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I guess keeping the Extra theme going...I remember thinking this was next level sound the first time i heard this album. The sound so crystal clear, Roga Roga’s solo licks so clean


I’m trying to think of others. Another one was the Loi générique, and that of course is beyond legendary

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The song made everyone loose their minds whenever it came on - kids and adults alike. They were like the Beatles there at time there. Very local, unpolished sound production, but a continental hit regardless

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May the elections happen without violence, amen...


Despite their strongest polemic at the time (1999 release), they agreed to do this song (of course not in the booth together) at the urging of Show Do Man (RIP) from Toronto. This is the last song they where they both featured together

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Congolese Music / FALLY’S FIRST FIRST-BORN DAUGHTER
« on: August 10, 2018, 01:06 »
I usually stay away from the gossip columns, but this is my first time seeing her since way back. She’s an adult now... time flies. I believe she’s the same age as his first son with his current wife and Koffi’s daughter


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I used to be a avid reader and then sometimes contributor on this Viva La Musica site in the late 90's-early 2000's. i've since lost contact with the website founder and it just came to my attention that the host service has gone out of business. On the site are history of Viva members and offshoots, concert photos, and news from back in the day.

http://www.aozj17.dsl.pipex.com/wembaindex.html?showpage=true
http://www.aozj17.dsl.pipex.com/sethspages.html?showpage=true

Back in the day my go to sites for music news was Martin Sinnocks website (long gone) and this one. I'm saving various pages to my computer, i was hoping some of you guys could do the same as it would be sad to have another great site disappear forever




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So we have come to this point to get views on YouTube... mawa trop. The so-called "Dr" Wapiti...

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So after the Bonbon Cojack testimony and tons of previous testimonies (a weekly thing) also mysterious deaths... it  got me thinking, would you guys recommend your musically talented friends and family to join a big band in order to become a DRC star?

The quick answer would probably be no, but we have remember it’s basically a “passage obligé” in order to get exposure, then potentially become a leader. As we known them, no Maison mère... no Ferré, Héritier, Fabregas, Famme etc. No QL... no Fally, Suzuki, Sam Tshintu, Babia, Champion etc.

Are the negative things associated with band operations maybe worth it for some in the long run?

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Kiekie, is Pitienne Wa Nzambi’s song still the hottest party song in Brazzaville?


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Disclaimer: I try to be an impartial fan of the genre. And I think most of these génériques are bad.

Some artists put so much stock in views, so here they are. Technically speaking, they’re mostly flops compared to what they were hoping (especially with the kindoki undertones). I still gotta put an asterisk next to Fally because his views-to-likes ratios can be real suspect.









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Congolese Music / THIS SONG FROM F’VICTEAM WAS SUCH A TEASE
« on: August 03, 2018, 23:19 »
In 2015, I thought after this uptempo/sebene songs would make a real comeback because of this song. Boy I was wrong. I also thought F’Victeam would become the top group, but we know key members have left and the group leader is going through a creativity block.

One of my top 5 songs for this decade


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Congolese Music / WERRA REFLECTS ON ADT’S PASSING
« on: August 03, 2018, 17:29 »
Not a good time jokes, but the classic Werra in deep thought photo op lol






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Getting picked up in a Bentley Mulsanne



After Zambia, having a bunch of concerts with diplomatic immunity basically

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Wonder what kind of deal he struck because other artists have seemingly been dying to get a spot at Salon Congo for the past few years. Meanwhile Koffi had a VIP birthday concert there just a few weeks ago

If I recall correctly Ferre hasn't performed at Salon Congo since 2012. Fally has had his concerts this decade in the parking lot or the pool before renovations. The 3 days concert of Werra in 2015 and the things behind the scenes shut things down for 3 years.


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One of my favorite recent rhumbas. Incidentally, Kester was his inspiration. Great featuring from Lacoste - I like him when just does his job of singing

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Congolese Music / WHO WAS THE BASSIST ON THIS GENERIQUE?
« on: July 30, 2018, 02:44 »
Now this is what I call powerful bass. This generique was a huge hit in 1997-98:


My cousin used to say that Dakumuda was Werrason before Werrason because of his popularity on the local scene back then with group Laviniora (1997-99). He was known as "Mokonzi ya ba Chegues" etc, shame things didn't work out later on considering he's a great singer.

Now he's a Pasta (nickname for new pastors with questionable motives :D )

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