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Man, what a composition. Captivating from start to finish with a very strong chorus lineup

If we got rhumbas of this level on present albums, then the 1 générique + 11 rhumbas trend would be much more tolerable.

Both songs have a formulaic sound (in a good way) that progressively builds to sebene, but stays relaxed. Compared to the when both bands starrted - it was all about hard hitting songs and band members singing to their highest ability.

Wenge BCBG - Amour Sans Tache:

Wenge Maison Mère - Cuidado Niangs:

Werrason brother's album. Solola is a genre classic, so there's no debating that - I'm refering to the sebenes itself.

This was literally sound you heard if you went to La Zamba in 1999. When you listen to the albums side-by-side you realize how polished Solola was in comparison. It remains the the Wenge MM album that took the longest to develop with how many times song were recorded.

As I get older, I prefer live recorded albums.

Was Ferre high recording this album?  ;D This remains the most high-pitched singing voice I've heard from him

Singers: Ladins Montana, Hervé Ferré Gola, Werrason
Guitars: Flam Kapaya (Solo), Patient Kusangila (Accompa.), Japonais Maladi (Bass & Solo as well)
Drums: Djudjuchet
Animation: Bill Clinton & Celeo Scram
Percussions: Ali Mbonda & Celeo Scram

Ladins Motana - grand composeur compositeur, but singing wasn't his strong suit.

He literally calls the people killed during last month's protest "fake news" ( 4:00-  ::))

Lying straight throught his teeth for over 10 minutes. What a shame...

« on: February 02, 2018, 23:47 »
Artists love to say quotes in lyrics and mabanga, but sometimes their quotes are dumb.

“Tu veux manger piment dans ma bouche?” - JB “Do you want to eat the pepper in my mouth” ;D This always cracks me up and always gets stuck in my head. Makes no sense whatsoever.

“Didi Kinuani - le sauver de l’humanité” -  “ Didi Kinuani the savoir of humanity” - King Kester. This is when i thought the mabanga got way too ridiculous. Money aside, this guy is responsible for a lot of human rights abuses in Angola.


Probably won’t get much attention since the forum’s focus is more 5gen, but thought it was worth sharing. Gloria was for a long time one Viva’s hype man like Djuna Djanana, so I forgot how good of a singer he is.

The acoustic quality is pretty incredible, especially compared to recent releases. Looks like it was recorded at Studio de La Grande Armée, with either Ambroise Mvoundi or “Maestro” Souzy Kasseya à la prise de son.

Musique ya ba sapeurs, so feel good music with lots of sebene. 

Some participants - Stino Mubi, Beniko Zero Faute, Ramazani, Simolo Katondi, Maika Munan, Luciana Demingogo, Abeba Lipordo, Santa Nyanga, Cele Le Roi, Lidjo Kwepi, Iko Lokoleé-protégée-Cour-grands/dp/B077VSZB8S

« on: January 28, 2018, 19:49 »
His name was mentioned on the other thread so got me thinking. He is probably my favorite younger vocalist of BCBG, so it’s unfortunate he’s doesn’t get much air time apart from local concerts being on the 2nd team. The most passionate vocalist

Our dearly missed fiend, Shamala uploaded this one:

This 2nd équipe would give a lot of current first teams trouble:

« on: January 28, 2018, 02:35 »
lol, he’s deleting all the pedophile comments regarding R Kelly. You have to go to Voice of Congo to see how people really feel about it ;D ;D

« on: January 27, 2018, 06:30 »
La belle de Katanga. Once again, Awilo you really dropped the ball....

She also launched "Kaman Music", her record label based in Paris that will feature young Congolese talent. Quite the entrepreneur these days

He been sending subliminal messages as of late. It’s going to be a giant spectacle at the airport CDG

The first two editions had the perfect formula - have all the big bands of the time put out their hardest hitting sebene and make it a compilation album. Wenge Tonya Tonya, Nouvelle Ecrita, Big Stars, Wenge MM, Wenge BCBG, Wenge Aile, Quartier Latin, Quartier Latin Academia, Ponderation 8 & more were featured.

It's still very possible today with the current groups like Gaston Amisi did. Actually, you can put together groups with the street groups of Matonge and put them in the studio.

Bébé Oceane. Probably the best example of "you're hot until you're not". He was in every other generique '01-'03, then he disappeared.

Diamant Vert representing Blaise Bula & Ponderation 8

Patou Tornade & Bizima Kondos representing Wenge Aile Paris

Diuna Mumbafu & Petit Reagan. Mawa trop the boy had a promising future

Tutu Caludji representing Wenge BCBG

Moshi Lipasa also had a fire generique representing Academia

You guys would probably recognize his name from Ferre/Fally/Koffi mabanga. He’s in Ferre’s inner circle 

Pied de Jesus ;D

Every clip he’s gotta dress dress like an American rapper and surround himself with 20 something year old models ;D ;D

So sad to loose such a legend of African and jazz music

From BBC
“Legendary jazz trumpeter Hugh Masekela, a leading figure in the struggle to end apartheid and "the father of South African jazz", has died aged 78.

In a statement, his family said he had "passed peacefully" in Johannesburg "after a protracted and courageous battle with prostate cancer".

Masekela gained global recognition with his distinctive Afro-Jazz sound and hits such as Soweto Blues.

The 1977 song became synonymous with the anti-apartheid movement.

In a statement, South African President Jacob Zuma said Masekela's death was "an immeasurable loss to the music industry and to the country at large".

Zuma continued: "His contribution to the struggle for liberation will never be forgotten."

I really think it would shifted the paradigm away from Wenge MM vs Wenge BCBG rivalry at the time, especially with how good Jugement Dernier (1998) was. Son Altesse should've been among big 4gen leaders - he was even signed to JPS.

Had Titanic or Force d’intervention sounded like this album, people would’ve lost their minds. The sebenes are arguably more powerful and unique. The off-beat “lentement” drumming style really sets it apart. The sound still blows me away, waaaay ahead of it’s time. One of the rare albums where you hear every single instrument very audibly. I believe the sound engineer was Jean-Marc Bidaubayle at Studio Marcadet.

This album was recorded with fresh recruits, including the likes of Alvarito Solo "B52", Jeansan Sakoko, Kaddy Bass, and Jordan Kusa (when he was still a vrai chanteur).


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