As usual, lots of songs - if not all songs - not yet played.
One of the main missions of this program is to show the incredible number and variety of songs in Congolese popular music. Did you know? For every edition of Ambiance Congo, since 2005, I try to bring you great songs that I have never played before. There are exceptions: I always honor requests when I receive them - if I have the requested song or if I can get the requested songs - and of course, I may play something twice by human error.
The years 70s - 2000s saw a boom in the recording, production and dissemination of Congolese music, so a great number of songs that I play are from those eras.
Today is no exception.
As always, I have attempted to allow music in one genre or from one decade flow evenly into another song whether the two are contemporaries or from different ages. I like to try to show similarities or a continuum in the flow of great music from the two Congos.
As with the songs, I also try to only post album covers that I haven't included before...so there are only three here this time around.
It's all Congolese, no matter the style from rumba to ndombolo to soukouss to rhumba.
Comments and requests are always welcome.
*apologies this time for any songs that were not recorded in stereo. Minor technical difficulty with one of the turntables at the station.