Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Ambiance Congo: August 6, 2017

Welcome!
An interesting mix and music in differing styles from different generations today.
We start with something by JB M'Piana followed by a long live track from Ferre Gola's CONCERT LIPANDA disc. Then we have a couple of tracks from the TERRE SACREE CDs featuring Papa Wemba and Sam Mangwana respectively.
There's also a strong new song by Olivier Tshimanga and a song from an LP by Memba Bouesso with Les Rumbayas of Loko Massengo & Michel Boyibanda, a single by Pamelo Mounk'a and more.
Enjoy listening! Comments and requests are always welcome.

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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)
   from the CD PAS DE CONTACT
   Black Music

2)JB M’Piana & Wenge BCBG
   MBETU
   from the CD SOYONS SERIEUX
   Obouo Music

3)Ferre Gola
   JAENPY/KAMASUTRA
   from the CD 50 ANS DE LA MUSIQUE CONGOLAISE: CONCERT LIPANDA
   Pikas Mbayabo & Hermene Kaba Production

4)Santa Nyanga & Viva la Musica Cour des Grands
   LIBUMU YA NZALA
   from the CD OURAGAN
   Sonodisc 


5)Papa Wemba
   PAPA JOACHIM
   from the CD TERRE SACREE
   Les Lumieres d’Afriques

6)Sam Mangwana
   FERLY
   from the CD TERRE SACREE ACT 4
   Les Lumieres d’Afriques

7)Olivier Tshimanga Tshimangologie
   TO LEMBI (SICK AND TIRED)
   from the single
   self-released

8) Franco & le TP OK Jazz
   LOBI NA NGAI RIEN
   from the LP LE GRAND MAITRE FRANCO AVEC NTESA DALIENST ET LE T.P. O.K. JAZZ
   ASM

9)Pamelo Mounk’a
   CONCIENCE
   from the 45 RPM single PAMELO ET SON ORCHESTRE
   EMI/Pathe


PART B
10)Mbemba Bouesso & Les Rumbayas
    MA KELLE
    from the LP MBEMBA BOUESSO AVEC LES RUMBAYAS DE LOKO-MASSENGO ET DE MICHEL BOYIBANDA
    Ets. Tch-Tchi

11) Bitshouamnou et l’Orchestre Celi-Bitshu
    NATANGI BA PLAFOND 1&2
    from the 45 RPM single
    Kunga

12)Les Super Stars
    LE STRATEGE ATALE B
    from the CD MARIE MOZEGE
    Stern’s
   
13)Aimedo Star-Nyura
    AMIE MAYAMBA
    from the CD COUP D’ECLAT
    Cascade Production

15)Academia
     VAGUES
     from the CD VIAGRA
     secteur a

16)Adolphe Dominguez & Wenge Tonya Tonya
     IRENE MOKABILA
     from the CD AFFAIRE TONYA TONYA
     Jacko Productions

17)Gina Efonge with Zaiko Langa-Langa
     BEPE YA MUNU
     from the CD BEST OF GINA EFONGE

     Esselta

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Ambiance Congo: July 23, 2017

Welcome!
Unabashed self-indulgence rules today. I've assembled songs from albums and compilations on my turntable and CD player since last time. Although all of these are not necessarily my favorite all-time songs, I enjoy these recordings a lot and I'm hoping that you will listen and understand why! As an added treat there are a few "live" recordings in the mix.
If you hear a song that you really like and want to hear more from a particular album, if you'd like to request a song from a favorite album of your own, please let me know! If I have it, I will play it.

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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)
   from the CD PAS DE CONTACT
   Black Music

2)Orchestre Super-Boboto de Brazzaville
   LUNTADILA
   from the CD COMPILATION MUSIQUE CONGOLO ZAIROISE 1970 1976
   Sonodsic

3)Orchestre Sinza
   MOBALI YA MBONGO
   from the LP ORCHESTRE SINZA
   EMI/Pathe

4)Tabu Ley Rochereau & Orchestre Afrisa International
   KIYEDI
   from the LP SEIGNEUR LEY ON TOUR
   African

5)Djoboke & Tabou National
   KILIMBITI
   from the LP DJOBOKE
   Production Mualaba Boul

6)Orchestre Lipua-Lipua
   NONO
   from the LP VERCKYS PRESENTE LES DERNIERS SUCCES DE LIPUA-LIPUA
   Editions VeVe International

7)Orchestre Negro Succes
   PALADO-PALADO
   African/Sonodisc


PART B
8) Verckys & Le VeVe
   PINJOLI YA LOLANGO
   from the LP VERCKYS ET L’IMMORTEL VEVE VOL. 2
   Editions VeVe International

9)Le Grand Maitre Franco et Ses Stars du T.P. OK Jazz
   MASSIKINI ( special for for my friend Professor Oduor)
   from the LP A NAIROBI
   Edipop Production


10)Andre Kinzonzi “Du-Soleil” et les S.B.B.
    BELINDA
    from the LP BAYIDIKILA
    KVIR Production

11) MAMAKI
    Papy
    from the CD MA + MA + KI =
    Babi Productions

12)Sam Mangwana
    MBANDA KAZAKA
    from the LP SAM MANGWANA
    Disques SONICS

13)Lita Bembo & Orchestre Stukas
    GUELORD – 4 SAISONS
    from the LP AFRO RYTHMES PRESENTE ORCHESTRE STUKAS LITA BEMBO
    Afro Rythmes

15)Thu-Zaina
     NANI ATINDI YO GABY
     from the CD COMPLIATION MUSIQUE CONGOLO-ZAIROISE (1972 /1973)
     Sonodisc

Friday, July 14, 2017

Ambiance Congo: July 9, 2017

Welcome!
No special themes this time, just a selection of various artists and groups from the 70s to today.
Minzoto Wella Wella to Werrason and a lot of jumping around in between including your request for some Wenge Aile Paris and a killer song from a Choc Stars LP.  There are live tracks from Franco & TP OK Jazz and from Reddy Amisi & Casa do Canto as well. Maybe you'll discover something you have not heard before! In any case, please enjoy the music.
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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)
   from the CD PAS DE CONTACT
   Black Music

2)Fafa de Molokai et l’Orchestre Nouvelle Generation de la Republique Democratique
   LANDRY
   from the CD SPECULATION
   Ets. Kaluila

3)General Defao “Gene-Gene”
   JIGAL NZAU
   from the CD ANY TIME
   Awatoza
  
5)Werrason & Wenge Musica Maison Mere
   TELEPHONE (remix)
   from the CD SANS POTEAU
   Werrason

6)Joss Diena
   CAFE
   from the CD VITRINE
   Sonima Music

7)Bill Clinton Kalonji
   CONDITION
   from the CD KULUMBIMBI
   MBK La Paix Production

8) Ferre Gola
   BOSS
   from the single BOSS
   Jeericho/ Banger Studio

9)L’Orchestre Minzoto Wella Wella
   BA SOUCIS *
   from the 45 RPM Single
   Ets. VeVe International

10)Franco & T.P. O.K. Jazz
    KASAI
    from the CD ZAIRE 74: THE AFRICAN ARTISTS
    Wrasse Records

PART B
11) Reddy Amisi & Casa do Canto
    VERITE KINUANINGEBI (LIVE)
    Manu Luvaka Production

12)Wenge Musica Aile Paris
    FIDELITE SENS UNIQUE
    from the LP NGANGA NZAMBE *
    Flash Diffusion Business

13)Choc Stars
    KOREINE
    from the LP CHOC STARS
    Rythmes et Musique

14)Empire Bakuba
    MAGUY Na NGAI
    from the LP EMPIRE BAKUBA
    Syllart Production      

15)Orchestre Yanga-Yanga
     MAYELA 1&2
     from the LP ORCHESTRE YANGA-YANGA
     Pathe Marconi/EMI

16) Zaiko Langa Langa
      NONO
      from the LP JETEZ L’EPONGE
      Carrere

17)Bozi Boziana
     JEANETTA
     EPANZA
     Sonima Music



Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Ambiance Congo: June 25, 2017

Welcome!
Last time, I presented albums and requested songs by Congolese guitarists. Your response was so inspiring that this week I've added a few more. I've done this before (search these pages for "guitarist"to find more) and again the response has always been wonderful. In this age where a lot of new music puts the guitars and other instrumentation in a secondary position to vocalizations and synthetic sounds, I am always happy that so many still appreciate the guitar stylizations that have made Congolese music so great for so many decades.
I've honored a few requests that I did not cover last time and added song by Papa Noel that I accidentally omitted last time.
I hope that you will enjoy!

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

2)Kiland & Orchestre Mabatalai
   MA VAVA
   from the LP ZAIRE PROMOTION 2000 VOL. 9
   Zaire Promotion

3)Simaro Lutumba *
   KIWELEWELE
   from the LP SHAKO
   Production Alamoule
  
5)Bopol Mansiamina
   BECAUSE NO MONEY
   from the LP BOPOL & BESISIMOU (MAILLOT JAUNE)
   Editions Tina

6)Dino Vangu alias “Don King” et son Ensemble
   KALO
   from the LP ZONGA NA NDAKO
   Music Club

7)Edi Mabungu
   MOBALI A GAZE
   from the LP EDI MABUNGU
   KP Production

8) Gerard Kimbolo
   AMOUR DONANT DONANT
   from the LP GERARD KIMBOLO
   Disques SONICS

9)Loubassou Denis “La Cloche”
   SAKA SAKA SHOW
   from the LP SAKA SAKA SHOW
   YAM Production

PART B
10)Diblo Dibala * & Matchatcha
    MERCI PAPA
    from the CD DIBLO DIBALA PRESENTE MACHATCA: LAISSER PASSER

11)”High Priest” Safro Manzangi Elima
    FAREWELL TO ELLY
    from the CD WISEMAN
    El’Man Records

12)Docteur Nico *
    NAKOMI BOYE
    from the LP ADIEU
    African Music Gallery

13)Mayoula Mayoni
    BIKINI
    from the CD BIKINI
    Ets. N’Diaye

14)Roga Roga & Extra Musica
    VRAI PDG
    from the CD SORCELLIERE (KINDOKI)
    Letiok                        

15) Shiko Mawatu
      DANI MAMANI
      from the CD KIMBANDA NZILA
      Tabilulu Productions/iMak Entertainment

16) Papa Noel *
      AIME TON PROCHAIN
      from the LP YA NONO
      Rythmes et Musique



*=by request


Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Ambiance Congo: June 11, 2017

WELCOME!
Today I present another program featuring the albums and works by Congolese guitarists.
Most of the artists, albums and or songs were requested by YOU!
Thanks for those requests. Your input always makes for a better program. I didn't have time (only two hours!) to present everything you asked for, so please add your comment to ask again and I'll be sure to get your song, album or artist a track list soon.

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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)
   from the CD PAS DE CONTACT
   Black Music

2)Vata Mombasa
   SUPER M’BONDO
   from the LP EN COLERE
   Afro Rythmes

3)Lokassa ya M’Bongo *
   M’BANDA MONGUNGU
   from the LP LOKASSA YA M’BONGO
   AICD

4)Dally Kimoko
   ADIEU CELIE *
   from the LP ADIEU CELIE
   IBO Productions

5)Rigo Star *
   BON PAYEUR
   from the LP JOSKY CHANTE JOTONGO DE RIGO STAR
   T. Mayala & G. Kiaba production

6)Syran M’Benza *
   SAMBA SAMBA
   from the LP KOUAME
   Afro Rythmes

7)Franco & le T.P. O.K. Jazz *
   ILLOUSE
   from the LP LE QUART DU SIECLE DE FRANCO DE MI AMOR ET LE T.P. O.K. JAZZ
   Edipop  Production

PART B
8) Papa Noel *
   FIDELITE
   from the cassette ZA MOKE
   Rythmes et Musique

9)Samba Mascott
   PETE NA MOSAPI
   from the LP SAMBA MASCOTT ET LES BANTOUS DE LA CAPITALE
   Production Le Vadou

10)Orchestre Lipwa-Lipwa
    NKOTELA feat. Kizunga Ricos *
    from the CD COMPILATION
    ORCHESTRES DE LA GENERATION “BELLA-BELLA” 1970/1972
    Sonodsic

11)Orchestre Ryco Jazz
    BASI NA ANGOLA feat Jerry Malekini *
    from the LP FANTASTIQUE RYCO-JAZZ
    Parade

12)Docteur Nico * & African  Sukisa
    BANDAKE MBOKA
    from the LP LES PLUS GRANDS SUCCES ZAIROIS VOL. 1
    Sonafric

13)Dizzy Mandjekou
    MADY MOTEMA
    from the LP MAITRE DIZZY MANDJEKOU
    Ets. Papa Dsico

14)Master Mwana Congo *
    GOUTER LAISSER
    from the LP NEW-STYLE
    Disques SONICS

16)Huit Kilos
    BOLINGO YO NA NGAI *
    from the CD HUIT KILOS IN AMERICA
    Timeless Records


*=by request

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Ambiance Congo: May 28, 2017

WELCOME!
Welcome to another edition of Ambiance Congo.
I have noticed over the years that the word "CHOC", French for "SHOCK", has been used by many groups and individual artists. Choc is used as a part of a band's name such as Choc Stars or Tout Choc-Anti Choc Zaiko Langa-Langa, an album name such as Choc Choc 85 or Pare-Chocs, or a song name such as Liteya Choc. Franco also called one of his record labels by the name of CHOC CHOC CHOC.
So to explore this, I have compiled a few songs, records, and groups that include CHOC in the name.
Regardless of the reasons for or actual details of the history of the use of this word, this compilation includes some excellent music. hopefully, you will hear something that is new and wonderful to you or just recognize an old familiar song that you're happy to hear once again.
If you know the actual origins or history of the use of CHOC, please add a comment to share.
Thank you!

Listen here:
or here:

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

2)Choc Langa Langa
   MEDISANCE
   from the CD TOSENGOLI BANGO (LIVE)
   Jimmy’s Production

3)Bozi Boziana & Anti-Choc
   MYRA
   from the CD AVENIR
   Rigo Makengo Production

4)Choc Stars
   SADIKO
   from the CD LA NAISSANCE DE CHOC STARS
   Anytha-Ngapy Productions

5)Djo Nolo
   YEBO
   from the LP CHOC MUSIC
   Rythmes et Musique

6)Jean Sylvain Goma “Ya Pergaud” et le Tout Choc Tchessa National Awala-Wala
   HONO PONTON
   from the LP JUENESSE MONTANTE
   Safrai Ambiance

7)Roy Langa avec Yenga Yenga et l’Orchestre Zaichoc
   MALICE
   from the LP SADRAK
   Albert Yossheff & Bavek Bazabe Production

8)”Le Vertiable” Super Choc
   MOFITI
   from the CD MOKILI MOBIMBA
   Sonima Music

PART B
9)Le Grand MaĆ®tre Franco – Nana – Baniel et son T.P.O.K. Jazz
   FLORA, UNE FEMME DIFFICILE
   from the LP LES “ON DIT”
   Choc Choc Choc

10)Le Seigneur Tabu Ley et l’Afrisa International
    CHIC CHOC CHEQUE
    from the LP TROP C’EST TROP
    Ets. Kaluila

11)Theo Blaise Kounkou
    LITEYA CHOC
    from the CD LES PLUS GRANDS SUCCES DE THEO BLAISE VOL. 2
    Sonodisc

12)Vonga Aye
    NAZALE OCCUPEE
    from the LP PARE-CHOCS
    ETs. VeVe International

13)Le Choc-Choc 85
    CHACUN POUR SOI
    from the LP LE CHOC-CHOC 85 AVEC SES VEDETTES DU MOMENT
    Don Dass

14)Tout Choc – Anti Choc Zaiko Langa-Langa
    BIZITA
    from the LP SOKITEMBE BOMEKA TATA NZAMBE SALISABETO
    Gillette d’Or

16)Ameido Star-Nyura
    ETAT DE CHOC
    from the CD GEORGIA

    Peter Pan Records/Compose Industries

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Ambiance Congo: May14, 2017

Welcome!
Today I start with some Zaiko Langa-Langa and songs from albums by some of the band's members like Dindo Yogo (with a song that I now discover I have played before), Evoloko Joker and Papa Wemba.
The first song is a killer by rhythm guitarist Teddy Sukami along with lead guitar by Rigo Star and drums by Ringo Moya.
Later in the progam we have some more modern music and we end up with a wonderful classic from the late Ndombe Opetum and Afrizam.

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

2)Teddy Sukami
   TANGO NA TANGO
   from the LP TEDDY SUKAMI DE ZAIKO LANGA-LANGA
   Production Tonton Mayala et Gary Kiaba

3)Zaiko Langa-Langa
   MOPAYA ZOBA
   from the CD LE BEAU TEMPS
   Jacko Production

4)Grand Zaiko Wawa
   ROSALIBA
   from the CD BEST OF GRAND ZAIKO WAWA VOL.1: GINA
   Esselta

5)Evoloko Jocker
   NOTRE DAME MARIE MADO
   from the CD SOIT YOU, SOIT ME
   Sonima Music

6)Papa Wemba & l’Orchestre Viva la Musica
   OLDIES ARE GOODIES
   from the CD FORIDOLES 94-49
   Sonodisc

7)Dindo Yogo
   TRAVILLONS
   from the CD SOO-WA
   New House Production/Blue Silver

8)Abby Surya
   TANT PIS POUR TOI
   from the LP TANT PIS POUR TOI
   Sonodisc

PART B
9)Bozi Boziana et l’Anti-Choc
   MABE YA MOKILI
   from the CD BA MERE YA CIRCUIT
   JBNS Mate Productions

10)Guy Guy Fall
    L’ARMEE DE TERRE
    from the CD LE 3e JOUR
    Denide Editions & Productions

11)Awilo Longomba
    AMOUR PERDU
    from the CD KAFOU KAFOU
    JIP Productions

12)Christian Lema
    LE SWAGGER
    from the CD IL EST TEMPS
    DEBs Music

13)Roga Roga & Extra Musica
    KINDOKI
    from the CD SORCELLERIE (KINDOKI)
    Letiok

14)Ricoco Bulambemba & Wenge Aile Paris
    ALAYI
    from the 4 SAISONS BOULE DE NEIGE
    Blanberyca Production

15)Lubumbashi Stars
    BOIPUSO
    from the CD S.O.S PASSE PARTOUT
    Sonodisc

16)Pepe Ndombe & l’Orchestre Afrizam
    LOSAMBO
    from the CD LES PLUS GRANDS SUCCES DE L’ORCHESTRE AFRIZAM, VOL.3

    Ngoyarto

Friday, April 21, 2017

Ambiance Congo: April 16, 2017

Welcome!
Starting off easter Sunday with a few appropriate songs.
Then...MORE!!!
Enjoy!

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Songs:
PART A
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
Black Music

2) Frere Carlyto Lassa
BOLINGO
from the CD LA RECONNAISSANCE
Babi Kwayo Production






















3) Pamelo et son Orchestre
ALLELUIA
from the 45 RPM single
EMI/Pathe Marconi

4) Ndome Joseph Benoit Tintin
CHEF DES FOIRES feat. Kosmos Moutaouri
from the 45 RPM single
EMI/Pathe Marconi






















5) Orchestre Le Peuple Trio Ce. Pa. Kos
EVY NANA
from the LP Orchestre Le Peuple Trio Ce. Pa. Kos
EMI/Pathe Marconi

6) Sam Mangwana
EKOMI NGALA NA BISSO
from the CD TERRE SACREE ACTE 4: 5/7 ALLEZ Y COMPRENDRE
Lumieres d’Afriques

7) OK International
20eme SIECLE PROBLEME
from the CD 20eme SIECLE PROBLEME
Mengue Productions

8) Michelino & Franco
VA ET VIENT
from the LP LISANGA YA BANGANGA
Michita Production

9) Bumba Massa
MAKELA
from the CD APOSTOLO
Bumba Massa production

PART B
10) L’Orchestre Afrisa International
MA FILLE (TACOMA)
from the CD MELANIE
Colomotion

11) Djo Mpoyi & l’Orchestre Saka Yonsa de Mbole Tambwe
LIBALA EZANGA BOLINGO PT. 1 & 2 feat. Feza Shamamba
from the CD CHERIE KAZADI
Ngoyarto

12) Bozi Boziana & l’Anti-Choc
PARMIS LES ROSES
from the CD BOZI BOZIANA FEATURING JOLLY DETTA & DEESSE VOLUME 1
Ngoyarto






















13) Dona Mobeti
NDINGA
from the LP CHERIE KADETTI
Ets. Mualaba Lukusa

14) Le Prophete Congolais Franck-Day et l’Orchestre International Viva-Star
HOMAGE
from the CD DIFFERENCE / NVILLI TCHYMBAMBA
Sonima Music

15) Rento Vena “Le Seigneur Toranaga”
MIRINDA
from the CD NON VIOLENCE
Signore Production




















16)Werrason & Wenge Musica Maison Mere
FAIR-PLAY
from the CD KIBUISA MPIMPA / OPERATION DRAGON
JPS Production