Author Topic: Bill's bassplayer Tolo Tolo saying that Lofombo is killing the music of G-5  (Read 1465 times)

Mfumu Vata on: February 10, 2021, 09:34

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Bill Clinton's bassplayer Tolo Tolo saying that Lofombo is killing the music of the 5th generation by not giving the bass-players of bands the space to play bass on albums.

Mukulu #1 on: February 10, 2021, 09:39

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Why do leaders prefer Lofombo ? are the others incompetent?


it's rare that Lofombo plays for Jb or Koffi

Mfumu Vata #2 on: February 10, 2021, 10:34

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The most are incompetent having difficulties to play bass like it has to be through the songs. But that's nothing wrong with it. On Noblesse Oblige Koffi invited Ngounda Lokito to help the then young Rocky Blanchard. Later they didn't need Ngouma Lokito, because there was Beniko Popolipo who was coaching the guitarists and bassplayers in Quartier Latin, Beniko Popolipo played btw bass on some songs in V12 (for example Aspirine).

The different with bassplayers of the 5th generation is that they dont go to the elders to coach them or tell them some secrets, like for example Tosha Fulakanda of Viva La Musica used to do. Also back in the 90s, bassplayers like Pathy Bass, Dello Bass, Motingia Tunga, Lofombo and co would meet each other to exchange some ideas.

archos #3 on: February 10, 2021, 12:01

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i think its also due to the mentality now,if for example wallo bass meets mabuma,there will always be somebody secretly or willingly filming and posting and either the fans or the leaders could  interpret it very badly and lead to suspensions
they'd rather their musicians are like emany who always tries to attack ferre musicians whenever he comes across them

SLY PAPA NA KEVIN #4 on: February 10, 2021, 22:24

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He's blaming the wrong person. Lofombo has been playing for lots of Congolese artistes in studio since time immemorial. Maybe it's because he understands theory so he plays the partitions and arranges quickly the way the owners of the bands want the partitions. I believe most of the guitarists in Congo play by the ear so struggle to get it right first time that's why you find that the likes of Lofombo, Olivier Tshimanga and others who know theory also arrange albums in studio and are called upon by various artistes.
LE BIG BOSS

archos #5 on: February 10, 2021, 22:41

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maybe he is bitter than its lof who played "edendaka sans ba simba ngo"(i dont remember the title) over him while him kinzaki and liyebo played everything since day one

Franco Pepe Kalle #6 on: February 10, 2021, 23:44

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WTF. This guy is a moron. Lofombo is actually a hard working man. As others said, he knows music very well and does a great job being a great bass. No wonder JB, Werrason, Madilu, Koffi and others want him to play on their projects. Tolo Tolo is a epic moron. What a loser.

Paysan Congolais #7 on: February 11, 2021, 18:46

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Why are you guys attacking him? LOL.

He did not attack Lofombo. He actually has a point, but he should blame the leaders more than Lofombo. Groups should also give space to musicians to get better. The knowlegde is not being passed on.

Muziki #8 on: February 11, 2021, 20:09

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Honestly Lofombo has a drive, and you cant blame him for the work he does.
So far I dont know of any other bassist right now who is better than Lofombo. What I learnt on the Congolese music scene is that whenever you play good, okolala nzala te...reputation and hard work pays off...its rare to hear Lofombo insulting others...the guy is mature enough to do his thing and being appreciated. I find that losing his wife made Lofombo even more determined to play more and be better at his job. Batika yo dit... :D

One the best of Lofombo as Djuna describes it at the beginning Mbonda na bass


Nyumu Wa Mukiti #9 on: February 12, 2021, 08:02

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maybe he is bitter than its lof who played "edendaka sans ba simba ngo"(i dont remember the title) over him while him kinzaki and liyebo played everything since day one

The title is Kibota.