Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Ambiance Congo: May 13, 2018

Welcome!
Today is Mother's Day on Ambiance Congo so I have played songs that feature women singers in the first hour. We have songs by some of the most famous of Congolese women vocalists like M'Bila Bel and M'Pongo Love as well as some songs by other women who have worked with some of my favorite male artists such as Tabu Ley, Youlou Mabiala, Bozi Boziana and Le Karmapa.
The second hour takes us elsewhere with more wonderful music.
Enjoy!

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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)
   PAS DE CONTACT
   Black Music

2)M’Bilia Bel, Tabu Ley Rochereau & l’Afrisa International
   FRIGO
   CONTRE MA VOLANTE
   Syllart Records

3)Jolie Detta
   C’EST TROP TARD (feat. Papa Noel)
   SUPER STAR
   Bade Stars Music

4)Le Prince Youlou Mabiala et Judith Maisso
   CHOULE                              
   LE PRINCE YOULOU MABIALA ET JUDITH MAISSO LA VOIX FEMININE DU
   MOMENT
   Disques Norbert Miab

7)M’Pongo Love
   DECEPTION D’AMOUR
   HOMMAGE
   Ets. Kaluila

8) Grand Pere Bozi Boziana
   LA REINE DA SABAH (feat. Fayila Pasira)
   TOUTE UNE HISTOIRE
   Boziro

9)Le Karmapa
   PATRICK MALUAVENGI
   CALIGULA, VOL. 2
   Le Karmapa

PART B
10)Seskain Molenga
    MONANO YA SUKA
    EMPIRE BAKUBA LEGENDE
    DEBs Music

11)General Defao
    MWASI ABONGA NA MOBALI?
    single
    JB Diamantino Production

12)M’Bemba Bouesso & Les Rumbayas
    SOSSO MIZETU
    MBEMBA BOUESSO CHANTE AVEC LES RUMBAYAS
    DE LOKO MASSENGO ET DE MICHEL BOYIBANDA
    Ets. Tchi-Tchi

13)Les Quatre As
    LA VERITE
    MONIA SENGO
    4 As Production (Thanks to Moos)

14)Orchestre Moudou Mango
     VIVI
     DOUMAN GUELE
     Sonafric

15)Papa Wemba
     MATEBU
     MWANA MOLOKAI – THE FIRST TWENTY YEARS
     Stern’s Africa

16)Choc Stars
     SOOLA
     RETROUVAILLES A PARIS, VOL. 4
     Rythmes et Musique

17)Verckys et l’Orchestre Veve
     RESTE AVEC MOI
     L’AFRIQUE DANSE NO. 11
     African

Friday, May 4, 2018

Ambiance Congo: April 29, 2018

Welcome!
I have had a few requests for music from the 60s and 70s, so that is where we start today. Here are a few songs that I particularly like, and they are songs not heard on this program before. They were chosen to compliment each other, so I hope that you enjoy that aspect of the selection.

Part B has a few new songs from 2012 to today, including a request from Minu for Ebony. I'm not convinced that I chose the right song from Defao, though! He has a new single that sounds like it was inspired by l'Afrisa International of Tabu Ley which would have been a much better choice. We'll hear it next time!

Thanks to everyone who makes a request. I always do my best to get your songs or groups played.

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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)
   PAS DE CONTACT
   Black Music

2)Adou Elenga
   MARIA TCHEBO
   NGOMA THE EARLY YEARS 1948 -1960
   Popular African Music

3)Franco & l’OK Jazz
   MAMI MAJOS
   FRANCO ET L’O,K. JAZZ: 1957 – 1958 - 1959
   Sonodsic

4)African Fiesta
   ELEKI NDELO                   
   LES MERVEILLES DU PASSE (1963 - 1963
   African

6)Orchestre Vox Africa
   MAMA NA DIDIER
   MUSIQUE CONGOLO-ZAIROISE
   African/Sonodisc

7)Pepe Ndombe & l’Orchestre Afrizam
  OLONDO
   LES PLUS GRANDS SUCCES DE L’ORCHESTRE AFRIZAM, VOL. 3
   Ngoyarto

8) Tabu Ley et l’Afrisa International
   LISALA NGOMBA
   ISA
   African

9)Le Negro Succes de Bholen & Bavon Marie-Marie
   NALELI COCO
   LUCIE TOZONGANA
   Sonodisc

10)Vicky & Lovy du Zaire
    LOVY DU ZAIRE
    VICKY & LOVY DU ZAIRE (1971, 1972, 1973)
    Sonodisc

11)Les Grands Maquisards
    MAMISA
    THE VERY BEST OF NTESA DALIENST: LES GRANDS MAQUISARDS 1969, 1971, 1973
    Ngoyarto

12)Mando Negro Kwala-Kwa
    KENGELA NZOTO
    SOUVENIR D’UNE EPOPEE, VOL. 1
    Glenn Music

13)Thu Zahina
    ALICE MOTEMA
    COUP DE CHAPEAU
    RetroAfric

 14)Stukas Boys & Lita Bembo
     MUASI
     EKONDA SACCADE, VOL. 1 (1969 -1974)
     Ngoyarto

PART B
15)Kekele
     SILENCE
     CONGO LIFE
     Stern’s Africa

16)Bumba Massa
     PAMPLEMOUSSE
     V70
     Cantos Music

17)General Defao
     DELY PANGOLA
     IRRUPTION
     JB Diamantio Production

18)Heritier Watnabe
     ABETI FAUX *
     CARRIERE D’HONNEUR – RETIRADA, VOL. 1
     Because Music/WMI

19)Deplick Pomba Nuance
     EXTREMITIE YA PLAISIR
     OUVERTURE, VOL. 2 (EXCES DE RUMBA)
     Amisca

20)Ferre Gola
     PANZI LIKOLO
     DERANGEMENT
     Ferre Gola

21)Modogo Gian Franco Ferre
    JESSY
    FESTIVAL DE CANNES
    iM Modogo Gian Franco Ferre

22)Sam Mangwana
     MARIA TEBBO (extract)
     MARIA TEBBO
     Stern’s

*= by request

Monday, April 16, 2018

Ambiance Congo: April 15, 2018

Welcome!
I have a mix of the great old music and some very good newer songs for you today. I love to rediscover  things I have not listened to in a while, such as the Clan Wenge disc and the LP by Kosmos Moutouari.
There's another excellent song from Roga Roga's last CD for your listening pleasure toward the end of the program.
Baloji's disc was a promo at the station that I had not heard before, so I just spun the first song. After hearing that, I may have to sample the whole thing. I see that Maitre Dizzy Mandjeku plays solo guitar on a couple of the other songs...his presence alone makes me want to listen if for no other reason.
I want to thank Dr. Frank for making the Orchestre TP Kimvuka available to us. This is an interesting  and good song that reminds me of the music of Jupiter & Okwess International but with a lot more punch and excitement. It's a pity that they did not make any actual records.

To Jan and his friends in Connecticut, I hope you got your Stukas fix!

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If you do not see an album cover here, it has probably been posted before. Please search by a key word such as, "Kukiele" for the Clan Wenge CD, and scroll down.


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

2)Clan Wenge
   NALE
   KUMA KUKIELE
   Jacko Productions

3)Christian Lema
   BUCKINGHAM PALACE
   IL EST TEMPS
   DEBs Music

4)Zaiko Langa-Langa F.D.
   AMOUR SHARUFA
   REVALORISER
   Bono Music

6)Grand Pere Bozi Boziana
   DOUKOURE
   TOUT UNE HISTOIRE
   Boziro

7)Tabu Ley et l’Afrisa International
   ALLO PARIS
   LE SEIGNEUR TABU LEY, FAYA TESS, BEYOU CIEL
   Genidia

8)Jena Mandako
   LIKITA
   LIKITA
   K’Dance

PART B
9)Moro Beya Maduma
   KUITI-KUITI
   MAMEMA
   Lassidisc

10)Kosmos Moutouari
    FANNY B.B.
    LES GRANDS SUCCES AFRICAINS VOL. 7: SPECIAL MOUTOUARI-COME-KOSMOS
    EMI/Pathe

11)Lita Bembo et l’Orchestre Stukas Mombombo *
    MOBALI YA BATO
    NKOLO KWANGA
    C.I.D.

12)Orchestre Tout Puissant Kimvuka
    TUA TUKU KU VATA
    Promo CDR
    Self Produced

13)Baloji
    GLOSSINE (ZOMBIE)
    137 AVENUE KANIAMA
    Bella Union/ PIAS/Hostess

14)Roga Roga & Extra Musica
     MAYI YA MISO
     242
     Ibrok’s Productions

15)Werrason
     SANS POTEAU (FEAT. YOUSSOUPHA)
     SANS POTEAU
     Werrason

*= by request

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Ambiance Congo: April 1, 2018

Welcome!

This program was recorded on Easter Sunday, so I have started with a few songs that reference God or Jesus. Although I am always a big fan of Carlyto Lassa, I really love the Wuta Mayi song and I hope that you will like it as well.
Modogo Gian Franco Ferre's new album features a number of killer guitar sebene songs and I do recommend it. I am loving Karmapa's CALIGULA, Seskain Molenga's EMPIRE BAKUBA LEGENDE and Letis Madilu's  AU NOM DU PERE ET DU FILS albums. These are also recommended.
There is a song from (unfortunately) a scratchy but rare LP by Pouela du Pool and a song that skips form an LP by by the late Mimi Ley, but the music is great so I hope that you'll forgive these little problems!
Enjoy!

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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)
   PAS DE CONTACT
   Black Music

2)Frere Carlyto Lassa
   KUMAMA YAWE
   LA RECONNAISSANCE
   Babi Kwayo Production

3)Wuta Mayi
   NZAMBE AKOSUKISA
   ZALAKA MAYELE
   ASL Records

4)Moise Matuta & La Profondeur
   POSA NA YO YESU
   EBEN-EZER
   Diego Music

6)Le Karmapa
   EVA KAZADI
   CALIGULA, VOL. 2
   KARMAPA

7)Letis Madilu & Bana System
   TERMINUS LOVE
   AU NOM DU PERE ET DU FILS (HISTOIRE CONTINUE)
   Jimmy’s production

8)Modogo Gian Franco Ferre
   MUANA CONGO
   FESTIVAL DE CANNES
   iM Modogo Gian Franco Ferre

10)Grand Zaiko Wawa
    DE BASE NA NGAI
    GINA, BEST OF GRAND ZAIKO WAWA, Vol. 1
    Esselta

11)Gloria Tukhadio
    CHOISISSEZ
    TENUE CORRECTE
    Sonodisc

PART B
12)Seskain Molenga
    MBONDO BOLOLO
    EMPIRE BAKUBA LEGENDE
    DEBs Music

13)Djuna Djanana de Choc Stars
    BOKOMO
    NORMAL NORMAL
    AMG Production

14)Afro International
    MERE GEOGRAPHIE
    EFFACER LE TABLEAU
    Editions VeVe International

15)Pouela du Pool
     LE FILS EST BEAU
     POUELA DU POOL ET SON CANON VOL. 1
     Ets. Tchi-Tchi

16)Reddy Amisi
     YA JOSE NGWAKA
     COMPTEUR A ZERO
     Next Music/Sono

17) Deplick Pomba Nuance
      KUNDOLA
      OVERTURE, VOL. 1 (EXCES DE RUMBA)
      Amisca

18)Felix Wazekwa
     AMOUR
     BONJOUR MONSIEUR
     JPS Productions

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Welcome!
In celebration of the 80th birthday of Simaro Lutumba Massiya.
Thank you to everyone who requested a song penned by the great poet of Congolese music.
Apologies to Bibibana whom I mentioned as "Bibicha".

The program starts off with a couple of new songs by others, one by request, and ends with a track by Edo Ganga.

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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)
   PAS DE CONTACT
   Black Music

2)Roga Roga & Extra Musica
   MOTO AKOTA TE
   242
   Ibrok’s Productions

3)Letis Madilu & Bana System
   ALPHONSINE
   AU NOM DU PERE ET DU FILS (HISTOIRE CONTINUE)
   Jimmy’s Productions

4) Bozi Boziana
   FLEUR DE LYS
   TOUT UNE HISTOIRE… *
   Boziro

   COEUR ARTIFICIEL
   COEUR ARTIFICIEL
   African Sun Music

7) Franco & Le T.P. O.K. Jazz
   MABELE (NTOTU) *
   FRANCO & LE T.P. O.K JAZZ 1972/1973/1974
   Sonodisc

8)Desouza Santu
   FAUTE YA COMMERCANT
   LES AMBASSADEURS
   Alain Ndichout Productions

10) Sam Mangwana & Le T.P. O.K. Jazz
    FAUTE YA COMMERCANT *
    FRANCO, SIMARO, SAM MANGWANA (1982-1985)
    Sonodisc

PART B
11)M’Pongo Love & Tsheke Tsheke Love
    MONANA ELIMA
    MONANA ELIMA, VOL. 1
    Ngoyarto

12)MJ30
    EAU BENITE
    LA VALEUR SURE
    Yalolo Nsuami et Paulin Mukendi Production

13)Franco & Le T.P. O.K Jazz
    TESTAMENT YA BOWULE *
    FRANCOPHONIC, VOL. 2
    Sterns

14)Le Poete Lutumba Simaro & Bana OK
    NALEMBI (feat. M’Bilia Bel)
    36 ANS DE LA CARRIERE MUSICALE AVEC BANA OK DANS TRAHISON
    Ets. N’Diaye

15)Orchestre T.P. O.K. Jazz
    MBAU 1&2 *
    45 RPM single
    Editions Populaires

16)Edo Ganga
     SELOSA
     POT POURRI SUR LE PASSE…PONT SUR CONGO-ZAIRE
     Les Editions Confo All Stars

*=by request

Monday, March 5, 2018

Ambiance Congo: March 4, 2018

WELCOME!
I have played a few of your requests for you this time and I thank you for those. I've spun a couple of them before, but your requests always make for a better program and I always try my best to honor those requests even if I cannot fit them all in.
We have more songs from new albums by Bozi Boziana and by Gloria Tukhadio. Both of these albums are getting a lot of play in my house these days! I've also included my favorite track from Roga Roga & Extra Musica's new CD for you listening pleasure.
If you do not see an album cover for one of your requests, that usually means I've posted those covers before. All you have to do to type the name of the artist or a word from the title of the disc or song into the "SEARCH" bar on this page and scroll around until you find them.


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Music for today:

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)King Kester Emeneya
   MAMIE
   from the CD LONGUE HISTOIRE, VOL. 2
   Calbass Productions

3)Dream Team
   UTEZI
   from the CD CONTRE ATTAQUE
   JMC Productions

4)Wenge Musica B.C. B.G
   C’EST TROP TARD DJENGA *
   from the CD KALA - Yi - BOEING
   Ngoyarto

6)Gloria Tukhadio & Cour des Grands
   ZALA EKENGE NA LA VIE
   from the CD I.P = IDENTITE PROTEGEE
   DEBs Music/Jimmy’s Production

7)Bozi Boziana
   CELIO DECLARANT
   from the CD TOUT UNE HISTOIRE
   Boziro

8)Ferre Gola
   INSULINE *
   from the CD QUI EST DERRIERE TOI?
   Kiki Productions

10)Wenge Musica el Paris
    DECEPTA
    from the CD EN LIVE ZING-ZONG MOISE *
    Yoshad Production/Flash Diffusion Business

PART B
11)Roga Roga & Extra Musica
    MM INTERNATIONAL
    form the CD 242
    Ibrok’s Production

12)Delta Force de Pepe Kalle
    LA RECONNAISSANCE AMISI *
    from the CD CONFIRMATION “BUT YA TSHOBO”
    Rigo Makengo Production/Clarys Music

13)Pepe Kalle
    ZONGA AIME *
    from the LP GERANT
    Syllart Records

14)Bumba Massa
    MBANDA AKOMA TELEVISION *
    from the LP L’ARGENT ET LA FEMME (MASS-MEDIA)
    Star Musique

15)Tabu Ley Rochereau & l’Orchestre Afrisa International
     MAETAVI
     from the LP HAFFI DEO “L’EAU DE DIEU”
     Genidia

17)Lita Bembo & Stukas
     MUASI
     from the LP LITA BEMBO LIBEKI & STUKAS BA KOLO KUANGA
     Rythmes et Musique

18)Benz Petrole
     GODE APULA
     from the CD L’HEURE DE VERITE
     Sun Records
  
*=by request

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Ambiance Congo: February 18, 2018

WELCOME!

Today we start with a live track by Franco & le T.P. O.K Jazz. There's more OK Jazz and related music in Part B of this program, songs by Mayaoula Mayoni and from Celi Bitshu & TP OK Jazz (post Franco).
Some of my favorite songs this time are from wonderful new CDs by Bozi Boziana, Bumba Massa and Le Karmapa and from older LPs by Orchestre Le Peuple and Carlito & Debaba of Choc Stars. A few years back, I bought that Carlito & Debaba album used and the cover has some flaws, so I went looking on line for a better example...to find that the only decent one was an image of my very same album!
I have filled an anonymous request for a song from Pepe Kalle's PON MOUN PAKA BOUGE LP and paired it with a song by Nyboma & Les Kamale Dynamiques du Zaire from the same period for you.
Enjoy!

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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)
   PAS DE CONTACT
   Black Music

2)Franco & T.P. O.K. Jazz
   NA KISOKA
   LE FOLKLORE DE CHEZ NOUS
   Editions Populaires

3)Tshala Muana
   BULUNDA
   MAMU NATIONALE, VOL. 2
   Sonima Music

4)”Grand Pere” Bozi Boziana
   LIKINGO LIMBOKA
   TOUTE UNE HISTOIRE
   Boziro

6)Le Karmapa
   VIRUS
   CALIGULA, VOL. 2
   Le Karmapa

7)Bumba Massa
   ELEKI TROP
   V70
   Cantos Music

8)Nyboma et Les Kamale Dynamiques du Zaire
   ASSO M’BELE
   DOUBLE DOUBLE
   Rounder Records

10)Pepe Kalle
    MARCHE COMMUN *
    PON MOUN PAKA BOUGE
    Afro Rythmes

11)CarlitoLassa & Debs Debaba
    MOTEMA JUGE
    CARLITO ET DEBABA DE (CHOC STARS)
    Gina Kiaku Production

PART B
12)Orchestre Le Peuple
    MORUMANA KOSSI
    TCHIATCHIBI
    Grand Zeer
      (Thanks to Moos for this rip, it sounds better than my LP)

13)Orchestre Bella-Mambo
    MWANA NA NGAI
    HOMMAGE A EMILE SOKI DIANZENZA, VOL. 1
    Le Monde des Aristes

14)Mayaoula Mayoni
    HA KU MBUNDU
    MAYAOULA MAYONI LE GRAND
    Ets. Discorient

15)T.P. OK Jazz
     NINJA
     KO MEKA TE
     APL Diffusion

17)Zaiko Langa-Langa
     KIBOLA BOLA
     KAY-KAY
     Voix d’Afrique

18)Fafa de Molokai
     POT POURRI (excerpt)
     MAESTRO
     Flash Diffusion Business

 *=by request