Author Topic: TODAY IS THE 36TH ANNIVERSARY OF QUARTIER LATIN  (Read 619 times)

CM PRINCE on: November 26, 2022, 19:00

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Today marks the 36th anniversary when Koffi formed one of the greatest (in my opinion) groups of all time Quartier Latin!

Their debut album was released in 1992, with the last album to date released in 2006


The group gave us many classics and also was able to present us talent of many individuals for example: Fally Ipupa, Bouro Mpela, Willy Bula, Sam Tshintu, Lebou Kabuya, Suzuki 4x4, Modogo, Soleil, CNN, Champion, Kerozene, Brigade, Felly Tyson, Rocky Blanchard, Babia Ndonga, Eric Tutsi, Mboshi, Somono, Do Akongo, Fofo Le Collégien, Cambodge, Mamale and there’s so many to go on loool.




Also not to forget guys that came from other groups and helped Quartier Latin reach bigger heights for example Beniko Zero Faute, Montana Kamenga, Depitcho, Ramazani, Ferre Gola, Titina, Mbetenge, Deo Brondo once again there’s so many names.

Looking back there was never any single bad Quartier Latin album and there’s still a debate of where each album ranks as the best. We also were gifted arguably the greatest chorus group of all time of the Magie and V12 team which consisted of Suzuki, Babia, Eric, Modogo, Willy and Sam.



With the groups backing we got given the famous Generique of all time Loi for Koffi’s solo album, along with Effrakata, and Rond Point which are all dance floor Anthems





With Do Akongo composing the CLASSIC Rhumba Sens Inverse which is also a wedding classic usually for the first dance


Quartier Latin took Koffi to another dimension and he was able to reach new heights with the group with successful Europe tours and playing at mystic halls such as Olympia, Zenith 6 times, and Bercy




Also not to forget the countless successful African tours and concerts in Kin




With Quartier Latin winning the best group at the Kora Awards in 2003


Aside from that we also have a couple of Quartier Latin offshoots for example: Quartier Latin Academia who released their debut album Sanction which was a huge hit and had proper Quartier Latin sound, same with Quartier Latin Integral who released Volte Face that was also Quartier Latin sound.
There was a lot of musicians that left and took the Quartier Latin sound with them to use in their own albums.
Koffi himself left a message towards all his former musicians and dancers thanking them for their service


Happy Birthday Quartier Latin and thank you for the impact you gave to our music! Post some of your favourite Quartier Latin songs on here



archos #1 on: November 26, 2022, 19:19

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 you beat me to it bro lol did you see the video koffi did for that thanking all the guys and co but it was all in french,it reminded me of the late babia and lebou who were among the rare to say things as they thought at the moment to koffi lol like babia once said "ah vieux na moyi makasi boye ba francais moyen te" one day that koffi was starting his long speeches in french  :D :D :D :D
top top group indeed,i wish the rivalry with wenge was a bit healthier

Mfumu Vata #2 on: November 26, 2022, 19:39

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I am surprised to hear koffi mention Eldorado, Mascot de Katalas, Thomas Lokofe, Djunafa and Veron

Monsieur Congo #3 on: November 26, 2022, 20:50

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Happy Birthday Clan Latino!!
Here is my personal favourite at the moment from the late great Babia Ndonga Chokoro Cocorico Cone Chocapic Le Naturelll lol

CM PRINCE #4 on: November 27, 2022, 00:13

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you beat me to it bro lol did you see the video koffi did for that thanking all the guys and co but it was all in french,it reminded me of the late babia and lebou who were among the rare to say things as they thought at the moment to koffi lol like babia once said "ah vieux na moyi makasi boye ba francais moyen te" one day that koffi was starting his long speeches in french  :D :D :D :D
top top group indeed,i wish the rivalry with wenge was a bit healthier
What do you mean by healthier, I didn't think it was that bad

CM PRINCE #5 on: November 27, 2022, 00:14

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I am surprised to hear koffi mention Eldorado, Mascot de Katalas, Thomas Lokofe, Djunafa and Veron
Yeah I was also surprised to hear mention all those dancers too, especially the ones that "exposed" him

archos #6 on: November 27, 2022, 02:04

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you beat me to it bro lol did you see the video koffi did for that thanking all the guys and co but it was all in french,it reminded me of the late babia and lebou who were among the rare to say things as they thought at the moment to koffi lol like babia once said "ah vieux na moyi makasi boye ba francais moyen te" one day that koffi was starting his long speeches in french  :D :D :D :D
top top group indeed,i wish the rivalry with wenge was a bit healthier
What do you mean by healthier, I didn't think it was that bad

 healthier in the sense that today that normally it should not matter as much as in the past,a lot of people still go strongly into the rivalry while those two clans could have done a lot of positive stuff for our music if they decided to unite a bit more

Franco Pepe Kalle #7 on: November 28, 2022, 02:47

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There are many great songs from Koffi Olomide and Quartier Latin
But here some I selected that stand out











There are more but these songs stand out to me.

Mopao195 #8 on: November 28, 2022, 10:31

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legendary group the greatest group to ever come out of congo full of talented singers and instrumentalists with four classic albums in a decade with the best one being Ultimatum and the most underrated album being Force de frappe