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Congolese Music / Re: Surprising fact about Pouvoir
« Last post by masatomo on May 24, 2019, 20:09 »
You have a point. In every major band touring Europe, there will always be at least one member that stays behind when it's time to leave. There's a reason people back at Kin say that Europe is paradise.

Exactly I never sa a whole band returning to Kinshasa after a tour. Only Quartier Latin after a few concerts in France, Switzerland and finish Pas de Faux Pas (I don't really know if the album was already released or recorded in Brazzaville) in late 92 early 93. Because Koffi threatened them if only one want to run away he would never bring them to Europe kiekiekiekie. 
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Congolese Music / Re: Surprising fact about Pouvoir
« Last post by SLK97 on May 24, 2019, 19:29 »
You have a point. In every major band touring Europe, there will always be at least one member that stays behind when it's time to leave. There's a reason people back at Kin say that Europe is paradise.
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Congolese Music / Re: Surprising fact about Pouvoir
« Last post by mvulusi96 on May 24, 2019, 19:20 »
Musicians are difficult to deal with. Emeneya paid cars for his musicians and did everything to please them, but he only with 7 people in 2003. Adolphe Dominguez lost his head back in 2002 when alot of musicians decided to stay. He even let the rest of Wenge Tonya Tonya return by themselves and stayed in Europe to give the New Jack of Brussels alot of money to get for him Chibida Dumbu, Canard and Papillion back, but it didn't work.
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Congolese Music / Re: Surprising fact about Pouvoir
« Last post by mvulusi96 on May 24, 2019, 19:15 »
That begs the question. If Madilu was sure that at least a few bandmembers would stay at Europe in the case he took them there, couldn't he have done something to prevent this happening?

Paying them well, (it would not have been easy because he was one of the most stingy bandleaders lol), letting donors of his band paying cars for his musicians (like Wenge Maison Mere, Quartier Latin and Wenge BCBG) and/or sending Zoulous or New Jacks to kidnap them. Back in 2005, Werrason and his staff said were sending messages to people in Paris, saying that they would give 5.000 dollars to the person who would find Teka Diobanza hahahaha.
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Congolese Music / Re: Surprising fact about Pouvoir
« Last post by SLK97 on May 24, 2019, 19:09 »
That begs the question. If Madilu was sure that at least a few bandmembers would stay at Europe in the case he took them there, couldn't he have done something to prevent this happening?
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Congolese Music / Re: Surprising fact about Pouvoir
« Last post by mvulusi96 on May 24, 2019, 18:56 »
i am sure when he saw the likes of rio,fofo le collegien,pathy moleso for example leave because they were not getting opportunity to record with him in kinshasa he might have thought he should give  those who remained a little chance(especially as with jps he'd had to tour in africa so he needs a solid  and confident band)

Yeah, I saw Adricha Tipo Tipo's interview 2 years ago. Saying that he convinced Pathy Moleso to leave Madilu's band, because of not getting the opportunity to record an album with him, seeing that they were just wasting their time in his band and Madilu giving them false hope, saying everything that they will go on tour in Europe.
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Congolese Music / Re: Surprising fact about Pouvoir
« Last post by mvulusi96 on May 24, 2019, 18:53 »
Madilu had alot of confidence in his band. But he was doing alot of nasty things to them (worser than Koffi, Werra, etc.) and he knew that if he would bring them one day to Europe that they would all ran away. So he was giving false hope every year by promising them to go to Europe.  In the song Nakombo he even jocked that Molengo hadn't to them visa's, because they would ran away. from 6:45 min


The album Le Tenant du Titre was like a reward for their patience, having then also received alot of pressure from fans and journalists. I remember Paulin Mukendi attacking Madilu for still not having brought his band to Europe citing Fofo Le Collegien, Rio, Adricha Tipo Tipo, Pathy Moleso, Signora Depatra Uomo, Volvo Lukebuka and Nana Mulenga who saw the light in other bands.

ex'Big Stars dancer Brigitte said in an interview that Madilu once abandon the whole band in Zambia without money and that he went on his own to Europe with the rest of the band not knowing how to return back to Kinshasa.
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Congolese Music / Re: Surprising fact about Pouvoir
« Last post by archos on May 24, 2019, 18:29 »
i am sure when he saw the likes of rio,fofo le collegien,pathy moleso for example leave because they were not getting opportunity to record with him in kinshasa he might have thought he should give  those who remained a little chance(especially as with jps he'd had to tour in africa so he needs a solid  and confident band)
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Congolese Music / Re: Surprising fact about Pouvoir
« Last post by Matebu on May 24, 2019, 18:16 »


When I was reading the booklet on Discogs last year, I was surprised to find that almost half of the album had been recorded in Kinshasa. I mean, I knew that Madilu had done some songs with his Multi-Systeme band, but I didn't expect that. I guess I was fooled by the top-notch mixing and sound quality.

Also, why did he only record two albums with his own band (this one and Tenant du Titre)? Do you think an already excellent album like Bonheur could've benefitted from a few contributions from Multi-Systeme?

Yeah, the album was done in a mobile studio with just about all mixing done in Paris. Somo Trop Disc 1 was recorded in the same manner- that album also had stellar sound

He never had much confidence in his band, which is why he had the usual session backers on his albums. Tenant de Titre is a wonderful album however
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Congolese Music / Surprising fact about Pouvoir
« Last post by SLK97 on May 24, 2019, 18:12 »


When I was reading the booklet on Discogs last year, I was surprised to find that almost half of the album had been recorded in Kinshasa. I mean, I knew that Madilu had done some songs with his Multi-Systeme band, but I didn't expect that. I guess I was fooled by the top-notch mixing and sound quality.

Also, why did he only record two albums with his own band (this one and Tenant du Titre)? Do you think an already excellent album like Bonheur could've benefitted from a few contributions from Multi-Systeme?
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