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Radja Kula was very famous in the 80's and 90's but his succes didn't go outside Kinshasa and Brazzaville. It's just like those many dj's who are famous now in Kinshasa, but not the it's diaspora or other African countries. Radja Kula gave many shows on Tele Zaïre. People didn't really respect his band, because they didn't know how to sing. They made people only dance.

Shora Mbemba was very famous back in 1995. His band became the relevation of the year, best band of the year and he got the award of best animation of the year. The album Bize Mandundu became one of three most solded albums of 1995 and 1996 (Maybe the most solded).The succes of his band made Defao, Zaiko, Koffi Olomide in V12 (1995) and Wenge Musica in Pentagone (1996). Their succes was so big that they started competing against Empire Bakuba, Quartier Latin and Wenge Musica. People in the Congolese diaspora started to get interessed about them and their album Bize Mandundu was selling very well maybe even more the albums we know of 1995. Their succes made people in Europe understand that bands of Kinshasa always animations of smaller bands. To calculate Shora Mbemba's succes Tele Zaïre decided to invite them for Variete Samedi Soir, one week after that Empire Bakuba their after their 1 year touring in Europe, USA and Canada. Their show the bomb and better than Empire Bakuba. It boosted their succes more and Tele Zaïre made alot money by selling the video of that show in Europe. 1996 was a good year touring in the big cities of Zaïre and the succes of the VHS of their show on Variete Samedi Soir made them get contracts for a tour in Europe. But things then didn't go well and they didn't tour anymore with problems starting in the band and the band getting split. Then Shora himself starting to get problems with his health and became seriously ill. He almost died. With rumors being spread throught Kinshasa that Koffi Olomide was behind of that after attacking him spiritually by giving him cloths and gifts after visiting him at home, like the way he did to Isiro1er. 5 years ago he made an interview about that with Didier Masuki explaining exactly what happened, but that video is deleted. Then he went to the traditional church Mpeve Ya Longo where he recovered. He made then a strong comeback in 1998 with his album 2eme round which was a succes in Kinshasa and made also a tribute song to the then new president Laurent-Desire Kabila. After that it became so-so with his succes. Beniko Popolipo & Babia Ndonga particpated on his album Cyclone of 2000. Then somewhere in 2001-02 he received an contract to tour in U.K.. He settled then with his band their and lived 10 years in Europe after that he decided to return in Kinshasa and re-start Super Choc in Bumbu. Some guys who decided to leave him back in 1996-97 ended up in Blaise Bula's Ponderation 8. Guys like Hone Kienga who used to be one of Flamme Kapaya's many mentors and who makes alot of videos on YouTube and Dejeannot Nsangu who was the animator.

the animation which made his band famous

The show on Variete Samedi Soir which was presented by Zacharie Bababaswe. Comedian Tatu Kalombo (R.I.P.) used to be their second drummer you can see him drumming in that concert and dancing at a moment with those girldancers.

That was Shiro Vuemba’s (R.I.P.) most famous sebene. He played that in the remix of Anzele.

From 1:24 min.. He went to early.

From 7:11 min with Nono’s famous Nsusu ikokele-animation

What Japonais played was a medley of the most popular sebenes of Viva La Musica, Zaiko Langa Langa & Victoria Eleison.

Congolese Music / Re: BILL INTERVIEW
« on: May 19, 2018, 04:21 »
The Wenge-clan really killed our music with that polemic about that president-role after the split and giving that role as president to much importance. With Adolphe saying  "niama azalaka jamais mokonzi ya moto" to attack Werra. JB Mpiana attacking Werrason with "ata layi soki obengaki nga president te". This all gave a bad influence to the next generation with nobody caring about teamwork, but just about who gives the other ones orders. Guys from the 3th generation didn't care all about that on the most time they were giving the president-role to their manager or donor and themselves focusing more on music. It was from 1 already clear that Les Marquis would split when they made an interview with Yves Kambala. The succes of Fally & Ferre made it worser and all artists wanting to be leaders. Lacoste, Flamme Kapaya, Roi David & Celeo could have easily teamed up together to form a band with the succes they had and split after 3 or 2 years instead of being solo artists each on his own side and releasing albums who risk to flop. Those Maison Mere-artists who unhappy back in 2014 (Deplick, Prince, Lobeso, Olivier, Miel, Taddet, Corean & Eboa Lotin) could have easily formed a splinter-band, but they are to pride not wanting the other giving orders with them leaving one by one and risking to flop in their solo careers. Les Marquis had just to give the president-role to Ma'Jacky Watunda who was supporting them alot. Btw where is Jacky Watunda now ?

Congolese Music / Re: Fabregas new generique Pincage
« on: May 19, 2018, 03:05 »
Let see how people will talk about it after 1 month.

Nice bass work from Gode Tolola and Gode Mbemba Ndombasi "aka Lofombo" (Shora's little brother)

Was Jagger Bokoko (R.I.P.) the real creator of the Yungana-signautre on the guitar ? which was later played by Alain Makaba, Burkina Faso, Japonais Maladi, Flamme Kapaya and many others. Or did it come from Station Japana of Mbuta Muntu Radja Kula who gave many sebene-partitions, sebene-partitions, animations and dances to the big bands, or comes it from those streetbands of Ngiri Ngiri/Kasa-Vubu or is it something traditional like many rhythms in sebenes and generics who comes in reality from the village (mboka/tshabuala) .

from 6:00 min

Was Jagger Bokoko (R.I.P.) the real creator of the Yungana-signautre on the guitar ? which was later played by Alain Makaba, Burkina Faso, Japonais Maladi, Flamme Kapaya and many others. Or did it come from Station Japana of Mbuta Muntu Radja Kula who gave many sebene-partitions, sebene-partitions, animations and dances to the big bands, or comes it from those streetbands of Ngiri Ngiri/Kasa-Vubu or is it something traditional like many rhythms in sebenes and generics who comes in reality from the village (mboka/tshabuala) .

from 6:00 min

THe animation of Engombi was done by Nono Manzanza who animated in Defao’s Nessy de London, Wazekwa’s bonjour Monsieur, in Madilu’s song Virus, Aurlus Mabele’s Dossier X, Guy Guy fall’s Force de Frappe & Cote d’Ouest and many other albums. He lives in Paris.

Can we say that Pepe Kalle is the man who introduced Generiques with animation ? Or must we see those tracks as normal songs.

generique did already exist with Tabu Ley, Eneneya & Papa Wemba. Back in the days they were calling it “Hymme National” (National Anthem), since that they were starting their concerts with those tracks. Papa Wemba had even an outro-sebene for his concerts

I didn’t hear anything about him after Magie.


I heard S.I.P.E. Production didn't have any participation with the creation and promotion for clips for Titanic, Feux de l'amour, and Toujour Humble.

Is that true?

Feux de l’Amour didn’t have videoclips. SIPE just recorded 1 videoclip, which was the Feux de l’Amour. The videoclips of Titanic were recorded by Shabani Records  by them with SIPE doing the distribution and promotion On Internet they recorded just one videoclip which was Jeannette and Damien Dimonekene recorded videoclips 4 years later with SIPE promoting it and doing the distribution. The same for TH in 2001.

Congolese Music / Re: BILL INTERVIEW
« on: May 17, 2018, 20:11 »
Where did the featering of Bill with Nicki Minaj go which he promised us in 2012 after the Africa Cup of Nations ? Kiekiekie

Yeah, that was in the interview with Martin Sinnock before the Licoln Center. Saying that J.Lo would be in Effrakata. Back in 2010 he said that Rihanna would feature in Abacadabra and in 2014 he said that Naomi Campbell sung with him in 13eme Apotre.

Wenge Musica were like other Congolese bands changing musiclabels on every album. Anges Adorables vol. 1 & 2 was produced by Sonodisc. The succes of Kalayi Boeing made them sign with Sonodisc. With Sonodisc releasing two albums on the same times vol.1 & 2, they were immediately free to work with other musiclabels after that. After that Wenge Musica decided to work with Mr Simon's musiclabel S.I.P.E. Production on Pentagone, after having met Alain Makaba.

I think that it was better for to stay with Sonodisc, because Sonodisc was good in promoting Congolese music in West-Africa, the French Antilles, Cuba, etc. The Soukous-artists (DR. Sakis, Aurlus Mabele, Diblo Dibala, etc.) were very known there, since that Sonodisc was doing big promotion for them there with them ending up performing there. Even Koffi Olomide was known there, but he didn't give concerts there focusing more on Africa & the Congolese diaspora in Europe. Pentagone was a huge succes in Eastern/Southern Africa, but in West-Africa it wasn't promoted like Anges Adorables or Kalayi Boeing. I think because that Simon is an Anglophone. Extra Musica who was just a new band started then to sement a fanbase there with Ferreol Gassackys doing huge promotion on Francophone media's and radio's and Sonodisc doing their distribution for their two first albums Nouveaux Missiles (1995) and Confirmation (1996). The prove is that Extra Musica beated them Wenge Musica very hard on the Ngomo Awards of 1996 as best African Band, which shocked everybody in Kinshasa. Some people in West-Africa thought in the beginning that Extra Musica was a splinter-fraction of Wenge Musica 4x4. The succes of the Feux de l'Amour's generique brought Wenge Musica back on the map in West-Africa. I wonder how things would be for Extra Musica in West-Africa, if Wenge 4x4 didn't split after Feux de L'Amour.

Universal Tchatcho was Koffi's musiclabel. Universal Tchatcho was doing the production of Quartier Latin's album (Pas de Faux Pas, Magie & Ultimatum) with Sonodisc/Disque Esperance  doing the distrubution. Sonodisc/Sono/Next Music was his musiclabel from 1990 until 2003. There was a time that Koffi had to produce his friend Djuna Djanana soloalbum, but I don't know what went wrong.

Disque Esperance was section of Sonodisc they were distributing music of Sonodisc in Africa & the French Antilles.

"SonoDisc (Société nouvelle de distribution de disques) was founded in Paris in 1970 by Marcel Perse and Michel David two former employees of Ngoma. Initially SonoDisc primarily served as a distribution company, notably of Umm Kalthum recordings, labels featuring artists from The Caribbean and Latin America plus a number of African labels included Syliphone from Guinea and Disques Francis Bebey.

In 1972 SonoDisc launched its own African label Sonafric and by 1974 Disques Espérance. The company also ventured into publishing and gradually expanded its catalogue during the 1970s and 1980s. From a mere 16 pages in 1979 SoneDisc’s catalogue covered 55 pages by 1988. Besides the African releases the company became a major distributer of salsa, of music from Cuba and the French Antilles, Guyana and Haiti in addition to music from Armenia, Tahiti, India and other overseas territories.

The Sonafric label was largely based on licensed tracks already released in Africa in addition to a few independent productions. After the initially Congolese based Ngoma label ceased its activities in France in 1971 SonoDisc acquired the rights to some of Ngoma’s albums which were re-released on the Sonafric label. The biggest boost to SonoDiscs’ African catalogue came in 1981 when they acquired the African catalogue from Fonior / Decca France after it had been declared bankrupt. Besides the Sonafric, Disques Espérance and African labels controlled by SonoDisc itself the company continued to serve as a distribution company for a great number of African labels, including Franco et T.P. O.K. Jazz’s Edipop, Choc and African Sun Music labels, Tabu Ley’s Genidia label, the Cameroonian Ebobolo Fia label just to mention a few.

The late 1980s also marked a beginning change in format from vinyl to CD albums. New albums were released in both formats  and for some even in a third format in the form of a pre-recorded cassette. Fonior / Decca France’s album series on the African label was initially continued with 28 new vinyl albums with Congolese music added to the 360.000 series from 1984 to 1987. Between 1991 and 1998 SonoDisc re-arranged the entire Congolese vinyl catalogue on 103 CDs on the African label in the 36500 series – much to the irritation of collectors.

SonoDisc merged with the Musisoft Next Group in 1998 becoming Sono. In 2001 it became Next Music. In 2003 the company came in liquidation and was bought in 2005 by The Adageo Group (Suave Music/Redbay) which began re-releasing SonoDisc’s Congolese CD catalogue on the Suave label in 2006 with new series numbers. The company changed its name in 2011 to The Sonodisc Group and went online with a website the following year. LINK In 2015 a new label Africa Seven was launched with re-releases of Cameroonian artists and African funk artists."

Thats Youyou Tchivundu’s son (a other ex Quartier Latin). Fifi just came to visit them and took pictures and uploaded them on Facebook. But then people took those pictures and send them to those polemic/paparazzi pages with people claiming that it’s her son. Youyou was very angry about it and made a video saying that they have to delete those pictures.

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