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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or here:
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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

Monday, February 18, 2019

Ambiance Congo: February 17, 2019

WELCOME!

Lots of vinyl today along with a couple of digital reissues. Digital makes a lot of music available and provides some alternatives to the snaps and crackles of old LPs, but digital has its problems. Digital releases either don't list the key artists or, in the case of this Tamasha reissue of a Verckys album, incorrect information (Serge Kiambukuta is listed on the sales sheet as Josky Kiambukuta). Digital also allows relatively low cost procurement of albums we missed in the past as with the albums by Jolino Kiezowa and Didi Kembola, so it's not all bad news. I've listed the formats I played today below, this time, just for reference.
Boucoup great music here for your listening pleasure!
Requests and comments? Scroll all the way down to leave a note.

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or here:
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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 (CD)
   Black Music

2)King Kester Emeneya
   ELENGA NALONA
   KESTER EMENEYA (LP)
   Feel Sound

3)Emma Vuiti dit “Billy le Kid”
   LONGO-ESTHER
   BLACK BORSALINO (LP)
   Ets. Mayala
  
4)Jolino Kiezowa
   GALERE
   REGARD SUR LE FUTUR (digital)
   Sonodisc
  
5) Modogo Gian Franco Ferre
   TRESOR
   FESTIVAL DE CANNES (digital)
   iM Modogo Gian Franco Ferre
  
6)Anti-Choc de Grand Pere Bozi Boziana
   ALANDAKI LOKOTRO
   HOMMAGE A FRANCO (LP)
   Rythmes & Musique

7)Odito Reille
   AMNESIE
   DESABUSE (CD)
   Jimmy’s Production

8)Didi Kembola
   MEHDIE (digital)
   Sonodisc

     MAKANZI
     GITTA PRODUCTION PRESENTE
     TOUT-CHOC ZAIKO LANGA-LANGA (LP)
     Gitta Production

PART B
10)Prophete Djienga-Ka-Ye-Mi
     MOSINZO
     MOSINZO “FANATIQUE” (LP)
     Espera

11)Youlou Mabiala, Les Trois Freres & L’International Roumbaya
     MIDI
     REUSSITE DES TROIS FRERES & L’INTERNATIONAL ROUMBAYA
     AVEC YOULOU MABIALA DANS L’HEURE DE MIDI (CD)
     Ngoyarto

12)Verckys et L’Immortel Veve
     DOMINER
     EMPOULE (digital)
     Tamasha

13)Maray, Josky Kiambukuta & Esperant Kisangani
     ASHANABO
     MARAY, ESPERANT, JOSKY (LP)
     Ets. Mayala

14)Dindo Yogo
     NUL N’EST PARFAIT
     C’EST LA VIE…SI BONNE, SI BELLE, SI COMPLIQUEE (LP)
     Ets. Mayala

15)J.B. M’Piana & Wenge Musica B.C.B.G.
     CONSEIL PATCHO
     FEUX DE L’AMOUR (CD)
     SIPE/Simon Music

Saturday, February 9, 2019

Ambiance Congo: February 3, 2019

WELCOME!

Mostly older music from the 80s and 90s today. Thank you for your request for a song by Tshala Muana! If you know the title of the Choc Stars song, please let me know. The CD cover only has that song listed as "inconnu" or "unknown".
Enjoy the music!
Your comments are always welcome.

Listen here:
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or here:
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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
   (inconnu)
   LE DERNIER METRO
   Anytha-Ngapy Production

3)Diassy T’zen
   LISESE
   AMOUR DU SIECLE
   Jimmy’s Production
  
4)Modogo Gian Franco Ferre
   KUMALANDA
   VICTIME DE LA MODE
   Sonodisc
  
5)Moziki la Juventues
   TCHOUTCHOU
   MUSI CLUB PRESENTE MOZIKI LA JUVENTUS
   Musi Club
  
6)Lita Bembo & Orchestre Stukas
   AMIE
   LITA BEMBO AVEC STUKAS ORCHESTRA
   Disques Esperance

7)L’Empire Bakuba & Pepe Kalle
   MAMA LEKI NDAYA
   DIVISE PAR DEUX
   Babi Production

8)Bumba Massa
   MARIA-TERESA
   Afro Rythmes


PART B
     BAPASI
     MUTASHI
     Stern’s Africa

10)Ndjenga K., Josky Kiambukuta, Ntesa Dalienst, Madilu System
     SERINGWE
     SERINGWE
     Tamasha Corporation Limited

11)Diana & Les Bobongo Stars
     LOULOU
     MARGUERIDA
     Ets. MAN-IM

12)Zaiko Langa-Langa
     FIEVRE MONDO
     L’ORCHESTRE DE TOUS LES AGES
     Ets. Veve International

13)Papa Wemba, Modogo Gian Franco Ferre et L’Orchestre Viva la Musica
     LE JOUR J DE L’HISTOIRE ROMAINE
     LE JOUR J
     Disques Esperance

14)J.B. M’Piana & Wenge Musica B.C.B.G.
     TOP MODELE
     FEUX DE L’AMOUR
     SIPE/Simon Music

15)Gode Lofombo
     TEMPS NA TEMPS
     TRANSITION
     Diego Music

16)Desouza Santu
TELEPHONE
DISQUE D’OR
Bledar Record

*=by request

Sunday, January 27, 2019

Ambiance Congo: January 20, 2019

WELCOME!

Starting off with some newer music in the first hour.
In the second hour, I've selected a few songs featuring the guitar artistry of the late great Master Mwana Congo, Ignace Kounkou. His passing on January 8 was a blow to all who love great the Congolese guitar stylists. He contributed his signature looping, liquid riffs to hundreds of songs by many artists and groups, particularly in the 1980s. I purchased many LPs back in the day on which he played, some were procured simply because I saw his name on the jackets.
I've featured his music many, many times on programs in the past and you can find the cover art for most of the albums included in today's program on these pages by searching for the album name.
I hope that you'll enjoy the music!

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or here:
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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) Abeba Lipordo & Viva la Musica
   MINA PLAISIR
   USHAIA
   Ngoyarto

3)Lola Muana
   INGRATITUDE
   AFFAIRE SILIVIE
   Anytha-Ngapy Production
  
4)Roga Roga & Extra Musica
   INGRATITUDE
   242
   Ibrok’s Productions
  
5)Univeral Zangul
   LA VIE ONGONGO
   TAPIS ROUGE
   Kiki Productions
  
6)Defao et Les Big Stars
   YAYA ANNY
   DEFAO ET LES BIG STARS
   Ets. Kaluila

7)Luciano Demingongo
   NONO SOZINO L’IMPRESARIO
   FEZA
   Ngoyarto

8)Evoloko Joker & Langa Langa Stars
   IDI GOMI

   KINSHASA BRAZZA BOYOKA !
   Rythmes et Musique


PART B
     WA NI WA
     L’AMOUR C’EST DIFICILE
     DiascAfrique


10) Tadi-Zeze
     BOUNANA
     TADI-ZEZE CHANT ET DANSE BANATHA
     Safari Ambiance

11)Pierre Moutouari
     MISSENGUE *
     SON 1er DISQUE D’OR
     Air B. Mas Production

12)Bakoule
     DADJAYZE
     SUPER SANGANA
     C.B.B.

13)Jean Raph Loumbet
     PARI DU STADE
     JEAN RAPH LOUMBET
     TBK

14)Andre Kinzonzi “Du-Soleil Krunganga”
     EBONGA EBONGA TE, TOUJOURS MEILLEUR
     QU’EST CE QUE L’AMOUR
     Oliveira Nkounkou

15)Freddy De Majunga
     MWASI MABE
     LES FEMMES INFIDELES
     RD FM

*=by request

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Ambiance Congo: January 6, 2019

Welcome to the first show of 2019!
I have been going through older albums to find great songs I have not shared with you.
I was surprised to find a Viva la Musica song with Reddy Amisi that I've missed and the wonderful USHUAIA album by Abeba Lipordo backed by Viva musicians and stars like Bozi Boziana and Popolipo that I have managed to overlook for years. I have to say that I have been playing that album a lot for the last few days. I'm going to have to play more from it on future programs.
Thanks to Francoise for the request for a great Youlou Mabiala song!
I hope that you will find some other gems here that you will enjoy.
Thanks for listening!
If you scroll to the very bottom of the pages here, you'll find a contact form that you may use for requests or comments.

Listen here:
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or here:
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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)Bouddha Enyuka Mayino
   DIOULEE
   DIOULEE / PAPA LONGINDO
   Le Monde des Artistes

3)Wenge el Paris
   SILVA
   LE MONDE A LA ENVERS
   J. Carlitos
  
4)Viva la Musica
   SALAKEBA
   VIVA LA MUSICA AVEC EN VEDETTE REDDY AMISI
   Productions Mayala
  
5)Abeba Lipordo & Viva la Musica
   ARRESTATION IMMEDIATE
   USHUAIA
   Ngoyarto
  
6)Debaba et Les As
     ABIDJAN
     SAUVETAGE
     Anytha-Ngapy Productions / Productions Mayala

7)Seskain Molenga
     LIBAKU MABE
     EMPIRE BAKUBA LEGENDE
     Debs Music

8)Le Prince Youlou Mabiala & L’Orchestre Kamikaze Loningisa
  JUDOKA *
  JUDOKA
   I.A.D.

     SERMENT 1 & 2
     ORCHESTRE LE PEUPLE
     Pathe Marconi / EMI


PART B
10) Le Ry-Co Jazz
     MARIA DE MI AMOR
     DANSONS…AVEC LE RY-Co JAZZ
     Radio Martiko 

11)Madilu System
     BONHEUR PLUS
     BONHEUR
     JPS

12)T.P O.K Jazz
     TUMBA MASIKINI
     SOMO!
     Tamaris

13)Elba “Le Mage de la Rumba”
     MINGAYI
     BOMBE ATOMIQUE
     Kuluma Production

14)Faya Tess
     MOKANGA LONZO
     SAM-TORA
     Sonodisc

15)Djo Mpoyi & L’Orchestre Saka Yonsa de Mbole Tambwe
     MAYIDODA
     CHERIE KAZADI
     Ngoyarto

16)Minzoto Wella-Wella
     EKANGA
     MALEMBE KIDIBA CHANT
     K-Dance Productions

17)Le Cercul Jazz
     BOLINGO NA NGAI FATOU
     ALLIAS MAMADOU ET LE CERCUL JAZZ
     Pathe Marconi / EMI

*=by request