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Congolese Music / Re: Fally being ignored at the 2018 BET awards
« Last post by Wenge1995 on July 17, 2018, 22:01 »
@Matebu

Keep in mind, influence is a important factor when it comes to winning an American music award. Afrobeat is sorta the wave in the hip-hop, outside of trap. The song structure is short compared to Congolese music, making it better to market on Top 40 or Urban radio stations.

To be specific, WizKid got a boost from Drake by their collabortation for One Dance (a Top 40 hit in many international markets) and later they collaborated for a new song for HIS recent album!

I respect Fally Ipupa discography, he's a legend. However, his music hasn't translated past the African diaspora in Europe and Africa. I have yet to see either him or Ferre Gola collaborate with an currently relevant artist from America to get their foot through the door. Americans are lazy music consumers, something seems too foriegn they'll resist. Which is why it was a struggle (even for Nigerian and Ghanian music) to crack the urban and pop market of America.

As we speak, there still remains a Afrobeat of African origin to place itself as a Top 40 hit in recent memory. Even the Asians had to really fight with promotion to get their K-Pop band noticed in the American Music Award catagory, I still don't here them played on conventional music promotion avenues aside from streaming and Youtube.

Just my two cents...
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Congolese Music / Re: Fally being ignored at the 2018 BET awards
« Last post by CM PRINCE on July 17, 2018, 21:47 »
On a serious note, I think this experience is good for Fally's growth. We've all been through humbling moments that changed our outlook on things. Black Americans care less about African culture (Black Panther the big exception) than many white Americans - my observation from living here for some time.

Wemba went through a similar sort of thing when his "world" audience disappeared a while after Emotion, and then he subsequently went back to focusing on authentic Congolese music and having his poplarity grow when he adapted to the dance era with Ecrita.

I've also notice Fally chilling out on the whole greatest, "GOAT", King, etc rhetoric that peeved some of us last year
I 10000% agree with you you're right about everything you said, I think this is going to be a blessing in disguise.. and also I've been hearing that he's finally starting to recruit younger guys in his group,  and the goat king thing he has slowed down but let's not jinx it
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Congolese Music / Re: Fally being ignored at the 2018 BET awards
« Last post by Matebu on July 17, 2018, 21:18 »
On a serious note, I think this experience is good for Fally's growth. We've all been through humbling moments that changed our outlook on things. Black Americans care less about African culture (Black Panther the big exception) than many white Americans - my observation from living here for some time.

Wemba went through a similar sort of thing when his "world" audience disappeared a while after Emotion, and then he subsequently went back to focusing on authentic Congolese music and having his poplarity grow when he adapted to the dance era with Ecrita.

I've also notice Fally chilling out on the whole greatest, "GOAT", King, etc rhetoric that peeved some of us last year
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Congolese Music / Re: Fally being ignored at the 2018 BET awards
« Last post by Matebu on July 17, 2018, 21:05 »
So according Sankara, Werra is the only and last star of Congo... confirmé by Michael Jackson himself  ;D ;D

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Congolese Music / Re: Fally being ignored at the 2018 BET awards
« Last post by Mirobexx on July 17, 2018, 20:11 »
These BET awards are not an actual reflection of music or anything.The American audience don't know most things about Africa.Am not a Fall fan but I do feel for him.Hope next time he will think twice about going.Another  thing they are always held in USA or Europe.The Kora awards are better in my opinion they are held in Africa for African audiences.His face told a story he was visibly angry.
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Congolese Music / Re: THE HISTORY OF RUMBA/SOUKOUS AND ITS INFLUENCE
« Last post by masatomo on July 17, 2018, 19:27 »
Can't wait for part 2.
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Congolese Music / Re: DOUDOU COPA RETURNS TO BRAZZA FOR THE FIRST TIME
« Last post by Matebu on July 17, 2018, 15:40 »
lol, he’s got the prison weight still
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Congolese Music / Re: OMG, SANKARA MOCKING JB’S ANGRY PHONECALL
« Last post by lepadre on July 17, 2018, 15:39 »
Sankara and JB's version on the mockery  ;D ;D

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Congolese Music / Re: OMG, SANKARA MOCKING JB’S ANGRY PHONECALL
« Last post by Matebu on July 17, 2018, 15:37 »


Looks like he is enjoying it himself .lol they really need to mix it well. We never know it might be a big hit.  Especially if its accompanied with a crazy dance.. Just saying

lol, that remix bangs
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Congolese Music / DOUDOU COPA RETURNS TO BRAZZA FOR THE FIRST TIME
« Last post by archos on July 17, 2018, 11:02 »
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