Author Topic: Comic strips of Congolese music  (Read 827 times)

Drumstar98 on: July 28, 2021, 11:20

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Illustrated by Mfumu Eto

Mfumu Vata #1 on: July 28, 2021, 13:33

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Makes Mfumu’eto 1er still strips?

It reminds me of the Clan Wenge war. Those 3 first events at Stade des Martyrs were a big mess, Werrason not allowed to land with his helicopter in the stadium and the electricity being cut, The rain messing JB’s event at Stade des Martyrs up, Werrason receiving stones from El Paris-fans when driving around Kinshasa with his motor before arriving in Stade des Martyrs

BercysFinest98 #2 on: July 28, 2021, 15:47

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These look AMAZING! Especially the Affaire D'état one!

Drumstar98 #3 on: July 28, 2021, 16:50

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Makes Mfumu’eto 1er still strips?

It reminds me of the Clan Wenge war. Those 3 first events at Stade des Martyrs were a big mess, Werrason not allowed to land with his helicopter in the stadium and the electricity being cut, The rain messing JB’s event at Stade des Martyrs up, Werrason receiving stones from El Paris-fans when driving around Kinshasa with his motor before arriving in Stade des Martyrs

There were trouble around the stadium?

MusiqueZaïroise #4 on: July 28, 2021, 18:26

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Mfumu Vata #5 on: July 28, 2021, 20:57

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Makes Mfumu’eto 1er still strips?

It reminds me of the Clan Wenge war. Those 3 first events at Stade des Martyrs were a big mess, Werrason not allowed to land with his helicopter in the stadium and the electricity being cut, The rain messing JB’s event at Stade des Martyrs up, Werrason receiving stones from El Paris-fans when driving around Kinshasa with his motor before arriving in Stade des Martyrs

There were trouble around the stadium?

No, all events except that Werra of 2000 went normal. It was just that when Werrason had to perform in October 1999, that at the last minute, he wasn't allowed by a politican (who was pro-jb) to land with his helicopter in the stadium. He had to land with the helicopter outside the stadium, which made his entrace less spectacular, having to walk into stadium and immediatly exorcise with Adolphe the BCBG-demons from Patient Kusangila-body lol (bazalaki ? yako dinda !!!).



from 6:38 min

The first event of JB at Stade des Martyrs went wrong, because it suddenly started to rain very hard. So he had to cut the show. Which made Maison Mere-fans happy and Quartier Latin-camp who was still hurt about their failed event at Stade des Martyrs, insult JB Mpiana on tv by JF Ifonge & Champion Djikapela. So the BCBG-camp decided to plan another show in January 2000. But they were unlucky that those who were managing the sound in stadium were pro-werra and tried to sabote the show. If you watch the "Liwa ya Nkoy-VHS", you will see that the sound of the mics was very low and that solo-guitar being very low. When the Werra vs JB-beef (1999-2001) was on his highest point, it often happened that if the sound-egineer was a pro-werra or pro-jb when Maison Mere or BCBG performing he would mess the sound up.



from 1:16:46 min JB's mic not being audible for the whole stadium and Titina checking it.

The Maison Mere-camp wasn't happy that JB Mpiana had a bigger crowd in the stadium than them. So they planned on 26 february 2000 another concert at Stade des Martyrs also called "concert de rectification" to correct JB's crowd. But at the same time Wenge El Paris wanted to prove Werrason a point by planning a concert at YMCA in Matonge. Werrason didn't mind that, because he thought that Marie Paul was finished. So he and Adolphe went from Ma Campagne (Adolphe in a jeep and Werrason some meters behind with a motorcycle) going through Bandal, Kasa-Vubu to the Stade des Martyrs stadium, wanting to lure all public to the stadium. So when they came at Avenue Kasa-Vubu in Matonge they were attacked by EL Paris fans who were standing in front of the YMCA-stadium and receiving stones. Werrason tried to protect himself and flee, but he felt 3 times with his motorcycle (hence why EL Paris named their album K.O. Debout). His bodyguards helped him to escape and went immediatly to Stade des Martyrs where they performed at a packed Stade des Martyrs. El Paris claimed to have won the fara-fara because of the way Werrason fell. But on the other side it made many people also digust them for the way their fans threw stones to Werra (it was put on the tv). Also most people were more focused on the JB vs Werra-beef and if Werrason would do better than JB at the stadium, which also happened (the stadium being packed like when AS Vita and CS Imana are playing against each other in stadium) and Werrason earning the nickame "Le Roi du Stade des Martyrs".

Drumstar98 #6 on: July 28, 2021, 21:03

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Was their stadium event when Marie Paul in front of Werrason?

Mfumu Vata #7 on: July 28, 2021, 21:24

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The event was the same day. YMCA is not really far from Stade des Martyrs, it's somewhere in Matonge while Stade des Martyrs is at Boulevard Triomphale. But YMCA is nothing compared to Stade des Martyrs. It just a small basketball-square and when there are concerts it reaches the capacity of 7.000 people when being filled. While Stade des Martyrs has the capacity of 80.000 to 120.000. But YMCA was an important place in that era, because it is situated in Matonge which was from the mid-70s until the mid-2000s (most due to Viva La Musica's succes) the most popular neighbourhood with the hottest bars along with neighbourhood Yolo. For many artists it was really important to fill the place, to see if they were popular in Kinshasa. For example, Adolphe gave his first concert with Wenge Tonya Tonya there, Felix Wazekwa when coming back after the release of Signature, Marie Paul in 2004 after his long absence in Kinshasa and Wemba's returns in 1994, 1997, 1999 and 2000.


Drumstar98 #8 on: July 28, 2021, 21:40

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Thanks for the info but why is it name YMCA?

Mfumu Vata #9 on: July 28, 2021, 21:50

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It's a abbrevation of Young Men's Christian Association. It was created in 1950s during the Belgian colonization. The place was often used for volleyball, basketball, tennis, judo, taekwondo and later on used used for politic meetings like Stade de Reine Astrid (also known as Stade de 24 Novembre). The lootings of 4 January 1959 which led to the Congo's indepedence started there in YMCA.
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Drumstar98 #10 on: July 28, 2021, 21:52

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Ah okay interesting. I heard Werrason referencing it on the song mulolo.

Nyumu Wa Mukiti #11 on: July 29, 2021, 08:28

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Rich history right there. Thank you.

Jdog #12 on: July 31, 2021, 09:54

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I liked these comic strips, it’s like learning/relieving  history through them.
Or moto asala le monde eza yo Nzambe tata, Kita okata po mokili trop matata, kata- Fally Ipupa