Author Topic: ARE WE WITNESSING THE END OF THE GOLDEN ERA OF CONGOLESE MUSIC?  (Read 35858 times)

ngombeshenzi55 #30 on: July 15, 2014, 11:07

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Ngombeshenzi, you never cease to amaze me, when I come to Kenya I will make sure that I pay you a visit and enjoy the music together,  Kenyans and Tanzanians are like twin brothers.

Welcome brother. True Kenyans and Tanzanians are  like twin brothers. I will be delighted to host you when you come to Kenya.

SLY PAPA NA KEVIN #31 on: July 15, 2014, 14:34

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So you guys like upbeat rhumbas it seems and what's wrong with the piano in rhumbas? The piano is still an instrument used widely in every genre of music.
I think there is just something you simply don't understand about your national music. Most of us here not congolese but got hooked to congolese music due to the distinct guitar style in congolese music.
You are saying what's wrong with piano? well firstly there is also a distinction between piano/keyboard for rhythm and the synthesizer in congolese music. What most of us hate is the substitution of solo guitar with a synthesizer in congolese music and this crime is attributed to King Kester and Koffi Olomide, Koffi changed but then he introduced distortion on solo guitar(rock mode) and now he prefers to substitute actual drums with programmed drums and electronic drum, the standard(traditional) drums sound better.


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Mwana Nsalu #32 on: July 15, 2014, 20:28

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So you guys like upbeat rhumbas it seems and what's wrong with the piano in rhumbas? The piano is still an instrument used widely in every genre of music.
I think there is just something you simply don't understand about your national music. Most of us here not congolese but got hooked to congolese music due to the distinct guitar style in congolese music.
You are saying what's wrong with piano? well firstly there is also a distinction between piano/keyboard for rhythm and the synthesizer in congolese music. What most of us hate is the substitution of solo guitar with a synthesizer in congolese music and this crime is attributed to King Kester and Koffi Olomide, Koffi changed but then he introduced distortion on solo guitar(rock mode) and now he prefers to substitute actual drums with programmed drums and electronic drum, the standard(traditional) drums sound better.

i think what has to be understood too is that congolese ppl have to satisfy their own home first and they have to follow the trends popular in their own country. the new rumba with mostly vocals and the seperate generique is what satisfies the people of congo and so this is what congolese artists are giving them. as for the subbing real instruments for synthesized sounds this is cost effective and not only congolese music that suffers from this. it is much cheaper to complete an album paying 1 or 2 producers rather than 5 or more musicians.

archos #33 on: July 15, 2014, 20:43

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That's why i said instead of trying to do azonto,coupe decale,alkayida or any of those stuff to "compete" with other africans they should  do a second album more sebene oriented and destined to africa
 no wonder,whey they go abroad they can repeat loi during a concert for 30 minutes because fans love it, or kin e bouger, micko, solola bien,kalayi boeing and so on
 one of the reason albums have that much rumbas these days is that peoples want to  buy rumba songs to their names much much much more,but i am certain they can find customers for sebene songs even from guys abroad if necessary
 

SLY PAPA NA KEVIN #34 on: July 15, 2014, 21:48

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i think what has to be understood too is that congolese ppl have to satisfy their own home first and they have to follow the trends popular in their own country. the new rumba with mostly vocals and the seperate generique is what satisfies the people of congo and so this is what congolese artists are giving them. as for the subbing real instruments for synthesized sounds this is cost effective and not only congolese music that suffers from this. it is much cheaper to complete an album paying 1 or 2 producers rather than 5 or more musicians.
There is only one reason and that it mabanga!! There are no producers to promote congolese music anymore,only a few are willing to take a risk so musicians now rely on mabanga to make money and mabanga is best done in ballads as they have enough time to mention a lot of names on a ballad than on a sebene or generique.
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EMOVICTEAM #35 on: July 16, 2014, 00:35

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Ngombe, how far is it from nairobi. I usually come to nairobi.

Mwana Nsalu #36 on: July 16, 2014, 01:47

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i think what has to be understood too is that congolese ppl have to satisfy their own home first and they have to follow the trends popular in their own country. the new rumba with mostly vocals and the seperate generique is what satisfies the people of congo and so this is what congolese artists are giving them. as for the subbing real instruments for synthesized sounds this is cost effective and not only congolese music that suffers from this. it is much cheaper to complete an album paying 1 or 2 producers rather than 5 or more musicians.
There is only one reason and that it mabanga!! There are no producers to promote congolese music anymore,only a few are willing to take a risk so musicians now rely on mabanga to make money and mabanga is best done in ballads as they have enough time to mention a lot of names on a ballad than on a sebene or generique.

I think we waste time complaining

Franco Pepe Kalle #37 on: July 16, 2014, 06:02

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Ngombe, how far is it from nairobi. I usually come to nairobi.
Nairobi is the place for East African Musicians to play some Congolese sounds in Swahili.

EMOVICTEAM #38 on: July 16, 2014, 08:43

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Ngombe, how far is it from nairobi. I usually come to nairobi.
Nairobi is the place for East African Musicians to play some Congolese sounds in Swahili.

franco, did you understand my question properly?

Jdog #39 on: July 16, 2014, 09:04

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Ngombe, how far is it from nairobi. I usually come to nairobi.
Nairobi is the place for East African Musicians to play some Congolese sounds in Swahili.

franco, did you understand my question properly?
Haha lol I don't think so.
Or moto asala le monde eza yo Nzambe tata, Kita okata po mokili trop matata, kata- Fally Ipupa

ngombeshenzi55 #40 on: July 16, 2014, 13:18

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Ngombe, how far is it from nairobi. I usually come to nairobi.

EMOBCBG Kakamega is  400 kilometers from Nairobi, 54 Kilometers from Kisumu,  so from Nairobi you can use  Nakuru - Kisumu- Kakamega route or Nairobi-Kabsabet- Kakamega finally for those who want to drink some Milk in rift Valley, one can use Nairobi- Nakuru- Eldoret- Kakamega route. I buy my Music in Nairobi  and do stuff there so we still can hook up in Nairobi sometime in future then later , visit Kakamega.

Tunutu #41 on: July 16, 2014, 14:36

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shamala #42 on: July 16, 2014, 18:51

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Ngombe, how far is it from nairobi. I usually come to nairobi.

EMOBCBG Kakamega is  400 kilometers from Nairobi, 54 Kilometers from Kisumu,  so from Nairobi you can use  Nakuru - Kisumu- Kakamega route or Nairobi-Kabsabet- Kakamega finally for those who want to drink some Milk in rift Valley, one can use Nairobi- Nakuru- Eldoret- Kakamega route. I buy my Music in Nairobi  and do stuff there so we still can hook up in Nairobi sometime in future then later , visit Kakamega.
you haveny told him about the ladies hahaha
PORTE-PAROLE NON OFFICIEL DE JB MPIANA ET WENGE BCBG.

Franco Pepe Kalle #43 on: July 16, 2014, 20:11

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Ngombe, how far is it from nairobi. I usually come to nairobi.
Nairobi is the place for East African Musicians to play some Congolese sounds in Swahili.

franco, did you understand my question properly?
I thought you made a statement.

Shamala, unafanya swala moja mazuri.

But Kenya and Tanzania does love lots of Congolese music. Simba Wanyika is the Kenyan version of Dr. Nico. Mbaraka and Remmy Ongala were Tanzanian versions of Franco.

ngombeshenzi55 #44 on: July 16, 2014, 22:46

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Ngombe, how far is it from nairobi. I usually come to nairobi.

EMOBCBG Kakamega is  400 kilometers from Nairobi, 54 Kilometers from Kisumu,  so from Nairobi you can use  Nakuru - Kisumu- Kakamega route or Nairobi-Kabsabet- Kakamega finally for those who want to drink some Milk in rift Valley, one can use Nairobi- Nakuru- Eldoret- Kakamega route. I buy my Music in Nairobi  and do stuff there so we still can hook up in Nairobi sometime in future then later , visit Kakamega.
you haveny told him about the ladies hahaha

I already told him in the previous post of our Luhya ladies; The best cooks, so beautiful with the best non Generic  behinds/asses in the world(God) given , the most sought for women who  can handle a man like  catapillars  that dig roads all night witout getting tired..one needs those blue pills like Koffi Olomide to be able to handle them , note( Non Luhyas) as for us we are one and the same, Women who are healthy  that give birth to the most Healthy infants in whole County( WHO research finding) and of late they  are giving birth to 2- 4 kids at once  hahaha!  Our women are wife Material like Mama Biya ( wife of the late Madilu System), Marriage to them is sacred.....