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Congolese Music / Re: NEWS about YOUYOU MOBANGUE
« on: September 19, 2017, 02:35 »
Yeah I really liked him over the other guy he was co-animating with in Extra Musica. I found him quite annoying

Didnt even know there was one. I always wondered why they never had big concerts like the others big groups. Now I really want to see that concert! I really hope someone can upload it, it would be greatly appreciated.

Is he coming to Chicago? I would definitely go if I knew more of the details

Sarah Solo is there around the end

Even last year it was full of people so something must have happened this past year

Congolese Music / Re: FAVOURITE TRACKS OF 2017 REVIEW
« on: August 18, 2017, 00:05 »
1. Charge
2. Kevis Nkoyi

Was the rest televised? I hope it gets uploaded on YouTube soon

Is that all of it?

It's probably gonna be an full rhumba album. No thanks!

Didn't they perform there in like 2005?

Congolese Music / Re: NYATAQUANCE IS OUT
« on: June 30, 2017, 20:57 »
I'm gonna have to disagree with you there longbluesquid. For some reason the songs on this album seem forgettable

They were at rehearsal yesterday preparing for Olympia.


Where is that Sebene from in the 1st minute? I only heard it at their Fikin 2016 performance. Is it anywhere on the new album?

Congolese Music / Re: ITS OUT!!!!!!!
« on: June 24, 2017, 21:53 »
This may be the best album of the Year!

That are foreigners who are saying that. Yes Temoinage is not like Kibuisa Mpimpa and A La Que Leu Leu. But if you ask Congolese people about Temoinage then they will say that it was a huge succes. The album was number one everywhere in the music-charts of Congo until Fally's departure from Quartier Latin, which made the already 2 months released Droit Chemin getting the number one spot. Everybody danced Kisanola in that era even politicians like Vital Kamerhe, Moise Katumbi, etc.  With the succes of Temoinage Werrason started touring in the big cities of Congo (Matadi, Bukavu, etc.), going to Cabinda, Angola and Togo, performing in the 24 area's of Kinshasa, giving sold-out concerts at GHK, beating Koffi Olomide at Fikin for the second time, getting a "disque d'argent" with Temoinage, Shaggy visiting him in Kinshasa and a jealous Koffi trying to lure Flamme Kapaya, Papy Kakol and Heritier to Quartier Latin.

It was A La Que Leu Leu who was not a really big succes compared to Temoinage. It was the first time Werrason flopped with a generic, with people complaining that Werrason messed the album up by doing to much "mabanga". The songs Maman Mabe and Victime d'Amour are good examples. But since it was the polemic-era with Werrason having the Congolese press in the pocket and himself still giving concerts with huge attendance in Kinshasa & Brazzaville, nobody in the press criticized him. I remember an interview of JB Mpiana with Francis Kakonde, where JB throwed indirect shots to Werra about that.  Albums like Compteur a Zero of Reddy Amisi, Affaire d'Etat of Koffi Olomide and Yo Nani of Wazekwa got a better reception. But the press was camouflaging it by praising Werrason and Wenge Maison Mere alot. That's how they killed our music, by not saying the true, being fans/groupies of artists and acting like musicians with someone like Zacharie Bababaswe giving a meeting in Stade des Martyrs and polemic starting between journalists on tv.

The flop of A La Que Leu Leu was due to having wait to long to release the album and starting the tour to late and staying to long in Europe. Werrason stayed 7 months in Europe, instead of 5 and went after that for some weeks to Angola. The tour started well, but on the end problems started. A La Que Leu Leu was planned for September 2002, but it got delayed to 28 Dec. With people already getting tired with the dance Koyimbi-Ko and the new cries, because they started to promote those dance and cries in the summer of 2001, after the release of Kibuisa Mpimpa. Such a shame, because the dance/cri Koyimbi-Ko was a big succes in 2001 and 2002, before the release of A La Que Leu Leu.

Well said. Also Ligne II was not a good generique especially when compared to operation dragon.

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