Author Topic: Archive; Some old newpaper articles about Tabu Ley’s Olympia  (Read 155 times)

mvulusi96 on: October 19, 2018, 01:00

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He ended up by performing 34 times in 16 days! 14 days as support act of French singer Julien de Clerc. His first concert was broadcasted live on the Congolese television. After his shows at Olympia, he had to tour in Europe, but financial problems made him return quickly to Kinshasa. He received a triomphal reception and made a national tour throught the cities of DR Congo (Kisangani, Lubumbashi, Goma, Bukavu, etc.).

The sad part of the story is that Olympia refused him to give the video of his show at Olympia and the original audio-version, because of not respecting the contract. In 1979 they would release a Live a l’Olympia, but that disc was fake because it was recorded years later.

CM PRINCE #1 on: October 19, 2018, 01:07

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Wow 34 times, can you imagine if Koffi, JB, Werra, Fally, Ferre, Heritier and Fabregas managed to do that or even half of it, the way they would torture our ears with their boasting and probably give themselves a new nickname  ;D ;D
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archos #2 on: October 19, 2018, 14:38

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even just three times in a row it would be the end of the world :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

Drumstar98 #3 on: October 19, 2018, 15:52

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The original live CD version of Olympia was released by syllart somewhere in 2009.

mvulusi96 #4 on: October 19, 2018, 15:56

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that's all because of Koffi & Wenge 4x4. Koffi was first laid back but the copied Wenge 4x4-, who were hyping their local shows and those in Belgium and France who didn't really represent something in the showbiz-world.

Papa Wemba was very different. Back in the 80's and 90's he met various world stars (Sting, Phil Collins, Stevie Wonder, etc.) and used to perform with them several times on the same stage with also being interviewed by big tv-channels and put in top magazines of that era. But he never hyped it, but look what Fally Ipupa is doing today. Even when he created Nouvelle Ecriture and started performing at Zenith, Olympia and Bercy he never hyped it.