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I only like acoustic music from other countries:

I was more in Clan Wengé, Nouvelle Ecriture and Quartier Latin. I started to find Zaiko’s music to old, not innovating and music of “ba tata mibimba” like my friends. Baza ko rond point kaka hahahaha.

I forgot to mention, I liked also Cele Mbonda’s song and the sebene of Monica Bussiness Women (because of papy cocaïne),  the rest of Poison was for me muehh.

I think the reason that you did not find it interesting is because they have not made their studio albums for a long time similar to the Live Versions. Many of the records released since 1999 is better live than on the album. In the studio versions, the sebene melodies are shortened, they are like "trailers" of the live show. Their recent record: Bande Annoance is a step forward in this sense, because they made it very similar to how they play it on stage.

This is why most of their old albums is better to listen to, because it is very much like the stage experience.

Some Poison tracks like Top Premier were better in live:

They should have recorded something closer to the live version instead. This way those songs are only a nice collection of ideas.

Congolese Music / Re: WHAT IS YOUR ETHNICITY?
« on: July 11, 2018, 00:27 »
It is interesting that I meet Congolese people frequently, but all of them are from Bas-Congo or Bandundu. Never met anyone from other places like Boende, Lumumbasi or Mbandaka.

I think Nippon Banzai is not a very good album. It is a quite poor summary of their work which had much more interesting highlights. They recorded way much better live sessions than that, never understood why Nippon Banzai was pushed more than those.

If you are a beginner, you should start with:

Piéces a Conviction, Zaiko Dansez Othule, Subissez Les Consequences, Nous Y Sommes, Live Maquis GB (Les trois glorieuses) and the album titled: Zaiko Familia Dei

These albums are full of great sebens and have a very good sound.

« on: March 29, 2018, 23:22 »
He is not a very famous soloist, but has a unique technique to play the seben, so whenever he is on stage it is easy to recognise him. This technique is like when someone would be playing solo with strumming.

This a track like that:

Congolese Music / Nice acoustic piece from 1993
« on: January 15, 2018, 04:46 »

Congolese Music / Re: Merry Christmas and a happy new year friends
« on: December 25, 2017, 22:22 »
Merry Christmas to all members who celebrate it!

Don't forget about the "pope" of soukous: Dr. Sakis, who is a Brazza musician, along with his mate: Dany Engobo, who were already well established artists by the beginning of the 90's:

Many bands today couldn't play with this expertise and technical perfectness. I love how the chorus sounds, these people were very good singers.

What I wonder where did those guys got the clips from? They work at Congo TV?

Okay, everyone should archive favoutires. Next year if things go bad, we can discuss if we could make the saved things available to each other somehow.

One thing is sure, if you upload, you can create a nonlisted channel that you share here, those are less likely to be spotted by copyright watchdogs. Members will see the channel but it won't appear in the search in Youtube,

Shhhhit! I missed to download several videos.

Congolese Music / Re: BOB AND GRACE
« on: November 22, 2017, 03:18 »
I am very interested though what will happen now in foreign relations. International media, especially the UK is blaming Mugabe a lot. The have a point, but in case of the UK this is also fuelled by the confiscation of white owned lands. Ridiculous situation, as 150 years ago they were the white farmers who confiscated the lands from the natives. I am sure in secret the UK hopes for developement in this regard. I wonder if Mwangagwa will feed their expectation in this sense.

But anyhow, since the situation in South Sudan I worry in every case when a dictatorship ends in Africa. Theoretically it should be a pleasing change, in practice it just generates more problems. In the EU, there is so much debate about migration recently. I don't understand why they do not come up with ideas to help solving conflicts back in Africa, less migrants would set out for a travel then. In my opinion, the UN should create an army mandated to remove incompetent dictators even by force, secure the society and disarm potential rebel fractions, ban weapon import, and assist legal elections. When colonialists left Africa in the 60's, they just left everything behind as is, handing on the power to dangerous persons not thinking about it would be their responsibility to protect the people from cleptocracy and corruption before they leave. This should be corrigated. 60 years had passed since the end of colonialism, but Africa is still suffering from this mistake the colonial powers made when they left.

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