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Messages - Matebu

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« on: March 15, 2016, 02:55 »
This is not to despise Werra but I do not think he can say "come" in English just to save his life. There was an old clip that i watched some years back where he was to say some few lines in English and he messed everything up. It was so embarrassing. There was someone behind the camera telling him what to say in English yet Werra kept messing up.

Here's the clip. Rarely do I feel so embarrassed for someone.

Then you have this interview, which is basically his only televised interview for French press for obvious reasons  ;D ;D

« on: March 13, 2016, 20:09 »
Koffi always likes to joke that he knows only a little English.

Back in 2001 when I assisted with his U.S tour, people (venue staff, press) were surprised at his level of fluency of English and that he had no translator during negotiations. Very few Francophone artists are fluent in English, which is a bit of a shame since they all want to to be international.

Fally seems to be improving on his English, though he's been caught in some really embarrassing interviews in English.

What ghastly things to publicly state.

I've heard from a friend who knows Marie Paul that he deals with symptoms of depression and tends to isolate, which why he's heavily involved with dark spirits. Any truth to this? The death of his dear friend Kester is also a factor.


 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.

« on: March 09, 2016, 01:49 »
Then promote those rhumbas instead and not Selfie. Ahh man I want a QL album not a Cindy album.

Honestly, I don't think he can hold a QL lineup together long enough to produce a group album. How many QL members can we name nowadays compared to the past?

It was only recently we found out who really played solo for Selfie

« on: March 08, 2016, 16:08 »
Says the man who has been riding on the "Selfie" train for the past couple months rather than promoting songs on his 38 song album. Another issue is the explicitly of his recent songs and also songs of other artists. This has become a big turnoff for people who were fans of past works, which had what I would call more profound lyrics.

I've always found his quest to match the Wenge generation & younger groups to be a blessing and a curse. Yes, it helped him reach new heights of success, but in exchange he lost the elegance and sophistication factor he had during the (Rambo -> Tcha Tcho) days (83 to around 93).

Its amazing the difference when listening to a song on Abracadabra/13éme Apôtre versus an album like Henriquet/Elle et moi, where he was responsible for nearly all the music production work and utilized his own style.

Congolese Music / Re: does this mean NO MORE ROGER NGANDU
« on: March 07, 2016, 19:00 »
JB made a bit of an error when he tried to liken himself to Michael Jackson by saying he also had only a few solo albums, more like 10 albums.

This "journalist" seems to have been completely star struck the whole interview - "L'Homme Qui A mis L'Eau Dans Coco"  ;D

Congolese Music / Re: Koffi's Bercy Concert in Full (19/02/2000)
« on: February 29, 2016, 17:24 »
I don't care what anyone says this is Koffi's best concert of all time and the best african concert he had a great team here even though I feel like he should have brought babia, do akongo and beniko as well my dad went to this concert koffi should have added more footage in the vhs or released it in two parts pfff

Yes, the two big criticisms with the post production of this concert was the short footage relative to the length of the concert and only relasing it in VHS when DVD was already starting to become popular. The CD however was masterful produced.

« on: February 29, 2016, 02:40 »
I have heard worse singers but Wazekwa got to be the worse of the worse....Tata na Werra kutu bien

 ;D ;D ;D

Why is it that Wazekwa constantly wears those gloves? I'm guessing that it's to pay homage to Michael Jackson, but I've also heard (probably a rumor from Koffi's camp) that its to make his bleaching less obvious.

Congolese Music / Re: Koffi's Bercy Concert in Full (19/02/2000)
« on: February 27, 2016, 17:38 »
yeah hopefully but i fear combattants will react since concerts are always a golden opportunity for them to be in spotlight and also its in the period of elections

But I sense the french authorities will finally act strongly towards the combatants since some of their tactics equate to terrorism. The unfortunate recent events has a become a game changer, so no more free passes to disrupt the peace.

It's also up to the Congolese music representatives to report the activities and name some of the heads of the combattants to the authorities before deeming it okay to make concert arrangements. If it weren't for the disunity of the artists, this combattant issue would've been resolved long ago.

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 / Re: AND WHAT IS THIS...???
« on: February 24, 2016, 04:10 »
Wazekwa is back to 2008 with his blatant attacks towards Mopao ;D

Fimbu > Selfie; much more tolerable. Only thing it lacks is YouTube views.

What does my age have to do with anything?

Kaisari was just pulling your leg  ;D ;D ;D There's no way the dancers are there just for dancing especially with all the past pregnancies and the amount band members being fired because of relations with dancers.

A lot of these dancers are enticed by being able to travel abroad, get clothes, possibly housing/car, etc so they don't really mind the other activities they have to do for the job. Often times their parents give blessings to the leader during recruitment.

There are exceptions like the very small number of dancers who were daughters of donors and the wealthy, which I believe made the bosses shelter them from the extracurricular activities.

I used to be alarmed by Wemba when he brought his Fioti Fioti dancers (mostly 14-17 years old) to his big Euro concerts in 2000. Maguy (R.I.P) was I believe 15. He was just asking for trouble then.

Wazekwa has begun to break new ground by not so much controlling their lives, allowing them maternity leave and return, decent salaries without side work, etc.

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