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Congolese Music / Re: KOFFI OLOMIDE - LÉGENDE IS OUT
« Last post by Monsieur Congo on Today at 20:38 »
Hmm seems that most people on this forum don’t care about this album even those that were saying everyday they were waiting for a new Koffi album…sad.

Once again this album is very good it’s been on repeat, if only he included a few sebene songs.
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If we do get an album with annoying, out-of-tune guitars, you're right in that most fans will eat it up because of the artist (or despite the artist, could go either way) but a vocal minority will be like 'oh eza album ya ba faux chanteurs, ba faux guitaristes, ya faux groupe, nayokaki muziki te, ba melodies te, 100% makelele'. Something has to change before this nightmare happens. How about bringing the folkloric roots back to the music rather than biting off the Kapaya effect? At least back then, guitarists had their own touch.

You’re correct
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Not more than you can find generally on Google:
https://www.standardmedia.co.ke/entertainment/local-news/article/2000113408/congolese-artist-lesasa-jocker-to-tour-kenya

They had some nice tunes in the 90's:




But this video I shared initially seems to be Ferre Gola instead. When Lesasa shared this video I thought they are backing Ferre in the video, but it seems to me these are not them but Ferre's own group. I am not sure because I am not following Ferre, but anyhow, the song performed on stage sounds much better to me than the studio version on Youtube, where the instruments are a bit boring to me. On stage it is way much better.

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If we do get an album with annoying, out-of-tune guitars, you're right in that most fans will eat it up because of the artist (or despite the artist, could go either way) but a vocal minority will be like 'oh eza album ya ba faux chanteurs, ba faux guitaristes, ya faux groupe, nayokaki muziki te, ba melodies te, 100% makelele'. Something has to change before this nightmare happens. How about bringing the folkloric roots back to the music rather than biting off the Kapaya effect? At least back then, guitarists had their own touch.
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i think its because of the leaders,nowadays leaders are at the mixing table too easily,and take too much authority in artistic direction they work with engineers who for most are not as experienced in congolese music as phillipe guez jean marc dela vallee herve marignac and guys like that if they are not with lenny or kabangu ,and its obviously quicker to them to do programmed songs with barely any audible guitars,than to rehearse for months songs with chorus harmony arrangement and all that,they'd rather be fxxing around their hundreds of sidekicks and chilling than give the absolute priority to intense recording process
many albums have been done the leader is there like 10 per cent of the time in kinshasa,then he'd go record his voice in europe and call  caen madoka or mbetenge for the odd correction here and there,a part from those they fully record with them there
then the other fault its the fans,i will be brutally honest,this is by far the least music oriented i have ever seen from congolese music fans,all what matters today is is it succesful or not,i will not be surprised AT ALL if one day we get an album with off tune guitars and singers but getting mad success because of the author
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legendary group the greatest group to ever come out of congo full of talented singers and instrumentalists with four classic albums in a decade with the best one being Ultimatum and the most underrated album being Force de frappe
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Yes, yes and also yes!
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Is there a biography of this band?
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True and it annoys me how most nowadays try to play like flamme and just play too fast in generiques.

They seem to think that playing fast and complicated riffs makes them cooler
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