Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Ambiance Congo: February 7, 2016

Welcome to Ambiance Congo radio program!
Today we have some wonderful music from the 80s and 90s and some new music as well.
We start with a dedication to our Kenyan friends, a recording of Franco and TP OK Jazz recorded in Nairobi. How many of you were fortunate enough to attend one or more live performances by the All Powerful OK Jazz?
I recently obtained a beautiful copy of Edo Ganga's Pot-Pourri sur le Passe... Pont sur Congo-Zaire LP, an album I heard many years ago but have never, until now, been able to find in good condition. It's a gem, and if you don't care for pot-pourri compositions, this album may change your mind. There are also two short songs by Edo Ganga on the album, and we hear one of those today.
We start off the second hour with a track from from the new CD by ex-Grand Zaiko Tex Mambote. I liked his first CD, Coup de Foudre, so much that I bought this new one, Cyclone, without sampling the songs...and I have not been disappointed at all. There are some excellent compositions and arrangements here, accented by great guitars by invitees Caen Madoka and Beniko Popolipo. We will definitely be hearing more tracks on future programs!
We also have a cut from Luciana Demingongo's new Romeo Sans Juliette. This was recommended to me, and it has a couple of excellent songs, but IMHO it just doesn't live up to his great last album, Zanzibar.
Mixing the new and the classic makes the best programs, I think. What about you?
Listen here:
https://www.hightail.com/download/ZWJXNWN1dzhwTVVQWWNUQw
or archived here:
http://www.radio4all.net/index.php/series/Ambiance+Congo

Tracks:


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) Franco et ses Stars du T.P. OK Jazz
EPERDEMENT
from the LP A NAIROBI
Edipop

 
3) Edo Ganga
C’EST TOUJORS COMME CA
from the LP PONT SUR CONGO-ZAIRE
Les Editions Congo All Stars

4N’Zaya & L’African Nova
GAMBELA
from the LP NOSTALGIE
Ets. Discorama

5) Orchestre Stukas Mata Kita
LOPATA
from the LP L'AFRIQUE DANSE: ORCHESTRES VIVA LA MUSICA, STUKAS CAIMAN, EMPIRE BAKUBA, STUKAS MATA KITA
African

 
6) Bozi Boziana & l’Anti-Choc
TSHOLY
from the LP TSHOLY
Rythmes et Musique

7) Djuna Djanana
GABONNAISE
from the LP AFRICAINES
Rythmes et Musique

PART B
 
8) Tex Mambote “Commandant Oasis”
1er SOMMATION
from the CD CYCLONE
Production Freddy Mputu

9) Werrason & Wenge Musica Maison Mere
YAKA TOLUKA MWANA
from the CD FLECHE INGETA
Werrason World

11) Fally Ipupa & F’Victeam
PLUS QUE BEBE
from the CD LIBRE PARCOURS
F’Victeam

11)Felix Wazekwa & Cultur’A Pays-vie
AMBULANCE
from the CD I LOVE YOU
Fondation Wazekwa

12) Saint Petro
BA PEKISI NGA KOLELA
from the CD MYSTERE
Sonima Music

 
13) Luciana Demingongo
DESTIN
from the CD ROMEO SANS JULIETTE
Production Mtsi

14) Modogo Gian Franco Ferre
BANKA Y’ ANGLETERRE
from the CD INTEGRATION
MG Productions

15) Yakini Kiese feat. Pepe Kalle et Koffi Olomide
ELIKIA
from the LP THE STRUGGLING-MAN
Ets. Kaluila

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Ambiance Congo: January 24, 2016

WELCOME!
I have been waiting for a some new music to arrive, but the snowfall here in Richmond has kept the mail carriers at home...or at least away from my home!
So in Part A, I look back today at some music from the 1995-2005 decade. That was some really good music, as I hope you will agree. It's also modern music that was recorded before this program began in 2005. I've played a number of tracks from these discs on this program before, but not the ones chosen today.
One of my favorites for today is from a Congolese band residing and working in the Netherlands, Solo N'Dinga & Alliance Nord-Sud. The reack here is a killer that you just can't play loudly enough! Go ahead and try!
In Part B, we go back in time farther on a number of tracks for some great music by Verckys et le Veve, Franco et Le T.P. O.K. Jazz and more.

Give a listen, let me know what you think.
https://www.hightail.com/download/ZWJYYkJsT013NUxMYnRVag
or
http://www.radio4all.net/index.php?op=result&action=series&series=Ambiance%20Congo&nav=&
Tracks


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) Viva la Musica & Papa Wemba
KAOKOKOKOROBO *
from the CD POLE POSITION
Sonodisc

3) Fafa de Molokai et l'Orchestre Nouvelle Generation de la Republique Democratique
MOSALA MPUNDA
from the CD SPECULATION: RUMBA EPICEE
Ets. Kaluila

4) Titina “Al Capone”
BANA KIN
from the CD NO COMMENT
Aiat B. Mas Production

5) Manda Chante
SOUFFRANCE
from the CD BOUCLAGE
Ets. N’Diaye

6) Solo Ndinga & Alliance Nord-Sud
REPONSE
from the CD CONTROL!
World Music Productions

7) J.B. M'Piana & Wenge Musica BC/BG
FEUX DE L'AMOUR
from the CD FEUX DE L'AMOUR
Sipe/Simon Music

8) Fataki Junior
FONDATION M.J.F
from the CD PHILOSOPHIE VOL. 1
Sonima Music

9) Extra Musica Zangul
FONDATION MULLER
from the CD OBLIGATOIRE
JPS

PART B
11) Shakembo de Bana O.K.
BA SONGEURS
from the CD N’IMPORTE QUOI
Bolaert Production

11)Benz Petrole
10 KILOS
from the CD BYE BYE
Benz Petrole Production

12) Franco, Simaro, N'Dombe et le T.P. OK Jazz
TATA NA BEBE
from the CD 25 ANS VOL.II: HOMMAGE A FRANCO, LES INEDITS DE FRANCO DANS TOTO
OTG Diffusion

13) Verckys & l'Orchestre Veve
VIVITA 1 & 2
from the CD ORCHESTRE VEVE: THE BEST COLLECTION
Sonodisc

14) Bavon Marie Marie & l'Orchestre Negro Succes
MILLE ZAIRE POUR LUCIE
from the CD FOREVER VOL.2
Esselta

15) Choc Stars
KATISA-NGUYA
from the CD LES VAINQUEREURS DE L'ORCHESTRE CHOC STARS
Ngoyarto

16)King Kester Emeneya
BUT NA FILET
from the CD LONGUE HISTOIRE 1
Calbass Productions.


*=by request