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Congolese Music / Alain & Bourro Mpela
« on: August 18, 2017, 06:27 »
I was just curious to know if Burro really invented the Ndombolo dance because in this Wenge clip it seems like his brother Alain is really a step ahead of the rest of the guys with the dancing (30:00 min mark). Just wanted to know the extent of the involvement of Bourro and Alain as far as creating the dance. And if Bourro did create it like I always hear how come Alain got famous first?

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Congolese Music / Recognition in world music
« on: July 31, 2017, 02:46 »
I might be biased but I feel as though our music makes the best use of just about every instrument as well as creating the melodies. Listening to Franco Makiadi and hearing the guitar arrangements and riffs kind of reminds me of The continuation of what Jazz music should have been. Hearing the early Viva and Victoria really reminds me of Rock'N'Roll. I feel as though Rumba is not enough of a qualifier for what we do and what we brought over the years. Really makes me wonder why our music doesn't get as much recognition in the world I personally feel as though we could be with the Elvis and Frank Sinatras and Rolling Stones and beyond. Any thoughts on why we weren't able to
Really push it on a global scale other than Paris London and the Tokyo concerts ?

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Congolese Music / Band members from Brazza
« on: July 27, 2017, 05:36 »
I was just curious and interested to find out if it were more exchanges between both sides of the river after the obvious TP Ok Jazz days. More so curious on if anyone from Wenge or even QL came from the left side. I remember Merlin Bouton a few years back and it was good to see but I don't know of any one before or after him.

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