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« on: October 09, 2018, 04:35 »
Sankara must be bored it looks like. I don't think Sankara is gay at all. He just likes to sometimes act like a woman on television. I mean for goodness sake, here in my country USA, lesbians are adored to death. I just think that we need to learn how to deal with LGBT issue around the world. I don't think it is as strong in DRC as it is in my country USA.

Who is Kija Brown. This is the first time that I have heard of his name.

Congolese Music / Re: R.I.P Dodo Munoko ex Afrisa nd Zaiko LL
« on: October 09, 2018, 04:25 »
Are you serious. Oh my god. This is so sad. He sang with Zaiko Langa Langa in California just a few weeks ago.

His voice could be heard here.

He was a guest at Nyboma and Pepe Kalle concert. He sang lead of Nyboma's Likambo. So sad.
At 20:00 to 32:00, you will hear Dodo's sweet lead vocals.

Congolese Music / Re: Chronilogical Order of group formations
« on: October 09, 2018, 04:16 »
@J Silu
With Pepe Kalle, Empire Bakuba was actually founded in 1973. But Pepe Kalle had a band called Africa Choc which was formed in 1968 or 1970 after he was a member of Papa Noel's La Bamboula which he supposedly sang alongside with Madilu, Bozi Boziana, Aime Kiwakana, and Papy Tex according to Madilu himself in a 1999 interview. Then in 1971 or 1972, he created Les Bakuba then in 1973, he changed it to Empire Bakuba with Dilu Dilumona and Papy Tex. Madilu claims to be a member of Les Bakuba but never heard his voice on any Les Bakuba records (I heard he sang on Nzele of Les Bakuba). That is how Pepe Kalle began. He was a guest man for Orchestre Veve, Bella Bella of Soki Vangu and Lipua Lipua of Nyboma (before Nyboma created Les Kamale).


You are right. It would be a great idea but the problem is with Werrason. Werrason is a very sensitive man and I don't think he has forgiven the likes of Ferre Gola, Heritier, Bill Clinton, Celeo Scram, and etc. Also he is not very close with Didier Masela (they still hold strong grudges against eachothter).

You could have a project between JB Mpiana, Adolphe Dominguez and Werrason together as a trio if their camps can put aside their differences (very unlikely but plausible).

I say this because the only Wenge people that Werrason seems to have the least issues with are JB Mpiana and Adolphe Dominguez. But you never know the future.

It is a factor of things.

It is because our western countries blocking any efforts of really giving a chance of foreign music such as Congolese music to get exposure because they want to make sure that "White" artists get more recognition. Also like you said, the country is a mess with no government and no culture that has respectability. With that, comes many Congolese artists who are so desperate to look more "marketable" such as Fabregas, Fally Ipupa and some others. Ferre Gola is the only one who at least tries to maintain some originality of Congolese music.

Finally, we live in a period that music does not have too much importance. Many Congolese are more interested in controversies and stupidities rather than genuine music which poses a big time. It is not unique to Congo. It is also true in my country USA, Canada, Russia, Colombia, Mexico and others.

I notice the young Sam Tshintu who did not sing a note until 1997's Ultimatum album.

Best members in my view

Do Akongo (nephew of Dizzy Mandjeku)
Lebou Kabuya
Beniko Popolipo Makiadi
Fally Ipupa
Felly Tyson
Eric Tutsi
Deo Brando
Montana Kamenga
Lola Muana
Sam Tshintu
and some others

I would love a album where we could hear Fally Ipupa and Koffi Olomide sing alongside Suzuki. It would be nice to hear those three together. It would create something special.

I wonder if Tutu Callugi was in Wenge Maison Mere, I think he would have fitted in well. I feel like Werrason would have had a easier time because Tutu Callugi was very creative in his animations and he knew how to put people down.

I think of this because of Coco Mandimba of Werrason from Pentagone of Wenge Musica BCBG

BTW notice how Werrason enjoys dancing alongside Adolphe Dominguez. Also Werrason enjoyed Tutu Callugi's animations in the song.

One of the problems with some Werrason fans is that they refuse to see the point of views of some of his former musicians and understand why they may have issues with him. They want to act like Werrason is God and he can do no wrong. BTW is actually the same problem with some JB Mpiana fans as well as Clan Wenge fans in general. They want to act like their man is perfect. Whether be JB Mpiana, Werrason, Blaise Bula or Adolphe Dominguez.

Clan Wenge is the clan with most conflicts and most hatred among the musicians. This is why we will never have a full Wenge Musica 4x4 reunion because the issues are too deep and some just don't want to be in the same room as well as a Wenge BCBG reunion or a Wenge Maison Mere reunion or a Wenge Tonya Tonya reunion or a Ponderation 8 reunion. Too much drama and bad blood.

Case in point Marie Paul. He has hatred for JB Mpiana and Werrason.
Here is a recent interview in which he mocks Werrason

Here is a 2016 interview which he talks shit about JB Mpiana and Werrason

There is too much bad blood in Clan Wenge. Werrason is not alone in this issue.

Congolese Music / Re: UDJANA PHENOMENE
« on: September 19, 2018, 06:23 »
What is Udjana?

« on: September 19, 2018, 06:21 »
It is not too bad but it could have been better.

Congolese Music / Re: Vibration of Ferre's group
« on: September 10, 2018, 13:08 »
He is speaking about Fally Ipupa. Fally and Ferre hate each-other's guts.


Title suggests that Sankara is mad that ex-WMM musicians got to explain their stories.

Congolese Music / Re: FERRE & JETSET LIVE SUNDAY 26/8/18
« on: August 29, 2018, 13:45 »
The way many Congolese woman are obsessed with bleaching and weaves is very disappointing

Unfortunately a lot of Women of color are addicted to having weaves and bleaching to look more white. White propaganda has been having an effect on a long time. Congolese women are no exception. It is incredibly sad indeed.

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