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Congolese Music / Re: Are we biased
« on: Today at 07:00 »
It's not just you; I've listened to most, if not all the Western musical pieces that are considered the "greatest ever" Rock, Pop, R&B, French Chanson, Hip-Hop, Jazz and more, and while it's some are indeed very good, nothing gives me better muscial satisfation than listening at a great Congolese album.

The way the guitar is played in sebene and rhumba, no body can match it, with the exception of some Western African groups. Many East African groups try to emulate the style, but it's just not the same.

Name a Western gutarist that play a guitar with the speed and precision like Flamme Kapaya here:

Or Auguy Lutula here:


Western people just aren't open to music styles their not familiar with, especially from places they call the 3rd world.

And honestly I think the whole "World" music genre is bullshit because all of those people are occasion listeners. They buy a few world albums to feel cultured, maybe attend a few WOMAD festivals, then they go back right to listening to their regular white people music. - That's what people Wemba and Kanda Bongo Man learned the hard way. Also in part why Youssou N'dour makes occasional appearances on the international scene and mostly makes traditional Mbalax music for Senegalese and Africans.

I always see these articles on music sites about best "Gutarists of all time"- and it's all Rock genre artists from the 60's/70's/80's. Theorictally speaking, if those "guitar legends" (in their prime) were to show up at Congolese replacing the solo, they would have a very hard time keeping up to the fast pace. They'd also get tired as Congolese concerts are longer, in addition to the fast pace.

@Bencuri I believe is British, so it'd be great to hear what he has to say

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Excellent. The type of guy Werra wuld summon to La Zamba with the quickness with his obssession with finding the best Bill replacement

He would scare atalakous at tests

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Please, I would like to know what he(Ekokota) has been up to since he is no longer doing music.

 Roberto, Djuna Mumbafu, and Nono are the fathers, in my opinion.

Oh how could I forget to include the great 3615 Code Niawu? So popular and influential throughout the late 80's -90's. He has by far the biggest album resume of any atalakou

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Congolese Music / Re: THE GREATEST ATALAKOU BATTLE EVER
« on: October 16, 2017, 19:15 »
Please, I would like to know what he(Ekokota) has been up to since he is no longer doing music.

He lives in Brussels and performs occasionally there on the weekends.


He looks to be in good spirits, but for guy I consider the cornerstone of atalakou I wish he was still was spoken with the same esteem the Wenge founders are. He needs to be in Kinshasa guiding the young guys. Especially teaching them the importance of the shaker.

 Roberto, Djuna Mumbafu, and Nono are the fathers, in my opinion.

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@ken Bilele- I think a good example for you is the former President of Madagascar, Andry Rajoelina. He the most popular and influential young DJ and was electected president of the country at just 35. He didn't even attend college.

In a very very rare African occurence he served just 1 term and stepped down peacefully

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lol, that footage cracks me up every time. So cringeworthy

Imagine if someone said that to JB, Werra, or Koffi...

There was even a parody done  ;D

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Congolese Music / THE GREATEST ATALAKOU BATTLE EVER
« on: October 15, 2017, 02:56 »
Roberto Ekokota vs. Nono Atalakou Mombélé "L'empereur". Wenge Musica 4x4 BCBG vs. Zaiko Langa Langa


The orginal atalakou vs. the hottest atalakou of the early 90's. Roberto was way too hot to handle so he won by popular decision. The crowd fanning him and throwing money while he's performing ;D ;D

It's so nice to see how happy everyone was here and having fun. This is the happiest I've ever seen Werrason on stage

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lol @manzambi; not justifying anything but it seems you tend to think it's just Koffi the only leader who has done this with how shocked you get.

 If only you heard the stories about Tabu Ley, Franco, Wemba, JB, Werra etc....

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don't blame the album for your low quaity sound equipments at home, understand that sound quality depends on many factors, for me "A LA QUEE LEU-LEU" was a masterpiece. the Mabanga's are part of life, hell, in western music if you listen carefully, all you hear is illuminati Mabanga's...

Ndeko, I'm an audiophile. I have the high quality equipment at home so I can appreciate good music. Even Al Nzimbi has gone on record about the acoustic mistakes on this album. I wouldn't have made this thread if the sound quality was up to par. You love the album because of the sentimental value that it brings you

Around this time you had album-after-album with stellar sound quality - Affaire d'etat, Internet, Effrakata, Madilu's - Bonheur, Extra's - Trop c'est Trop, King Kester & Victoria's - Nouvelle Odre , and much more.

This is the one album everyone (the forum agrees in majority) points to as the beginning on Mabanga overload. 13ans from Kibuisa was the first preview of new age mabanga - with 111 names called in a 6 min rhumba, which people called ridiculous.

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Congolese Music / Re: This guy is so jealous of Fally's succes
« on: October 14, 2017, 07:56 »
https://www.facebook.com/NdombolhinO.243/videos/1470810176334416/?hc_ref=ARTaTLlG1YnbMiDgK4mXIV6LhdeuqaCB4bsxOlidyAIepJsZXXun-_-1PLx54GIKjyQ

Fally is so savage kiekiekiekiekiekie. He know how to attack people indirectly.
Fally gets on my nerves, he knows his closet rival is Ferre and Fabregas makes better music then his dude Robinio. If it was Foreign artist Fallynwoodve gone on and on about how great that artist is. Fally aza na complete which is something he knows cause he blocked me off IG for saying that lol.

Blocked you, damn. I suspected something like comment deleting because everyone is always stroking him (sorry, best way to describe it) in his comments section.

And I can also confirm it's Fally himself (not Manon Loubaki) who reads and repsonds to comments on his IG and FB with the responses he writes to his buddies.
 
You are right about him reading and responding to his posts on Instagram. He does it all by himself. Matebu, remember someone said it here when Eloko Oyo just got released that they commented showing their displeasure and disappointment over the song and Fally deleted their comments. Let them keep fanning his ego till they will have nothing to fan anymore. If at this stage and time in his life and career, all he ever wanted to keep hearing is "boss, you are the best...you have got no rival", no constructive criticism allowed... then the future is bleak.

JB's direction.

At least with Koffi's/Ferre's/Werra's page people write praises and insults & they aren't deleted. (Before you Fally fans get upset, go check all the artist's pages to see the commentary - you'll understand what I mean)

Just an example - When Koffi had his Kenyan scandal, people were writing the harshest insults possible on his pages, but they were never deleted.

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Man time has not been too kind to the sound quality. Like Solola Bien, the solo often sounds like mid-solo. I wonder why Al Nzimbi tuned percussions (snares specifically) the way he did. Most of the time the album sounds like they recorded it in a tin can.



The superb vocals & compositions by the Maison Mère dream is what saves the album. Every time I listen to Kibuisa I think "legendary"; everything was perfect. But this album, most times I can't listen in full.

It was recorded at Studio Guillaume Tell, a prestiugous Paris studio and the great Al Nzimbi was arrangeur, so I' don't understand how the sound was so subpar.

*Side note, this album and period (Koyimbiko) was the highpoint of Celeo's career.

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It's great that Congolese music has infiltrated French popular music, but the negative side is that they're stealing artistic property and making it theirs. All (literally) the choreography from this song comes sebene portion Force de Frappe - Au Secours of Binda Bass. This is due to the lack of herdity in genre.


Then the western audience watches and thinks they created a new amazing dance. Lots of other examples, but this is the clearest

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Congolese Music / Re: This guy is so jealous of Fally's succes
« on: October 14, 2017, 04:52 »
I'm still cracking up he mentioned Mirage Supersonic like it's still 2007...

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Congolese Music / Re: This guy is so jealous of Fally's succes
« on: October 14, 2017, 03:58 »
https://www.facebook.com/NdombolhinO.243/videos/1470810176334416/?hc_ref=ARTaTLlG1YnbMiDgK4mXIV6LhdeuqaCB4bsxOlidyAIepJsZXXun-_-1PLx54GIKjyQ

Fally is so savage kiekiekiekiekiekie. He know how to attack people indirectly.
Fally gets on my nerves, he knows his closet rival is Ferre and Fabregas makes better music then his dude Robinio. If it was Foreign artist Fallynwoodve gone on and on about how great that artist is. Fally aza na complete which is something he knows cause he blocked me off IG for saying that lol.

Blocked you, damn. I suspected something like comment deleting because everyone is always stroking him (sorry, best way to describe it) in his comments section.

And I can also confirm it's Fally himself (not Manon Loubaki) who reads and repsonds to comments on his IG and FB with the responses he writes to his buddies.

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