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JDT has really not been able to put his name on the musical map since the Marquis broke up.....he's now going to disappear real quickly with this BS. 

Congolese Music / Re: RENDEKITA IS OUT GUYS
« on: May 22, 2018, 21:02 »
No genirques?

« on: May 22, 2018, 20:48 »
A lot of factors to why his generic sounds like Koffi's. He just left Koffi for one. also, Kirikou is not made for fast-paced generic like WMMM's. His voice will be lost even in the studio. There's also the question of the musicians he was able to hire to make the generic. nothing they played stood out as catchy.
Kirikou can grow on you if you give him enough listening. Not too bad.

« on: May 17, 2018, 17:51 »
what country was that song from?

Happy Birthday mai gida....wishing you many more years on earth and with us.

Congolese Music / Re: KABUYA CONCERT
« on: May 03, 2018, 22:10 »
Kabuya had the talent to be Bill Clinton 2.0, now that title is going to Jamaique. At the end of the day, it's all about choices. Those beer bottles didn't walk up to him. He walked up to them and loved them more than he needed to. now he's paying the price. Ogogoro don kill am finish...

If they would all just put their egos aside, this could work. They also have to come up with a plan that will successfully give each musician his time to shine and not overstep on each other....

I like the medley style. He just needs a generique to go with it now...

Flamme is leaving most music lovers yearning for his return but something tells me he's not coming back. Those pastors will make sure that he doesn't look back. At the end of the day, he's easily in Top Ten if not Five best Solist Congo produced.

« on: April 07, 2018, 22:56 »
Someone tells you Flamme Kapaya is the public square with a band! You leave everything you were doing to go to the square only for him to sing songs and pLays riffs you couldn't relate to. Rocking and rolling You could see the disappointment on peoples' faces. Flamme was smart about it, he pulled them in with his popular riffs then unleashed revolutionary songs on them....

I'm sure he's found happiness in the church but his secular work will always speak for him.

Anyone knows who the soloist is for this work? some serious licks....

Congolese Music / Re: New Member
« on: April 07, 2018, 20:27 »
Kaabo, brother. Nigerian American here living in Amberg, Germany

While I agree that the likes of Papa Wemba, Franco, Tabu Ley, and koffi had previously introduced the word to congolese music in the 60s and 70s, I think the next generation took it to the next level and explosive albums like LOI, Pentagone, General Defao's Copinage, and Fula Ngenge (or even show me the way) took this music outside of the two Congos borders. Etat Major of Extra is certainly on the list of songs heard all around the world and most likely introduced Congo Brazza to the world. I think it's something to be proud of.

Nigeria has the Sunny Ades, Oliver De Coqa and Victor Uwaifos in abundance and are all popular in their own rights but none of them is as popular as any Congolese musicians who have toured Africa and the world.

Now with the coming of Afro Beat Nigeria and most Anglophone countries' musicians have dethroned Cote D'ivoire's Coupe Decale which came in after the Soukous Era.

Be it Conge Brazza or Congo Kinsasha, Congolese music has transcended through many levels and is now part of world music. I remember living in Niamey, Niger in 80-85 and from listening to the international radio station Africa Numero 1, I came to know music from artists like Kanda Bongo Man (JT), Pierre Moutuouari (Missenge) and Zaiko Langa Langa ( Live au Japon), Aurlus Mabele Rosine. The genre generally called soukous then conquered West Africa and eventually most of Africa. By the late 80s, I knew The Papa Wembas and the Koffi Olomides. For Non Congolese folks on this board, I'm sure they can remember probably the same artists as well. But all this is not complete without mentioning Awilo Longomba. He was the true conqueror of the world. People like Ferre and Werrason would not have played in Nigeria if it wasn't for Awilo who brought Congolese music/Soukous to Anglophone Africa.

Any other honorable mention? Who did you listen to growing up in your part of Africa? 

Congolese Music / Re: Bercy arrested
« on: March 20, 2018, 20:56 »
Does anyone know how old Bercy is? I'm curious to see how long it's going to take him to be mature or if the boat has already sailed.

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