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Formthe stability of the group it was good news if it is like that indeed.

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There are many good rythm guitar parts from various songs, but if I had to choose one from the many to introduce Congolese music to a newcomer, I would surely pick this one. It is 100% african in every sense:

RYTHM VOCAL.MP3


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Congolese Music / Re: LINGALA DICTIONARY
« on: January 25, 2021, 01:56 »
The link seems to work.

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Who are the members in the bottom row? 2,3,4,5,6 from the left?

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Congolese Music / Re: Can you help naming these OK Jazz members?
« on: January 24, 2021, 11:19 »
3) Franco Mongo. Joined after Franco’s death but died soon after. He was to fill Franco’s singing and lead/mi-solo role. Rumor has it he was cursed for filling Luambo’s shoes.

7) I believe is Diatho from 10 years prior.

That's why I found it odd this Franco Mongo guy is there in the video. I did not remember any musicians who looked like him, but I understand now. It is amazing how similar his voice is to Franco's. Only his manner is different.

Diatho: indeed, the photos are a decade apart, but I have never wondered until now when checking that these two figures are actually one figure indeed.

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Congolese Music / Re: Can you help naming these OK Jazz members?
« on: January 24, 2021, 11:11 »
Thanks to everyone for the names!

I think nr. 5 cannot be Wuta Mayi. He looks different:




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Congolese Music / Can you help naming these OK Jazz members?
« on: January 24, 2021, 00:12 »
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Congolese Music / Re: This Zaiko sebene is so underrated
« on: January 22, 2021, 22:45 »
I regret it turned out liket that. I understand though he has a private life as well. But when I heard Zaiko is returning to Kinshasa, I really missed he is no more with them. I remember the group that stayed in Europe was rehearsing for a while and had a song: Tata Yoyo, where he animated very well, his voice was still good. For me one of the best animators at that moment from the selection. I regret he disappeared like that. Tata Yoyo was a good song and they could have made it a hit. If they record more similar ones, that group could have success in Europe I am sure.


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Congolese Music / Re: This Zaiko sebene is so underrated
« on: January 22, 2021, 20:26 »
I remember as if he had not been with Zaiko by 2009? Or you mean in spite of he had not been present in the band for years, he was still planning to return with them to Kinshasa?

Zaiko and from 2003 problems, because Nyoka Longo got arrested because of the ngulu-scandal. After a few months, got out of jail, but he wasn't authorized by the Belgian justice to leave Europe. Which made Zaiko Langa Langa staying for years in Europe, after that the case got closed, his friends Andre Kimbuta and somebody else of PPRD were preparing his return in Kinshasa. They recruited a few musicians in Kinshasa along with Lola Muana, who used to be there before joining Zaiko in Europe. In meantime Zaiko was still performing in Belgium and France, but they succes was becoming smaller and smaller with the years going on. In 2009 they were ready to return, but Nyoka Longo just returned with Doudou Adoula, Lola Muana and Shulay. Papy Cocaine had normally also to return, but he put huge stones in his luggage and didn't show up at the airport. Bidjana stayed because of having personal issues with Nyoka Longo after gossips.

I don't get this: who put the stones in Papy's suitcase? Himself or his mates? But why? To be late from the airport?

When you check live videos from 2007-2008 Bidjana does not appear on them, mostly Papy and Doudou animating. I thought Bidjana left by that time.

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If you manage to learn any tune from that CD, I want to see the video  ;D

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Congolese Music / Re: This Zaiko sebene is so underrated
« on: January 22, 2021, 02:03 »
I remember as if he had not been with Zaiko by 2009? Or you mean in spite of he had not been present in the band for years, he was still planning to return with them to Kinshasa?

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Congolese Music / Re: This Zaiko sebene is so underrated
« on: January 21, 2021, 22:30 »
The guitar is very good. But what I don't find very charming is the bass under it. Maybe that's why it did not catch the attention of people. But a good job from Daniel, indeed. Maybe it should be remixed with a bit more interesting bass.

That poliphony of the animators in the beginning od the sebene was a great idea indeed. Very exciting solution.

By the way, who is this Bidjana? Where did he came from and where did he move to when leaving Zaiko? I did not hear anything about him except for a few Zaiko albums.

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If it is true they should hire him again to direct.

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I never liked Zaparo as an atalaku too much. So for me as a fan it is not a big problem that he left, especially if they manage to bring someone whom I will prefer more.

Time to recruit Arafat.
Arafat is releasing a generique with Youyou Moubange.
https://www.facebook.com/500586940112626/videos/861956974606352/
I dont think he would work with Sonor et Co, ego issues will always surface. Perhaps they need a completely new atalaku with potential and looking to prove himself on the big stage.

Ahh, this guy, Extra is not the same since he left. He had a character.

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It's worth. It is full of interesting traditional melodies, a very good source for inspiration and learning. By the way, I just came to know that Manuaku is a big fan of this type of music as well.


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