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lol, I'd say anything Brigade since he's arguably the biggest weed head of all the artists

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Congolese Music / Re: CELEO SAYS HE IS NOT ANY JEALOUS OF FALLY
« Last post by mvulusi96 on April 20, 2018, 21:30 »
I think its really interesting that these guys knew each other since primary school. I wonder how many more guys go back to the sandbox. That musta been fun to go at it as far as competition knowing you actually know guys on the other team since kids. How big is Bandal? Seems like the chateau rouge of Kin or something. Everybody comes from there lol

No, not everybodyi is coming from there. It's just that people from Bandalungwa like to boost their area. While people from Lemba, Gombe, etc. are more quite about that. But people from the Tshangu-district (Masina,N'djili, Kimbanseke, etc.) are trying to boost their district but it's not really working, since that it has a bad reputation (being seen as most poorest part of Kinshasa). About people from Bandalungwa boosting their area very hard started when Wenge Musica had the fame, being the most popular band of Zaïre at that time, which made people from their area proud and starting bregging about it. When the staff of Maison Mere started recuiting musicians in the start, they were taking mostly musicians from Bandal (Flamme, Guylain Mpungi, Celeo, JDT, etc.), since that Wenge=Bandal, so they saw that they had to privilage people from their area more than the others, which made some other talented musicians getting rejected, since they weren't coming from there.
 
There was a time that alot of musicians were coming from N'djili. But nobody really succeed as bandleader. There was also a time that alot of artists were coming from Binza (a quarter of Ngaliema). Then you had a guy called Thythy Le Vallois who was a sapeur/donor. He wanted to boost his area Masina. Since that people were always mocking people who were coming from there. So he started a band called Tambour Le Vallois. Alot from Tambour were later recruited by Victoria Eleison in 1997 and Nouvelle Ecriture in 1996 and the years after that (Bendoson, Thierry Mogratana, etc.) But let say from the start of the Congolese music in the 40's until the split of Wenge, the most musicians were always coming from coming from Matonge (a quarter in the area of Kalamu), Kasa-Vubu and Ngiri-Ngiri. Matonge was the most known as being the most swinging area of Kinshasa from the start until the mid-2000's. Then Bandalungwa took it over. I think that it has to with the shegues, thiefs and kuluna's who are there and more and more growing insecurity. People are starting now going to Couloir Kimbuta, which is in N'djili.
 
Bandal is just an normal area like the other 23. The biggest area is Maluku followed by Nsele, then Mont Ngalufa, then you got Ngaliema, followed by Kimbanseke, then Masina and after Masina the rest. Kinshasa is overpopulated and people coming from Europe and with some money are buying ground in Maluku and Mont-Ngalufa. Their houses they are building are nice, but there is no water and elecricity, since that the governement doesn't care. And there more and more people from the province coming to Kinshasa to look for a better life. The area's and quarters they built after the independence were meant to settle wealthy people, but it all flopped (Mont Ngafula, N'djili, Masina, Binza, etc.) Those Chef Coutumiers creating chaos by selling all the ground they have in possession without a real planning.







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This should be an exciting post.  Here in the US, April 20th is unofficially Weed Day.  Although illegal in many states in the country, Americans still find ways to indulge, I'm one of them, although I'm not subjected to just one day.  So I have to ask.  Do any of you partake? What do you listen to when you do, aside from Bob Marley...  ;D

Here are my top 5:


The musical talents of OK Jazz always exacerbates my high.  The arranging in this song always does it for me.



I have always been a fan of this song, but it was one night while sitting on the couch and smoking a nice fat one with my girlfriend, she became entranced with it and for good reason!


ya Jossart and Dindo both looked quite stoned in this video, probably why I like it so much lol.


Anything Ferre sings is gold for me. This happens to be one of my fiancé favorite songs.


The bassline and rhythm can help mellow you out with the right type of bud.  I strongly believe Franco himself was an actual habitual smoker.  (I have my reasons why).

Happy Smoking Friends...

If you don't do it... don't pass judgement on the ones who do...  8)
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Congolese Music / "PILE OU FACE" FROM ALAIN MAKABA WAS TOO ADVANCED
« Last post by Matebu on April 20, 2018, 21:10 »
The protoype for what would become the modern generique, which has been a pillar for the genre for the past 20 years. It was also the first time a Congolese artist used sampling in a record like a DJ on 1's and 2's, which gave it a techno sound.

Biggest African dance record of 1995... and most famous Zong-zing album, ever? But really it was created after they (Alain) started struggling finacially due to Mobutu's banning of performances back in Kin. Afterwards he put his focus on the Wake Up project and started slowly drifting from Wenge

I remember when I was told it was Titina animating I was shocked. "L'artist Polyvalent" - he is animating, on drums, bass, and accompanying guitar. He also did an amazing job with the shakers you hear from start to finish


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Congolese Music / Re: WHICH DANCE WOULD YOU LOVE TO HAVE BACK ON TREND?
« Last post by Matebu on April 20, 2018, 20:11 »
The popular dance "Tchakou Libondas" by Foumba & Patty Libondas. The dance was so hot, King Kester brought them and showcased them at Zenith 2001. Victoria Eleison was leading the way for new dances at that point, since every other band used that dance and Kiwazenza after then



Also, the hilarious banned dance Nkila Mongroso by Dr. Zimbabwe. Thierry Mongratana was beast with the mi-solo
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Temoignage. NOt a matsrepiece, but a correct and enjoyable album.

After that, all Werra/WMM albums have been a mess
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Congolese Music / Re: FALLY'S NEW CLIP: POSA
« Last post by archos on April 20, 2018, 19:50 »
Fally seems to have lost something with clips these days,i remember in A2BM he seemed so in advance and now he seems to have dropped on that field,the best example being the feat with r kelly,although him not being anymore "the" r kelly you'd expect something WOW
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Congolese Music / Re: WOW ALAIN MPELA WAS REALLY PRIVILEGED
« Last post by Paysan Congolais on April 20, 2018, 19:46 »
Afande was offered 50K USD to go back as le Chef du Gouvernement BCBG, but he declined and laughed at JBs face. He thought that Generation A would stand as a powerhouse but they disbanded as soon as their leader went to Europe thanks to Koffi and others. Mortel Combat is an amazing album but their promotion sucked, and having Bourro as an ally, I dont know if the guy can stick around for that long.  Afande's chances are gone, heck he should hit 50 in the next 2 to 3 years. I believe that he should look into other business ventures and be called once every blue moon for featurings.

Yep. I'm afraid that Afande is done. He missed the bus twice : when he left and when Fally and Ferre changed the music landscape.

He should've stayed with JB...
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Congolese Music / Re: NEW CLIP BONDELA JIRES BY HERITIER WATANABE
« Last post by Paysan Congolais on April 20, 2018, 19:38 »
Not bad.

But too much french words in these new songs. I can't stand it.
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Congolese Music / Re: FALLY'S NEW CLIP: POSA
« Last post by Paysan Congolais on April 20, 2018, 19:36 »
Ridiculous.

 
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