Author Topic: WOW SO MODOGO PLAYED DRUMS ON HIS SONG SYLVEKOU IN MAGIE  (Read 478 times)

archos on: January 26, 2023, 22:23

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At 10 20 he explained that the song was made with programmed drums and when he wanted real drums aswell the quartier latin drummers were not reaching the right tempo he wanted so he told koffi that he wants to try and when he was done playing it till the end koffi was impressed and joked whether he should pay him as a drummer or a singer and he said both

Mfumu Vata #1 on: January 27, 2023, 02:26

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It explains why Koffi kept inviting Djudjuchet when recording Noblesse Oblige and V12 and being extremely after recruiting Champion, saying loud that he has not to pay Djudjuchet anymore to participate to his albums.

Looks like preparations and recording of Magie left special memories on all singers that participate, almost all singers (Willy des Boules, Suzuki 16, Samilo, late Babia and Eric Tutsi) say in interviews that they either gave their best on that album or reachest their best level.

Wenge1995 #2 on: January 27, 2023, 02:48

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It explains why Koffi kept inviting Djudjuchet when recording Noblesse Oblige and V12 and being extremely after recruiting Champion, saying loud that he has not to pay Djudjuchet anymore to participate to his albums.

Looks like preparations and recording of Magie left special memories on all singers that participate, almost all singers (Willy des Boules, Suzuki 16, Samilo, late Babia and Eric Tutsi) say in interviews that they either gave their best on that album or reachest their best level.

I wonder how much Koffi and Werrason were paying for Djudjuchet play drums on their albums? How come Champiom was more advanced than Coco Tchomba and Kaps Kapangala, was he classically trained musician?

I know some musicians are self-taught while others learn from a professional (Patou Solo, Japonais Maladi, Alain Makaba ect).

Mfumu Vata #3 on: January 27, 2023, 17:45

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Champion is a drummer that's able to play a like kind of music (Zouk, Rock, Traditional music, etc.). He hits all drum pieces and often likes to do demonstrations. In his last interview he said that the drummer of Kassav inspired him alot. I wasn't surprised when he said that, because I was wondering it already myself and I think that I already talked about it in the past on this forum, by posting videos of the way Champion drummed the moment Martin Sinnock presented Koffi at Licoln Center and in the first seconds of the intro female dancers danced at Koffi's Olympia



But I found it strange that he didn't name one of the Viva drummers or Titina Al Capone, because he used many of their paritions.

Most drummers during the early 90s were limited. Many were following the style of late Meridjo Belobi "Machini ya Kauka" which only focussed on the snare drum. Meridjo is the one who introduced the Cavacha/Machini ya Kauka drumming style in Congolese music which everybody plays until this day, because before that everyone was just drumming the Soum-Djoum style of our first drummer Seskain Molenga (I feel that people dont give him enough credit for it and giving it all to his former boss Tabu Ley Rochereau). However, he had also many drummers who were using all drum-pieces such as Djudju-chet Luvengoka, Richacha Balengola, Awilo Longomba, Otis Edjudju and other that I forgot. Titina Al Capone was the of the new generation and because of him, it kind made of a rebirth because many drummers started then to follow his style which was using hihat often, doing demostrations with the toms coming with multiple partitions (changement de frequences).

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