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Not surprised that most titles are from Trop C'est Trop. One of the best Congolese production ever released.

Congolese Music / Re: FORUM CONTENT
« on: April 20, 2017, 12:05 »
And regarding this event let me commemorate all members: please keep in mind, that non music related posts should go in the 'Other' section.


What I am not sure about, did Nene join Minzoto before or after he played in Langa Langa Stars? Do you have any information on that?

Old School Music / Re: Kenyan Lingala Group of the 70's
« on: April 06, 2017, 13:03 »
Nice pieces!

By accident I didn't notice you posted the video of Le Capitan. Very nice song. I love these, I am archiving them constantly. Especially Super Mazembe.

Congolese Music / Re: Separation in Congolese music
« on: March 15, 2017, 05:05 »
OK Jazz - After the death of Franco particular members, like Mabiala, etc. tried to declare themselves as the inheritor of the boss title. But leadership was given over to Simaro Lutumba. However, in a short while, the relatives of Franco who were the inheritors of the band legally, started to spread gossips about him that he is leading the band unethically. According to rumours they were encouraged to do this by Madilu. So in the end the group was disbanded, and a bunch of its members formed Bana OK, to save themselves from debates.

Old School Music / Re: Kenyan Lingala Group of the 70's
« on: March 14, 2017, 01:21 »
Thanks! Great tune again, I am amazed how good the sound of the guitar is.  :)

Yes, it seems it was an issue on my end. My apologies

Maybe the hosting server was inaccessible for a while from your location.

Next time if you experience issues with any function, ask about it in the Support section. It doesn't matter if you post here about it either, but we get instant notification about question in the support section, and can react faster. Just mentioning for your convenience.

It seems to work here. What is the procedure you do to upload the photo? Please describe it and I try to investigate. Do you click the "Add image to post" link?


Sad news, because it seems they "learnt" the Congolese style very well. It would be interesting to listen to this record though, I guess it is ultra rare. Maybe will try to mine it from second hand shops when I go to Paris.

Actually Matebu summarized what I know about them. But interestingly, I was informed about that they released at least 2 LPs. Maybe the info is not correct. Who knows. I heard these Central African bands had much difficulty because of the low level of studios they had access to in their homeland, and also because of less promotional opportunity. That's why they are less known than other Congolese style bands from abroad. I checked some of their releases and found sometimes they cost quite much, very likely because of the rarity of these records.

A nice tune from the Central African Republic, from followers of the Congolese style, from the 80's. I don't say anything yet, probably you also know them, if not, I share some info. For this, I happen to have some  ;D

Old School Music / Re: Kenyan Lingala Group of the 70's
« on: March 10, 2017, 02:40 »
Nice tune!

Can you recommed othes songs feom Les Noirs? I like their tune very much.

I have listened to the first 5 songs, and I have to say I am very impressed. I like the rythm and solo guitar parts very much. Sometimes it feels like these solo tunes could even be played in recent songs as well, some of them has a surprisingly modern sound. Thanks for sharing these, I will definately include it in my playlist.

Fans of Zaiko and espacially the style of Popolipo, have fun watching my new video! There are some really useful tricks in this tune.

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