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Congolese Music / Re: WOW I HAD NOT SEEN BIZIMA KODOS FOR AGES
« on: November 19, 2018, 11:02 »
@archos

What happened? Why couldn't he managed to get recruited by a popular group?

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@mvulusi96

I can't believe I never made the connection that Jordan Kusa was with Amie before Koffi

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@archos

I didn't know that JB Mpiana was friends with Celeo, interesting

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@masatomo

Most of the time the beefs were instigated by group leaders and staff to control the group. Being that a lot of these artist were paid poorly, if they all had solidarity then they would have likely left Koffi long before Danger de Mort.

Similar to how Les Marquis was started.

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It's likely a creative decison to work around their limitation, although there's exceptions:

Roga Roga in Trop C'est Trop



Werrason



Defao



It just depends on the artist...




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Congolese Music / Re: Hmmmm so 242 is a flop in Brazzaville ?
« on: November 15, 2018, 18:34 »
The group needs a top to bottom restructuring; new guitarists and new atalakus or they'll always just be passable.

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Congolese Music / Re: Hmmmm so 242 is a flop in Brazzaville ?
« on: November 15, 2018, 01:27 »
People still checkin for Extra Musica? They're running on fumes at this point smh

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@Matebu

The acoustics of the drums on Mohammed Kaniasy were great, why didn't you like it?

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Congolese Music / Re: INTERVIEW WITH THE GREAT ROCKY BLANCHARD
« on: November 13, 2018, 21:59 »
@mvulusi96

Did Motingia Tunga ever play bass on any albums for Koffi, aside from Wake Up with Wemba?

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@Matebu

I disagree, brother. The main obstacle facing artist of this current generation is the lack of social networking needed to energize their fanbase to attract the specific corperate sponsorships needed to book concert halls like Koffi did back in 2000.

Prior to Attentat, Koffi had a long career of releasing solo albums that Congolese people were excited to hear. In fact, the music was so well produced that other African nationals could appreciate the craft of the music and clips despite not understanding the language.

The subsequent tours in Africa and Europe capitalized on that interest, which made his name know across the diaspora of Africans. This attracts corperate sponsors because they respect an artist that can generate a sizeable return on a relatively small financial investment...especially when you compare it to the multi-million dollars pumped into promoting the other European or American artists of his time that sold out the same concert venue.

As of now, Congolese music is spoiled with social media but we don't take full advantage of the advertising capabilities to push our music. Even though our music is still entertaining, the music and clips lack the creative spark to move mass excitement that investors can depend on long-term. As quickly as an album is released, it is forgotten.

Orchestras can barely function today since the business of music has reached a level of corruption that's too difficult to maintain, so artist quickly bounce from one group to another before launching a struggling solo career.

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Congolese Music / Re: NEXT ON ADO YUHE'S LIST: PATHY BASS
« on: November 12, 2018, 02:36 »
@mvulusi96

Isn't Binda Bass related to Koffi in some way? Because when I heard Pathy's playing on Loi, I was almost certain that Binda's days were numbered. Pathy had those densely anthemic basslines made for big speakers at concert halls while Binda's playing was more jazz infused.

After Academia, Binda still was slacking in my opinion. Clovis brought an avant garde style to playing strings on Attentat that I really enjoyed, it disappointed me to see him go after Bercy. However from Force de Frappe onward, Binda started to incorperate a more live sound to his style which won me over with his playing on Effrakata.

Rocky Blanchard knew better, Koffi is a petty guy. He should have left when he was blocked from participating in Attentat

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@mvulusi96

Even though Koffi managed quite well with Fofo Le Collégien, Do Akongo's talent as a songwriter was definately felt. I heard he wrote Anissa from Affaire D'Etat, is that true?

At least Koffi credited Sarbatino Batracien and Jordan Kusa for being apart of the creative process, even if he didn't get vocals

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Congolese Music / Re: Not quite there
« on: November 08, 2018, 20:47 »
@Congolitude

I feel like Fally has "writer's block", he doesn't seem inspired to fine tune his sound.

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@mvulusi96

Why did Deba O'Neil leave Quartier Latin so quickly? Koffi had so much confidence in him; he credited him as co-writer of Cameleon and choose him over Do Akongo to play rhythm guitar during the Bercy concert.

Lastly, who is Sarbatino Batracien? He is the only person credited as vocalist on Attentat that I do not know. I'm guessing he contributed as a songwriter, since he doesn't appear to have sung in any songs.

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@mvulusi96

Thanks for the clarification! Why wouldn't they air the full concert? Did something bad happen in the original broadcast of Bercy 2000 of Koffi?

Did Deba O'Neil play rhythm guitar on Force de Frappe? Although I saw him with Koffi and the band for Bercy, he didn't appear for any of the concerts that followed leading up to the recording of the group album.

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