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

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Ambiance Congo: November 25, 2018

WELCOME!
We start today with some great sax by Jean-Serge Essous in Les Bantous de la Capitale and in Ry-co Jazz. Then we have classics by Docteur Nico, Tshala Muana, Theo Blaise Kounkou and more.
We finish up with some newer music including a 1990s song by Fally Ipupa & Talent Latent and Abby Surya's cover of Abeti's AZIZA.
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)Les Bantous de la Capitale
   SAKIE
   LES BANTOUS DE LA CAPITALE
   Sonafric

3)Ensemble Ryco Jazz
   BASI NA ANGOLA
   FANTASTIQUE RYCO-JAZZ
   Hit Parade
  
4)Moziki la Juventus
   LA MAMA
   MUSI CLUB PRESENTE MOZIKI LA JUVENTUS
   Musi Club
  
5)Docteur Nico & African Jazz
   KAMALANGU
   LE DIEU DE LA GUITARE
   Planet Ilunga

7)Tshala Muana
   HONETTE FEMME
   M’POKOLO
   Safari Sound

8)M’Bilia Bel with Tabu Ley & l’Orchestre Afrisa International
   NADINA
   SARAH
   Genidia

9)Pepe Kalle
   AMOUR, VIE DURE
   DIEU SEUL SAIT
   Ets. N’Diaye

10)Theo Blaise Kounkou
     LINA ESSIE
     ORIGINAL MASTERS, VOL. 3: EDEN
     Theo Blaise Kounkou

11)Kabert Kabasele
     SYNZA (INSTRUMENTALE)
     LA RUMBA CONGOLAISE (INSTRUMENTALE_
     Le Monde des Artistes

PART B
12)Orchestre Tele-Music
     CHRISTILAND
     EMBOUTEILLAGE NO. 1
     Minou International

13)Mimi Ley & l’Orchestre Afro International
     IKELEVE
     MIMI LEY & L’ORCHESTRE AFRO INTERNATIONAL
     Ets. Veve International

14)Mayaula Mayoni
     PONGI NA ZUA TE
     RETRO
     Glenn

15)Talent Latent & Fally Ipupa
     COURTE
     FACE B
     Syllart Productions

16)Mouva Louf’ Lakari
     EBANDELI YA MOSALA
     EBANDELI YA BOULOT
     Cyriaque Bassoka Productions

17)Guy Moller et l’Orchestre Dream Team
     LETTRE ANONYME
     MOT DE PASSE
     KTC

18)Abby Surya Djai
     AZIZA
     DELICE YA BOLINGO

     Rowa Records


Thursday, November 15, 2018

Ambiance Congo: November 11, 2018

Welcome!
All live sets today. I've been preparing for a program of Congolese live music videos that I'll be presenting in February in conjunction with an art exhibition. Some of the songs heard here today are from DVDs that I've chosen, some are from LPs and CDs. I love concert videos and the music and I wish that the performances could be presented here, but they cannot, so we have just the music.
Most of these songs are from the 1990s through today. If you'd like to have another program with classics from bands like TP OK Jazz, Afrisa International or Trio Madjesi, please let me know and I'll do another show.
Thanks to Moos for the opportunity to present the great song by Lita Bembo & Stukas.

You can hear other live programs from Ambiance Congo here:
June 7, 2009 and here: March 23, 2014

To listen to this program, please go 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)Lita Bembo & Orchestre Stukas
   VALALIM
   LITA BEMBO EN CONCERT A KINSHASA
   A.K.G.
   Thanks to Moos!

3)Zaiko Langa-Langa
   DEDE SUR MESURE
   LIVE 38e ANNIVERSAIRE
   Ets. Prozal
  
4)King Kester Emeneya
   EKO FORCE
   LIVE A L’OLYMPIA
   Dario Kabongo Production
  
5)Reddy Amisi & Casa Do Canto
   ORPHELIN
   CONCERT LIVE: MAMAN ANGEBI
   Manu Luvaku Production

7)Koffi Olomide
   COUCOU
   ALBUM LIVE: 100% TCHA TCHO/FEELING VOL. 2
   Manu Luvaku Production

8)Felix Wazekwa
   IDENTITE
   LIVE A L’OLYMPIA
   Dario Kabongo Production

PART B
9)Roi Soleil Marie-Paul & Wenge el Paris
   TSHATSHO MBALA
   LIVE STADE A KINSHASA
   Abeto Center

10)Flamme Kapaya
     MEDLEY NO. 2 (feat. Bill Clinton & Celeo Scram)
     CONCERT LIVE A KINSHASA
     Cyrique Bassoka Productions

11)JB M’Piana & Wenge BCBG
     LOPELE 4
     AVANT GOUT KIPE YA YO
     Ets. N’Diaye

12)Extra Musica
     LOSAMBO

     AFRICA (LIVE)
     Cyriaque Bassoka Productions
 

Friday, November 2, 2018

Ambiance Congo: October 28, 2018

Welcome!
I have been playing a lot of older music of late, so in today's first set, I have played some newer music that I enjoy for your listening pleasure.
Balise Bula's RENDIKITA discs are still in my top favorites for the year, so I've added an excellent song from that set.
At the recommendation of a listener in the UK, I got a copy of the latest Dago Son (Dagoson) disc and a song is included here.
The second set takes us back to some great older LPs. I have to thank Alice for her call during the program, encouraging me to keep these great songs coming...which I did! Thanks also to the anonymous caller who wanted to express his great pleasure with the song from the LP by Jean Sylvain Goma (with sax by Verckys). I've played songs from most of these albums before and the album sleeve images can be found by searching these pages.

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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 T.P. Kimvuka
   SALU KIA NKUNI
   single
   Orchestre T.P. Kimvuka

3)Patrouille des Stars
   PASTEUR K
   CORRECTIONS
   Kiki Productions
  
4)Balise Bula
   PIRE PIRATE
   RENDEKITA, VOL. 2
   Arthur Kadima-Nzuli Lda
  
5)Victoria Eleison Nionso Pete
   AINSI VA LA VIE
   NIONSO PETE
   743837 Records DK2

7)Benz Petrole
    DELIVRANCE
    VACCIN
    JPS

8)Le Poete Lutumba Simaro
   SALLE D’ATTENTE
   SALLE D’ATTENTE
   Gabin Tembo

9)Dago Son
   TALISMAN (feat. Soso & Serge Mabiala)
   EVENEMENT
   Mnkz Music

PART B
10)TP OK Jazz
     SIGNE INDIEN
     LA RELEVE (L’HERITAGE D’UN SEUL HOMME:
     DU GRAND MAITRE LUAMBO MAKIADI
     Sonodsic

11)Le Grand Maitre Franco – Baniel -Nana et le T.P.O.K. Jazz
     J’AI PEUR
     CHERCHE UNE MAISON A LOUER POUR MON CHERI
     Choc Production African Sun Music

12)Jean Sylvain Goma “Ya Pergaud” et le Tout Choc Tchessa National Awala-Wala
     MWASI YA NKOKO
     JEUNESSE MONTANTE
     Safari Ambiance
 
13)Kin Bantou
     NAKUFA BOYCE
     KIN BANTOU
     Sonafric

14)Orchestre Kara de Kinshasa
     VONVON MUGENI
     ORCHESTRE KARA DE KINSHASA
     Sonafric

15)Tshala Muana
     TSHOBONDATION
     TSHANZA
     Sonima Music

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Ambiance Congo: October 14, 2018


WELCOME!
To celebrate to career of our friend, the late Dodo Munoko, I have two songs. One from the latest Orchestre Afrisa International  CD and one, composed and sung by Dodo, from a classic Afrisa LP.
In memory of the late Luambo Makiadi at the 29th anniversary of his passing, I have a song form a great T.P. O.K. Jazz LP. I've also included a couple of your requests and a song by Reddy Amisi in honor of my friend Minu's wedding.
I hope that you will enjoy this program.
If you have requests or comments, please contact me at david.davidn@gmail.com

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The songs:
PART A
1)Petit Pierre & Didan
   ATA NDELE
   ATA NDELE (TOT OU TARD LE MONDE VA CHANGER
   Off-MATA

2)L’Orchestre Afrisa International
   MA FILLE
   MELANIE
   Colomotion Records

3)Tabu Ley and M’Bilia Bel
   YO LINGA NGAI
   LA BEATUE D’UNE FEMME
   Gaeta
  
4) Franco le T.P. O.K. Jazz
   CHERIE OKAMUISI NGAI
   LE GRAND MAITRE FRANCO ET SON TOUT PUISSANT O.K. JAZZ ET JOLIE DETTA
   Disques Esperance

7)Docteur Nico & Orchestre African Fiesta
   MAMU WUA MPOY *
   L’AFRIQUE DANSE No. 8
   African

8)Jean Raph Loumbet
   MANDOLA YA MABANZO
   ELLE IGNORE TOUT DE MOI
   Africana New Records

9)Yakini Kiese
   EZOBA
   ELIKIA
   Ets. Kaluila

10)Reddy Amisi
     LIBALA
     ZIGGY
     Galaxie Productions

PART B
11)Zaiko Langa-Langa
     MERE TITY
     MERE TITY
     Rythmes et Musique

12)Choc Stars
     GONZO
     LA NAISSANCE DE CHOC STARS
     Anytha-Ngapy Productions
 
13)Moise Matuta & La Profondeur
     NA PRESENCE NA YO
     EBEN-EZER
     Diego Music

14)Passy Ngongo Mermans 1er
     MOMIMAMA
     MOMIMAMA
     Cyriaque Bassoka Productions

15)Teke-Teke
     LIBALA YA BOMBANDA PASI
     TEKE TEKE
     Sonafric

16)Orchestre Stukas *
     BOMATRACIEN
     L'AFRIQUE DANSE: ORCHESTRE STUKAS
     African

17)Jean Goubald
     L’HOMME
     BOMBE ANATOMIQUE
     Kardia Production

18)Nouvelle Generation de la Republique Democratique
     CALVAIRE
     STATION RADAR
     Esselta


*=by request


Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Ambiance Congo: September 30, 2018

WELCOME!
I have been recently introduced to the fine albums of the Planet Ilunga label, and what fine albums they are indeed! The newest, a collection of great singles by master guitarist Docteur Nico, features many rare songs that I have never heard before and I am pleased to be able to let you sample one of those today. Like their previous release of O.K. Jazz singles, the album contains a lot of deep research and fascinating information in the package. I'll try to obtain more Planet Ilunga albums for the future! I hope that you will support them as I have by buying their albums, playing them often at home and recognizing them for the treasures that they are!
I've also found available a number of newly reissued singles of music from the 1960s and 1970s by Samba Mascott and N'goma Jazz, two of which you'll hear today.
And speaking of singles, we also have two wonderful newer singles, one by Felix Wazekwa with Lutumba Simaro.
Just a note about one more song: the one from Bouhlos Loupino and Kester Emeneya features guitarist Souza Vangu of Youlou Mabiala's Kamikaze Loningisa band, something that I didn't mention during program.
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)Samba Mascott
   BANA A VENIR NA NGAI
   single
   Fiesta

3)Docteur Nico
   DIT LOUISE
   DOCTEUR NICO: DIEU DE LA GUITARE
   Planet Ilunga
  
4)Passy Ngongo Mermans 1er
   JALOUSIE YA BOSENZI
   MOMIMAMA
   Cyriaque Bassoka Productions
  
5)Johnny Bokelo Isenge & Mbonda Africa
   SANDOKAN
   ORCHESTRE MBONDA-AFRICA MUSIC DE JOHNNY BOKELO ISENGE
   Ets. J.B.I - Conga

7)Felix Wazekwa
    ICON D’AFRIQUE (LE POETE LUTUMBA SIMARO)
    single
    Felix Wazekwa

8)Mose Se “Fan Fan”
   AMBA
   BELLE EPOQUE
   Retroafric

9)N’Goma Jazz
   MUKONDA DIA KUBANZA
   single
   Ngoma

10)O.K. Jazz
     MINA KIO
     THE LONINGISA YEARS 1956-1961
     Planet Ilunga

11)Vata Mombassa
     NOUVELLE GENERATION (BONDO)
     BEST OF VATA MOMBASSA (LA LEGENDE VIVANT DE LA MUSIQUE
     COGOLAISE)
     Musicplus.ci

PART B
12)Didan & Petit Pierre
     MON CONGO (RENDEZ-MOI MON CONGO!)
    single
    Off-Matonge


13)Le Quatro de Langa-Langa
     DJANY
     LE QUATRO + 1
     JPS Production

14)Boulhos Loupino & Emeneya ya Mukoko (Djo Kester)
     MANGUEMBO
     KASSIKA MANDA
     PLK

15)Evoloko Joker & le Langa-Langa Stars a Paris
     COLONIAL MEGAMIX
     EVOLOKO JOKER ABRAHAMA IS BACK
     Sonima Music

16)Ladis-Arcade
     NTIMBA YANGALALE
     BU TIMBU “LE DESTIN”
     Cyriaque Bassoka Productions

17)Martial Prince
     SANS RETOUR
     KONGOPHONIE
     Cyriaque Bassoka Productions

18)Faya Tess
     MONGALI / CHEZ LA BAS
     DESOLEEEE!
     Jimmy’s Production

19) Docteur Nico
      MERENGUE MATHIEU
      DOCTEUR NICO: DIEU DE LA GUITARE *
      Planet Ilunga

*=by request

Monday, September 17, 2018

Ambiance Congo: September 16, 2018

WELCOME!
I have another mix with a lot of varied music today.
There's a song from Les Bantous de la Capitale veteran Passy Ngongo Mermans along with some other tunes from Brazzville groups Extra Musica, Trio Ce.Pa.Kos and Mando Negro Kwala-Kwa.
A song from the first Terre Sacree album featuring Roga Roga and Doudou Copa also goes toward that side of the river.
We also hear from an album that is supposed to feature Dr. Nico on guitar along with l'Orchestre Bana Mambo, but the guitar work sounds a lot more like that of Diblo Dibala than that of Dr. Nico.
That's not a bad thing, but I thought that the album label might be wrong. So I did some research and found that Bana Mambo was a band that once worked with  Soki Vangu, Kanda Bongo Man and Diblo Dibala. Listening again to this album, I hear Diblo called out.
Also for you, thanks to friend in Europe for this rare treat, we have a cut from the album De Palenque a Matonge of Dizzy Mandjekou with Malage de Lugendo and the Colombian combo Ale Kuma.
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)Choc Stars & Ben Nyamabo
   CHIRO TSIAMALA
   EPAKA MASASI CODE 007
   Ets. Kaluila

3)Bouddha Enyuka Mayino
   PAPA LONGINDO
   DIOULEE / PAPA LONGINDO
   Enyuka Mponda Bokote Production
  
4)Le General Deafo
   PAPY VILENA
   SALA NOKI
   Ets. N’Diaye
  
5)Roga Roga & Extra Musica
   LE PHILANTHROPE
   242
   Ibrok’s Production

6)Lumieres d’Afrique
   VERTUS
   TERRE SACREE
   Wedoo Music

7)Passy Ngongo Mermans 1er
    MAX LOUEMBA
    MOMIMAMA
    Cyrique Bassoka Productions

8)Orchestre Le Peuple Trio Ce.Pa.Kos
   CAPRICES
   ORCHESTRE LE PEUPLE TRIO CE.PA.KOS
   EMI/Pathe Marconi

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

PART B
10)Dizzy Mandjeku & Ale Kuma
     BOLINGO
     DE PALENQUE A MATONGE
     Zephyrus Records

14)Ya Ntesa Dalienst & Le Maquisard
     DANGERA *
     BELAO
     Sango Music

15)Wuta Mayi
     ZALAKA MAYELE

     ZALAKA MAYELE
     ASL Records
 
16)L’Orchestre Bella-Bella & Soki Vangu
     KIAFA
     SOKI VANGU ET LE BELLA BELLA
     Masikini Productions

17)Dr. Nico (?) et l’Orchestre Bana Mambo
     SEKELE PT.1 & 2
     ZAIRE VOLUME 2: KINSHASA UNITED ARTISTS
     Makossa International

18)Mando Negro Kwala-Kwa
     JOSELITA
     SOUVENIR D’UNE EPOPEE, VOL. 1
     Glenn Music

19)Djo Mpoyi & Diatho Lukoki
    NANI
    BA PATRONS
    Maikano

*=by request