Author Topic: I’M STILL WAITING FOR RHUMBAS LIKE THIS AGAIN  (Read 2141 times)

Matebu on: February 15, 2018, 00:49

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Man, what a composition. Captivating from start to finish with a very strong chorus lineup



If we got rhumbas of this level on present albums, then the 1 générique + 11 rhumbas trend would be much more tolerable.

CM PRINCE #1 on: February 15, 2018, 01:20

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I agree 1000% even if we got rhumbas like the ones from Effrakata lol v12 and so on it would be great cause music today is just meh I find the rhumbas today boring

Matebu #2 on: February 15, 2018, 01:31

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I agree 1000% even if we got rhumbas like the ones from Effrakata lol v12 and so on it would be great cause music today is just meh I find the rhumbas today boring

And notice how the only mabanga placed into the lyrics for the entire song is the one Koffi gives to his wife. We have too many rhumbas with empty lyrics because it's just mabanga.

mvulusi96 #3 on: February 15, 2018, 01:49

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I agree 1000% even if we got rhumbas like the ones from Effrakata lol v12 and so on it would be great cause music today is just meh I find the rhumbas today boring

I hate the rumbas of today. Espcially if they are recorded with an acoustic guitar in the Odemba-way.

The prefer the rumba's of Monde Arabe above those of Effrakata. Monde Arabe could have been Koffi Olomide's best album ever if had made better generics, sebene songs and throwed those cross-covers songs away (Essili and Sexy Pop). I didn't really like Essili and Sexy Pop. I don't understand why he prefered to release Essili instead of Bomengo.



Riziki and Respect were excellent as sebene-songs(played by Ramazani and Lebou Kabuya), but Mopao en Or and Rouge a Levre were average. It looks like that both songs were made on the last minute and without determinaton. I think  looks that Felly Tyson wasn't inspired anymore. Maybe because of Koffi dismissing as Chef d'Orchestre at that time and replacing him by Fally Ipupa.


mvulusi96 #4 on: February 15, 2018, 01:51

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"Frere" Dakumuda sung on this, like he was a member of Quartier Latin. This song was supposed to be a duet with Julio Iglesias (who was one of idols). But Julio refused Koffi's offer. I remember the press reporting that he wanted to invite him and Youssou N'dour for Monde Arabe.

Manzambi94 #5 on: February 15, 2018, 02:41

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"Frere" Dakumuda sung on this, like he was a member of Quartier Latin. This song was supposed to be a duet with Julio Iglesias (who was one of idols). But Julio refused Koffi's offer. I remember the press reporting that he wanted to invite him and Youssou N'dour for Monde Arabe.
Why Julio refused? It would have been a huge hit

Matebu #6 on: February 15, 2018, 03:19

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Yeah, I think the last time I played Essili and Sexy Pop was when I bought the album. Neither are interesting at all.

Mopao en Or and Rouge a Levre were the last two songs put together , if I remember correctly to add a little more sebene. Rouge a Levre was when I knew Kerozene's career as a big time atalakou was over. He sounded terrible in that song, to put it lightly. And it was clearly cut-and-paste.

L'autre Lâ would've been a bigger commerical success if Koffi wasn't screaming through it. I like it, but I clearly understand why it didn't work.



Why Julio refused? It would have been a huge hit

It was a matter of Julio of not really knowing who Koffi was or about his fame in the African community, so there were no real sour feelings from Koffi afterwards.
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Matebu #7 on: February 15, 2018, 03:22

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I hate the rumbas of today. Espcially if they are recorded with an acoustic guitar in the Odemba-way.


lol, that rules out 90% of Ferre's music.

Congolitude #8 on: February 15, 2018, 09:43

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I hate the rumbas of today. Espcially if they are recorded with an acoustic guitar in the Odemba-way.


lol, that rules out 90% of Ferre's music.
exactly what I was going to say but QQJD, for example, is a very remarkable album except for the generics

Matebu #9 on: February 15, 2018, 19:21

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I hate the rumbas of today. Espcially if they are recorded with an acoustic guitar in the Odemba-way.


lol, that rules out 90% of Ferre's music.
exactly what I was going to say but QQJD, for example, is a very remarkable album except for the generics

I believe @mvulusi was saying the opposite, he doesn’t like all the acoustic, one tempo odemba-style that Ferre sticks to doing.

Grandpretre #10 on: February 15, 2018, 19:50

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pomme verte, sylivie, riziki & aubergine are monde arabe"s highlights. why the f bouro left them before the released & why  deo brando's voice missing on this one?

Matebu #11 on: February 15, 2018, 19:58

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pomme verte, sylivie, riziki & aubergine are monde arabe"s highlights. why the f bouro left them before the released & why  deo brando's voice missing on this one?

Aubergine, Respect, Ngouli & Eputsha are very solid as well.

It was weird, Deo didn’t really participate like Jordan Kusa- he was in the Aubergine clip and one or two others. Of course he was gone permanently soon after


Seben_Maniac #12 on: February 15, 2018, 20:04

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If the album had more songs like aubergine, then I would've liked it so much more.

Grandpretre #13 on: February 15, 2018, 20:07

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pomme verte, sylivie, riziki & aubergine are monde arabe"s highlights. why the f bouro left them before the released & why  deo brando's voice missing on this one?

Aubergine, Respect, Ngouli & Eputsha are very solid as well.

It was weird, Deo didn’t really participate like Jordan Kusa- he was in the Aubergine clip and one or two others. Of course he was gone permanently soon after


deo brando's case remind me of willy bula's case in the v12 era, he's in the videos but not in songs, but i thing his vocals were removed cause we can hear his voice in aubergine (clip version)

Seben_Maniac #14 on: February 15, 2018, 20:16

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Also Pomme Verte sounded so much better when they perfomed it at those Danger De Morte Concerts.