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Music => Congolese Music => Old School Music => Topic started by: bencuri on January 27, 2017, 11:04

Title: International Zaistars with Nene Tshaku
Post by: bencuri on January 27, 2017, 11:04
I have just came across this album with Nene Tshaku. It would be good to know more about this group. Does anyone have this album?


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Title: Re: International Zaistars with Nene Tshaku
Post by: MwanaMokili on February 08, 2017, 04:14
Bencuri:

Is this the same artist as Nene Tchakou http://www.last.fm/music/Nene+Tchakou/+wiki (http://www.last.fm/music/Nene+Tchakou/+wiki) ?

I have looked for the group International Zaistars but so far have found very little information on them. There is a mention of the group being based in Nigeria, and the bio link also mentions him being there as well.

Nene Tchakou is a highly skilled Lead guitar session musician who has performed with the Likes of Pepe Felly Manuaku, Koffi Olomide, Kanda Bongoman, Lucien Bokilo, Arlus Mabele and last I heard of him he was in NYC with Samba Mapangala.

He has had a very long career as detailed in his bio, and probably the group International Zaistars was  a collection of session musicians given the name for recording purposes.  This was common practice for big players to get a group  together and record either one-off or a series of albums but they were never a solid group.

The Album sounds like the Soukus beats of the early 90's reminiscent of Loketo of  Arlus Mabele, Matchatcha of Diblo Dibala, Kanda Bongoman and Kasav....

I will keep digging and update this with more information as I get it.
Title: Re: International Zaistars with Nene Tshaku
Post by: bencuri on February 12, 2017, 02:01
Thanks for the info! It would be interesting to listen to this record. I liked how Nene played in Minzoto Wella Wella. Maybe this would be interesting, too.
Title: Re: International Zaistars with Nene Tshaku
Post by: MwanaMokili on April 05, 2017, 06:17
Thanks for the info! It would be interesting to listen to this record. I liked how Nene played in Minzoto Wella Wella. Maybe this would be interesting, too.

Still no info on The International Zaistars, however  came across this gem from Minzoto Wella Wella :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQdxd6lnDX8

Title: Re: International Zaistars with Nene Tshaku
Post by: bencuri on April 06, 2017, 13:06
Thanks!

What I am not sure about, did Nene join Minzoto before or after he played in Langa Langa Stars? Do you have any information on that?