Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Ambiance Congo: May 12, 2019

WELCOME!

We start with a song from the late Papa Lutumba.
From there, we are jumping around in time and styles to keep you jumping around.

Toward the end of the second hour, I have added a song from an album I have sought for years: KINSHASA! by Kawende et ses Copains. I have another LP on that same small Swiss Label that I have thoroughly enjoyed for decades, but could never find any others. Thanks to John at Likembe for giving us all a chance to hear a song from this one. Many say that this is not what you'd expect and is not in the mainstream of Congolese music, and this is true in many aspects, but listen to Franco's NALINGAKA YO YO TE and judge for yourself.

I hope that you will enjoy this edition of Ambiance Congo.

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The songs:

PART A
1)King Kester Emeneya & Victoria Eleison Dream Team Dream Band
   sebene from DORIS ILOKO (program theme song)
   PAS DE CONTACT
   Black Music

2)Simaro Lutumba
   TOWELI
   SHAKO
   Alamoule Production/Ets. N’Diaye

3)Dindo Yogo
   NUL N’EST PARFAIT
   C’EST LA VIE…SI BONNE, SI BELLE, SI COMPLIQUEE
   Ets. Mayala
      
6)Shama-Shama de Mopero
   KENTO EMANCIPEE
   ES PLUS GRANDS SUCCES DE L’ORCHESTRE SHAMA SHAMA DE MOPERO
   1971/1976
   Ngoyarto

7)Quartier Latin
   ALI DEB’S
   ULTIMATUM
   Sonodisc

8)Les Intrepides Dolisiana
   EXODE
   MISSION FINALE
   Habib-Sy Production/Syllart

   A ZERO
   DOSE UNIQUE
   Cyriaque Bassoka Productions

10)Djenga-Ka-Ye-Mi (Esperant Kisangani)
     DE SAIO
     MOSINZO <<FANATIQUE>>
     Espera
  
PART B
11)Evoloko Joker & Langa-Langa Stars
     VICKY BAKIR
     MINGELINA B 52
     Flash Diffusion Business

12)Viva la Musica de Papa Wemba
     MOKILI PITIE
     MOKILI PITIE
     Luvaka-M Production

13)Ntomo-Musica
     SHIBISHI
     LE COMMENT POURQUOI
     Cyriaque Bassoka Productions

14)Werrason & Wenge Musica Maison Mere
     NASILISI MALOBA
     JUGEMENT DERNIER
     JPS

16)Didier Lacoste
     BISOUS
     C’EST PAR LA, LA SOLUTION
     Sonima Music

17)Kawende et ses Copains
     KINSHASA!
     KINSHASA!
     Plainisphare/Zone
    (Many thanks to John!)

18) Franco et le T.P O.K Jazz
      NALINGAKA YO YO TE
      FRANCO ET LE T.P O.K JAZZ 1980-1981
      Sonodsic

19)Tabu Ley Rochereau
     AVANZEI
     JOLIE ELIE
     Sonodisc

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Ambiance Congo: April 28, 2019

WELCOME!
Today in Part A we have music that, for the most part, was recorded around the year 2000. Late 90s., early 00s. In Part B we end up the show with some music from 80s vinyl and even an OK Jazz song originally recorded in 1957.

Between Part A and Part B, we have 3 very different songs sung by Malage de Lugendo: one each from albums of Benz Petrole, Baloji and Choc Langa-Langa.
Why are there no album covers today?  ll of these album covers are already here on these pages. You may find them bysearching the album, band or artist name.

The next-to-last song is from an album by Bopol Mansiamina, 1984. Bopol is in need.
Please visit: https://www.gofundme.com/bopol-medical-fund

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The songs:

PART A
1)King Kester Emeneya & Victoria Eleison Dream Team Dream Band
   sebene from DORIS ILOKO (program theme song)
   PAS DE CONTACT
   Black Music

2)Werrason & Wenge Musica Maison Mere
   NOSTALGIE
   A LA QUEUE LEU-LEU
   JPS Production

3)Quartier Latin Academia
   CERTITUDE
   VIAGRA
   secteur a
  
4)Impression des As B.L.B.S
   QUI DIT MIEUX
   BANDA LIBANDA
   Jowice Production/Sonima Music
  
5)Pascal Poba
   BANA BOMA
   SUCRE SALE
   Lettre P
  
6)Pacha & Viva la Musica de Papa Wemba
   VENGEANCE
   VOYAGE YA POTO
   Air B. Mas Production

7)Bozi Boziana & l’Anti-Choc
   C’EST COMME CA
   THE COLLECTION, VOLUME 2
   Anytha-Ngapy Production/Ngoyarto

8)Benz Petrole
   STAR ACADEMY
   Gillette d’Or Internationale

   DIVORCE CONSOMME
   L’HEURE DE VERITE
   Sun Records

PART B
10)Baloji
     BIPOLAIRE – LES NOIRS
     137 AVENUE KANIAMA
     Bella Union
    
11)Choc Langa-Langa
     PAIN QUOTIDIEN (remix)
     APOCALYPSE
     Jacko Productions

12)Youlou Mabiala et le TP OK Jazz
     INFRACTION
     INFRACTION
     Sonodisc

13)Madilu et son Orchestre Tout Puissant System
     LE TENANT DU TITRE
     LE TENANT DU TITRE
     KTC Production

14)Johnny Bokelo
     YAYO NINI YAYA
     M’BONGO = L’ARGENT
     Shakara Music

15)Bebe Manzenza
     JOEL
     BEBE MANZENZA
     YAM Productions

16)Bopol Mansiamina
     BECAUSE NO MONEY
     BOPOL MANSIAMINA & BESISIMOU (MAILLOT JAUNE)
     Editions Tina

17)O.K. Jazz
     TSHA-TSHA-DEL ZOMBO
     THE LONINGISA YEARS
     Planet Ilunga


Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Ambiance Congo: April 14, 2019

WELCOME!
Starting off today with a great song by the Choc Stars written by Nzaya Nzyadio. Then a lot of music from the 1980s, most played from the original vinyl for your listening pleasure.
I have a Bana OK song from Simaro for you, in his memory, and also Tabu Ley's TANGA TANGA as requested by Humphrey.
I'd also like to thank Alastair for reminding me of the song by Sam Mangwana.
There a lot of RELENTLESS sebenes in this set, so crank it up for maximum enjoyment!
Just try to stand still...

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The songs:

PART A
1)King Kester Emeneya & Victoria Eleison Dream Team Dream Band
   sebene from DORIS ILOKO (program theme song)
   PAS DE CONTACT
   Black Music

2)Choc Stars
   BA COUP YA LA VIE
   BANGO OYO BAYE – ACTION DIRECT 95
   Shabani records

3)Lita Bembo & Orchestre Stukas
   NUMERO COMPLEMENTAIRE
   LITA BEMBO AVEC STUKAS ORCHESTRA
   Disques Esperance
  
4)Oliveira Nkounkou
   MON AMI
   NKOUNKOU OLIVEIRA CHANTEUR – AUTEUR - COMPOSITEUR
   Afro Rythmes
  
5)Sam Mangwana
   VAMOS PARA O CAMPO
   SAM MANGWANA CANTA MOZAMBIQUE
   System Art Music
  
6)Victoria Eleison
   ZENOBI
   SANGO MABALA COMISSION
   Ets. Veve International

7)Langa Langa Stars
   INFO DERNIERE
   LE RETOUR DE DJUNA DJANANA
   Rythmes et Musique

PART B
8) Zaiko Langa-Langa

   ZEKETE-ZEKETE EPISODE EBELE
   Voix D’Afrique

     LUBUTU
     DANSE CANETON A L’AISEMENT, VOL. 2
     Ets. Veve International


10)Empire Bakuba
     ABI
     SANGO YA MAWA
     Ngoyarto
    
11)Tabu Ley Rochereau & Afrisa International
     TANGA TANGA *
     THE VOICE OF LIGHTNESS, VOL. 2: CONGO CLASSICS (1977-1993)
     Syllart Records/Sterns

12)Bana OK
     LA BELLE HENRIETTE
     TONNERRE SHOW
     Sonodisc

13)Le Ry-Co Jazz
     PACHANGA
     DANSONS…AVEC LE RY-CO JAZZ
     Radio Martiko

*= by request

Saturday, April 6, 2019

Ambiance Congo: March 31, 2019

Welcome!
In memoriam, in recognition, in celebration of Simaro Lutumba
dedicate  the greater part of this program to the late Papa Lutumba (9 March 1938 – 30 March 2019).
To those of us who have listened to and loved Congolese music for decades, his name stands with such other late heroes as Franco, Docteur Nico, Tabu Ley, and Grand Kalle. He was a powerful and beautiful presence in our lives.
Although he was best known for his contributions to T.P. O.K. Jazz which he joined in 1961, he also worked with other legends such as M'Pongo Love and Pepe Kalle. He assumed the leadership of T.P. O. K. Jazz after the passing of Franco and later formed the formidable Bana OK - a great band for which  I sadly omitted to include at least one representative song in this program.
You may find many, many of his songs in the Ambiance Congo Audio Archives (see Links) under his name and the names of T.P. O.K. Jazz, Bana O.K. and more by searching those programs.
Although he has passed, he will live forever!
I have included on this page the album covers for recordings of the songs that he penned and contributed to that were featured in this edition of the show. Other songs here are, for reference, by contemporary bands and artists.

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The songs:

PART A
1)King Kester Emeneya & Victoria Eleison Dream Team Dream Band
   sebene from DORIS ILOKO (program theme song)
   PAS DE CONTACT
   Black Music

2)Le Poete Simaro Lutumba & La Voix d’Or Sam Mangwana
   EBALE YA ZAIRE
   C’EST LA FETE!
   Solfege Universel Production

3)Simaro Massiya Lutumba
   MAYA
   SIMARO MASSIYA DANS MAYA
   ASL
  
6)Franco et le T.P. O.K. Jazz
   MBANZI YA KAMUNDELE
   CHEZ SAFARI CLUB BRUXELLES
   Edipop Production

7) Franco et le T.P. O.K. Jazz
   KABONGO
   A 0 HEURE CHEZ 1-2-3
   Edipop Production

8)M’Pongo Love & Tsheke Tskeke Love

   MONAMA ELIMA – VOLUME 1
   Ngoyarto

PART B
     MUANA NDEKE
     STOP FEU ROUGE - VOISIN
     Sanis J.M. Productions


10)T.P. O.K. Jazz
     MOKILI MBANGA YA TABA
     SOMO!
     Tamaris
    
11)Pompon Kuleta
     MBULA ESILI
     FAITES ATTENTION / BOLINGO LADY
     KP Production

12)Lokassa Ya M’Bongo
     ISSA
     LOKASSA YA M’BONGO
     Star Musique

13)Samba Mascott et Les Bantous de la Capitale
     CHERIE AMOUZOUD
     MAYANGUILA
     Production Le Vadou

14)Fidele Zizi
     YA CARO
     45 RPM single
     Pathe Marconi/EMI

15)Orchestre Les Rebelles
     ANNIE NASILIKI
     45 RPM single
     Pathe Marconi/EMI

16)Orchestre Lipua-Lipua
    KUELO
    45 RPM single
    Editions Veve/African

17)Les Bantous de la Capitale
    KALLE KATHO
    GRAND KALLE
    Cyriaque Bassoka Productions

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Ambiance Congo: March 17, 2019

WELCOME!
Let us begin with a great track by Pepe Ndombe and Afrizam. Ndombe Opetum worked with both Tabu Ley and Franco. After the passing later of le Grand Maitre Franco, he was an instrumental singer with both TP OK Jazz and with Bana OK, keeping the tradition alive.
Next, we have two popular songs of Tabu Ley, EBOUE by Dino Vangu and KINSHASA by Reddy Amisi followed by the song S’IL TE PLAIT by Toussaint Lyndolhi in the style of Tabu Ley.
Then...MORE great Congolese music in various styles.

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The songs:
PART A
1)King Kester Emeneya & Victoria Eleison Dream Team Dream Band
   sebene from DORIS ILOKO (program theme song)
   PAS DE CONTACT
   Black Music

2)Pepe Ndombe & L’Orchestre Afrizam
   PEPITO
   SAMBI NOKO YA LIBALA, VOL. 1
   Ngoyarto

3)Dino Vangu
   EBOUE
   DINO VANGU PARCOURS D’UN GENIE
   Sonodisc
  
4)Reddy Amisi
   KINSHASA
   ETOILE
   Ets. N’Diaye
  
5)Toussaint Lyndholi
   S’IL TE PLAIT
   CROIS-MOI
   i Groove/Next.com
  
6)Le Prophete Quincy Djengaka-Ye-Mi
   SAINTE AMELO
   L’INCARNATION
   Ye-Mi Production

7)Boulhos Loupino et Autopsie Melodia
   MBAH BOU
   FLORENCE
   Sonodisc

8)Patrouille des Stars “Champions du Monde”

   EMBARGO *
   Denide Production
  
     MA MERENGUE
     I.P = IDENTITIE PRTOTEGE
     Debs Music


10) Tyty Levallois
     LUFIRA ANNIE MBOMBE
     PAPARAZZI
     Sonima Music
    
PART B
11)King Kester Emeneya
     PIEROCCHINI
     LONGUE HISTOIRE, VOL. 2
     Calbass Productions

12)Rento Vena & Terra Isa Mera
     ACQUITTE
     ARAFAT
     Signore Production/Sonima Music

13)Roga Roga & Extra Musica
     CESAR KOUKA
     CONTENTIEUX
     Ibrok’s Production

14)Montana Kamenga
     BEBE BOUDCHOU
     BEBE BOUDCHOU
     M.M. 4X4 Mpova Music

15)Lady Isa
     NA-LEMBI
     KUTELEZA SI KWANGUKA
     Sun Records

16)Mayaula Mayoni
    TOUCHE MOI LA
    FIONA-FIONA
    Sonima Music

17)Nguashi N’Timbo
    NA RETIRE BOLINGO
    MBOYO, OSALA NGAI NINI
    JNT Music Paris

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Ambiance Congo: March 3, 2019

WELCOME!
We will be jumping back and forth through time today, from the 80s to today.
Check the tracks, let me know what you like!

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The songs:

PART A
1)King Kester Emeneya & Victoria Eleison Dream Team Dream Band
   sebene from DORIS ILOKO (program theme song)
   PAS DE CONTACT
   Black Music

2)Ntomo -Musica
   MAMIE MAYASIE
   LE COMMENT DU POURQUOI
   Cyriaque Bassoka Productions

3)Werrason & Wenge Musica Maison Mere
   EFFET PLACEBO
   JUGEMENT DERNIER
   JPS
  
4)Les Intrepides
   EXODE
   DOLISANA
   Sonodisc
  
5)Fara Fara
   TELEPHONE
   UNITE CONGOLAISE
   Gaston Amisi
  
6)Felix Wazekwa & Cultur’ a Pays-vie
   CHERIE TU AS MERITE
   MEMOIRE YA NZAMBE
   Kiki Productions

7)Papa Wemba
   LA PAIX AU CONGO
   UN HOMME AVERTI
   ONAPASVOULU2PROD

8)Manda Chante
   PAPITHO-LAS
   DELIVRANCE TOTAL
   Sonima Music

     DOUBLE DOUBLE
     DOUBLE DOUBLE
     Rounder Records


PART B
10)Sam Mangwana & Tiers Monde
     YAMBA NGA SOWETO
     SAM MNGWANA DANS FATIMATA ET CAPITA GENERAL
     ASL

11)Le T.P. OK Jazz
     MAKAMBO EZALI MINENE
     LIVE, VOL. 2
     Cyriaque Bassoka Productions

12)Verckys et Le Veve
     FATUMATA
     IMMORTEL
     Veve International

13)Kianzi Roy Langa
     ARIANA
     4e DIMENSION BINA-BINA
     Safari Ambiance

14)Djo Nolo
     BANA MABASA
     NAZARET ALIGATOH (MERCI)
     Production Grand Samurai

15)Tshala Muana
     NGULU MAZA
     THE FLYING STARS: TOP AFRICAN MUSIC
     Black Stars/Glenn Music

16)Prince Kabeya
    YA TSHITSHI
    YA TSHITSHI
    Prince Kabeya

17)Lozizi Poster Yampaka
    MABELE
    PROPHETIE
    Sanis J.M. Productions