Monday, February 18, 2019

Ambiance Congo: February 17, 2019

WELCOME!

Lots of vinyl today along with a couple of digital reissues. Digital makes a lot of music available and provides some alternatives to the snaps and crackles of old LPs, but digital has its problems. Digital releases either don't list the key artists or, in the case of this Tamasha reissue of a Verckys album, incorrect information (Serge Kiambukuta is listed on the sales sheet as Josky Kiambukuta). Digital also allows relatively low cost procurement of albums we missed in the past as with the albums by Jolino Kiezowa and Didi Kembola, so it's not all bad news. I've listed the formats I played today below, this time, just for reference.
Boucoup great music here for your listening pleasure!
Requests and comments? Scroll all the way down to leave a note.

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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 (CD)
   Black Music

2)King Kester Emeneya
   ELENGA NALONA
   KESTER EMENEYA (LP)
   Feel Sound

3)Emma Vuiti dit “Billy le Kid”
   LONGO-ESTHER
   BLACK BORSALINO (LP)
   Ets. Mayala
  
4)Jolino Kiezowa
   GALERE
   REGARD SUR LE FUTUR (digital)
   Sonodisc
  
5) Modogo Gian Franco Ferre
   TRESOR
   FESTIVAL DE CANNES (digital)
   iM Modogo Gian Franco Ferre
  
6)Anti-Choc de Grand Pere Bozi Boziana
   ALANDAKI LOKOTRO
   HOMMAGE A FRANCO (LP)
   Rythmes & Musique

7)Odito Reille
   AMNESIE
   DESABUSE (CD)
   Jimmy’s Production

8)Didi Kembola
   MEHDIE (digital)
   Sonodisc

     MAKANZI
     GITTA PRODUCTION PRESENTE
     TOUT-CHOC ZAIKO LANGA-LANGA (LP)
     Gitta Production

PART B
10)Prophete Djienga-Ka-Ye-Mi
     MOSINZO
     MOSINZO “FANATIQUE” (LP)
     Espera

11)Youlou Mabiala, Les Trois Freres & L’International Roumbaya
     MIDI
     REUSSITE DES TROIS FRERES & L’INTERNATIONAL ROUMBAYA
     AVEC YOULOU MABIALA DANS L’HEURE DE MIDI (CD)
     Ngoyarto

12)Verckys et L’Immortel Veve
     DOMINER
     EMPOULE (digital)
     Tamasha

13)Maray, Josky Kiambukuta & Esperant Kisangani
     ASHANABO
     MARAY, ESPERANT, JOSKY (LP)
     Ets. Mayala

14)Dindo Yogo
     NUL N’EST PARFAIT
     C’EST LA VIE…SI BONNE, SI BELLE, SI COMPLIQUEE (LP)
     Ets. Mayala

15)J.B. M’Piana & Wenge Musica B.C.B.G.
     CONSEIL PATCHO
     FEUX DE L’AMOUR (CD)
     SIPE/Simon Music

Saturday, February 9, 2019

Ambiance Congo: February 3, 2019

WELCOME!

Mostly older music from the 80s and 90s today. Thank you for your request for a song by Tshala Muana! If you know the title of the Choc Stars song, please let me know. The CD cover only has that song listed as "inconnu" or "unknown".
Enjoy the music!
Your comments are always welcome.

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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)Choc Stars
   (inconnu)
   LE DERNIER METRO
   Anytha-Ngapy Production

3)Diassy T’zen
   LISESE
   AMOUR DU SIECLE
   Jimmy’s Production
  
4)Modogo Gian Franco Ferre
   KUMALANDA
   VICTIME DE LA MODE
   Sonodisc
  
5)Moziki la Juventues
   TCHOUTCHOU
   MUSI CLUB PRESENTE MOZIKI LA JUVENTUS
   Musi Club
  
6)Lita Bembo & Orchestre Stukas
   AMIE
   LITA BEMBO AVEC STUKAS ORCHESTRA
   Disques Esperance

7)L’Empire Bakuba & Pepe Kalle
   MAMA LEKI NDAYA
   DIVISE PAR DEUX
   Babi Production

8)Bumba Massa
   MARIA-TERESA
   Afro Rythmes


PART B
     BAPASI
     MUTASHI
     Stern’s Africa

10)Ndjenga K., Josky Kiambukuta, Ntesa Dalienst, Madilu System
     SERINGWE
     SERINGWE
     Tamasha Corporation Limited

11)Diana & Les Bobongo Stars
     LOULOU
     MARGUERIDA
     Ets. MAN-IM

12)Zaiko Langa-Langa
     FIEVRE MONDO
     L’ORCHESTRE DE TOUS LES AGES
     Ets. Veve International

13)Papa Wemba, Modogo Gian Franco Ferre et L’Orchestre Viva la Musica
     LE JOUR J DE L’HISTOIRE ROMAINE
     LE JOUR J
     Disques Esperance

14)J.B. M’Piana & Wenge Musica B.C.B.G.
     TOP MODELE
     FEUX DE L’AMOUR
     SIPE/Simon Music

15)Gode Lofombo
     TEMPS NA TEMPS
     TRANSITION
     Diego Music

16)Desouza Santu
TELEPHONE
DISQUE D’OR
Bledar Record

*=by request

Sunday, January 27, 2019

Ambiance Congo: January 20, 2019

WELCOME!

Starting off with some newer music in the first hour.
In the second hour, I've selected a few songs featuring the guitar artistry of the late great Master Mwana Congo, Ignace Kounkou. His passing on January 8 was a blow to all who love great the Congolese guitar stylists. He contributed his signature looping, liquid riffs to hundreds of songs by many artists and groups, particularly in the 1980s. I purchased many LPs back in the day on which he played, some were procured simply because I saw his name on the jackets.
I've featured his music many, many times on programs in the past and you can find the cover art for most of the albums included in today's program on these pages by searching for the album name.
I hope that you'll enjoy the music!

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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) Abeba Lipordo & Viva la Musica
   MINA PLAISIR
   USHAIA
   Ngoyarto

3)Lola Muana
   INGRATITUDE
   AFFAIRE SILIVIE
   Anytha-Ngapy Production
  
4)Roga Roga & Extra Musica
   INGRATITUDE
   242
   Ibrok’s Productions
  
5)Univeral Zangul
   LA VIE ONGONGO
   TAPIS ROUGE
   Kiki Productions
  
6)Defao et Les Big Stars
   YAYA ANNY
   DEFAO ET LES BIG STARS
   Ets. Kaluila

7)Luciano Demingongo
   NONO SOZINO L’IMPRESARIO
   FEZA
   Ngoyarto

8)Evoloko Joker & Langa Langa Stars
   IDI GOMI

   KINSHASA BRAZZA BOYOKA !
   Rythmes et Musique


PART B
     WA NI WA
     L’AMOUR C’EST DIFICILE
     DiascAfrique


10) Tadi-Zeze
     BOUNANA
     TADI-ZEZE CHANT ET DANSE BANATHA
     Safari Ambiance

11)Pierre Moutouari
     MISSENGUE *
     SON 1er DISQUE D’OR
     Air B. Mas Production

12)Bakoule
     DADJAYZE
     SUPER SANGANA
     C.B.B.

13)Jean Raph Loumbet
     PARI DU STADE
     JEAN RAPH LOUMBET
     TBK

14)Andre Kinzonzi “Du-Soleil Krunganga”
     EBONGA EBONGA TE, TOUJOURS MEILLEUR
     QU’EST CE QUE L’AMOUR
     Oliveira Nkounkou

15)Freddy De Majunga
     MWASI MABE
     LES FEMMES INFIDELES
     RD FM

*=by request

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Ambiance Congo: January 6, 2019

Welcome to the first show of 2019!
I have been going through older albums to find great songs I have not shared with you.
I was surprised to find a Viva la Musica song with Reddy Amisi that I've missed and the wonderful USHUAIA album by Abeba Lipordo backed by Viva musicians and stars like Bozi Boziana and Popolipo that I have managed to overlook for years. I have to say that I have been playing that album a lot for the last few days. I'm going to have to play more from it on future programs.
Thanks to Francoise for the request for a great Youlou Mabiala song!
I hope that you will find some other gems here that you will enjoy.
Thanks for listening!
If you scroll to the very bottom of the pages here, you'll find a contact form that you may use for requests or comments.

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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)Bouddha Enyuka Mayino
   DIOULEE
   DIOULEE / PAPA LONGINDO
   Le Monde des Artistes

3)Wenge el Paris
   SILVA
   LE MONDE A LA ENVERS
   J. Carlitos
  
4)Viva la Musica
   SALAKEBA
   VIVA LA MUSICA AVEC EN VEDETTE REDDY AMISI
   Productions Mayala
  
5)Abeba Lipordo & Viva la Musica
   ARRESTATION IMMEDIATE
   USHUAIA
   Ngoyarto
  
6)Debaba et Les As
     ABIDJAN
     SAUVETAGE
     Anytha-Ngapy Productions / Productions Mayala

7)Seskain Molenga
     LIBAKU MABE
     EMPIRE BAKUBA LEGENDE
     Debs Music

8)Le Prince Youlou Mabiala & L’Orchestre Kamikaze Loningisa
  JUDOKA *
  JUDOKA
   I.A.D.

     SERMENT 1 & 2
     ORCHESTRE LE PEUPLE
     Pathe Marconi / EMI


PART B
10) Le Ry-Co Jazz
     MARIA DE MI AMOR
     DANSONS…AVEC LE RY-Co JAZZ
     Radio Martiko 

11)Madilu System
     BONHEUR PLUS
     BONHEUR
     JPS

12)T.P O.K Jazz
     TUMBA MASIKINI
     SOMO!
     Tamaris

13)Elba “Le Mage de la Rumba”
     MINGAYI
     BOMBE ATOMIQUE
     Kuluma Production

14)Faya Tess
     MOKANGA LONZO
     SAM-TORA
     Sonodisc

15)Djo Mpoyi & L’Orchestre Saka Yonsa de Mbole Tambwe
     MAYIDODA
     CHERIE KAZADI
     Ngoyarto

16)Minzoto Wella-Wella
     EKANGA
     MALEMBE KIDIBA CHANT
     K-Dance Productions

17)Le Cercul Jazz
     BOLINGO NA NGAI FATOU
     ALLIAS MAMADOU ET LE CERCUL JAZZ
     Pathe Marconi / EMI

*=by request

Friday, December 28, 2018

Ambiance Congo: December 23, 2018

WELCOME!
This last show of 2018 has some real gems for you. Included is another great song from KaRmapa's CALIGULA two CD set and new music from Les Bantous de la Capitale and from two 2018 releases by veterans of Les Bantous, Edo Nganga and Lambert Kabako.
About Les Bantous: this is one of the longest established Congolese bands, established in 1959 and they are still great making music today!
From OK Jazz, we hear another Edo Nganga composition from 1957. From Docteur Nico we have a great track recorded with l'African Jazz of Grand Kalle and from Les Bantous we hear a new version of an African Jazz song.
I hope that you will enjoy the program.

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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)Toussaint Lyondholi
   TOUJOURS L’AMOUR
   CROIS-MOI
   iGroove Music

3)Didan & Petit Pierre
   LE TEMPS DES CERISES
   ATA NDELE (TOT OU TARD LE MONDE VA CHANGER)
   Off-Matonge
  
4)Chancelier Desi Mbwese
   LUXENE
   LES MAMANS D’ABORD
   GV Worldwide
  
5)Patrouille des Stars
   MAUVAIS SOUVENIR DE BAKONGO
   COUP D’ETAT MANQUE
   Cyriaque Bassoka Productions

8)Mouva Louf’ Lakari
   NA KO BOTA
   EBANDELI YA BOULOT
   Cyriaque Bassoka Productions

9)Pachcha Miliki & l’Orchestre Geneva
   JACQUIE YAKO
   PACHA MILIKI & L’ORCHESTRE GENEVA
   Air B. Mas Productions
  
10)Bozi Boziana & l’Anti-Choc
     WABI
     TSHOLY
     Rythmes et Musique

11)Le KaRmapa
     A.V.C (MOUVISON)
     CALIGULA, VOL. 1
     Karmapa

PART B
12)Talent Latent & Fally Ipupa
     CAS GRAVE

     FACE B
     Syllart Productions

     LIBALA YA NDOTO
     WALAI
     Cyriaque Bassoka Productions


14) Nganga Edo des Bantous de la Capitale
     C’EST TOUJOURS COMME CA
     LE PATRIARQUE DE LA RUMBA CONGOLAISE
     Cyriaque Bassoka Productions


15)O.K. Jazz
     CHRISTINE YO NDE BOYE
     THE LONINGISA YEARS 1956-1961
     Planet Ilunga

16)Les Bantous de la Capitale
     BOLINGO SUKA TE
     LE MEILLEUR DU GRAND KALLE, VOL. 1
     Cyriaque Bassoka Productions

17)Le Thu-Zaina de Denis, Roxy, Kelly & Bruno
     BA SOUCIS YA MOTEMA
     BA PATRONS NA BA MBONGO
     Sonodisc

18)Docteur Nico & African Jazz
     TSHIANDANDA NGALULA
     LE DIEU De LA GUITARE
     Planet Ilunga

19)Orchestre Continental
     YOKA CHOC
     EDITIONS VEVE
     African

20)Super Boboto de Congo
     U.J.S.C. & U.R.F.C.
     45 RPM single
     Ets. S.B.B.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Ambiance Congo: December 9, 2018

WELCOME!
Sunday was cold and the snow was coming down hard. I wanted to warm everybody up with some hot Congolese music...and I hope that this program did the job. It kept me dancing!
Thanks to everyone who called in or wrote to me on Facebook to request songs or to comment!
Special thanks to Moos for the Viva Mandolina LP. That one is is a killer...and one I have never heard before.
Also, we have yet another good song from Blaise Bula's RENDIKITA set, I can always play something by Syran M'Benza (this one with Sam Mangwana on vocals) and check out the new song from Desouza Santu! I have that new album on repeat play at my house.
What would you like to hear next time around?

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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)Blaise Bula
   LIEVAIN NGANTSHIE
   RENDIKITA, VOL. 1
   Arthur Kadima-Nzuji Lda.

3)Desouza Santu
   JULBERT NDONGALA
   DISQUE D’OR
   Bledar Record
  
4)Victoria Eleison Nionso Pete
   DESTIN YA BOLINGO
   NIONSO PETE
   743837 Records DK2
  
5)Dilu Dilumona, Pepe Kalle & l’Empire Bakuba *
   NAKAOBELELA
   TOUR DE BABEL
   Sonima Music

7)N’Gantshie Strevos Niarcos
   KOSEKA                                        
   PROLONGATION
   Ngoyarto

8)Dindo Yogo
   ESPOIR YA EMA
   PRIX NOBEL DE LA PAIX
   Shouki Productions

9)L’Orchestre Viva Mandolina
   MOUSSOLINA
   LES ESTABLISSEMENTS BITHO PRESENTENT L’ORCHESTRE VIVA MANDOLINA
   Ets. Bitho
   Thanks to Moos!

PART B
10)Pambou Tchico Tchicaya and Lolo Lolitta
     FELICIA
     TAM-TAM D’AFRIQUE
     Africana Star

11)Syran M’Benza
     KOUAME
     KOUAME
     Afro Rythmes

12)Vadio Mambenga

     TAMBULA MALEMBE, VOL. 1
     Ngoyarto

13)Dona Mobeti & l’Orchestre Cavacha *
     GINA REALITE
     CHERIE KADETTI
     Ets. Groupe Cavacha
     Request for some cavacha actually came from Robert in Florida!

14)Maika Munan & Orchestre Malaika
     DAINA
     SEBEN A GOGO
     Voz di Povo

15)Choc Stars
     PHILEMO
     BANGO OYO BAYE – ACTION DIRECT
     Shabani Records

16)JB M’Piana & Wenge BCBG
     AMOUR SANS TACHE
     ANTI-TERRO
     Badive Music

*=by request