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« on: November 13, 2018, 13:08 »
I always find it difficult to differentiate between solo and mi-solo guitar in a song. Ramazani explains the two in simple terms starting at 12:30. Very insightful interview.

The Dolphin is a clear favourite in this race with this kind of divided opposition.

He makes a valid point when he states that when as a band leader the people close to you say a lot of stuff about other guys, its necessary to verify them with whoever it is that is affected. But sad enough this happens in almost all groups were those close to the band leader take advantage of their position and snitch on others and the band leader doesn't verify.

Congolese Music / Re: Lamineur leaves Ferre's group.
« on: November 06, 2018, 12:49 »
True @JV "Roaster Master". Sometimes its not even just the same structures but even worse structures than were someone is coming from. After being frustrated kuna, someone comes back saying "ndako na biso ekomi monene" and expects to be treated the same as before. The train has moved on. If you were a favourite to the boss, someone has most likely already taken your place.

« on: November 06, 2018, 09:05 »

ROI MARQUIS IS IN DALLAS? Any latest on his album?

Botika ngai nalanda cheri...

Congolese Music / Re: Lamineur leaves Ferre's group.
« on: November 05, 2018, 12:09 »
The problem with young musicians these days is they lack patience and want  everything fast without really working hard for it.
Very true ndeko. I guess they have never heard the old adage that goes "patience pays". They want to become big stars overnight.

Congolese Music / Re: Lamineur leaves Ferre's group.
« on: November 05, 2018, 06:32 »
I actually like him, unless he joins up with Chikito and Kunzardo he'll be back because there is no space at all in the other groups. He just got there so why would even expect a song if that was the case, he still would've gotten a vocal or two that's better  then nothing.
I equally liked him. He had very good vocals in QQJD album. His friends/followers on his wall were actually advising him that he is making a mistake by leaving but seems he has made up his mind. What these guys dont realise is that leaving a group means when you come back you would have to start from scratch in terms proving your loyalty to a group and just basically being treated like before. Unless you are super talented.

Congolese Music / Lamineur leaves Ferre's group.
« on: November 04, 2018, 20:43 »
Could it be that he wasn't given a song in the upcoming album?

Lol. I loved this interview too. Such characters are important in any group or setup... The part were Koffi and Fally were arguing over who should tell Jordan that he is not happy because Jordan knew Kester's songs. "Yo oyébi nzembo tout ya king Kester". ;D

Congolese Music / Re: CONTROL IS OUT (FALLY IPUPA)
« on: November 02, 2018, 07:27 »
"A flye" on repeat... not yet listened to the other songs.

« on: November 01, 2018, 06:44 »

This site is very much similar all across the continent with maybe the exception of the North African countries and to some degree South Africa and Rwanda. You will notice that for a place like South Africa were the whites have never really left, things atleast work. Now this has nothing to do with say that whites are better than us blacks but its just our mentality. Take someone from Kin to Europe they will behave differently in terms of how they dispose of their waste, but immediately the same person lands in Africa he starts throwing trash through car windows. Like really!

The other problems we have is like you rightly put it is the greed of our leaders. Two weeks ago i was in Switzerland, Geneva and one of my embassy friend told me a story of how everyone knows when Paul Biya the Cameroon president is in Geneva. He says, the first thing you see is the large number of latest Mercedes benz vehicles packed at Hotel Intercontinental. Then he goes on to book three floors of the hotel to himself and his cronies. And holds cabinet meetings in a foreign country, even spends most of his time in Geneva than he does in Cameroon. And this 85 year old man just "won" reelection back home. Now can you imagine the poverty and just the breakdown in systems in such a country!


Does this mean that we'll have to hear an Afro/Congo/Trap/Beat album from Koffi?

Will Congolese bands even matter 10-20 years from now?

Yes (1) and no(2). Speaking realistically, no 6 gen is on the rise.

That's incredibly sad to both.

 I think by the end this decade there's something going to change dramatically about Congolese music. Because based of Innos'B latest interview, the new artists on Trace Kitoko and articles like this popping up:

The 6th generation seems like they're not interested in Rumba and Ndombolo at all, which makes me fear that live musicians/orchestras are going to be in danger.
I saw a similar report on BBC 2 DAYS ago and i must admit the news sort of sent chills in my spine like literally. Rumba is the DRC's national identity like we have Reggae for Jamaica and Football for Brazil.

Was it by design though that despite the influence Heritier had in MM he never rose to those bigger administrative roles such Chef de Repetition?

Summary of the interview. He explains how he joined Maison Mere after being approached by Ferre and that for some time he had become a fan of Werrason even before the dislocation of Wenge 4*4 Tout Terrain. He also says the first day he was due for tests at la zamba, he didnt manage to do the test for some reason. So Ferre approached Igwee on the 2nd day after he saw that the person he had brought to join the group was not being given a chance to do the tests. And that when Ferre was introducing him (Kabose) to Nsone he (Nsone) mistook him for Montana Kamenga. He says he was then able to do the test on the same day as Zulema who would later join BCBG. He goes on to say Ferre was really worried that Kabose may not really impress the La Zamba parliamentarians, lol (the la zamba faithful audience who usually have a huge say as to who joins the movement). But to the surprise of everyone including himself he impressed during the test when he sang the song "Koffi Ayina". But that after that impressive test the worry about were he would fit into the Maison Mere first line up crept in since that almost every position in the line up had equally very good musicians such as JDT, Baby Ndombe, Ferre, Heritier, Adjani and Mabiala etc. So he says after the test Ferre advised him to buy a walkman and get all the three albums of Maison Mere at the time so that he could perfect his knowledge of the songs.

He also explains how Eboa Lotin joined the group. He says since Werrason was buying sometimes songs from Do Akongo. He says Do Akongo would write songs and play the guitar and basically put the melody to the songs by having Eboa Lotin sing in the songs before sending them to Werrason and that Eboa would deliver the cassettes to Werrason. So at some point Werrason asked Do Akongo to say who is the guy who sings in the cassettes you send to me and Do Akongo explained that Eboa the one who delivers the cassettes is the one who used to do the singing for him. He says thats how Eboa was asked to join the group. And that point during repetitions they would put Eboa to Compete with Ferre on some songs. He says it is at this point that he personally saw problems coming because that Eboa was sort of being sent to do that in order to frustrate Ferre.

He goes on to say they were on tour i think (UK) if i heard correctly, and it is during this time that he heard (he didn't witness it) but the story was that Ferre and Nsone got into a disagreement were Nsone slapped Ferre and Ferre was found crying in the toilet by Bill Clinton, so Bill Clinton appraoched Nsone to find out why he had slapped Ferre but that he couldnt get a clear explanation. And it seems that disagreement was the last straw and that is how Les Marquis was officially born while the rest of the group went back to Kin. He goes on to disclose how Nsone was clearly sad during the flight with the fact that Ferre and Co had officially left, and that he went to encourage him not to feel down.

He also talks about Heritier and how anyone who has passed through MM always has something bad to say about Heritier when in MM but that he didnt want to criticise Heritier because it happens that in every group there is that one guy who is close to the boss who is used to do the dirty work for the boss. He also talks about the Aimelia and Heritier affaire which i think Ndeko @Archos has written about in some posts sometime back. He also talks about how he left the group after being told that he was too old for the group and that he was not needed anymore.

He ends by talking about his upcoming group album with how many titles? (My french is still pretty bad but am teaching myself, any help will be appreciated ba ndeko. Lol). Ado then asks him why is it that songs by musicians nowadays have "explicit" lyrics. Kabose answers to say it just the interpretation of people which makes the songs to seem explicit. He gives an example of how people want to relate his recent generique "buka mbeto" to insults or excplicit lyrics. Lol

« on: October 31, 2018, 13:00 »
yes but obviously nowhere near musicians,and many of those guys and women would sleep with them and bring them the odd gifts here and there,a pair of  baskets,g strings perfumes and so on lol

Eish... I know the musician mabanga case makes a little sense. I would also pay for my name to be mentioned in a song, because i know whoever listens to the song they would hear my name. Lol. But not a once off shout out from an interview and they expect to be paid. But i guess this system is so entrenched.   

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