLACE NA NGAI *
   from the CD LE “NEGRO SUCCES: BHOLEN & BAVON MARIE-MARIE
   Sonodisc

5)Orchestre Super International Band
   FECHAL ELISA
   from the 45 RPM single
   Fiesta

6)Orchestre Le Peuple
   ZALA SERIEUX
   from the LP LE PEUPLE
   Production Le Vaudou

7)Sax Matalanza
   NGAI MAKILA MABE
   from the LP LE MBULA MATARI
   Sans Frontieres

8)Le Canon du Zaire
   AZALAKA OCCUPE
   from the LP AZALAKA OCCUPE
   Ets. Don Dass

PART B
9)Empompo Loway & Tiers Monde Cooperation Formule
   BELMONDO
   from the LP 84 EMPOMPO LOWAY
   I.A.D.

10)Franco & le T.P. O.K. Jazz *
    NGANGA LOPANGO BATEKISA
    from the CD TRES FACHE
    Sonodisc

11)Orchestre Conga de la Capitale
    NGAI MPE BALEKI MINGI
    from the 45 RPM single
    African

12)Orchestre Bantous de la Capitale
    SOLAMA
    from the LP SPECIAL 20eme ANNIVERSAIRE
    Production Musi-Club

13)Youlou Mabiala & l’Orchestre Kamikaze Loningisa
    CONNAISANCE *
    from the LP L’INTERNATIONAL YOULOU MABIALA ET L’ORCHESTRE KAMIKAZE
    Production Publi-Congo/Voxigrave

14)Les Tontons
    UNION FAIT LA FORCE
    from the LP BUFFALO PRESENTENT LES TONTONS
    Diffusion Afric’Music SARL


*= by request

Monday, September 4, 2017

Ambiance Congo: September 3, 2017

WELCOME!
Welcome to another Sunday afternoon of Congolese music from WRIR 97.3 FM Richmond Virginia USA. It's another afternoon of pulling LPs and CDs out of a crate, giving a quick listen of line and spinning them one after another! Sometimes being unprepared pays off and I did enjoy the presentation. I hope that you will, too.
Requests and comments are always welcome!

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The songs:
PART A
1)King Kester Emeneya & Victoria Eleison Dream Team Dream Band
   sebene from DORIS ILOKO (program theme song)
   from the CD PAS DE CONTACT
   Black Music

2)Papa Wemba & Viva la Musica Nouvelle Ecriture
   ERREUR
   from the CD DANS L’
   Sonodisc

3)”Le Champion du Pole Nord” Modogo Gian Franco F. & Viva la Musica Cour des Grands
   RADJA
   from the CD INTEGRATION
   MG Production

4)Delta Force de Pepe Kalle
   CHARLY LA SUISSE
   from the CD CONFIRMATION
   Rigo makengo Production/Clarys Music

5)Empire Bakuba
   TSHI-TSHI
   from the LP EMPIRE BAKUBA
   Sacodis

6)Vadio Mambenga
   MOSEKA
   from the CD TAMBULA MALEMBE VOL. 1
   Ngoyarto

7)Lita Bembo & Orchestre Stukas
   DOUDOU
   from the LP LITA BEMBO LIBEKI & STUKAS BA KOLO KUANGA
   Rythmes et Musique

8) Gina-wa Gina, Evoloko Lay-Lay,Mavuela Somo, Nkuru-Yaka, Pepe Manuaku
   MALIMPA MELISO
   from the LP LES SURDOUES DU CLAN LANGA-LANGA
   Production J.P. Tsamala Moonwalker/Sonodisc

PART B
9)Guy Guy Fall & Extra Musica
   KIRIPO KIRI
   from the CD COTE OEST
   Denide Production

10)Tyty Levallois
    MYSTERE DE LA VIE
    from the CD PAPARAZZI
    Sonima Music

11)Le General Defao
    MAIN DANS LE MAIN
    from the CD LE GUERRE DE 100 ANS
    SIPE-Simon Music

12)Bozi Boziana & l’Anti-Choc
    BISSALOU
    from the LP REPONSE YA LIPAPA YA WARA
    Anytha-Ngapy/Production Mayala

13)Zaiko Langa-Langa
     ALOLA
     from the LP ZEKETE ZEKETE
     P-Vine Presentation Pili-Pili

14)Kester Emeneya & Victoria Eleison
     LIVRE D’OR
     from the CD LA NAISSANCE DE L’ORCHESTRE VICTORIA ELEISON 1982: NAYA
     Ets. VEVE International/Ngoyarto

15)Orchestre Lomeka
     EMI
     from the LP ORCHESTRE LOMEKA
     EMI/Pathe

16)Orchestre Symba
     RENDEZVOUS MANQUE
     from the LP CUIVRE NAWESI ET L’ORCHESTRE SYMBA

     APIA

Friday, August 25, 2017

Ambiance Congo: August 20, 2017

Welcome!
Last time, I played a song from the first TERRE SACCRE CD. That CD has a song by Casimir Zoba (aka ZAO) that really like. I was going to spin that this time, but recalled how much I enjoyed his 2012 CD called L'AIGUILLE. So I started with a favorite from that instead. The ZAO song reminded me of a song by Fidele Zizi, so that follows and I ended up spinning all songs by artists from Congo Brazzaville and it ened up being a pretty good collection of songs. Alert: there's also a song from Dizzy Mandjekou's SAILA album, by request, in honor of his birthday.

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The songs:
PART A
1)King Kester Emeneya & Victoria Eleison Dream Team Dream Band
   sebene from DORIS ILOKO (program theme song)
   from the CD PAS DE CONTACT
   Black Music
2)ZAO
   MAMA NA BANA
   from the CD L’AIGUILLE
   Duex Rives Production/Lusafrica

3)Fidele Zizi
   TIKA NA YEMBA
   from the LP Au REVOIR CHERIE…
   Vadou Music

4)Kosmos Moutouari
   ANNIE TEYE
   from the LP LES GRANDS SUCCES AFRICAINS VOL. 7: SPECIAL MOUTOUARI-COME-KOSMOS
   EMI/Pathe

5)Jean-Serge Essous
   B.D.E.A.C
   from the LP PHILOSOPHIE
   Production Publi-Congo

6)Bitshoumanou et l’Orchestre Celi-Bitsu
   JOSE
   from the LP EDDY’SON PRESENTE CELI BITSHU AVEC L’INFATIGABLE MACHINE A TUBES
  K‘Dance

7)Michel Boyibanda
   TUBA-TUBA
   from the LP EBUKA SYSTEM’S
   Ets. VeVe International

8) Maitre Dizzy Mandjekou
   QUI A CREE L’ARGENT???
   from the LP SAILA *
   Ets. Papa Disco

PART B
9)Bana Poto Poto
   MATUTU MABE (LA MAUVAISE HERBE)
   from the CD MATITI MABE
   Sonodisc

10)Doudou Copa
    EYINDI
    from the CD EVOLUTION
    Regis Production

11)Patrouille des Stars “Champions du Monde”
    SISSI L’INTREPIDE
    from the CD EMBARGO
    Denide Production

12)Extra Musica
    FREDDY ON
    from the CD LES NOUVEAUX MISSILES
    Denide Production

13)Jean Baron
     PATY BIPALE
     from the LP SPECIAL AMBIANCE: TOURNEZ…MANEGE
     Sacodisc International

14)Ballou Canta
     MALIMBE OH
     from the LP SAMBA-LA
     Disques SONICS

15)Mando Negro Kwala-Kwa
     BABY
     from the CD SOUVENIR D’UNE EPOPEE, VOL.3

     Glenn Music

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Ambiance Congo: August 6, 2017

Welcome!
An interesting mix and music in differing styles from different generations today.
We start with something by JB M'Piana followed by a long live track from Ferre Gola's CONCERT LIPANDA disc. Then we have a couple of tracks from the TERRE SACREE CDs featuring Papa Wemba and Sam Mangwana respectively.
There's also a strong new song by Olivier Tshimanga and a song from an LP by Memba Bouesso with Les Rumbayas of Loko Massengo & Michel Boyibanda, a single by Pamelo Mounk'a and more.
Enjoy listening! Comments and requests are always welcome.

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The songs:
PART A
1)King Kester Emeneya & Victoria Eleison Dream Team Dream Band
   sebene from DORIS ILOKO (program theme song)
   from the CD PAS DE CONTACT
   Black Music

2)JB M’Piana & Wenge BCBG
   MBETU
   from the CD SOYONS SERIEUX
   Obouo Music

3)Ferre Gola
   JAENPY/KAMASUTRA
   from the CD 50 ANS DE LA MUSIQUE CONGOLAISE: CONCERT LIPANDA
   Pikas Mbayabo & Hermene Kaba Production

4)Santa Nyanga & Viva la Musica Cour des Grands
   LIBUMU YA NZALA
   from the CD OURAGAN
   Sonodisc 


5)Papa Wemba
   PAPA JOACHIM
   from the CD TERRE SACREE
   Les Lumieres d’Afriques

6)Sam Mangwana
   FERLY
   from the CD TERRE SACREE ACT 4
   Les Lumieres d’Afriques

7)Olivier Tshimanga Tshimangologie
   TO LEMBI (SICK AND TIRED)
   from the single
   self-released

8) Franco & le TP OK Jazz
   LOBI NA NGAI RIEN
   from the LP LE GRAND MAITRE FRANCO AVEC NTESA DALIENST ET LE T.P. O.K. JAZZ
   ASM

9)Pamelo Mounk’a
   CONCIENCE
   from the 45 RPM single PAMELO ET SON ORCHESTRE
   EMI/Pathe


PART B
10)Mbemba Bouesso & Les Rumbayas
    MA KELLE
    from the LP MBEMBA BOUESSO AVEC LES RUMBAYAS DE LOKO-MASSENGO ET DE MICHEL BOYIBANDA
    Ets. Tch-Tchi

11) Bitshouamnou et l’Orchestre Celi-Bitshu
    NATANGI BA PLAFOND 1&2
    from the 45 RPM single
    Kunga

12)Les Super Stars
    LE STRATEGE ATALE B
    from the CD MARIE MOZEGE
    Stern’s
   
13)Aimedo Star-Nyura
    AMIE MAYAMBA
    from the CD COUP D’ECLAT
    Cascade Production

15)Academia
     VAGUES
     from the CD VIAGRA
     secteur a

16)Adolphe Dominguez & Wenge Tonya Tonya
     IRENE MOKABILA
     from the CD AFFAIRE TONYA TONYA
     Jacko Productions

17)Gina Efonge with Zaiko Langa-Langa
     BEPE YA MUNU
     from the CD BEST OF GINA EFONGE

     Esselta

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Ambiance Congo: July 23, 2017

Welcome!
Unabashed self-indulgence rules today. I've assembled songs from albums and compilations on my turntable and CD player since last time. Although all of these are not necessarily my favorite all-time songs, I enjoy these recordings a lot and I'm hoping that you will listen and understand why! As an added treat there are a few "live" recordings in the mix.
If you hear a song that you really like and want to hear more from a particular album, if you'd like to request a song from a favorite album of your own, please let me know! If I have it, I will play it.

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The songs:
PART A
1)King Kester Emeneya & Victoria Eleison Dream Team Dream Band
   sebene from DORIS ILOKO (program theme song)
   from the CD PAS DE CONTACT
   Black Music

2)Orchestre Super-Boboto de Brazzaville
   LUNTADILA
   from the CD COMPILATION MUSIQUE CONGOLO ZAIROISE 1970 1976
   Sonodsic

3)Orchestre Sinza
   MOBALI YA MBONGO
   from the LP ORCHESTRE SINZA
   EMI/Pathe

4)Tabu Ley Rochereau & Orchestre Afrisa International
   KIYEDI
   from the LP SEIGNEUR LEY ON TOUR
   African

5)Djoboke & Tabou National
   KILIMBITI
   from the LP DJOBOKE
   Production Mualaba Boul

6)Orchestre Lipua-Lipua
   NONO
   from the LP VERCKYS PRESENTE LES DERNIERS SUCCES DE LIPUA-LIPUA
   Editions VeVe International

7)Orchestre Negro Succes
   PALADO-PALADO
   African/Sonodisc


PART B
8) Verckys & Le VeVe
   PINJOLI YA LOLANGO
   from the LP VERCKYS ET L’IMMORTEL VEVE VOL. 2
   Editions VeVe International

9)Le Grand Maitre Franco et Ses Stars du T.P. OK Jazz
   MASSIKINI ( special for for my friend Professor Oduor)
   from the LP A NAIROBI
   Edipop Production


10)Andre Kinzonzi “Du-Soleil” et les S.B.B.
    BELINDA
    from the LP BAYIDIKILA
    KVIR Production

11) MAMAKI
    Papy
    from the CD MA + MA + KI =
    Babi Productions

12)Sam Mangwana
    MBANDA KAZAKA
    from the LP SAM MANGWANA
    Disques SONICS

13)Lita Bembo & Orchestre Stukas
    GUELORD – 4 SAISONS
    from the LP AFRO RYTHMES PRESENTE ORCHESTRE STUKAS LITA BEMBO
    Afro Rythmes

15)Thu-Zaina
     NANI ATINDI YO GABY
     from the CD COMPLIATION MUSIQUE CONGOLO-ZAIROISE (1972 /1973)
     Sonodisc

Friday, July 14, 2017

Ambiance Congo: July 9, 2017

Welcome!
No special themes this time, just a selection of various artists and groups from the 70s to today.
Minzoto Wella Wella to Werrason and a lot of jumping around in between including your request for some Wenge Aile Paris and a killer song from a Choc Stars LP.  There are live tracks from Franco & TP OK Jazz and from Reddy Amisi & Casa do Canto as well. Maybe you'll discover something you have not heard before! In any case, please enjoy the music.
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The songs:
PART A
1)King Kester Emeneya & Victoria Eleison Dream Team Dream Band
   sebene from DORIS ILOKO (program theme song)
   from the CD PAS DE CONTACT
   Black Music

2)Fafa de Molokai et l’Orchestre Nouvelle Generation de la Republique Democratique
   LANDRY
   from the CD SPECULATION
   Ets. Kaluila

3)General Defao “Gene-Gene”
   JIGAL NZAU
   from the CD ANY TIME
   Awatoza
  
5)Werrason & Wenge Musica Maison Mere
   TELEPHONE (remix)
   from the CD SANS POTEAU
   Werrason

6)Joss Diena
   CAFE
   from the CD VITRINE
   Sonima Music

7)Bill Clinton Kalonji
   CONDITION
   from the CD KULUMBIMBI
   MBK La Paix Production

8) Ferre Gola
   BOSS
   from the single BOSS
   Jeericho/ Banger Studio

9)L’Orchestre Minzoto Wella Wella
   BA SOUCIS *
   from the 45 RPM Single
   Ets. VeVe International

10)Franco & T.P. O.K. Jazz
    KASAI
    from the CD ZAIRE 74: THE AFRICAN ARTISTS
    Wrasse Records

PART B
11) Reddy Amisi & Casa do Canto
    VERITE KINUANINGEBI (LIVE)
    Manu Luvaka Production

12)Wenge Musica Aile Paris
    FIDELITE SENS UNIQUE
    from the LP NGANGA NZAMBE *
    Flash Diffusion Business

13)Choc Stars
    KOREINE
    from the LP CHOC STARS
    Rythmes et Musique

14)Empire Bakuba
    MAGUY Na NGAI
    from the LP EMPIRE BAKUBA
    Syllart Production      

15)Orchestre Yanga-Yanga
     MAYELA 1&2
     from the LP ORCHESTRE YANGA-YANGA
     Pathe Marconi/EMI

16) Zaiko Langa Langa
      NONO
      from the LP JETEZ L’EPONGE
      Carrere

17)Bozi Boziana
     JEANETTA
     EPANZA
     Sonima Music



Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Ambiance Congo: June 25, 2017

Welcome!
Last time, I presented albums and requested songs by Congolese guitarists. Your response was so inspiring that this week I've added a few more. I've done this before (search these pages for "guitarist"to find more) and again the response has always been wonderful. In this age where a lot of new music puts the guitars and other instrumentation in a secondary position to vocalizations and synthetic sounds, I am always happy that so many still appreciate the guitar stylizations that have made Congolese music so great for so many decades.
I've honored a few requests that I did not cover last time and added song by Papa Noel that I accidentally omitted last time.
I hope that you will enjoy!

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Songs
PART A
1)King Kester Emeneya & Victoria Eleison Dream Team Dream Band
   sebene from DORIS ILOKO (program theme song)
   from the CD PAS DE CONTACT
   Black Music

2)Kiland & Orchestre Mabatalai
   MA VAVA
   from the LP ZAIRE PROMOTION 2000 VOL. 9
   Zaire Promotion

3)Simaro Lutumba *
   KIWELEWELE
   from the LP SHAKO
   Production Alamoule
  
5)Bopol Mansiamina
   BECAUSE NO MONEY
   from the LP BOPOL & BESISIMOU (MAILLOT JAUNE)
   Editions Tina

6)Dino Vangu alias “Don King” et son Ensemble
   KALO
   from the LP ZONGA NA NDAKO
   Music Club

7)Edi Mabungu
   MOBALI A GAZE
   from the LP EDI MABUNGU
   KP Production

8) Gerard Kimbolo
   AMOUR DONANT DONANT
   from the LP GERARD KIMBOLO
   Disques SONICS

9)Loubassou Denis “La Cloche”
   SAKA SAKA SHOW
   from the LP SAKA SAKA SHOW
   YAM Production

PART B
10)Diblo Dibala * & Matchatcha
    MERCI PAPA
    from the CD DIBLO DIBALA PRESENTE MACHATCA: LAISSER PASSER

11)”High Priest” Safro Manzangi Elima
    FAREWELL TO ELLY
    from the CD WISEMAN
    El’Man Records

12)Docteur Nico *
    NAKOMI BOYE
    from the LP ADIEU
    African Music Gallery

13)Mayoula Mayoni
    BIKINI
    from the CD BIKINI
    Ets. N’Diaye

14)Roga Roga & Extra Musica
    VRAI PDG
    from the CD SORCELLIERE (KINDOKI)
    Letiok                        

15) Shiko Mawatu
      DANI MAMANI
      from the CD KIMBANDA NZILA
      Tabilulu Productions/iMak Entertainment

16) Papa Noel *
      AIME TON PROCHAIN
      from the LP YA NONO
      Rythmes et Musique



*=by request


Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Ambiance Congo: June 11, 2017

WELCOME!
Today I present another program featuring the albums and works by Congolese guitarists.
Most of the artists, albums and or songs were requested by YOU!
Thanks for those requests. Your input always makes for a better program. I didn't have time (only two hours!) to present everything you asked for, so please add your comment to ask again and I'll be sure to get your song, album or artist a track list soon.

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Available for two weeks, track list included
or
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Archives at Radio4all.net

The songs:
PART A
1)King Kester Emeneya & Victoria Eleison Dream Team Dream Band
   sebene from DORIS ILOKO (program theme song)
   from the CD PAS DE CONTACT
   Black Music

2)Vata Mombasa
   SUPER M’BONDO
   from the LP EN COLERE
   Afro Rythmes

3)Lokassa ya M’Bongo *
   M’BANDA MONGUNGU
   from the LP LOKASSA YA M’BONGO
   AICD

4)Dally Kimoko
   ADIEU CELIE *
   from the LP ADIEU CELIE
   IBO Productions

5)Rigo Star *
   BON PAYEUR
   from the LP JOSKY CHANTE JOTONGO DE RIGO STAR
   T. Mayala & G. Kiaba production

6)Syran M’Benza *
   SAMBA SAMBA
   from the LP KOUAME
   Afro Rythmes

7)Franco & le T.P. O.K. Jazz *
   ILLOUSE
   from the LP LE QUART DU SIECLE DE FRANCO DE MI AMOR ET LE T.P. O.K. JAZZ
   Edipop  Production

PART B
8) Papa Noel *
   FIDELITE
   from the cassette ZA MOKE
   Rythmes et Musique

9)Samba Mascott
   PETE NA MOSAPI
   from the LP SAMBA MASCOTT ET LES BANTOUS DE LA CAPITALE
   Production Le Vadou

10)Orchestre Lipwa-Lipwa
    NKOTELA feat. Kizunga Ricos *
    from the CD COMPILATION
    ORCHESTRES DE LA GENERATION “BELLA-BELLA” 1970/1972
    Sonodsic

11)Orchestre Ryco Jazz
    BASI NA ANGOLA feat Jerry Malekini *
    from the LP FANTASTIQUE RYCO-JAZZ
    Parade

12)Docteur Nico * & African  Sukisa
    BANDAKE MBOKA
    from the LP LES PLUS GRANDS SUCCES ZAIROIS VOL. 1
    Sonafric

13)Dizzy Mandjekou
    MADY MOTEMA
    from the LP MAITRE DIZZY MANDJEKOU
    Ets. Papa Dsico

14)Master Mwana Congo *
    GOUTER LAISSER
    from the LP NEW-STYLE
    Disques SONICS

16)Huit Kilos
    BOLINGO YO NA NGAI *
    from the CD HUIT KILOS IN AMERICA
    Timeless Records


*=by request