Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Ambiance Congo: February 23, 2014

Repose en paix, King Kester Emeneya.

















Photo by Martin Sinnock, Paris Olympia 2002

I was deeply saddened by the passing of Vieux Rochereau a little while back.
I was moved beyond words by the recent loss of King Kester Emenya.
His music was a voice, an energy, an elegance that has been a huge part of my life for the past thirty years.

The program today is a tribute to the life and music of Jean Emeneya Mubiala Kwamambu, King Kester Emeneya. Upon my request, many songs presented here were chosen by his friend Martin Sinnock.
I'm including a link to the wonderful article that Martin wrote for the Africa Sounds site some years back.
 http://www.africasounds.com/beat_vol_4.htm
It is probably the best article written about the King in any language and it's so full of information, photographs and more that I refer you to the article in lieu of posting album covers or any more of my humble writings. HIGHLY recommended!!!!
 Here is the program: 
http://www.hightail.com/download/elNMK0dqQ0NCSm8wTWRVag
or here if the above has expired:
http://www.radio4all.net/index.php?op=result&action=series&series=Ambiance%20Congo&nav=&

Here is the track list:


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) ) King Kester Emeneya & Victoria Eleison Dream Team Dream Band
DORIS ILOKO *
from the CD PAS DE CONTACT
Black Music

3)King Kesster Emeneya
NZINZI (live)
from the DVD AU PALAIS DU PEUPLE KINSHASA
Martin Mapangu

4)King Kester Emeneya & Victoria Eleison
ATA MPIAKA BIS
from the CD MANHATTAN
Ngoyarto

5)Le Prophete Cartouche & The Victoria Eleison All Stars
PRPHEE SISSI
from the CD EVERYBODY TALK ‘BOUT
Production Grand Samurai

6)Benz Petrole
MILLE PARDONS
from the CD VACCIN
JPS Productions

7)Emeneya Kester & Victoria Eleison
DIKANDO
from the CD LA ELEGANCE **
Obouo Music/Because Music

PART B
8) King Kester Emeneya & Victoria Eleison Dream Team Dream Band
KIMPIATU **
from the CD MBOKA MBOKA
King Kester Emeneya production/B&H Electronic

9) L'Orchestre Victoria Eleison avec Kester Emeneya
NAYA **
from the CD NAYA 1982
Ngoyarto

10)Viva la Musica
DEMBELA **
from the CD NDAKO YA NDELE
Sonodisc

11)King Kester Emeneya
WASHINGTON **
from the CD LONGUE HISTOIRE 1
Calbass Productions

12) King Kester Emeneya
DIEU EST VIVANT **
from the CD SUCCES FOU
Melodie

13) King Kester Emeneya
DAISY **
from the CD LE JOUR PLUS LONG
Kiki Production

14)Bell Anto
BOYOKA
from the CD DIVERGENCE
Montaguy Production

*=by request
**=chosen by Martin Sinnock for this program