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One became arguably the most renown chanteuse of her generation, the other, an honorary deuxième bureau. :D


"Oka Bisso"

Summer 1983 to be specific, following the release of the incredibly popular Muvaro, which presented Atalakou chants such as Fiona-Fiona, Zekete, and Fongi. Zaiko at the time was the first band to have singers and instrumentalists dance during Sebene, which greatly increased crowd interaction. The only issue was they didn't have choreography at that time and it really shows.

Then there was Etape, a composition by Max Mongali, which I believe was the ballad of the year, if I recall correctly.

The then young guitar wizard, Beniko Popolipo played with such calmness.

The first exposition of the Atalakou, with Bébé and Nono Atalakou and their shakers was in summer 1982, during the time of the World Cup on National television. Initially when Zaiko introduced Atalakou, meaning "look at me", the audiences couldn't quite grasp what was going on. What was initially a controversial addition became the cornerstone and what brought Congolese music to new heights, fueling African dance music through the 80s and 90s.

Congolese Music / Koffi Olomidé - Selfie Sassou (Votez DSN)
« on: March 17, 2016, 03:20 »

No comment. Word is he got a very hefty sum from the Sassou administration for this remix/commercial.


 If I'm not mistaken, this was just after the release of Wake Up in 1996 when they were in Brazzaville, nearly 20 years already.


Definitely up there on the list for best for Wenge concert. Guest appearances by Wemba and Joly Mubiala

Am I the only one that feels slight discomfort when hearing Moi Ami Coboss, especially with Wemba singing?

« on: March 09, 2016, 05:34 »

With the attendance of 'Djo Sex' Josky. What an equipe of singers, dancers, and atalakous. Koffi knew well in advance that Loi would be a hit with all the teasers and repetition VHS released before Dec. '97.

I always found it interesting how Koffi had Babia (RIP) sing his lead vocals during repetitions. 

My brother, a friend of Sam Tshintu, was also in attendance.

Congolese Music / Koffi's Bercy Concert in Full (19/02/2000)
« on: February 27, 2016, 05:45 »

The build up and promotion of this concert, beginning in '98 remains the biggest of any African concert if I'm not mistaken. This is the one concert I still regret not making an effort to attend, though I was able go to his first Zenith, which was excellent.

The live version of Attentat 49:34 is one of the best live performances of a generique.

Champion esthetique and CNN really played their hearts out

Congolese Music / Song dedicated to Werra's wife by Madilu
« on: February 22, 2016, 22:04 »
Wonderful song and gesture by le grand ninja to mère Mapata before his passing.

Too bad the egos of the big artists are too big to do such thing nowadays.

Congolese Music / Ferre Gola chante JB Mpiana
« on: February 21, 2016, 05:30 »
Capitaine de Benelux from his 2010 50 years of Independence concert.

Superb rendition from le grand chanteur.

Congolese Music / There Had Been A Popular Rumor That She Died
« on: February 18, 2016, 06:49 »
La belle Jolie Detta now known as Soeur Myriam. Contrary to reports that she had passed away from HIV in 2002, she's alive and doing quite well in Zurich.

Vocalist of one the most popular songs of the mid-80s

« on: February 13, 2016, 04:05 »
Final studio Mix

Live practice Session

I remember the very harsh critics on the old forum criticizing Fally for trying too hard to become a R&B artist under Monsoh's direction. ;D He abandoned the dance around the time Equalizer left.

From his album Le vainqueur des dangers

Le Chouchou de tout le monde and Mokuwa Mbongo Wazekwa teaming up to pay respect to donors, fan clubs, and fellow musicians with a bit of comedy to make an entertaining song.  :D :D

Congolese Music / CHAN 2016: RDC CHAMPION D'AFRIQUE
« on: February 07, 2016, 19:27 »
Big Congratulations. ELOKO YA MAKASI

Congolese Music / Papy Bastin Sounds A Lot Like Emeneya at Times
« on: February 04, 2016, 03:33 »
From his excellent album Notre bien. Fitting as he started his career interpreing Emeneya songs.

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