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He wasn't even as old as Aurlus, was he?

Very sad news! For me he was the best of the best. Was planning to visit him this year for a recording.

Congolese Music / Re: WHAT WAS LIKE DRC IN 1950'S?
« on: May 18, 2020, 03:23 »
Go to find the section about congo and you will find lots of old photos. If some photos has a broken link, ask the guys to reupload them.

To me, Roga Roga is a big talent, but the truth is, hearing from him such words at the moment is simply ridiculous. Well, if we were in 2003, I would find it at least understandable (though not nice) from him talking like that, but for god's sake, we are in 2020, 14 years after Extra's last good album. Since then he couldn't come up with anything really interesting. So I don't understand at all why he is so proud of himself. Instead of talking, he should be working hard to produce a listenable album. If he didn't produce anything before 2007, and he should be evaluated from the work done since then, he would be a small figure in the African music scene. He is in serious lag regarding quality, he should work on imroving this instead of faming himself.

I rarely listen to her, her songs are not really my taste, but I do respect her, she is talented. If I'd need to mention somebody serious among the female singers in Congo recently, I could easily choose her.

You can see a video here of the composing of a full congolese tune. The second guitar is the mi-solo. It functions just as another melody line in the tune to make the sound richer. Sometimes musicians add even more, like 4 guitar lines.

The guy in the black suite, didn't he play solo for bozi sometimes around 1995? I remember a concert of Bozi with a smilar looking guy.

Who are the rhythmist and soloist in this video? I don't recognise them. Ficarre?

I remembered wrongly, it is not the concert with the big portrait, rather like the setting similar to the Mulolo video clip. It's a shame almost nothing can be heared from the solo guitar.

There is a video from the 80's where they play several tunes that were released later. There is a big Mobutu portrait on the wall at the back of the stage, that is what I remember from the scene. The concert seems interesting, but the upload I checked has terrible sound. I wonder if that concert is available somewhere with decent sound. I would love to see that uploaded.

Congolese Music / Re: NEW SONG BY GUYGUY FALL
« on: April 02, 2020, 01:36 »
It seems former Extra Musica members has been activized by the split.

I agree, artists should work hard to create ones like in that era, like the ones Papa Lutumba came up with.

This is a very good song, but if I were them, I would have just let the first rumba theme go along. That is already enough of its own.

The  sound quality is better than on the recent album of Roga Roga.

Pleins Feux was recorded after Anges Adorables, wan't it?

Papy Bastin still has very good voice

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