Saturday, June 15, 2019

Ambiance Congo: June 9, 2019

WELCOME!
This is Ambiance Congo: two hours of music for your enjoyment.

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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)Joly Baki Emen Mubiala & Viva la Musica de Papa Wemba
   ESTHER LONGO
   CADEAU D’AMITIE
   Production Mayala

3)Boom des As
   MUTASHI CIVILISE
   ETAT D’URGENCE
   Ets. N’Diaye

4)Clan Wenge
   REPONSE YA 1er GAOU
   KUMA KUKIELE (LA BOMBE ECLAT)
   Jacko Production

5)Delta Force de Pepe Kalle
   MAMA MOBOTI

   CONFIRMATION “BUT YA TSHOBO”
   Rigo Makengo Production/Clarys Music

6)Defao et Les Big Stars
   CHAI MATONDO
   DAFAO ET LES BIG STARS
   Ets. Kaluila  


7)Choc Stars
   ALEZA
   CHOC STARS
   Anytha-Ngapy Production/Flash Diffusion Business
  
8)Kiland et l’Orchestre Mabatalai
   SE BIPALE
   ZAIRE PROMOTION 2000, VOL. 11
   Zaire Promotion 2000

9)Kass Kass
   EYENGO
   KASS TOUT
   Kilimanjaro International Production

PART B
10)Super Comirail Makabana
     LOLAKA YA MAWA
     LUZINGU
     ZZ
     Thanks to Moos!

11)Maray Maray, Josky Kiambukuta & Esperant Kisangani
     MONI MAMBU
     MARAY, ESPERANT, JOSKY
     Ets. Mayala

12)King Kester Emeneya & Victoria Eleison Dream Team Dream Band
     GI
     SUCCES FOUS
     Kester Emeneya King

13)Tabu Ley & M’Bilia Bel
     NALINGI YO LINGA NGAI
     LA BEAUTE D’UNE FEMME
     Gaeta

14)Le Grand Maitre Franco et ses Stars du T.P. OK Jazz
     KUMA OKEYI BONGISA
     A NAIROBI
     Edipop Production

15)Orchestre Le Peuple
     BOYOKANI
     COULEUR LOCALE!
     Productions BEBO

16)Toussaint Lyondholi
     CROIS-MOI
     CROIS-MOI
     iGroove Music

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Ambiance Congo: May 26, 2019

WELCOME!
As usual, lots of songs - if not all songs - not yet played.
One of the main missions of this program is to show the incredible number and variety of songs in Congolese popular music. Did you know? For every edition of Ambiance Congo, since 2005, I try to bring you great songs that I have never played before. There are exceptions: I always honor requests when I receive them - if I have the requested song or if I can get the requested songs - and of course, I may play something twice by human error.
The years 70s - 2000s saw a boom in the recording, production and dissemination of Congolese music, so a great number of songs that I play are from those eras.
Today is no exception.
As always, I have attempted to allow music in one genre or from one decade flow evenly into another song whether the two are contemporaries or from different ages. I like to try to show similarities or a continuum in the flow of great music from the two Congos.
As with the songs, I also try to only post album covers that I haven't included before...so there are only three here this time around.
It's all Congolese, no matter the style from rumba to ndombolo to soukouss to rhumba.
Enjoy!
Comments and requests are always welcome.
*apologies this time for any songs that were not recorded in stereo. Minor technical difficulty with one of the turntables at the station.

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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)Vata Mombasa
   KONGI-KONGI
   SPECIAL 82
   Vata Mombasa

3Jean Valise Mububulu, Tonton Mayala & Madilu System
   CHRISTELLE NGOMA
   MEDITATION
   Ets. Kauila

4)Bozi Boziana & l’Anti-Choc
   MBANZI YA GAMUNDELE
   MBANZI YA GAMUNDELE
   Ets. Kaluila

5)Savanet Depitcho & Le Groupe La Barkaka H
   STYLO

   HAUTE DIMENSION
   SDR Production

   HELENE BOLAKISA
   AMOUR DU SIECLE
   Jimmy’s Production


7)Modogo Gian Franco Ferre
   CENTO PER CENTO DONNA
   FESTIVAL DE CANNES CENTO PER CENTO MODA
   iM Modogo Gian Franco Ferre
  
8)Adios Alemba
   MILLE SOURIRES
   ZEKETE ZEKETE 2eme EPISODE
   Gilette d’Or

PART B
9)Ringo Moya
   JOLIE DEMOISELLE
   M’PONAYO (A CAUSE DE TOI)
   Disc-Orient

10)Mose Se Sengo “Fan Fan”
     CHEKO
     SOMO SOMO
     Sterns Africa

11)Les Bantous de la Capitale
     MWANA KINKALA
     MUSIC-PRESS PRESENTE LES BANTOUS DE LA CAPITALE
     Music-Press

12)M’Bilia Bel
     SANS FRONTIERE
     PHENOMENE*
     M’Bilia Production

13)Orchestre Celi-Bitshou
     HELICOPTERE
     45 RPM single
     Ets. Bonga

14) L’Orchestre Rumbaya
      AMOUR LOKO
      MICHEL BOYIBANDA ET LOKO MASSENGO
      AVEC L’INTERNATONAL ORCHESTRE RUMBAYA
      Musiclub

15)Bopol Mansiamina
     BAMELI PENA
     MANUELA
     Syallart Production

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Ambiance Congo: May 12, 2019

WELCOME!

We start with a song from the late Papa Lutumba.
From there, we are jumping around in time and styles to keep you jumping around.

Toward the end of the second hour, I have added a song from an album I have sought for years: KINSHASA! by Kawende et ses Copains. I have another LP on that same small Swiss Label that I have thoroughly enjoyed for decades, but could never find any others. Thanks to John at Likembe for giving us all a chance to hear a song from this one. Many say that this is not what you'd expect and is not in the mainstream of Congolese music, and this is true in many aspects, but listen to Franco's NALINGAKA YO YO TE and judge for yourself.

I hope that you will enjoy this edition of Ambiance Congo.

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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)Simaro Lutumba
   TOWELI
   SHAKO
   Alamoule Production/Ets. N’Diaye

3)Dindo Yogo
   NUL N’EST PARFAIT
   C’EST LA VIE…SI BONNE, SI BELLE, SI COMPLIQUEE
   Ets. Mayala
      
6)Shama-Shama de Mopero
   KENTO EMANCIPEE
   ES PLUS GRANDS SUCCES DE L’ORCHESTRE SHAMA SHAMA DE MOPERO
   1971/1976
   Ngoyarto

7)Quartier Latin
   ALI DEB’S
   ULTIMATUM
   Sonodisc

8)Les Intrepides Dolisiana
   EXODE
   MISSION FINALE
   Habib-Sy Production/Syllart

   A ZERO
   DOSE UNIQUE
   Cyriaque Bassoka Productions

10)Djenga-Ka-Ye-Mi (Esperant Kisangani)
     DE SAIO
     MOSINZO <<FANATIQUE>>
     Espera
  
PART B
11)Evoloko Joker & Langa-Langa Stars
     VICKY BAKIR
     MINGELINA B 52
     Flash Diffusion Business

12)Viva la Musica de Papa Wemba
     MOKILI PITIE
     MOKILI PITIE
     Luvaka-M Production

13)Ntomo-Musica
     SHIBISHI
     LE COMMENT POURQUOI
     Cyriaque Bassoka Productions

14)Werrason & Wenge Musica Maison Mere
     NASILISI MALOBA
     JUGEMENT DERNIER
     JPS

16)Didier Lacoste
     BISOUS
     C’EST PAR LA, LA SOLUTION
     Sonima Music

17)Kawende et ses Copains
     KINSHASA!
     KINSHASA!
     Plainisphare/Zone
    (Many thanks to John!)

18) Franco et le T.P O.K Jazz
      NALINGAKA YO YO TE
      FRANCO ET LE T.P O.K JAZZ 1980-1981
      Sonodsic

19)Tabu Ley Rochereau
     AVANZEI
     JOLIE ELIE
     Sonodisc

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Ambiance Congo: April 28, 2019

WELCOME!
Today in Part A we have music that, for the most part, was recorded around the year 2000. Late 90s., early 00s. In Part B we end up the show with some music from 80s vinyl and even an OK Jazz song originally recorded in 1957.

Between Part A and Part B, we have 3 very different songs sung by Malage de Lugendo: one each from albums of Benz Petrole, Baloji and Choc Langa-Langa.
Why are there no album covers today?  ll of these album covers are already here on these pages. You may find them bysearching the album, band or artist name.

The next-to-last song is from an album by Bopol Mansiamina, 1984. Bopol is in need.
Please visit: https://www.gofundme.com/bopol-medical-fund

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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)Werrason & Wenge Musica Maison Mere
   NOSTALGIE
   A LA QUEUE LEU-LEU
   JPS Production

3)Quartier Latin Academia
   CERTITUDE
   VIAGRA
   secteur a
  
4)Impression des As B.L.B.S
   QUI DIT MIEUX
   BANDA LIBANDA
   Jowice Production/Sonima Music
  
5)Pascal Poba
   BANA BOMA
   SUCRE SALE
   Lettre P
  
6)Pacha & Viva la Musica de Papa Wemba
   VENGEANCE
   VOYAGE YA POTO
   Air B. Mas Production

7)Bozi Boziana & l’Anti-Choc
   C’EST COMME CA
   THE COLLECTION, VOLUME 2
   Anytha-Ngapy Production/Ngoyarto

8)Benz Petrole
   STAR ACADEMY
   Gillette d’Or Internationale

   DIVORCE CONSOMME
   L’HEURE DE VERITE
   Sun Records

PART B
10)Baloji
     BIPOLAIRE – LES NOIRS
     137 AVENUE KANIAMA
     Bella Union
    
11)Choc Langa-Langa
     PAIN QUOTIDIEN (remix)
     APOCALYPSE
     Jacko Productions

12)Youlou Mabiala et le TP OK Jazz
     INFRACTION
     INFRACTION
     Sonodisc

13)Madilu et son Orchestre Tout Puissant System
     LE TENANT DU TITRE
     LE TENANT DU TITRE
     KTC Production

14)Johnny Bokelo
     YAYO NINI YAYA
     M’BONGO = L’ARGENT
     Shakara Music

15)Bebe Manzenza
     JOEL
     BEBE MANZENZA
     YAM Productions

16)Bopol Mansiamina
     BECAUSE NO MONEY
     BOPOL MANSIAMINA & BESISIMOU (MAILLOT JAUNE)
     Editions Tina

17)O.K. Jazz
     TSHA-TSHA-DEL ZOMBO
     THE LONINGISA YEARS
     Planet Ilunga


Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Ambiance Congo: April 14, 2019

WELCOME!
Starting off today with a great song by the Choc Stars written by Nzaya Nzyadio. Then a lot of music from the 1980s, most played from the original vinyl for your listening pleasure.
I have a Bana OK song from Simaro for you, in his memory, and also Tabu Ley's TANGA TANGA as requested by Humphrey.
I'd also like to thank Alastair for reminding me of the song by Sam Mangwana.
There a lot of RELENTLESS sebenes in this set, so crank it up for maximum enjoyment!
Just try to stand still...

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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
   BA COUP YA LA VIE
   BANGO OYO BAYE – ACTION DIRECT 95
   Shabani records

3)Lita Bembo & Orchestre Stukas
   NUMERO COMPLEMENTAIRE
   LITA BEMBO AVEC STUKAS ORCHESTRA
   Disques Esperance
  
4)Oliveira Nkounkou
   MON AMI
   NKOUNKOU OLIVEIRA CHANTEUR – AUTEUR - COMPOSITEUR
   Afro Rythmes
  
5)Sam Mangwana
   VAMOS PARA O CAMPO
   SAM MANGWANA CANTA MOZAMBIQUE
   System Art Music
  
6)Victoria Eleison
   ZENOBI
   SANGO MABALA COMISSION
   Ets. Veve International

7)Langa Langa Stars
   INFO DERNIERE
   LE RETOUR DE DJUNA DJANANA
   Rythmes et Musique

PART B
8) Zaiko Langa-Langa

   ZEKETE-ZEKETE EPISODE EBELE
   Voix D’Afrique

     LUBUTU
     DANSE CANETON A L’AISEMENT, VOL. 2
     Ets. Veve International


10)Empire Bakuba
     ABI
     SANGO YA MAWA
     Ngoyarto
    
11)Tabu Ley Rochereau & Afrisa International
     TANGA TANGA *
     THE VOICE OF LIGHTNESS, VOL. 2: CONGO CLASSICS (1977-1993)
     Syllart Records/Sterns

12)Bana OK
     LA BELLE HENRIETTE
     TONNERRE SHOW
     Sonodisc

13)Le Ry-Co Jazz
     PACHANGA
     DANSONS…AVEC LE RY-CO JAZZ
     Radio Martiko

*= by request

Saturday, April 6, 2019

Ambiance Congo: March 31, 2019

Welcome!
In memoriam, in recognition, in celebration of Simaro Lutumba
dedicate  the greater part of this program to the late Papa Lutumba (9 March 1938 – 30 March 2019).
To those of us who have listened to and loved Congolese music for decades, his name stands with such other late heroes as Franco, Docteur Nico, Tabu Ley, and Grand Kalle. He was a powerful and beautiful presence in our lives.
Although he was best known for his contributions to T.P. O.K. Jazz which he joined in 1961, he also worked with other legends such as M'Pongo Love and Pepe Kalle. He assumed the leadership of T.P. O. K. Jazz after the passing of Franco and later formed the formidable Bana OK - a great band for which  I sadly omitted to include at least one representative song in this program.
You may find many, many of his songs in the Ambiance Congo Audio Archives (see Links) under his name and the names of T.P. O.K. Jazz, Bana O.K. and more by searching those programs.
Although he has passed, he will live forever!
I have included on this page the album covers for recordings of the songs that he penned and contributed to that were featured in this edition of the show. Other songs here are, for reference, by contemporary bands and artists.

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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 Simaro Lutumba & La Voix d’Or Sam Mangwana
   EBALE YA ZAIRE
   C’EST LA FETE!
   Solfege Universel Production

3)Simaro Massiya Lutumba
   MAYA
   SIMARO MASSIYA DANS MAYA
   ASL
  
6)Franco et le T.P. O.K. Jazz
   MBANZI YA KAMUNDELE
   CHEZ SAFARI CLUB BRUXELLES
   Edipop Production

7) Franco et le T.P. O.K. Jazz
   KABONGO
   A 0 HEURE CHEZ 1-2-3
   Edipop Production

8)M’Pongo Love & Tsheke Tskeke Love

   MONAMA ELIMA – VOLUME 1
   Ngoyarto

PART B
     MUANA NDEKE
     STOP FEU ROUGE - VOISIN
     Sanis J.M. Productions


10)T.P. O.K. Jazz
     MOKILI MBANGA YA TABA
     SOMO!
     Tamaris
    
11)Pompon Kuleta
     MBULA ESILI
     FAITES ATTENTION / BOLINGO LADY
     KP Production

12)Lokassa Ya M’Bongo
     ISSA
     LOKASSA YA M’BONGO
     Star Musique

13)Samba Mascott et Les Bantous de la Capitale
     CHERIE AMOUZOUD
     MAYANGUILA
     Production Le Vadou

14)Fidele Zizi
     YA CARO
     45 RPM single
     Pathe Marconi/EMI

15)Orchestre Les Rebelles
     ANNIE NASILIKI
     45 RPM single
     Pathe Marconi/EMI

16)Orchestre Lipua-Lipua
    KUELO
    45 RPM single
    Editions Veve/African

17)Les Bantous de la Capitale
    KALLE KATHO
    GRAND KALLE
    Cyriaque Bassoka Productions