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I feel the hypocrisy in the video, that’s crazy
Do you guy think maisha was a good idea?
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Congolese Music / Re: WHO WERE THE SUBJECT OF THESE SHOTS?
« Last post by Matebu on Today at 06:03 »
Tchip, this is so-called music. These DJs have taken over Brazza local scene with these basement production songs
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Congolese Music / WHO WERE THE SUBJECT OF THESE SHOTS?
« Last post by Manzambi94 on Today at 05:32 »

For the people who doesn't understand lingala DJ Kratos in the song says something "Now let's get this thing real you are dirty, all of your stuff is full of dirty people" and then goes on with "The first 20000 you earned it is because of me, you have lost a tooth  because of the police, and now you act all thuggish, if you are so happy then smile and show where it is your missing tooth"
Who he was speaking to?
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I am not racist but I don't support white people making black music, still to these days I go crazy mad when white people say shit like "Elvis the king of Rock'n'Roll" or "The Beatles and the Rolling Stones are the best band ever" without knowing they were stealing black people style, I am glad that to these days Congolese music stayed between us and I am glad it is in Lingala so white people can 't really steal it.
I am Angolan and you have seen the success of Dança Kuduro an Angolan genre who benefited Dominican and Portuguese people while Angolan singers rarely get through.

Quincy Jones recently said in interview he thought The Beatles were shit and untalented... got white folks outraged, but I was like thank you for speaking facts. I hate how they they try to shove those white bands down our throat in every “greatest all-time” list i see. All those rock albums I’ve sampled and gave a chance have done nothing for me.

As far as rock goes, Jimi Hendrix is one guitarist that has truly made go “wow”. Incredible talent, shame he passed so young

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I am not racist but I don't support white people making black music, still to these days I go crazy mad when white people say shit like "Elvis the king of Rock'n'Roll" or "The Beatles and the Rolling Stones are the best band ever" without knowing they were stealing black people style, I am glad that to these days Congolese music stayed between us and I am glad it is in Lingala so white people can 't really steal it.
I am Angolan and you have seen the success of Dança Kuduro an Angolan genre who benefited Dominican and Portuguese people while Angolan singers rarely get through.
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Congolese Music / Prince Babia dancing
« Last post by Jdog on Today at 04:56 »
  I know for a fact Fally wouldn't want him in his band as he would give serious competition in singing, dancing and visibility.
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Then after 5 or 10 years a band will become famous with that style and whites claiming that they created it.

Yeah, cultural appropriation is getting worse and worse... then they make a viral sensation out of it. This video is a few years old so hasn't happened yet, but definitely will when we least expect it..... the same way Ivorian's robbed Congolese culture blind for Coupe Decale. Now folks like Arafat are adamant that they created the way they animate

The drummer's style reminds me of how Meridjo used to play early on. This is very Zaiko sounding to me overall
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What made those 5eme Generation artists Fally Ipupa, Ferre Gola, Bill Clinton and Didier Lacoste (who was famous back in 2010) not being present during those 2011 presidential campaign ? Because they are close to those policitians of PPRD and some even to their daughters. Were they blocked by their elders, who didn't what to share money ? (I heard that Manda Chante and some others weren't even paid). Or weren't they contacted ? They weren't also present in that Bomoko-association in 2013-14 (where they excluded Koffi), which was like Maisha Parc-2. They were lucky on the other side that they didn't participate to that, because if they participated then they would have a tought life for 2 years long in Europe, like Werrason, Reddy, etc. who were running for their lives, dressing like women to not be recongnized. Compared to 2006 when JB Mpiana & Felix Wazekwa also supported JP Bemba, nobody from those bandleaders supported Etienne Tshisekedi in 2011.





It would be fair if they were allowed by the combattans to perform in Europe and espcially Marie Paul who risked his life by supporting Etienne Tshisekedi. Being jailed by ANR (congelese secret-service) and blocked in Kinshasa. Bill Clinton went to Brazzaville with his house in Kinshasa being attacked by kuluna's who were under PPRD-control with Francis Kalombo controlling it (who now pro-Katumbi) after rumors being speard that he sung for Tshisekedi. Some combattans (mostly youngsters) agreed with artists who didn't support Kabila performing in Europe. But the majority were against . This because alot were victims of scam from musicians for the ngulu-business, some being victims of musicians who staying in their house during tours making their women/daughters pregnant to get European-papers or just by accident, some of them being ex'drugdealers, fraudsters who went broke, others being hurt how Werrason insulted them they work in the construction and some being women/girls who were dumped by those musicians after a love-affair (some being left alone with the kids without financial suppport).

 I found it crazy how Fally Ipupa & Ferre Gola returned in Kinshasa without problem giving soldout-vip concerts in Kinshasa and also Bill Clinton Kalonji who spend months in Brazzaville. With him then mentioning Papy Tamba (member of PPRD) alot.


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The true behind of all this behind the scene was to prepare them slowly for the presidential campaign of Joseph Kabila who wasn't really popular in Kinshasa, Equateur, Bandundu, the two Kasai's and Bas Congo. Only the east of the country. So he wanted their support for his presidential campaign with them getting modern studio's, real fight against piracy and a proper copyright society who would pay those royalties correcly like SACEM, SABAM,etc. in return. But the musicians themselves messed it up during the second meeting with Joseph Kabila, which was meant to talk about that. Only for 4 leaders (Koffi, JB, Wemba and Werrason) and Tshala Muana of all musicians invited that day were allowed to talk with Joseph Kabila. But when they came instead to talk about those projects they started to talk about their own business saying that they need some money to finish those business with Jospeh Kabila seeing that they are clowns. Giving them then 15.000 dollars to share between themselves. When other musicians heard that story it created havoc and the press and Congolese music-scene being divided and alot of musicians deciding to leave Maisha Parc. With Emeneya doing that famous interview with journalist Francis Kakonde to talk about that problem and Koffi Olomide & Wemba denieying it and later on in interviews mocking Emeneya that he's finished, jealous and a comedian.




 It became worser when Ferre joined Quartier Latin which brought the polemic between Werrason & Koffi Olomide back and the FIKIN-affaire of Werrason and JB Mpiana which brought tribalism back with the press and Congolese music-scene being more divided with people of Kasai being behind JB Mpiana, Papa Wemba, Tshala Muana, Koffi Olomide who were pro-Maisha Parc and people of Bandundu & Bas Congo being behind Emeneya, Werrason, Karmapa, Shakakongo who were anti-Maisha Parc. But people forget it quickly during the elections of JP Bemba against Joseph Kabila.

This all created anger in the Congolese diaspora in Brussels & London against musicians, where a big part was already anti-Kabila since day 1 when he became president in 2001. Especially against Werrason, which was because of the 'Massacre Fikin 2005-dvd". It made people think that Werrason was close to PPRD and Kabila's regime. They didn't also like how all those bandleaders were present at Kabila's wedding with Olive Lembe. With those combattans in Brussels promising that all those musicians who were present wouldn't perform anymore in the Schengen-area. With then the combattans-campaign starting in 2006 in London with JB Mpiana's concerts in London being sabotated. Then in November 2006 Werrason's double concerts at Dock Eiffel & Dock Haussman were cancelled after that combattans saboted it. Werrason didn't give up and performed in Brussels with help of the police, but it was in an empty musichall. After that he saw that he had to talk with them and they reconciled with him performing at Elysee Montmarte and all musicians allowed who participated to Kabila's presidential campaign being allowed to perform in the Schengen-area. But in London they didn't change their opinion towards musicians and beating politicians like Manda Chante very hard and getting a "mutakalisation". Koffi Olomide tried to perform in 2007 there, but those combattans blocked his concerts with him running away. With his rivals in Kinshasa being happy the way they blocked his concerts and supporting those combattans behind the scene.He tried to return in 2008 but it didn't work.
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I remember Zacharie Bababaswe not being happy with this all. Screeming on tv "polemique ekozala !!!!, etc" and saying that it was hypocrisy (which was for a part true).

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