Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Ambiance Congo: April 8, 2012

WELCOME!
Lots listeners ask how programs are put together here. The answer is that it's never really done the same way twice, but almost always the selection comes from whatever albums I've been listening to in recent weeks.
Over the years, I've tried to show in many ways the wide variety and sheer volume of recorded Congolese music. One way is to (almost) never play any song more than once within a five year period. Of course, if someone requests a song, I'll spin it again even if it was played during the previous show. Another way is mix up songs from different eras and see what happens.
That's pretty much where this edition's selection came from, songs from different genereations and in different styles that, hopefully, flow smoothly from one to the next.
I always scramble last minute to incorporate your requests and that is a lot of fun for me to do.
I hope that you enjoy the programs as much as I enjoy putting them together.
Here are a few album covers.
For the next two weeks, you may download a copy of the current program here:
The program is also available in the Ambiance Congo Audio Archives:
Here's the track list so you may see what to expect from this edition of Ambiance Congo.
PART A

1)King Kester Emeneya & Victoria Eleison Dream Team Dream Band
  sebene from DORIS ILOKO (this program’s theme song)
  from the CD PAS DE CONTACT
  Black Music
 
2)Pamelo Mounk’a
  NOURAMA
  from the LP No.1 AFRICAIN
  Eddy-Son
 
3)Orchestre Tele-Music *
  FOYA D’AMBIANCE
  from the LP EMBOUTEILLAGE
  Musi-Club
 
4)Nyboma & Les Kamale Dynamiques
  NA KO SUPPORTER
  from the LP DE DE
  Maikano

5)Le Duc Herode, Koffi Olomide & L’Orchestre Quartier Latin International
  GLAMOUR
  from the LP GLAMOUR
  Air B. Mas Production
 
6)Modogo & Sam
  FANTASTIC *
  from the CD BLACK BAZAR
  Lusafrica
 
7)Serge Muloso
  LETTRE K
  from the CD NKAYI *
  Sanis J.M. Productions
 
PART B
  8)Mirage Supersonic
  LOVE ROGER *
  from the CD FIGURE DE STYLE
  Esselta

9)Biya Chante *
  L’ARGENT M’EMBETE
  from the CD COCKTAIL MOLOTOV
  Timothee Mbozo production
 
10)Bill Clinton Kalondji
  ELEGANCE
  from the CD PRESSION
  La Rumba Africain/P.A.V. Diffusion
 
11)Lita Bembo & Orchestre Stukas
  DJODJO
  from the LP KK RYTHME SACCADE
  Afro Rythmes
 
12)Djo Nolo
  FATUMA - BINETA
  from the LP FATUMA - BINETA
  Ets. Kaluila
 
13)Zaiko Langa-Langa
  ALINGA NYINA
  from the LP ZEKETE-ZEKETE
  P-Vine/Pili-Pili
 
14)Djo Cassidy
  ASALI NA NKO
  from the LP DJO CASSIDY ET LES ZOMBI DE BRAZZAVILLE
  Sonodisc
 
*= by request