Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Ambiance Congo: September 15, 2019

WELCOME!
Wow...28 songs today! This program of Congolese music usually features between about 12 and about 16 songs. But today's program is, primarily, music from the 1950s.
Of course, this is nowhere near a truly comprehensive presentation of the era. I just listen to a lot of this music and these are a few songs that I happened to like recently.
I wish I had added something from the Dieu de La Guitare album ( the Planet Ilunga set) of Docteur Nico and had added another Grand Kalle song. My bad.
So check out the first song for example. It's from a set called "Cubanismo from the Congo", but although there is a strong affinity with Cuban rumba, it has more local and coastal African influences. By the middle of the 50s, though, Congolese Rumba was an individual force to be reckoned with all over Africa that was also influencing music in the Western Hemisphere.
In the second hour, we have some later music by some incredibly gifted grandfathers and some other related music, then back to the 50s.

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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)Adikwa Depala
   MATETE PARIS
   THE WORLD IS SHAKING – CUBANISMO FROM THE CONGO, 1954-1955
   Honest Jon’s Records

3)Beguen Band
   SALA MBONGO KUDIA MBONGO
   EARLY CONGO MUSIC 1946-1962, Vol. 2
   El Sur Records

4)Jhimmy
   AMIS BENETAR                                             
   KONGO YA NOSTALGIC:
   RUMBAS LINGALA, SWAHILI, KIKONGO & DOUALA 1950-1960
   Buda Musique

5)San Salvador
   CHERIE BONDOWE

   NGOMA, THE EARLY YEARS, 1948-1960
   Popular African Music

6)Bokalanga
   MAZOLE VANGA SANGA
   ROOTS OF RUMA ROCK: CONGO CLASSICS 1953-1954
   Crammed Discs 


7)Bowane
   LIWA
   ROOTS OF RUMA ROCK: CONGO CLASSICS 1954-1955
   Crammed Discs 

8)De Wayon
   MABELE YO OKANISAKA
   ROOTS OF OK JAZZ (CONGO CLASSICS 1955-1956
   Crammed Discs

9)Franco et Le T.P. O.K. Jazz
    MOSALA EKOMI MPASI-EMBONGA
    ORIGINALITE: THE ORIGINAL 1956 RECORDINGS OF O.K. JAZZ
    RetroAfric
 
10)Jean Mipa na Bana
     TEMBELE TEMBELE
     KASONGO! MODERN MUSIC OF THE BELGIAN CONGO
     Capitol

11)Lucie Eyanga
     KAMSODA
     BANKOLO MIZIKI – ANTHOLOGIE VOL. 2
     Ngoyarto

12)Tino Baroza
     JAMAIS KALONGA
     AFRICAN PEARLS, CONGO: RUMBA ON THE RIVER
     Syllart Productions

13)Joseph Kabasele & L’African Jazz
     TEMBE NYE
     LE GRAND KALLE: HIS LIFE, HIS MUSIC
     Sterns

14)Franco & L’OK Jazz
     OYE, OYE, OYE
     FRANCO ET L’O.K. JAZZ: 1957-1958-1959
     MERVEILLES DU PASSE VOL. 1
     African/Sonodisc

15)Marcelle Fylla
     PUSANA MOKE
     LES MERVEILLES DU PASSE – STARS DES ANNEES 50
     African
    
16)Rock A Mambo
     JALOUSIE
     AFRICAN RETRO VOL. 5: ROCK A MAMBO
     Pathe Marconi/EMI

17)Maz Massengo et Le Negro Band
     LOUISA TO BOKOLO BANA
     MAX MASSENGO ET LE NEGRO BAND
     Pathe Marconi/EMI

PART B
18)Les Bantous de la Capitale
     PARA FIFI
     GRAND KALLE:
     LE MEILLEUR DE GRAND KALLE PAR LES BANTOUS DE LA CAPITALE
     Cyriaque Bassoka Productions

19)Wendo Kolosoy & Rumbanella Band
     MARIE LOUISE
     EL CONGO BRAZZA KIN
     Marabi

20)Edo Nganga
     OUISSANA
     POT POURRI SUR LE PASSE, PONT DUR LE CONGO
     Ikanga

21)Bumba Massa
     GARE A TOI MON AMI
     V70
     Cantos Music

22)Antoine Mundanda & Likembe Geant
     RETRAITE
     THE VERY BEST OF CONGOLESE RUMBA:
     THE KINSHASA-ABIDJAN SESSIONS
     Marabi

23)Orchestre Cercul Jazz
     BIBI
     CONGO? BOLINGO!
     EMI/Columbia

24)Roitlet et Roger
     BANGA MANA
     LES MERVEILLES DU PASSE 1957-1975
     African/Sonodisc

25)Ry-Co Jazz
     BINA CHARANGA
     DANSONS…AVEC LE RY-CO JAZZ
     Radio Martiko

26)Leon Bukasa
     KALALA BADI MWENE
     BANKOLO MIZIKI – ANTHOLOGIE VOL. 1
     Ngoyarto

27)Georges Edward na M. Oliveira
     EARLY CONGO MUSIC 1946-1962, Vol. 1
     El Sur Records

28)Isaac Musekiwa
     CHERIE AKIMI NGAI
     NGOMA, SOUVENIR YA L’INDEPENDENCE
     Popular African Music

Friday, September 6, 2019

Ambiance Congo: September 1, 2019

WELCOME!

Listen here:
https://spaces.hightail.com/receive/2QB8wcnxF1
or here:
http://www.radio4all.net/index.php/series/Ambiance+Congo

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)Wenge Musica B.C.B.G.
   MON AMI COBOSS *
   KALA-YI-BOEING
   Ngoyarto

3)CNN
   AMOUR TOLASE
   KA-LIBRE 12
   Obouo Music

4)Amelia Lias
   KALKATOS (MFUMU LEOB)                       
   RACE DES VAINQUEURS
   Solfege Universel Productions

5)Manda Chante

   BOUCLAGE
   Ets. N’Diaye

   ALLO NJILI
   MIMI LEY & L’ORCHESTRE AFRO INTERNATIONAL
   Ets. Veve International 


   LIKINGO LIMBOKA
   SERINGWE
   Tamasha

8)Docteur Nico & l’Orchestre African Fiesta Sukisa
   SADI MOTEMA ( NABOYI MASUMA)
   DR. NICO & JOSKY KIAMBUKUTA
   P.A.V. Diffusion

PART B
9)L’Orchestre Afri-Jazz et Les Grosses Tetes
    MOBALI BOLOLE
    FRAPPE AERIENNE
    Sonodisc
 
10)Wuta Mayi
     PRESENCE NA NGAI
     LA FACE CACHEE
     Wuta Mayi

11)Franco et le T.P. O.K. Jazz
     OKUNDJI
     CHEZ SAFARI CLUB DE BRUXELLES
     Edipop Production

12)Verckys et l’Immortel Veve
     MAMBIKI
     EMPOULE
     Tamasha

13)Bebe Manzenza
     JAFFER ILALE
     JOEL
     Ac/air/john

14)Barbara Kanam
     JARDIN D’AMOUR
     KARIBU
     Kanam Music

15)Bouddah Enyuka Mayino
     NOSTALGIE
     GUET A PENS
     Sonima Music
    
16)Petit Jazz
     untitled
     REVUE NOIRE A KIN: ZAIRE 96
     Revue Noire

*=by request

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Ambiance Congo: August 18, 2019

WELCOME!
Today we start with a great live track from Luambo Makiadi "Franco" and his O.K. Jazz from the double LP of the Afro-European tour. Next is a cut from Wuta Mayi's newest album, LA FACE CACHEE, a song that is very reminiscent of the OK Jazz style.
Last time, I started with some Congolese songs that are not in the typical rumba odemba style that we love so much and today I've added a few more songs that are "something different" from singles and rare albums. Check out Bovic & Orchestre Veve's cover of the western rock song VENUS!
In the second hour, I've added a song from guitarist Felix Maunaku's hard to find KONGO CD, newer music from Passy Ngongo Mermans, a little bit of modern "rhumba" and a great classic by Docteur Nico and African Fiesta Sukisa. 
Which songs did YOU like best?

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)Franco & O.K. Jazz
   NA VANDA BOMBANDA
   LIVE RECORDING OF THE AFRO EUROPEAN TOUR
   African

3) Wuta Mayi
   LA PATIENCE DE WINNIE
   LA FACE CACHEE
   Wuta Mayi

4)Orchestre The Hi-Fives
   ANNA                                                               
   MPETE WA MPETE
   Disques Esperance

5)Ange Linaud & Orchestre Tembo
   MPUANANI

   45 RPM single
   ASL Records

6)Sebastien Marini
   FATOU BOLINGO
   45 RPM single
   Sonafric 


7)Bovic & Orchestre Veve
   VENUS
   45 RPM single
   African/Veve

9)Les Maquisards
   CHARANGA ADAPTATION
   45 RPM single
   Negro Festival

10)Nsumuenu
    BATATA NE BA MAMU
    REVUE NOIRE A KIN: ZAIRE 96
    REVUE NOIRE
 
11)Likula
     KUMABELA
     single
     Tongosa Production

12)Alain & Bouro Mpela with l’Orchestre Generation A
     PASSAGE OBLIGE
     MORTEL COMBAT
     Kima Arts Production

13)JB M’Piana & Wenge B.C.B.G
     PIPINA-JEANNPY
     TH TOUJOURS HUMBLE
     Simon Music-SIPE

PART B
14)Choc Stars
     FUTI
     CHOC STARS
     Flash Diffusion Business

15)Felix Manuaku
     GARE A TOI
     KONGO
     Sonima Music

16)Pepe Kalle
     COCO
     DIEU SEUL SAIT
     Ets. N’Diaye
    
17)Solbaka Le Professeur
     CAR JE T’AIME
     COME BACK
     Solbaka Le Professeur

18)Montana Kamenga
     Mangoustan
     Bebe Boudchou
     M.M. 4X4 Mpova Music

19) Fabregas Le Metis Noir
     12eme DAN
     CIBLE: MISE A JOUR – VOLUME 1
     Wanted Records

20)Passy Ngongo Mermans 1er
     SOCIETE CIVILE
     MOMIMAMA
     Cyriaque Bassoka Productions

21)Docteur Nico & African Fiesta Sukisa
SOUVENIR AIR-CONGO
LE DIEU DE LA GUITARE
Planet Ilunga

22)Seigneur Ley & Sam Mangwana
MOSE-KONZO
10” 45
African/ISA

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Ambiance Congo: August 8, 2019

WELCOME!
Today we start with some music that is not in the traditional rumba genre that I favor on this program.
We start with a fusion of rumba with traditional rhythms and jazz influences from Orchestre Sim-Sim International. Then check out the very cool NALINGI NAYEBA 2 by B.B. Mo-Franck & Bitasika, a disc recorded in Japan by two Congolese artists and a Japanese band. We also have some hip-hop with beautiful guitar work from Bana Kin.
Later on in the first hour, we have a new song from Wuta Mayi's upcoming album and a song from Jolino Kiezowa that condemns violence - we are seeing way too much of that these days - and a song about friendship from Bouddha Enyuka Mayino.
The second hour features modern rumba by Le KaRmapa and Fabregas Le Metis Noir among others.
Enjoy the music!
Ooops! I forgot the usual intro track...it's still listed, but I left the CD at home.

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)Orchestre Sim-Sim International
   MIO NSAMU
   ORCHESTRE SIM-SIM INTERNATIONAL
   Plainisphare/Zone
   Thanks to Likembe

3)B.B. Mo-Franck & Bitasika
   NALINGI NAYEBA 2
   VUNDA VUNDA
   King Record Company

4)Bana Kin
   POST SCRIPTUM                                            
   TENDANCE
   Bomaye Music

5)Awilo Longomba
   MAWA NA NGAI

   MOTO PAMBA
   Jimmy’s Production

6)Madilu System
   WAINI MOBUNDA
   POUVOIR
   JPS Records  


7)Wuta Mayi
   BILOKO YA MOTO
   LA FACE CACHEE
   Wuta Mayi
   Thanks to Sterns

9)Pablo Lubadika
   YIE YA MOBALI (LA VIE D’UN HOMME)
   Y’A PLUS CONFIANCE!
   Cocorico Music Productions

10)Jolino Kiezowa
    A BAS LA VIOLENCE
    KIEZOWA JOLINO CHANTE A BAS LA VIOLENCE
    Jolino Kiezowa
 
11)Bouddha Enyuka Mayino
     AMITIE (feat. Djeffard Lukombo & Abby Surya)
     DIOULEE / PAPA LONGINDO
     Le Monde des Artistes

PART B
12)Ricoco Bulambemba & Wenge Musica Aile Paris
     MOLANGI YA MALASI
     4 SAISONS BOULE DE NEIGE
     Bianberyca Production

14)Extra Musica
     ZIYA
     CONFIRMATION (LA DIFFERENCE)
     Glenn Music

15)Le KaRmapa
     CAMEMBERT
     CALIGULA, VOL. 1
     Karmapa

16)Fabregas Le Metis Noir
     QUEEN *
     CIBLE: MISE A JOUR – VOLUME 1
     Wanted Records
     For Minu

17)Werrason
     MULUNGUDI
     SANS POTEAU
     Werrason

18)Royaume Zipompa-Pompa
     LELO
     BADABOUM
     Adelina Cyriane Productions

19)Serge Kiambukuta
     AMOUR PERDU
     TEMPTE DU DESERT
     Glenn Music

20)Franco & Orchestre TP OK Jazz
     CASIER JUDICAIRE
     45 RPM single
     ASL Records

*=by request

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Ambiance Congo: July 21, 2019

WELCOME!

I am so excited that Wuta Mayi, singer with OK Jazz, 4 Stars, Kekele and more, will be releasing a new album next month. To whet your appetite, I have added a few songs with Wuta Mayi including a couple of tracks from older solo albums.
Then...MORE! Thanks to Arnold for his request to hear a song with M'Bilia Bel.
Your requests are always welcome!

Listen here:
https://spaces.hightail.com/receive/akk4xYrypR
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)Les 4 Etoiles
   ZOUZOU
   4 GRANDS VEDETTES DE LA MUSIQUE AFRICAINE
   Afro Rythmes

3)Wuta Mayi
   BATAMBOLI MOTO
   TOUT MAL SE PAIE ICI BAS
   Soweto Records

4)Wuta Mayi
   NA COMIZOBA                                              
   LE BEACH
   Disques Sonics

5) Franco et Le T.P. OK Jazz
   TUTI

   LE QUART DE SIECLE DE FRANCO DE MI AMOR
   VOL. 3
   Edipop Production
You can see and hear Wuta Mayi in this clip from 1975 in the front line along with Michel Boyibanda and Josky Kiambukuta. 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXLkso8wOnQ&list=RDXXLkso8wOnQ&start_radio=1&t=15

6)Youlou Mabiala
   NELSON
   MWANA YA LUAMBO
   Sonodisc  


7)Orchestre Shama Shama
   BASELELI NGAI LIKITA
   L’AFRIQUE DANSE AVEC L’ORCHESTRE SHAMA SHAMA
   African

9)Orchestre Lisa Bobo
   MAMA ALI NGAI NASLA
   ORCHESTRE LISA BOBO
   Sonafric

PART B
10) Tabu Ley, M’Bilia Bel * & L’Orchestre Afrisa International 
    LOYENGHE
    THE VOICE OF LIGHTNESS VOL. 2
    Sterns
 
11)Zaiko Langa-Langa
     DANSEZ OTHULE
     DANSEZ OTHULE
     Black Stars/Glenn Music

12)Papa Wemba, Gian Franco Ferre et L’Orchestre Viva la Musica
     YOUDOUFISI
     LE JOUR J
     Disques Esperance

13)Nouvelle Generation de la Republique Democratique
     DEDE MAKONDA, L’ ORIGINAL
     SASA BA GRASSE!!! NYATA BIZETI!!!
     Sonodisc

14)Royaume Zimpompa-Pompa
     PAPA NZOMBA
     BADABOUM
     Adeline Cyriane Production

15)Blaise Bula
     SANTE NZINGA
     RENDIKITA, VOL. 2
     Arthur Kadima-Nzuji Lda.

16)Wenge BCBG & JB M’Piana
     BOLONIA
     SOYONS SERIEUX
     Oubouo Music

*=by request