This program has been presented on WRIR 97.3 FM, Richmond, Virginia USA since 2005.
Ambiance Congo is the only English-language radio program devoted to playing only Congolese popular music from the beginnings of recorded Congolese rumba to today. The program is broadcast live every other week, is rebroadcast on other independent stations in USA, Canada and New Zealand and is available for listening at any time via the internet.
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Today I begin with some Grand Kale, Franco and African Fiesta to give you a little bit of selective history. Featured are songs from the 1950s, 60s, 70s and 80s by OK Jazz. The show continues with some European releases and some rare gems like the song by the rare all girl group, TAZ Bolingo.
Photo by Carl Hamm