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« on: November 07, 2020, 18:12 »

Congrats to our new President Elect Joseph R Biden and our first VP woman of color Kamala Harris. A great day in America!

« on: September 28, 2020, 20:22 »
It’s bad enough I have to put up with my wife playing Afropop starring Davido all in my  house, but THIS SHIT??? I’m over it! I’m going back to listening to OK Jazz...  :-\


The energy of this group is infectious. You can’t help but to move. Their band though... a problem!!! Can someone name their solo guitarist?? He went straight Beniko on us towards the end!!

This is not good smh... she’s also doing her rounds doing interviews and she’s getting heavy support.
This is never okay.

Penielle’s Photos on Instagram

Congolese Music / VODACOM’S BEST OF THE BEST 2019
« on: November 25, 2019, 20:28 »
I am surprised we’re not talking about this show. Vodacom has been doing a show like American Idol in Congo for a while now but no one is talking about it.  I watched some performances from last season and they were pretty good. Not sure who won last season but the talent this year isn’t bad at all. Especially the first few that I saw.

Abdallah - Pesa Makambu

This song is right here is fire and I see it as an open challenge to Yo Pe. The kid even has the backing of Bill Clinton so I’m curious to see if he’ll overshadow the other contestants due to his popularity rising.

Stone Zevoice - Mfuidi

P. James - Na Ko Bala

I love that the show is diverse but some of these guys have some great rhumbas especially the two above.

The judges panel also has credibility with M’Bilia Bel helping to usher in the new era.

Not sure if they’re still together but she’s on there looking like a whole snack. For a woman who recently had a baby, she bounced back like teflon.

Ayembi lokola Papa. Elengi!!

Congolese Music / Manda Chante & BANA OK
« on: August 13, 2019, 20:32 »
I have watched a couple of their concerts and it’s refreshing to watch him sing OK Jazz songs but I’ve got questionss:

What is his plan for the band?

Are they releasing new music or is it just a Kinshasa based cover band?

Was Wenge Reference a band of free lance studio musicians or actual members. What becomes of them?

I’d like to see him grow the band and polish their sound but there are no original members for appropriate guidance. Which is the same underlying issue I’m seeing for the original OK Jazz managed by Franco’s son.

« on: August 02, 2019, 15:24 »
Lady Bazu would be sooo Proud of this guy!  I have been playing this album front to back and put Fally on the back burner. He’s got the talent, the charisma, and he’s a student of Congolese music. It’s so obvious on Cible that I have now labeled him Fabro L’Historien

My wife a full bloodied American got sick of me playing this song so much that she asked, “Who the f*ck is Stephany?” ????????????

He wasn’t my favorite in Maison Mere, but he’s my favorite now. I’m officially on the Fabregas bandwagon.

Congolese Music / Fabregas Le Métis Noir - Queen
« on: July 11, 2019, 19:10 »

Who ever this Claudia chick is (his wife?) is lucky as hell because is this song is arranged BEAUTIFULLY!! 

Congolese Music / OK Jazz is back... well sort of
« on: March 06, 2019, 14:21 »
Emongo Luambo’s only son revived the band of his late father Franco 3 or so years ago. Since then, they’ve been doing shows at Chez 1-2-3 where even Djo Mpoyi’s son Erick (who sounds just like his father) joined for a stint.

As far as I know, Emongo is only managing the band. But I believe the only way this will work effectively if he becomes the face of the band or grooms someone young. They’re also going to need to find talented songwriters and composers as TP OK Jazz was not just a band but a rival school to Tabu Ley’s Afrisa. With that said, the video below isn’t an original but an updated version of one of Franco’s compositions. Perhaps Archos can give us more information about their next moves.

Congolese Music / Forum Member News: I Got Married Saturday
« on: October 18, 2018, 14:40 »
This past Saturday, I married my best friend. As I’m sitting on my patio in Montego Bay, Jamaica, puffing on a Cuban cigar, everything is still sinking. After the honeymoon this woman has to come home with me daily lol. At any rate, wanted to show you guys some pictures and some Facebook videos of our day.

I’m blessed to have a found a queen who has embraced the Congolese culture. You must watch Father-Daughter dance in its entirety and share with everyone you know. ????

Her official greeting into my family
Father-Daughter Dance
Kipe Ya Yo...
The Queen Maman Mundele

This should be an exciting post.  Here in the US, April 20th is unofficially Weed Day.  Although illegal in many states in the country, Americans still find ways to indulge, I'm one of them, although I'm not subjected to just one day.  So I have to ask.  Do any of you partake? What do you listen to when you do, aside from Bob Marley...  ;D

Here are my top 5:

The musical talents of OK Jazz always exacerbates my high.  The arranging in this song always does it for me.

I have always been a fan of this song, but it was one night while sitting on the couch and smoking a nice fat one with my girlfriend, she became entranced with it and for good reason!

ya Jossart and Dindo both looked quite stoned in this video, probably why I like it so much lol.

Anything Ferre sings is gold for me. This happens to be one of my fiancé favorite songs.

The bassline and rhythm can help mellow you out with the right type of bud.  I strongly believe Franco himself was an actual habitual smoker.  (I have my reasons why).

Happy Smoking Friends...

If you don't do it... don't pass judgement on the ones who do...  8)

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