Author Topic: Another one from the Archives - Stage Marshall  (Read 865 times)

MwanaMokili on: November 20, 2017, 17:49

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This is a recording from the Old Voice of Kenya ( Now Kenya Broadcasting Corporation)

Orchestre Les Mangelepa were ruling the airwaves :



Bwamy Wa Lumona is the bearded guitarist wizard.

Bandibanga Wa Tshilumba (KaiKai)  is the lead singer on most of the Songs

Notice the Dance and the footwork - Michael Jackson had not even gone solo and they were showing his moves...

Apologies for the poor sound quality, I think the recording was not from the original studio works. Hope you can tell the quality of the horns in those days.


Franco Pepe Kalle #1 on: November 28, 2017, 22:20

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I am guess this was in 1980 when Samba left the band, right?

MwanaMokili #2 on: November 29, 2017, 12:30

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I am guess this was in 1980 when Samba left the band, right?

This was  Maybe 1979, but it could also be early 1980.

By the way, Samba was never in Les Mangelepa.

Samba Mapangala was  the Founder of Les Kinois until 1980 when he left to start Orchestre Virunga.


bencuri #3 on: December 01, 2017, 22:08

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Many bands today couldn't play with this expertise and technical perfectness. I love how the chorus sounds, these people were very good singers.

MwanaMokili #4 on: January 02, 2018, 16:33

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Many bands today couldn't play with this expertise and technical perfectness. I love how the chorus sounds, these people were very good singers.

You are Right Bencuri:

You will have to travel a bit to get a group that can perform or compose like this nowadays.
So much of today's music is mabanga and  little of lyrics with any kind of message.
Also the group mixing horns, guitar and vocals to such effect is rare.

Consider this Hit - Mimba to illustrate my point :



Happy New Year 2018 - Hope to dig up some classics in the new year...
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