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Well, he is innocent until proven guilty. So the burden of proof is on the accusers. Am not in a position to say how the outcome would be if he availed himself to the French authorities, but the fact that he has not gone to clear his name means his accusers may well have valid accusations against him.

I await full verdicts from our forum’s self-elected Supreme Court justices (since they apparently hold a moral high ground) , but I share the same sentiments as you.... I strongly believe in innocent until proven guilty, but it’s become way too long in the tooth the guy has been ducking the case so it makes very hard for me to have confidence in him.

That’s why I found it very particularly ironic seeing him in full French football jerseys singing their praises on social media, saying je suis la France and what not.

In interviews he’s stated that he has no interest in being in Europe anymore, but i know it’s really the opposite. He used to spend most of his time in Europe prior to ‘09
Hahahaha yeah I'm waiting for them too,

I'm with both of you but that being said it's hard for me to give him the benefit of the doubt it's reaching almost 10 years now like it's just getting ridiculous he's talking that he's gonna lift the ban but come on just face it like a man his lawyer is convinced that he can beat the case so just go
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Well, he is innocent until proven guilty. So the burden of proof is on the accusers. Am not in a position to say how the outcome would be if he availed himself to the French authorities, but the fact that he has not gone to clear his name means his accusers may well have valid accusations against him.

I await full verdicts from our forum’s self-elected Supreme Court justices (since they apparently hold a moral high ground) , but I share the same sentiments as you.... I strongly believe in innocent until proven guilty, but it’s become way too long in the tooth the guy has been ducking the case so it makes very hard for me to have confidence in him.

That’s why I found it very particularly ironic seeing him in full French football jerseys singing their praises on social media, saying je suis la France and what not.

In interviews he’s stated that he has no interest in being in Europe anymore, but i know it’s really the opposite. He used to spend most of his time in Europe prior to ‘09
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Well, he is innocent until proven guilty. So the burden of proof is on the accusers. Am not in a position to say how the outcome would be if he availed himself to the French authorities, but the fact that he has not gone to clear his name means his accusers may well have valid accusations against him.
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@Cavalier Solitaire

If Koffi takes his chances confronts his accusers in the French court of law, do you think he will be convicted of the charges? Is there enough evidence for the prosecution to proceed with a solid case before a jury?

All these years of his rumored mistreatment of women was bound to haunt him, looks like the day is coming.
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Cavalier this story is getting very bad for Koffi day after day. People seem to pay attention to the female dancers but I remember a video way back over Bouya Mayola said Koffi had to run because he was also accused of rape toward a juif girl who was a friend of his niece which pushed his case to the top of the pile and now I even crossing to Brazaville our neighbour will be the end because interpol have had enough because the man has been given many chances to present himself but he chooses not to WHY???
It's not looking good. Now that in even the French government has started putting pressure for other govts to arrests him. Previously the Zambian government was reluctant to arrest him but now it seems his luck has run out. Because this is the second concert that has been canceled.
Here is his apology. 
https://www.facebook.com/Mwebantu/videos/1818869931566427/
Sad for him.
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Cavalier this story is getting very bad for Koffi day after day. People seem to pay attention to the female dancers but I remember a video way back Bouya Mayola who is one of the pure petit ya Koffi said Koffi had to run because he was also accused of rape toward a juif girl who was a friend of his niece which pushed his case to the top of the pile and now even crossing to Brazaville our neighbour will be the end because interpol have had enough because the man has been given many chances to present himself but he chooses not to WHY???

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He is scheduled to perform in the capital Lusaka and the Mining town of Kitwe on the 27th and 28th July. But these two shows hang in the balance as a certain Minister has ordered for his arrest upon arrival in the Country. His controversial past seems to be coming back to haunt Quadra Koraman again. The shows are pegged at US$100.

The last time Mopao came to Zambia, he had to sneak through the boarder into Lubumbashi using a motorbike after he physically assaulted a journalist who tried to get an interview from one of the dancers. He hasn't been able to return ever since as the last show was equally cancelled at the last minute.

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Mboottte ladies and gentlemen 8). Let's discuss the history of Rumba/Soukous and how it influence the Afro diaspora of today. We'll also discuss the introduction of Ndombolo, Congolese migration of East & West Africa, guitarists who changed the game, etc.

When people hear of Rumba, they identify it with Cuban-Son but Son is just one of the many variants of this interesting genre.

In the 1930's, a French Antillean man by the name of Jean Rèal of Brazzaville and a group of Pointe Noires called Kato were already using the name "Kongo Rumba"(https://books.google.com/books?id=gKEHO1z413EC&pg=PA19&lpg=PA19&dq=jean+real+congo+rumba&source=bl&ots=-xvffaHDxi&sig=cw3xWTymvaLJScgGPzeuvLy9law&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjqwMyw3aLcAhUJK8AKHdTABhUQ6AEwFXoECAcQAQ#v=onepage&q=jean%20real%20congo%20rumba&f=false). Unfortunately, I could not find any audio

Now, let's dive in. In the 1940's, they were two pioneers such as Paul Kamba and Wendo Kolosoy "Papa. Paul Kamba is depicted as the shaping Modern Congolese Music. In 1942, he discovers a group called "Victoria Brazza". (http://maziki.fr/histoire-de-la-musique-centrafricaine/viles-precurseurs-de-la-rumba-congolaise)



 In 1946, a young Wendo who was a self taught mechanic and boxer formed the band "Victoria Bakolo Miziki -- fusing traditional Congolese folklore with tibits of Cuban Son.  From returning from a fight, he joins up with a Greek business who signs him to then Leopoldville (Kinshasa) label-Ngoma. This lead to the recording of the timeless classic "Marie Louise" in 1948.


 Some say, this was the....first recorded song to have a "sebene".  Henri Bowane is credited as guitarist. The song "Marie Louise" is said to rise the dead from the cemetery. Due to Radio Congolia, this was a big hit in West Africa.

This form of Rumba known as "Rumba Sukuma". The other Latin tinctured Rumba is called Rumba Fiesta -- will later go into this.


Note that the name "Victoria"  still to prove democracies on the Nazis, where Brazzaville plays an eminent role: virtual capital of the "Free France", it hosts in 1944 the "African-French Conference" where a speech by the General de Gaulle shyly lays the foundations of emancipation. De Gaulle, aware that he owes everything to the radio, hastens to give considerable resources to the transmitter of Brazzaville, which becomes the most powerful of the continent.


 There was another pioneer that goes by the name of Elenga Zakari aka Jhimmy Le Hawaiean. He hails from Bangui, Central African Republic. He comes to Leopoldville (Kinshasa) in 1946 in where he meets with the Ngoma's label musicians such as Papa Wendo, Henri Bowane, Manuel D'olivera, Paul Mwanga and Adou Elenga. Around this time, singers are accompanied by two guitarists and percussionist. He revamped Congolese music by adding guitar solos into the mix of a complete band including 1 rhythm guitar, 1 solo guitar, 1 double bass, 1 saxophonists, singers and percussionist. He is responsible for training both Tino Barosa and Charles "Dechaud" Mwamba (http://www.congopage.com/Le-duo-memorable-Jhimmy-na-Mwanga).




Adou Elenga

Maria Tebbo "original" later reprise by Sam Mangwana "Le Pigeon Voyageur"

Paul Mwanga

Paul Mwanga is considered as one of the precursors of Modern Congolese music. He hails from Angola. He updated the traditional Maringa and fused with the Highlife of West Afrca, Polka Pike, etc (http://www.congopage.com/Le-duo-memorable-Jhimmy-na-Mwanga).



Part 2 will be addressing  the introduction of Grand Kalle & African Jazz, Docteur Nico, Dechaud, etc. Stay tuned!


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I mean it's not bad to drink. But you have to have control of it. That is sad.

He was such a good animator. No one is close to him to advise?
Even if he had though, Atalaku do not care when people spoke to them, do you know Bercy? Everyone before the Maître Richard murderer told him that he should stop drinking and smoking and behave crazy, he didn't listen, short after killed his homeboy, now he behave like he was am Angel, but why waiting until something bad happens? That is what I don't understand.
Kabuya will die soon I mean he have got 30 behave like 18 year old who drinks alcohol for the firs time?
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Congolese Music / Re: WORLD CUP 2018 THREAD
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Some of the hardest periods of my life was briefly living in Tours in the middle of France

People from French provinces are know to be very racist again blacks and muslims. Some people said to me i was paranoiac to say that but i don't give a f... as a black man from Paris that's how i feel.


Yes indeed. Imagine getting the stink eye everywhere you go. That’s why that Twitter post from Khaled Beydoun is poignant to those in hard celebration mode. But such is life

Man I feel you. That's why I always say to myself I would not try to live outside the Paris or Île-De-France. It would be hard for me to handle those type of situations since i'm not the type of person who have a self control (i'm not saying to make me look like a tough guy lol) especially when someone stares at me crazy because of my skin colour. You know there are some people in Paris who think the same way  about Blacks and muslims but they rather keep it for themselves instead of express it loudly they know they would have to face consequences.
That's the shit that gets me mad, they live off Africa resources and they still have the gutt of being racist? Can't wait to see when France will be totally black and the other white left would be foreigners
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