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

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Ambiance Congo: March 17, 2019

WELCOME!
Let us begin with a great track by Pepe Ndombe and Afrizam. Ndombe Opetum worked with both Tabu Ley and Franco. After the passing later of le Grand Maitre Franco, he was an instrumental singer with both TP OK Jazz and with Bana OK, keeping the tradition alive.
Next, we have two popular songs of Tabu Ley, EBOUE by Dino Vangu and KINSHASA by Reddy Amisi followed by the song S’IL TE PLAIT by Toussaint Lyndolhi in the style of Tabu Ley.
Then...MORE great Congolese music in various styles.

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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)Pepe Ndombe & L’Orchestre Afrizam
   PEPITO
   SAMBI NOKO YA LIBALA, VOL. 1
   Ngoyarto

3)Dino Vangu
   EBOUE
   DINO VANGU PARCOURS D’UN GENIE
   Sonodisc
  
4)Reddy Amisi
   KINSHASA
   ETOILE
   Ets. N’Diaye
  
5)Toussaint Lyndholi
   S’IL TE PLAIT
   CROIS-MOI
   i Groove/Next.com
  
6)Le Prophete Quincy Djengaka-Ye-Mi
   SAINTE AMELO
   L’INCARNATION
   Ye-Mi Production

7)Boulhos Loupino et Autopsie Melodia
   MBAH BOU
   FLORENCE
   Sonodisc

8)Patrouille des Stars “Champions du Monde”

   EMBARGO *
   Denide Production
  
     MA MERENGUE
     I.P = IDENTITIE PRTOTEGE
     Debs Music


10) Tyty Levallois
     LUFIRA ANNIE MBOMBE
     PAPARAZZI
     Sonima Music
    
PART B
11)King Kester Emeneya
     PIEROCCHINI
     LONGUE HISTOIRE, VOL. 2
     Calbass Productions

12)Rento Vena & Terra Isa Mera
     ACQUITTE
     ARAFAT
     Signore Production/Sonima Music

13)Roga Roga & Extra Musica
     CESAR KOUKA
     CONTENTIEUX
     Ibrok’s Production

14)Montana Kamenga
     BEBE BOUDCHOU
     BEBE BOUDCHOU
     M.M. 4X4 Mpova Music

15)Lady Isa
     NA-LEMBI
     KUTELEZA SI KWANGUKA
     Sun Records

16)Mayaula Mayoni
    TOUCHE MOI LA
    FIONA-FIONA
    Sonima Music

17)Nguashi N’Timbo
    NA RETIRE BOLINGO
    MBOYO, OSALA NGAI NINI
    JNT Music Paris

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Ambiance Congo: March 3, 2019

WELCOME!
We will be jumping back and forth through time today, from the 80s to today.
Check the tracks, let me know what you like!

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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)Ntomo -Musica
   MAMIE MAYASIE
   LE COMMENT DU POURQUOI
   Cyriaque Bassoka Productions

3)Werrason & Wenge Musica Maison Mere
   EFFET PLACEBO
   JUGEMENT DERNIER
   JPS
  
4)Les Intrepides
   EXODE
   DOLISANA
   Sonodisc
  
5)Fara Fara
   TELEPHONE
   UNITE CONGOLAISE
   Gaston Amisi
  
6)Felix Wazekwa & Cultur’ a Pays-vie
   CHERIE TU AS MERITE
   MEMOIRE YA NZAMBE
   Kiki Productions

7)Papa Wemba
   LA PAIX AU CONGO
   UN HOMME AVERTI
   ONAPASVOULU2PROD

8)Manda Chante
   PAPITHO-LAS
   DELIVRANCE TOTAL
   Sonima Music

     DOUBLE DOUBLE
     DOUBLE DOUBLE
     Rounder Records


PART B
10)Sam Mangwana & Tiers Monde
     YAMBA NGA SOWETO
     SAM MNGWANA DANS FATIMATA ET CAPITA GENERAL
     ASL

11)Le T.P. OK Jazz
     MAKAMBO EZALI MINENE
     LIVE, VOL. 2
     Cyriaque Bassoka Productions

12)Verckys et Le Veve
     FATUMATA
     IMMORTEL
     Veve International

13)Kianzi Roy Langa
     ARIANA
     4e DIMENSION BINA-BINA
     Safari Ambiance

14)Djo Nolo
     BANA MABASA
     NAZARET ALIGATOH (MERCI)
     Production Grand Samurai

15)Tshala Muana
     NGULU MAZA
     THE FLYING STARS: TOP AFRICAN MUSIC
     Black Stars/Glenn Music

16)Prince Kabeya
    YA TSHITSHI
    YA TSHITSHI
    Prince Kabeya

17)Lozizi Poster Yampaka
    MABELE
    PROPHETIE
    Sanis J.M. Productions

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