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Music => Congolese Music => Topic started by: archos on July 25, 2013, 12:10

Title: Maitre Ficarré Mwamba gives advice to young generation
Post by: archos on July 25, 2013, 12:10
[video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6FOjI3iH_3w[/video]

this is one of the very very rare interviews of maitre ficarré where he briefly talks about his time in wenge musica then goes on to reveal he has taught guitar to many who plauyed or play in big groups(he names motingia from zaiko,adé lokela form victoria and alludes to charly solo from ferré and many more he doesnt mention)
for him,the identity of a group depends a lot on soloists,and a group which whanges too much their soloists find it hard to maintain their identity
he gives his own example in bcbg saying that the fact he has been around for decades helps keeping that wenge feeling
he advises young generation of soloists to remain faithful to their groups because after all wherever they go they will still have problems,and that instead of being in hurry for personal fame and then changeing often groupsn,they should take their time and keep learning to improve their guitar skills
about teaching guitar,he reveals his project of a music school and says he will need financial help to realise it
Title: Reply To: Maitre Ficarré Mwamba gives advice to young generation
Post by: SLY PAPA NA KEVIN on July 25, 2013, 14:33
Nice one,what a rare moment,first ever interview am seeing of him. I have spoken with him before at a show in London. I have heard he played the song Danico on Kalayi Boeing,is he saying he played the title track Kalayi Boeing as well?

Nice words of counsel there,glad he to know he taught Charly Solo to play!
Title: Reply To: Maitre Ficarré Mwamba gives advice to young generation
Post by: SLY PAPA NA KEVIN on July 25, 2013, 14:37
@archos said:....
he advises young generation of soloists to remain faithful to their groups because after all wherever they go they will still have problems,and that instead of being in hurry for personal fame and then changeing often groupsn....
Very good point he's raised here.
Title: Reply To: Maitre Ficarré Mwamba gives advice to young generation
Post by: archos on July 25, 2013, 17:25
<cite>@Sylvester said:</cite>
Nice one,what a rare moment,first ever interview am seeing of him. I have spoken with him before at a show in London. I have heard he played the song Danico on Kalayi Boeing,is he saying he played the title track Kalayi Boeing as well?

Nice words of counsel there,glad he to know he taught Charly Solo to play!


yes on that album he played kalayi boeing,danico and voyage if i m not mistaken,and makaba did the rest
Title: Reply To: Maitre Ficarré Mwamba gives advice to young generation
Post by: SLY PAPA NA KEVIN on July 25, 2013, 17:45
@archos said:
yes on that album he played kalayi boeing,danico and voyage if i m not mistaken,and makaba did the rest

Wow,no wonder JB Mpiana has faith in him,i thought it was only the song Danico.
Title: Reply To: Maitre Ficarré Mwamba gives advice to young generation
Post by: EMOVICTEAM on July 25, 2013, 18:44
I have told you Sly, ficarre is good......up to this day, Danico, even Walay Danico is played by Ficarre in most concerts...
Title: Reply To: Maitre Ficarré Mwamba gives advice to young generation
Post by: SLY PAPA NA KEVIN on July 25, 2013, 19:15
@EMOBCBG said:
I have told you Sly, ficarre is good......up to this day, Danico, even Walay Danico is played by Ficarre in most concerts...

Ficarre is good but his style is a bit old fashioned,he's trying to catch up but no doubt he's a good guitarist and he played well on the last Primus generique but with the style of sebene being played now he needs to pull up his socks if he's to be recognised and put in the same circles as the likes of Kapaya,Patou and the current soloists who are dominating.
Title: Reply To: Maitre Ficarré Mwamba gives advice to young generation
Post by: charismatique on July 25, 2013, 21:13
Maitre has a lot of wisdom and for him to stay loyal to one group for this long, he is really smart. I beg to differ with all of you on the part that Patou and the young ones are better than him and he should pull up his socks, no its the other way round. Only that you are just paying attention to the younger ones, your eyes have been seeing for decades and it has become too familiar. Tell you what, I  guitaristsplay the guitar and that instrument is  made in such a way that the more you play / practice the better you get now imagine he has been playing it for 1000 years, how many scales do you think he knows? Uncountable! Younger guitarists are good but their scales are not as well defined as Maitre's. The man is a legend, period.
Title: Reply To: Maitre Ficarré Mwamba gives advice to young generation
Post by: SLY PAPA NA KEVIN on July 26, 2013, 00:34
Charismatique,i think there is a reason why JB Mpiana has given Patou the top spot, Patou is not just an ordinary soloist or guitarist,he's got exceptional playing skills and am sure Maitre Ficarre knows deep down that Patou is on a different level,even the likes of Mboka Liya know, Alain Makaba in one interview gave credit to Patou for his skills,it means he's good.
Title: Reply To: Maitre Ficarré Mwamba gives advice to young generation
Post by: Felo on July 27, 2013, 07:27
It is the simplicity of Ficarre's playing that makes him better than many. For instance that Kala-yi Boeing solo is not complicated but still remains one of the best licks done and one that stays in your memory forever - unlike many wonderfully intricate solos done by the Kapayas of now which are wonderful to listen to but fade away from your memory quickly. One thing I know about making good music: it is very hard to keep it simple. That is where the likes of Ficare, Mboka Liya, Dali Kimoko, Popolipo and the likes score.
Title: Reply To: Maitre Ficarré Mwamba gives advice to young generation
Post by: EMOVICTEAM on July 27, 2013, 14:20
Felo, point...
Title: Reply To: Maitre Ficarré Mwamba gives advice to young generation
Post by: SLY PAPA NA KEVIN on July 28, 2013, 10:11
We identify guitarists by their work be it in Congolese music or world music including Jazz etc. Franco was not an excellent singer,it's his guitar skills that made him popular,he didn't keep his guitar works simple,he liked complicated solo guitar partitions and that was his identity,personally I appreciate complicated guitar works,Mboka liya is one of the pioneers of complicated solo guitar partitions.
I have too many BCBG dvd's,there is a big difference in the styles that Ficarre and Patou use,Ficarre's style is very simple and straight forward,Patou's is complicated. It's not by mistake that Ficarre has been playing second fiddle to all soloists a BCBG despite being the longest and most experienced soloist in the band. Times have changed and styles keep changing,Ficarre though a good soloist has remained in the past no wonder Patty Moleso,Patou Solo and Mboka Liya dominated him,JB Mpiana only uses Ficarre on one or two song on the BCBG albums,there is a reason for that.