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Congolese Music / Re: BOB AND GRACE
« on: November 21, 2017, 18:08 »
Mugabe out. Zimbabwe isn't out of the woods yet, too often the replacement is just as incompetent.

Other African dictators are now thinking of the fates now

This is the point quys. Sadly, but this is the reality. People can celebrate, but they forget to ask: "Why was he replaced?" Was he replaced so that his successor could give more to people, or because they want to be the next one in the row to fill their pockets. If I should bet, the case is the latter one. If Mwangagwa would be more for the people, he would have already shown this during the decades. However, I read nothing like that about him.

Never forget that democracy won't work in case there is no authority supervising the top politicians. Such institutions doesn't exist or have no power in Africa. Politicans know this, and that's why they dare to do whatever they want. They change constitutions by their needs, sell the economy by the pound. They know their deeds won't have a consequence. This way they are just filling their pockets and behave so oddly like Mugabe. So anyone comes as next will just behave like the others. They have no reason to behave differently.

Also do not forget, that South Sudan celebrated like Zimbabwe a few years ago when they became independent after decades of war against the islamic north. And now? They are in bloody civil war. I would't be sure it won't happen like that in Zimbabwe. When a dictator leaves, there will be power vacum, and people start putting up the guns.




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General / Re: OFF-TOPIC: THE AFRICAN SLAVE TRADE STILL EXISTS
« on: November 19, 2017, 13:58 »
About people being enslaved. Whether they are traded or not, it is just a matter of case.

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General / Re: OFF-TOPIC: THE AFRICAN SLAVE TRADE STILL EXISTS
« on: November 19, 2017, 03:42 »
Yeah, true guys, slavery still exists, but not just the old Arabian slave trade. In Ivory Coast on cocoa plantations and in India in rug factories it is also present. There is a list of companies online that are claimed to manufacture chocolate from cocoa that is imported from plantations that keep slaves. One of these is Snickers and Mars. And maybe Nestlé, but I am not sure. It is a well known fact for decades. Even the UK is reported as a major place of slave keepers, hidden slavery has quite high rates there. I also read somewhere, that rich families in Gabon also import slaves from West-Africa to keep them in their houses like servants.

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Congolese Music / New song by Diblo Dibala on genocide in Congo
« on: November 18, 2017, 02:02 »

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Congolese Music / Re: I NEED NEW MUSIC
« on: September 21, 2017, 22:35 »
Bilenge musica is still active. They have a Facebook page, too, but now they are called Bilenge Musica du Congo.

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Congolese Music / Re: I NEED NEW MUSIC
« on: September 18, 2017, 21:46 »
Did you download this?


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Old School Music / Re: Good video of Jean Bosco Mwenda
« on: September 18, 2017, 00:13 »









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Old School Music / Re: Good video of Jean Bosco Mwenda
« on: September 16, 2017, 02:51 »
These videos are real gems. A reminiscent of what guitar music was like in rural areas, before electric instuments took over. And this music still can be heard at various places. If you search for more videos from the producer who published this video, you can find many others that are so great. Pepe Manuaku is a big admirer of this guy anyway.

Here is another one of this genre:







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Congolese Music / Re: SEBENOLOGY GUITARISTS
« on: September 11, 2017, 23:59 »
You can find now these on the frontpage of the forum as well, on the sidebar.

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Congolese Music / Re: Some nice sebene from London
« on: August 09, 2017, 21:43 »
Thanks! Will post some more in autumn.

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Congolese Music / Some nice sebene from London
« on: August 08, 2017, 02:23 »

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How To Play It / How to play Chagrin Dimone by Choc Stars
« on: July 05, 2017, 13:50 »

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Congolese Music / Re: CD SHOPs Paris
« on: June 29, 2017, 03:19 »
I can help you buy any CD online and can send it to you, but you need to search for it. Recently, the number of online shops decreased. Paris based shops may have some stock, for example Lampe Fall, that is a very good shop. They sell some older stock too, though not as many as Village Afro in the past.

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