Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Ambiance Congo: June 3, 2012

Hello again!
You are welcome to listen to Ambiance Congo for June 3, 2012.
This program comes to you every other week from an all volunteer community radio staion in Richmond, Virginia in the USA. You are invited to listen live at www.wrir.org  every other Sunday afternoon from 3:00-5:00 PM eastern time USA.

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Today's program celebrates the life, voice and accomplishments of the great songer and song writer "Pepe" Ndome Opetum. I think you'll find that the compositions are consitently superior and that the vocals are, well...incredible.

World Service blog has provided a nice biography of Ndombe Opetum's career here:
http://wrldsrv.blogspot.com/2012/06/ndombe.html
Well worth a visit to that wonderful blog!

Your requests and submissions greatly contributed to the program. Thanks for your input!
What will you hear? I think these album covers will give you an idea!


                                                 What's with the yellow?
All songs written and sung by Ndombe Opetum. Except for one. You'll see a note about that on the tracklist included here:

PART A
1)L’Orchestre Tout Puissant OK Jazz
OSALA ERREUR
from the CD HERITAGE DU GRAND MAITRE FRANCO
Sans Frontieres

2)Franco & Le TP OK Jazz
VOYAGE NA BUNDUNDU
from the CD 20e ANNIVERSAIRE 6 JUIN 1956 – 6 JUIN 1976 VOLUME 1
African

3)Nodombe Opetum alias “Pepe”
VOYAGE NA BUNDUNDU / HERITIER
from the LP NDOMBE OPETUM DE L’AFRICAN FIESTA A L’OK JAZZ
Anytha-Ngapy Productions

4)Tabu Ley Rochereau & L’Afrisa International
RIVOLI
from the CD A L’OLYMPIA (PARIS) -1970
African/Sonodisc

5)Orchestre Makina Loka
MAKINA LOKA *
from the 45 RPM single
Ets. VeVe International

6)Pepe Ndombe & Orchestre Afrizam
JEALIKA
from the CD KAY KAY
Ngoyarto

7)Empompo Loway & Tiers Monde Cooperation
BELMONDO
from the LP FORMULE 84
I.A.D.

Part B
8)Le Grand Maitre Franco – Pepe Ndombe & Le TP OK Jazz
TAWABA *
from the LP ATTAQUENT ANJELA
Kilimanjaro International Productions

9)Bana OK
DJENY
from the CD CABINET MOLILI
Sonodisc

10)Tiers Monde Cooperation
FAUX PROBLEMES
from the CD TIERS MONDE COOPERATION
Ngoyarto

11)Orchestre Makina Loka
ZEBOLA *
from the CD 20e SIECLE IKE-IKE
Ngoyarto

12)Franco & Le TP OK Jazz
COUP DE FOUDRE
from the CD TRES FACHE
Sonodisc
Note: This song, by Dalienst, was played by mistake. It was misidentified on the program as Opetum’s NAYEBI NDENGE BAKOLELA NGAI.
The tracks on the digital release of this album are all misnamed.

13)Ndombe Opetum & Le Bana OK
MICHEL NSUNGU
from the CD BULA NTULU
Solfege Universel Production

Your requests and comments are always welcome.Thanks for listening to Ambiance Congo.