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.

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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:
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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)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

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Ambiance Congo: July 7, 2019

WELCOME!

Today we have a couple of the countless masterpieces of Franco & Le T.P. OK Jazz. July 6, 1938 was Franco's birthday!
We have songs from the 60s, 70s and 80s plus an interpretation of an OK Jazz song by Dino Vangu of Afrisa fame.
Then more tracks from the 80s to more recent music.
This program airs every other Sunday from 3:00-5:00 PM (1500-1700).
You can tune in to hear it live here:
wrir.org

Comments and requests are welcome. I'll call you out with your request!
Thank you for tuning in!

Listen here:
https://spaces.hightail.com/receive/s8PCkZXf5T
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)Les Tambours de Brazza
   YA SAMBA
   KONGO
   Buda Musique

3)Franco et Le T.P. OK Jazz
   BOMA LA HEURE
   FRANCO ET L’OK JAZZ 1970/1971/1972
   African/Sonodisc

4)Franco et Son Ensemble
   RUMBA DE ONDO ONDO                           
   AFRICAN RETRO VOL. 4
   Pathe Marconi/EMI

5) Franco et Le T.P. OK Jazz
   AGETRAVEL MOBIKISI

   LES ANNEES 70
   Sonodisc

6) Franco et Le T.P. OK Jazz
   FAUTE YA COMMERCANT
   FRANCO, SIMARO, SAM MANGWANA (1982 – 1985)
   Sonodisc  


7)Dino Vangu
   FAUTE YA COMMERCANT
   DINO VANGU
   Sonodisc

9)Wenge Tonya Tonya
   CHAMPION DE LONDRES
   MOUNA
   PEK

10)Talent Latent
    SANSIBANI
    FACE B
    Syllart Records
 
11)Felix Wazekwa & Cultur’ a Pays-vie
     MON GATEAU A MOI
     MEMOIRE YA NZAMBE
     Kiki Productions

PART B
12)Victoria Eleison Nionso Pete
     BENJAMIN KIAFUKA
     NIONSO PETE
     743837 Records DK2

13)Le Prophete Cartouche
     NKARAWEST
     PRIMA DONNA
     Ets. Kaluila

14)Gloria Tukhadio & Cour des Grands
     MARIEN
     I.P = IDENTITE PROTEGEE
     DEBs Music/Jimmy’s Production

15)Papa Wemba & Viva la Musica
     RENDRE A CESAR, CE QUI EST A CESAR
     PAPA WEMBA ET L’ORCHESTRE VIVA LA MUSICA
     P-Vine Pili Pili

16)Le Minzoto Wella-Wella
     LEMBISA ZUA
     ABIBA
     Ets. Veve International

17)Ndombe Opetum
     DJEFANO
     DJEFANO
     Rythmes et Musique

18)Josky Kiambukuta, Madilu System & Malage de Lugendo
     TELEMA NA MALEMBE
     So. Pe. Ka.
     Rythmes et Musique

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Ambiance Congo: June 23, 2019

WELCOME!

Today we have another sampling of many wonderful danceable tracks from the 80s and 90s. Plus some newer music as well for variety.
Next time: More classic rumba I promise. Do you have a request?

This program airs every other Sunday from 3:00-5:00 PM (1500-1700).
You can tune in to hear it live, submit requests and comments here:
www.wrir.org
I'll call you out with your request!
Thank you for tuning in!

Listen here:
https://spaces.hightail.com/receive/pSA07FWnHb
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)Debs Debaba & Soukous Stars
   BIBI
   DEBABA ET SOUKOUS STARS
   Syllart Records

3)Reddy Amisi
   MISS OKITO
   L’INJUSTICE
   Production Mayala

4)Abeti Masikini
   NA LUKA                                                         
   BA MAUVAIS COPISTES
   Africa New Sound

5)Jolino Kiezowa
   PITSHO BA BEAUTE
   REGARD SUR LE FUTUR
   Sonodisc

6)Felix Wazekwa & Culture’ a Pays-vie
   PARDON
   ET APRES…
   Kiki Toure  


7)Les Marquis de Maison Mere
   TRAHISON
   MIRACLES
   Les Ets. Simon Lowe
  
8)Doudou Copa
   NGOULOU MOU MANKO
   MENU
   Letiok

9)Papa Wemba, Willy Weston & Kristy Diamond
   iCONOCLASTE
   UN HOMME AVERTI
   ONAPASVOLU2PROD

10)Lady Isa
    DUNIA
  MALEMBE
  A.I. Records
 
PART B
11)Choc Stars
     ABENGI NGAI DEPASSE
     AKUFA LOBI ANOMI MOTO
     Rythmes et Musique

12)Zaiko Langa-Langa
     MAMA AKOMA KOTEKISA 2e
     LES ATALAKU DE ZAIKO LANGA-LANGA
     Sonodisc

13)Shumaniche Drigo Drigola
     MOZINDO
     BIDODA DODA
     Sonodisc

14)Emma Vuiti dit “Billy le Kid”
     ATOMIUM
     BLACK BORSALINO
     Ets. Mayala

15)Fally Ipupa
     ORPHELIN AMOUREAUX
     ARSENAL DE BELLES MELODIES
     Obouo Music

16)King Kester Emeneya & Victoria Eleison Dream Team Dream Band
     NINA
     PAS DE CONTACT
     Black Music

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Ambiance Congo: June 9, 2019

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

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)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.

Listen 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)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