Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Ambiance Congo: August 5, 2018

WELCOME!
Today we have some newer music from Sam Mangwana, Les Tambours de Brazza, Ricoco Bulambemba with Wenge Aile Paris and an instrumental version of Tabu Ley's Wendenda by trumpet master Kabert Kabasele.
To go with these, I've added some classics from Orchestre Yamba Yamba Beto-Ba, Sax Matalanza and Orchestre Tele-Music.
Filling out with some Zaiko, Wenge and Viva songs. Plus MORE!
I hope that you will enjoy!
Your 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)
   PAS DE CONTACT
   Black Music

2)Lambert Kabako des Bantous de la Capitale
   PORQUOI COMME CA?
   WALAI
   Cyriaque Bassoka Productions

3)Manda Chante
   MAMIE PHENOMENAL
   BOUCLAGE
   Ets. N’Diaye

4)Choc Langa-Langa
   IN PRINCE A NDJILI         
   TOSENGI BANGO (EN LIVE)
   Jimmy’s Production
  
5)Pacha & Viva la Musica de Papa Wemba
   DEDE NAWEZI
   VOYAGE YA POTO
   Air B. Mas Production

6)Esperant Kisangani, Papa Wemba, Lita Bembo, Bozi Boziana
   AKOUA LA REINE (feat. Bozi Boziana)
   LA GUERRE DES STARS
   Les Editions Plus de Paris
  
7)Zaiko Langa-Langa
   LISUMU
   SUBISSEZ LES CONSEQUENCES
   Disques Esperance
  
8)Ricoco Bulambemba
   SOMBOS
   METAPHYSIQUE
   MIP Mirya Inter Prod

PART B
9)Fataki Junior
   PROMESSE DAOUDA
   PHILOSOPHIE VOL. 1
   Sonima Music

10)Felix Wazekwa
    PREMIERS SOINS
    I LOVE YOU
    Fondation Felix Wazekwa

11)Les Tambours de Brazza
     AH ME BUNSANA
     KONGO
     Buda Musique

12)Orchestre Yamba Yamba Beto-Ba
     NKUMBU YA MAKENGO
     GRAND MAITRE MAKAPE ET L’ORCHESTRE YAMBA YAMBA BETO-BA
     Makengo Nkunga

13)Sam Mangwana
     LOKOSSA YA NZOMBO
     LUBAMBA
     Grounded Music

14)Kabert Kabasele
     WENDENDA (INSTRUMENTALE)
     LA RUMBA CONGOLAISE (INSTRUMENTALE)
     Le Monde des Artistes

15)Sax Matalanza
     OKOKOKO NA NGAI
     LE MBULA MATARI
     Sans Frontiere

16)Orchestre Tele-Music
     BOUILLON
     EMBOUTEILLAGE NO.1
     Minou International
     (Thanks to Moos!)

Friday, July 27, 2018

Ambiance Congo: July 22, 2018

WELCOME!
Welcome to Ambiance Congo radio.
Every other week, I try to play great Congolese music for you. Your requests and comments are always welcome! Thank you to everyone who has made a request or other contribution in support of this program.
Last time, I spun for you a track by Ndombe Opetum's album BULA NTULU. That album was part of this great two-album set.
By request, I have started today's show with a song from Simaro's album from that set. I do not know that this two-CD pack is still available, but it has been a favorite of mine since it's release, so I am glad to have the opportunity to let you hear another track. Bana OK was formed by a number of the front line singers and composers from Franco's TP OK Jazz after Le Grand Maitre moved on to another plane, these artists - some of whom have also passed - worked  to keep his music alive. At one point afetr Franco's death, there were two TP OK Jazz bands. One of which was led by Lutumba Simaro, the other by Le Prince Youlou Mabiala. Bana OK was Simaro's band. Today we have also a song from an early classic by Simaro's faction which included, among others, Simaro, Josky
Kiambukuta, Ndombe Opetum and Madilu System. 

Also featured today is a song from another modern classic in the heritage of Franco led by guitarist Papa Noel and featuring OK Jazz vocalists Carlyto Lassa and Wuta Mayi.

As always, there is MORE including a song from another great bandleader, Benz-Petrole.
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)Le Poete Lutumba Simaro & Bana OK
   TUFATA UPATA
   PROCES *
   Solfege Universel Production

3)Papa Noel et le Duo Incomparable Carlyto Lassa & Wuta Mayi
   SIMBA MARTHA
   HAUTE TENSION
   Les Mampoko’s Production

4)Johnny Bokelo
   UNE PAROLE MECHANTE PEUT BLESER     
   JOHNNY BOKELO
   Shakara Music
  
5)Bumba Massa
   TIENS-MOI CA
   V70
   Cantos Music

6)Wenge Musica Maison Mere
   ROBERT BASENDE
   SOLOLA BIEN!
   JPS Production
  
7)Reddy Amisi
   INTERET
   ZIGGY
   Galaxie Productions
  
8)Rento-Vena & Terra Isa Mera
   ABIBA
   NON-VIOLENCE
   Signore Production

10)Extra Musica International
    YA WE
    MERCI *
    QEMI Productions

PART B
11)JBlue “El Buddah”
     TRESOR MPUTU
     PASSE PARTOUT
     Duo d’Enfer Production

12)Fally Ipupa
     TSHO
     ARSENAL DES BELLES MELODIAS
     Because Music/Obouo Music

13)Benz-Petrole
     CAR PAS CAR
     TIERCE DANS L’ORDRE (L’OR NOIR)
     Benz-Petrole

14)Likinga Redo
     AFFAIRE MOSELEBENDE *
     LIKINGA CHANTE OLEMI
     Gilebima Production

15)Choc Stars
     DEMEDINA
     BANGO OYE BAYE – ACTION DIRECT
     Shabani Records

16)Orchestre Le Tout Puissant O.K. Jazz
     TONTON ZALA SERIEUX
     HERITAGE DU GRAND MAITRE FRANCO
     Sans Frontieres

17)Franco et le T.P. O.K. Jazz
     TIKA KOSENGA
     A 0 HEURE: CHEZ 1- 2- 3
     Edipop Production

*=by request

Friday, July 13, 2018

Ambiance Congo: July 7, 2018


WELCOME!
Welcome to Ambiance Congo radio.
Here it is, sent to you late at night, another program of Congolese popular music.
I hope that you will enjoy it!
Listen here:
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or here:
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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)Marie-Paul & Wenge el Paris
   Z-3 CLEMENSTONE
   EMBOULEMENT
   Sonima Music

3)Mascot de Katalas
   MBULA MABANGO
   MASCOT DE KATALAS
   Anytha-Ngapy Production

4)Papa Wemba & Viva la Musica La Cour des Grands
   NTOMA
   MWANA MATEBU
   Ets. Kaluila
 
5)Gloria Tukhadio & Cour des Grands
   MON BEBE
   I.P = IDENTITE PROTEGEE
   DEBs Music/Jimmy’s Production

6)General Defao
   ZOULOU NOVEMBER
   IRRUPTION
   JB Diamantino Production
 
7)Lambert Kabako des Bantous de la Capitale
   MERE PALAIN
   WALAI
   Cyrique Bassoka Productions

8)Ndombe Opetum & Bana OK
   VICTOR ILO
   BULA NTULU
   Solfege Universel Production

9)T.P. OK Jazz
   KO MEKA TE
   KO MEKA TE
   APL Diffusion

PART B
10)Orchestre Tele-Music
    DEVIS NGOMA
    EMBOUTEILLAGE
    Musi-Club

11)Belly Steve & Les Soeurs Mariana (Orchestre Minzoto)
     SENI SAMBA
     BELLY STEVE & LES SOEURS MARIANA
     APiA Production

12)Ricoco Bulambemba & Wenge Musica Aile Paris
     JOSE F.B.I.
     4 SAISONS BOULE DE NIEGE
     Blanbaneryca Productions

13)Quentin Mayasco & Extra Musica International
     YA LELO
     VIRGULE
     Wedoo Music

14)Baloji
     TROPISME – START-UP
     137 AVENUE KANIAMA
     Bella Union/PIAS/Hostess

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Ambiance Congo: June 10, 2018

WELCOME!
Today we start with some songs with sax and horns. We have new songs from Lambert Kabako and also from Blaise Bula with lots of variety in between.
Thanks to those who contributed to this program are noted in the track list.
I hope that you will 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)”Fefe” David Diambouana
   NGA WE
   FEFE
   Disques SONICS

3)Jean-Serge Essous
   MAMA ALELI
   SALISA NGAI
   Black and White Music

4)Lambert Kabaka des Bantous de la Capitale
   OZUAMI                              
   WALAI
   Cyrique Bassoka Productions
   Thanks to Ken!

5)Pamelo Mounk’a avec Les Bantous
   L’AMOUR ET LA DANSE
   L’AMOUR ET LA DANSE
   Black Music

6)Choc Stars
   DEMEDINA
   BANGO OYO BAYE – ACTION DIRECT
   Shabani Records
   Thanks to LeFranck!

7)Zaiko Langa-Langa
   MOKILI YA NZAMBE
   TOUT CHOC ZAIKO LANGA-LANGA NKOLO MBOKA VOL. 5
   C.I.D.
   Thanks to Moos!


PART B
8)Orchestre Cercul Jazz
   HONOLE
   AFRICAN RETRO VOL. 1: PONT SUR LE ZAIRE
   Pathe/Marconi/EMI

9)Orchestre Kiam
   MEMI 1 & 2
    45 RPM Single
    Ets. Sakumuna

10)Le Grand Pretre Franck Issekya et Papa Wemba
    BUBANGI
    MOKILI COMPLIQUE
    Sonodisc

11)Wabalonzo & Nouvelle Strategie
     PAULINE
     MFUMU NGENGI
     Wabalonzo Doublevet Production

12)Blaise Bula
     TED TENDAIE
     RENDIKITA VOLUME ONE: RENDEZ-VOUS NA KITAKA
     Arthur Kadima-Nzuji Lda.

13)Felix Wazekwa
     ELOMBE MOBALI
     I LOVE YOU
     Production Fondation Wazekwa

Friday, June 1, 2018

Ambiance Congo: May 27, 2018

WELCOME!
Welcome to another program featuring two hours of Congolese popular music.
This time, I have a song from Blaise Bula's new two CD set plus more contemporary tunes by Bumba Massa, Letis Madilu with Bana System, Modogo Gian Franco Ferre, General Defao and Claudia Basika.
We also have two classics featuring Pepe Ndombe Opetum (one with TP OK Jazz and one with Orchestre Makinloka) and some other wonderful older music.
I hope that you will enjoy this mix and leave a comment or request.
I only have two new album covers for you this time as all of the others may already be found elsewhere on these pages using the "search" option.

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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)Jonas Balela
   EVANGILE
   OFFRE SPECIALE
   LGJB


3)Blaise Bula
   ABONZI NGAI
   RENDIKITA VOLUME TWO: YEMBA NDE, BETA NDE, BINA NDE
   Arthur Kadima-Nzuji Lda.

4)Lidjo Kwempa
   ELIDE                                  
   COUR DE GRANDS
   Production Grand Samurai

5)Modogo Gian Franco Ferre
   LES BLEDARDS
   FESTIVAL DE CANNES
   iM Modogo Gian Franco Ferre

6)Bumba Massa
   TIENS-MOI CA
   V70
   Cantos Music

7)Sege Kiambukuta
    OKUEYI OTIKALI
    TEMPTE DU DESERT
    Glenn Music

8)General Defao
    ANELICK
    IRRUPTION
    JB Diamantino Production

9)Claudia Basika
    AMOUR EN OR
    DESTINY
    Obouou Productions

10)Letis Madilu & Bana System
    BOLINGO YA THERMOMETRE
    AU NOM DU PERE ET DU FILS (HISTOIRE CONTINUE)
    Jimmy’s Production


PART B
11)Le Grand Maitre Franco & Pepe Ndombe
     ANJELA
     ATTAQUENT ANJELA
     Kilimanjaro International Productions

12)Ndombe Opetum & Orchestre Makinaloka
     ZEBOLA
     AFRIZAM & MAKINALOKA
     Ngoyarto

13)Johnny Bokelo Isenge
     MOTORS EKOTI POTO
     LE FORMIDABLE JOHNNY BOKELO
     Afric Music

14)Grand Zaiko
     JALOUSIE ABAT
     KAUILA PRESENTE GRAND-ZAIKO
     Ets. Kaluila

15)Ya Mauro
     VUEZA
    YA-MAURO

    Safari Sound


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