This post is very late and I apologize to those who have been waiting.
Sometimes the responsibilities of life take precedence over pleasure!
The program featured here was recorded during WRIR's semi-annual fund drive, so the songs were chosen to spark interest an a diverse audience.
THANK YOU to those who did listen live and THANK YOU to those who chose to donate. You still can. Just visit www.wrir.org and click on the DONATE button to help keep these programs coming.
It is with a very heavy heart that I note today the passing of the great Papa Wemba, Kuru Yaka, Pap de Sap.
I'll be playing a number of his songs next time and your requests will make for a better program than if I were to choose all songs myself. Please use the Requests link or comment here.
I go dark on images today as a "moment of silence" for Papa Wemba.
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) Afrisa International
TU AS DIT QUE
from the live 2016 video
from the LP TEKE-TEKE
4) Les Grands Maquisards
IDA SAMBELA NGAI
from the CD THE BEST OF NTESA DALIENST VOL. 1
5) Desouza Santu
OBOTAMA MOBALI DE NTESA DALIENS
from the CD LES AMBASSADEURS
Production Alain Nditchout
6) Ange Linaud
SUZI NAKO FUNDA YO
from the LP DEDE DELPHINE
Ets. Papa Disco
7) Sam Mangwana & l’African All Stars International
from the LP SAM MANGWANA ET L’AFRICAN ALL STARS INTERNATIONAL BOL. 1
8) Pompon Kuleta
from the LP CONSEIL PEMBELE
9) King Kester Emeneya
from the CD LONGUE HISTOIRE 1
10) Tex Mambote et le Stargate
from the CD CYCLONE
Freddy Mputu Production
11) Zaiko Langa-Langa
LIWA YO MOYIBI *
from the CD HITS INOUBLIABLES VOLUME 1: TALA MODELE ECHANGER
12) Orchestre Isifi
from the LP L’AFRIQUE DANSE: ISIFI, BA LA JOIE, VIVA LA MUSICA. MAILLOT JAUNE
13) Youlou Mabiala & Orchestre Kamikaze Loningisa
from the LP KAMIKAZE LONINGISA AVEC LES VOIX DE VIRMICHE ET ANGELOU CHEVAUCHET
New King Productions
14) Franco & le TP OK Jazz
from the CD TRES FACHE