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Congolese Music / The Misfortune of Nouvelle Ecrita
« on: March 13, 2019, 06:07 »
Mawa trop, there must be a plauge of bad luck around Wemba and his band whenever they are beset by tragedy; it's always they're most talented members.

The first that comes to mind is Alpachino and his passing from renal cancer. I heard Papa Wemba didn't attend his funeral, is this true? Even though he left in 2007, I thought they maintained good relationship.

@ 9min 53sec for third video

We can't forget about the criminally short career of drummer Deo Sfr, if I remember he died after the release of Somo Trop but why?

Congolese Music / Signature Cultra Pay Vie
« on: February 26, 2019, 11:16 »

Can someone tell me about this album? I heard Felix Wazekwa struggle to put this album together, is this true?

This is the first full project by Felix that I enjoyed, the soloist Hono Kapanga and Bijoux Depaulga really brought personality to the sebene that was generally missing in Sponsor.

In my opinion, Sec Bidens interpreted the popular rhythms of ndombolo without bringing anything special which is why the album was quickly forgotten.

By the way, whose the other atalaku aside from Gessac and Papy? He disappeared rather quickly.

My older sister is a huge Extra Musica fan, I know she has their DVDs. When I see her this weekend, I'll look into uploading them to my channel and forwarding the link to the forum.

In the meanwhile, enjoy friends!

Congolese Music / Who are the atalakus on this generique?
« on: September 24, 2018, 23:15 »

The guitar work and cries here was fantastic, as well as the choreography!

Congolese Music / Translation Please for this Classic
« on: August 23, 2018, 18:09 »
Does anyone mind translating the lyrics to this beautiful rhumba into English? My Lingala is limited.

Congolese Music / WMMM's Mystery Member
« on: October 05, 2017, 20:36 »
You guys remember Michael Tshendou?

I remembered him mostly from his song "Orphelin" from Wenge Musica Masion Mere debut album, he toured alongside them for that album, and even appeared in some of the promotional clips. Following the release of Solol√° Bien, the guy quietly vanished and I've always found his tenure in the group sorta odd.

How did he get recruited and why was his stay so short-lived? From all the old footage I've came across, he hardly sang on stage alongside Ferre, Lacoste, and Baby. Thanks guys, first time post!

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