This radio program of Congolese music comes to you every other week.
Sometimes there is a theme or idea behind the programming, other times I just bring a big box of LPs and CDs and play it by ear.
Today, There's a bit of intentional programming, a modest remembrance of Pepe Kalle. I started with one of my favorite songs from this, one of my favorite Empire Bakuba LPs.
The program before, Mellow Madness with DJ Mike Murphy, featured a guest DJ who spun rare 60s and 70s soul 45s. He was still in the studio as Ambiance Congo started and he had never heard the music before.
Listening to l'Empire Bakuba, he said, "These guys are having a lot of fun, aren't they?" and stayed to hear the whole song. I was inspired by that cue and the rest of the program, I hope, followed the lead
with Tshala Muana, Papa Lutumba Simaro, Viva la Musica, Guy Guy Fall, Titina and a whole lot more.
The show ends with Biya Chante's Hommage a Pepe Kalle and a bit of the wonderful Moyibi album.
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Ambiance Congo Audio Archives
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Ambiance Congo Requests
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
2) Empire Bakuba
from the LP EMPIRE BAKUBA
3) Tshala Muana
from the LP M’POKOLO
4) Bozi Boziana, Deesse Mukangi & l’Anti-Choc
from the CD BOZI BOZIANA FEATURING JOLLY DETTA & DEESSE VOLUME 1
5) Lutumba Simaro & Bana OK
from the CD ENCORE & TOUJOURS
6) Modogo Gian Franco Ferre & Viva la Muisca (Cour des Grands) & Papa Wemba
from the CD INTEGRATION
7) Guy Guy Fall
from the CD COTE OUEST
8) Titina Al Capone
from the CD NO COMMENT
Air B. Mas Production
9) Ricoco & Wenge Aile Paris
NA ETE SOLEIL
from the CD MFUMUETO VIBRATION
Solfege Universel Production
from the CD VIAGRA
11) Koffi Olomide & Quartier Latin
PAPA NA ROISSY
from the CD ULTIMATUM
from the LP LA FORCE TRANQUILLE
13) Luciana Demingongo & La Nouvelle Generation de la Republique Democratique
from the CD STATION RADAR
14) Generation Universal
from the CD PYRAMIDE
HOMMAGE A PEPE KALLE
from the CD COCKTAIL MOLOTOV
16)Pepe Kalle & Nyboma
PAMELO OKEMENA NGSAMBO
from the CD MOYIBI