Author Topic: ARCHIVE JB MPIANA TH KINSHASA TOUR WITH VISIT OF DIDIER MASELA AND CHOULAY  (Read 452 times)

archos on: February 19, 2020, 12:07

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Matebu #1 on: February 19, 2020, 14:36

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Lots of clips have been recorded at the GHK tennis courts

Mfumu Vata #2 on: February 20, 2020, 02:33

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The young Blanchard Mosaka.

TH was a huge succes in Kinshasa. JB had Kinshasa in his hands when that album came, but they didn’t really spent alot time there like other does, who spent like min. 6/7 months in Kinshasa before going to Europe. Only after 3 months they went already to Europe, starting performing concerts in Kinshasa 2 months after its release with the one at FIKIN being the frist. The tour broke the heart of many musicians, Ali Mbonda, Kilimadjaro, Blanche Neige and the dancer who had purple braids (I don’t know her name, but she appread often on tv along with Monica, Marcation & Blanche Neige).

Where did did the two concerts after the FIKIN- footage took place ? Had JB any concerts outside Kin & Brazza before the Europe-tour, because it seems that he did the Africa-tour after returning back to Kinshasa in 2001 when he Europe-tour finished.

Kilimadjaro’s voice wasn’t good when he started animating.I noticed that he had often problems with his voice during concerts. He hadn’t that charisma that his big brother Bill had.

 Its a shame that Pina Collada stayed in Canada, alot of people credit all sebenes of Internet to Fi-Carré, while Pina Collada played a big part. Many people don’t even know his name. I think that it was bad from JB to not put his name in the credits just because he left.

Lol, the way JB Mpiana used to present JDL,Richard Mukena & Bikou Le Brun like they were special musicians “Bana Poto, them each presenting the Congolese diaspora, Bikou (UK), Mukena (Belgium), JDL (France).

Mfumu Vata #3 on: February 20, 2020, 02:46

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Lol, JB’s shot towards Maison Mere after presenting Pina Collada. Saying that he will have his own car after coming back from Europe and he won’t risk that a woman will take his car away (reffering to the cars of some musicians of Maison Mere, who bought by their sugermother and got take away in Kinshasa some months later), since that in Wenge BCBG, all the cars are of themselves.

I remember Adolphe talking about those girls and mother buying cars for musicians, during their last concert in Europe (the one of Franco’s tribute), adding that they have to return with their ex’men. “Toyoki sango que mabala ebele ekufi na poto. Alors bozangana na mibali na bino. Ba petit basombi ba vraie car. Bozo solola bien te.”.


Wenge1995 #4 on: February 20, 2020, 05:45

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Ndeko, you're being WAY too harsh on Kilimandjaro! He was young teenager who got attention too quickly and was under the shadow of his older brother.

A large shadow when you accept the fact that Bill Clinton Kalondji was approaching legend status with the success of Intervention Rapide Force, Solola Bien, and Bercy under his belt by the time Kilimandjaro came onto the scene.

I'm surprised how quickly people got over Blaise Bula and Alain Makaba being pushed out the group when TH arrived, especially since they were key members of Wenge Musica. I also wonder how much different the album would be had they never left...

Mfumu Vata #5 on: February 20, 2020, 08:13

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Reagan who was just 9 years old and Petit Chirac later who was 11 years old had rarely false notes in concerts. While Kilimajaro had it almost every concert and it became worser when he came in Europe. Yes he was young, but the music-scene doesn’t function that way, you must be on the point or you are out. People started also to compare and judge Bill to Kaludji when he just joined Maison Mere.

Their departure  hadn’t a lot of attention, because Makaba for example didn’t make a big press-conference or VHS Interview Choc after his departure, also he was les involved in Wenge BCBG after the release of Titanic. The succes of Zenith & Olympia kind of overshadow Blaise Bula departure, who left BCBG through the backdoor (being sick and after getting released from the hospital immediatly working on Ponderation 8 at Studio Ndiaye while BCBG was busy with preparing the Zenith show). I don’t think there would be much difference, because TH was prepared in Kinshasa without Makaba plus TH is JB’s solo album so a few vocals of Blaise wouldn’t make alot of difference.
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Mfumu Vata #6 on: March 17, 2020, 23:08

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It always hurt me to see how less the impact of FIKIN nowadays, while from the 70s until 2013, it was the place that was showing who had the biggest in impact in Kinshasa. With those legendary fights of Lita Bembo against Zaiko of Evoloko, JB Mpiana vs Werrason, Fally Ipupa vs Ferre Gola, etc.


archos #7 on: March 17, 2020, 23:22

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i think all kilimandjaro needed was proper work,he had raw talent which made him participate on one or two albums before bcbg but surely the tag of bill brother was for him a way to relax,since he was way older and more experience that chirac and reagan,his career was built too much on the hype of bill's brother he had much more to offer given than some of bill's work were his until in recent 10 years

Wenge1995 #8 on: March 17, 2020, 23:52

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Whatever happen to Chirac? Did he run away in Europe? Because I didn't see him in any of their concerts despite his participation on Mouna.

Mfumu Vata #9 on: March 18, 2020, 10:51

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He came back to Kinshasa with a part of Wenge T.T. after Olympia and danced in those Mouna-videoclips, he had grown a little more (which is normal because he was stilll a kind). Then after it I didn't hear anything about him. But it is said that Adolphe brought him to Europe. Thinking about him, those stuff that he was animating in Mouna was of his age (kobota bana boye, ngulu ngulu eeh yaya, etc.)