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haha, Werrason will have tested at least 1000 singers at La Zamba by the time he retires. Most of them some sort of doppelgängers of his orginal MM dream team

Bismack is as down to earth as they come and he's giving the youth in Lumbumbashi lots of opportunity through his basketball programs
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Congolese Music / Re: THIS GUY IS A FONT OF COSTANT FUN
« Last post by Matebu on Today at 02:28 »
I don't think it's safe to eat large amounts of food at once. Gun shots a concert in Congo?? I don't think many Congolese citizens own guns, so that's surprising.

haha, after the overthrow of Mobutu & the mass lootings a few years prior, everybody and their uncle had an AK-47 or pistol in their possession or could easily get one on the black market

Luckily Congolese don't show it publicly like Haitians and Jamaicans
Wow I never knew that, I have never seen a video or pictures of even the kulunas with guns.

Here's a still of a chégue (or kuluna) with an rifle from one of the looting documentaries. I know it's just 1 photo, but keep in mind the price of a rifle bought legally is multiple years salary for your average Congolese citizen

If you ventured out of the nice neighborhoods, this was a common site. Mostly asking for bribes
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The album was released in 1999, but recorded in 1996. You can hear Theo Mbala doing those '96 animations what he also used in the Amour-Interdit album '96.

Tremblement de Terre is for me Defao's best album ever followed by Sala Noki. At that time he was number one in DRC and Africa, but wasn't able to tour in Europe with musicians of Wenge & Quartier Latin mocking Defao's musicians. Theo Mbala couldn't resist and decided to join Bozi Boziana so that he could tour in Europe.

One of Defao's famous concerts in Africa. He performed then in a soldout Palais des Congres and later performed in a packed Stade de Bouake.




Ah, I see. The Kitisela chants was also a giveaway

Funnily enough, that concert Palais des Congres was the first and only Defao concert I attended. Just happened to be in the right place at the right time. The way he electrified the crowd was something I've never seen. And the Ivorians just loved Defao in general

there are two guys i miss in our music in this century,defao and alain makaba,i would have loved to see how our music would be with them being like we knew them

Indeed. Defao was certainly the most complete leader of the 90's: pure vocalist abilites, looks/charisma (although he became very self-conscious of his weight), and being by far the best dancer
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Congolese Music / Re: THESE COMBATTANTS ARE JUST SOMETHING ELSE
« Last post by Jdog on Today at 01:08 »
Kindly educate a brother here, who are these combatants and why did they stop the concert?
The combattants are a bunch of idiots (not all of course, but a very large majority) in Diaspora and in South Africa who say they don't want concerts over there because the artists used to be with their wives,daughters (blame the women not the man) etc. and that they didn't dedicate them in songs (blame on the artist for that) after they gave the artists money and about the political situation in Congo (which is the main reason now) some claim that artists are in co-hoots with the current president and his admin. 
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Congolese Music / Re: THIS GUY IS A FONT OF COSTANT FUN
« Last post by Jdog on Today at 01:03 »
I don't think it's safe to eat large amounts of food at once. Gun shots a concert in Congo?? I don't think many Congolese citizens own guns, so that's surprising.

haha, after the overthrow of Mobutu & the mass lootings a few years prior, everybody and their uncle had an AK-47 or pistol in their possession or could easily get one on the black market

Luckily Congolese don't show it publicly like Haitians and Jamaicans
Wow I never knew that, I have never seen a video or pictures of even the kulunas with guns.
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It seems like it's what God has planned for him, he should go to The Netherlands if there is a way fix it. And why would the family just forget about him like that.
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Congolese Music / Re: THESE COMBATTANTS ARE JUST SOMETHING ELSE
« Last post by Zulu21 on Today at 00:39 »
Kindly educate a brother here, who are these combatants and why did they stop the concert?
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there are two guys i miss in our music in this century,defao and alain makaba,i would have loved to see how our music would be with them being like we knew them
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as often in music whenever something happens to somebody people interpret it as mystic and  in this case also of nono shaka losing his sight a lot of people have been saying that cultura was behind it and cultura's chef d'orchestre eclipse is invited to talk about it
 he says the problems of shaka started years ago and they were noticing that he struggled to see well sometimes at rehearsal,and it keep worsening to extent that once he was not even able to touch microphone  as his eyes were not seeing where it is which got them worried so he was sent to an hospital were wazekwa has a contract so that he pays automatically whatever problem any of his musician and their wives and kids have and they did not find solution so he was sent to another hospital more specialized in eye's issues where they found that the blood pressure of his eyes were not normal and he got treated until it got normal but still could not see so family took him to some fake pastors who have been making him drink some stuff and he still has not recovered while cultura were taking to more serious pastors already known in kinshasa for solving some of those issues
and eclipse adds that no way on earth he'd do something bad to shaka who is not only like a brother but compliments him artistically being a deep voice atalaku while he is a tenor one and both having spent over 15 years together built a telepathic understanding on stage impros so he does not see why he'd basically weaken himself by attacking shaka
they still have been paying shaka's salary for over a year now but the rare times some of the musicians went to see him they got a very cold welcome except from his brother cedric and his other brothers and friend who often come to cultura concerts and what got him very hurt and worried is that it seems even his family did not care about him that much anymore to extent that it happened that it was one day  their singer ceden play who made him take a bath while his wife and family were barely interested in him
they gave the family idea that they collaborate on the fees with family to take him to europe so that its not done on family's back or even just get authorization but shaka's brother who is in netherlands who was willing to do it or give authorization and who told them he'd call them once he is in kin still has not contacted them for months and the situation keeps worsening with shaka being abandoned at that church were he is given stuff to drink but not change is happening so since they cant disrespect the family they backed off and are watching and are ready to step in if called upon again

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