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Congolese Music / Re: "PILE OU FACE" FROM ALAIN MAKABA WAS TOO ADVANCED
« Last post by archos on April 21, 2018, 16:58 »
yes they seemed more interested in making an impact in concerts it did them bad service on continental level with their "rivals"having several clips promoted even loi vs feux de l'amour is same story
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So sad that they didn't record the videoclips anymore of Wake Up, after that the conflicts started already before that the album was released. With Papa Wemba saying "casse toi pauvre con" and calling him a businessman, that he isn't a real artist, etc. All because that he didn't want to share the mabanga money he got from his friends and donors with Wemba. While Wemba sunged his friends and donors for free. With the conflict becoming worser after the release of the album, due to their common friends who were saying things who didn't have sens, but both artists still becoming angry about it. For example the thing Koffi said in Moussoukou-Soukou "pona kokanga kipungu-pungu, il faut kotia soyi " with Wemba claiming that he was mocking him.


I remember Maika Munan complaing in a interview 2 years ago about some artists being credited in Wake Up who didn't even participate in the recordings.

Did they every released a official VHS for Pile Ou Face ? I only saw the generic who was put on the Compil African Stars-VHS of Sonodisc, including Wake-Up and Tuna Tina Jack Kitshindja of Anges Adorables vol. 1. It looks like Wenge Musica 4x4 wasn't really interested in releasing offical VHS of their albums (Anges Adorables vol 1/2, Kalayi Boeing & Kin E Bouge). Damien Dimoneke was really pushing them to record videoclips. He was the man who made the videoclip of Kalayi Boeing and Hi Ho Ha New Image in 1993 and 1994, when the albums were released. In 1996 he made the Pentagone-VHS and the same year when Wenge came to Europe he recorded videoclips for some songs of Pleins Feux, Anges Adorables and Kalayi Boeing (C'est Trop Tard Djenga, La Vie, Masampu, Nazareth, Tcha Tcho & Promesse Bouboule) who were released in a video called Bokosepela, who had some extracts of Ndombolo and interviews from Wenge-members who were then making some hints about the problems in the band.
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Congolese Music / Re: WHICH DANCE WOULD YOU LOVE TO HAVE BACK ON TREND?
« Last post by mvulusi96 on April 21, 2018, 16:16 »
For me it would Kisanola and the dance that dance they did in Malewa, Bicarbonate and Ferre's QEDT. That Nkila Kizengi dance should never ever be brought back.
this is the dance I'm referring to if people weren't quite sure @6:33 in Bicarbonate. @1:21 in Malewa.





That dance came from those Brazza dj's who were calling it then Zembe. It was a big hit back in 2008 and 2009 in the bars of Kinshasa. I remember parents complaining about the lyrcis of their songs "longola ye caleson, longola ye caleson", etc. The was a huge buzz in Paris, Brussels, Geneve and London. When Werrason released the DVD of the preparation of Zenith 2008. With all bars dancing to that sound.



Koffi Olomide took also that dance back in 2009 along with Sima Ekoli, but it didn't really match with the coupe-decale style he adopted in Skol Mandramanda. With shots being throwed to both camps Maison Mere vs Koffi Olomide until that that rape-affaire was known. Which made Koffi quiet for a year on tv (stopping with mocking people openly or throwing shots) and artists Maison Mere calling him Franc Congolais. It suprised how the Maison Mere-camp is started to praise Koffi now alot. Back in 2010 I tought they would never become close again. Who forgot the way Kakol was calling Koffi "Koko Ntiri Ntiri" (animated cartoon).

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Congolese Music / Re: What's Fabregas best album in your opinion?
« Last post by SoukousFan on April 21, 2018, 15:20 »
anapipo , that brought us the legendary Ya Mado
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@Matebu

I was really impressed by this album, it was certainly ahead of it's time!

I thought Wenge Musica had reconciled with Sadam Hussien with Tempete de Desert from the 1994 album Anges Adorables, whay happened in 1995 that upset Mobutu so much to obstruct their careers in Kinshasa?

How did the Alain Makaba get involved in the Wake Up project with Koffi and Wemba? What songs did he play guitar on?

I believe what drove him was the fact that he was settled in Europe full time while Wenge BCBG 4x4 was still based in Kin, so this album was of financial necessity. It’s big  success was not really anticipated… it was to keep SonoDisc happy and recorded quickly, so some of the intended feature singers did not make it. Pepe Kalle had already to Kin after his Europe tour.

Wake Up was supposed to a trio-project Koffi-Wemba-Makaba, but Koffi wasn’t having that happen so he was demoted. The funny thing is that the album was created to take attention away from Wenge 4x4 and here you have a founder assisting.

The two songs where he’s credited on Wake Up playing Solo.
- Zaintoin
- Esakola
Makaba has a signature and intricate sound with his Steinberger M series guitar, so you can tell it's him playing. This goes for all his credited work

Caen Madoka, Beniko, Maika Munan, Do Akongo, & Yves Ndjock did the lion’s share of the work on guitars.

He’s not credited for it, but I know he assisted with arrangement. It was predominantly Philphe Guez in that department on synthesizer heavy songs - Avion (composer Do Akongo), Litio ya Calendrier (Colombani Wasenga), Maryama (Composer: Philphe Guez/Koffi), Esakola (Wemba?), Wake Up (Colombani Wasenga), Moussoukou-Soukou (Koffi)


The acoustic songs were handled by Maika Munan, Do Akongo, & Beniko
- Dodo (Maika Munan), Naomie (composer Koffi? or was there a ghostwriter?), Mi Amor (Koffi)

I often heard that Naomie was written by the late Max Mongali "Idi Mane".
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Congolese Music / Re: WHICH DANCE WOULD YOU LOVE TO HAVE BACK ON TREND?
« Last post by Jdog on April 21, 2018, 11:56 »
For me it would Kisanola and the dance that dance they did in Malewa, Bicarbonate and Ferre's QEDT. That Nkila Kizengi dance should never ever be brought back.
this is the dance I'm referring to if people weren't quite sure @6:33 in Bicarbonate. @1:21 in Malewa.





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Congolese Music / Re: "PILE OU FACE" FROM ALAIN MAKABA WAS TOO ADVANCED
« Last post by archos on April 21, 2018, 10:10 »
Exactly wake up was exclusively koffi wemba(wemba's writers) papa wemba wanted  wazekwa to have two songs but the beefs had already started about his two customers lol
indeed makaba was 16 17 when he became father the first time so he was way ahead of the rest of his friends in terms of responsability to handle so he needed that album
guys like do akongo,yvon moumpala and co participated in the writing
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Congolese Music / Re: Congolese Tracks To Spin at a Wedding?
« Last post by jeantwatwa on April 21, 2018, 09:39 »
Koffi - Selfie
Peppe Kalle - Nyboma Nina
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Congolese Music / Re: WERRASON - DIEMBA (LYRICS & EXPLANATION)
« Last post by Manzambi94 on April 21, 2018, 07:39 »
guys! i am watching the video and trying to sing with your lyrics!! manzambi thanks a lot! just a quick question: what is the name of the dread-locked male singer in the video? you see him at 00:17seconds into the video.
You are welcome my friend, his name is Ambulance D'Angola he is the guy doing the first part, unfortunately now he left and joined team wata
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Congolese Music / Re: WERRASON - DIEMBA (LYRICS & EXPLANATION)
« Last post by SoukousFan on April 21, 2018, 07:15 »
guys! i am watching the video and trying to sing with your lyrics!! manzambi thanks a lot! just a quick question: what is the name of the dread-locked male singer in the video? you see him at 00:17seconds into the video.
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