Author Topic: Koffi Olomide & Quartier Latin- Live À L'Olympia 1998 (FULL VHS)  (Read 2852 times)

BercysFinest98 #15 on: April 14, 2020, 22:33

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When Congolese artists used to perform at Zenith, Olympia or Bercy in the years 1998-2002, they used to perform like 18 songs. Which made the concerts being 5h long (not even counting the pauses) starting from 00:00 going until 6 in the morning.

When they were releasing the VHS-version of concerts (later DVDs) they were only picking the best parts of the concerst with those videos mostly having max. 10/12 songs. Sometimes they were releasing those videos in 2 parts (volume 1 & 2), but it had then still not the full version of the concert.

For example the VHS-version of Koffi's bercy isn't even 50% of it, because they performed alot of songs that day (Chocolat which was performed as a playback, which made Wemba-fanatics mock him about that, songs like Non Assistance, Victoire, Tchernobyl, Nul n'est parfait, etc.), having also those guests who came to sing with him on stage (Nayanka Bell singing with Koffi the song they sung at Kora Awards, Passi singing African Kings with Koffi, Roga Roga playing guitar on stage when they performed Cameleon,etc.).

Damn it! Sometimes I hate being born in the wrong generation! I was only a 4 months old when Koffi did Olympia! And 1 1/2years old when he did Bercy! Today's music is finished tbh!

Seben_Maniac #16 on: April 14, 2020, 22:52

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Those who were living in DRC and who had a tv in their house were lucky for having followed the whole show from the start until the end. (songs like Papito Charme, etc.)

They really performed that song? All this time I thought we had all the content from the concert. I really loved the first part of that song!

I saw back in the days mamale, bouro, depitcho dancing on the sebene of it in a VHS made by Zacharie Bababaswe and Koffi's dncers watching to it in Koffi's house. It must be the full footage of the concert filmed by Theophile Badoana's team before bringing it to the Ecoutez Voir-studio to modifie it with Jean-Pierre Pasquet and make the VHS-version that we know.

Wow that makes me wonder how much unreleased material koffi has in the vault at his house. He needs to release all of it!

SLK97 #17 on: April 14, 2020, 22:55

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Damn, I would've loved to go to a 6-hour concert and truly experience the energy and atmosphere, regardless of venue. I would've especially loved to go to the special celebrations where they had a little party of sorts before the concert. Y'know, something like Koffi's LSC show in 2000. @Matebu, @Archos, @Mfumu Vata you sure are some lucky men ;D.


Mfumu Vata #18 on: April 14, 2020, 23:06

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Damn, I would've loved to go to a 6-hour concert and truly experience the energy and atmosphere, regardless of venue. I would've especially loved to go to the special celebrations where they had a little party of sorts before the concert. Y'know, something like Koffi's LSC show in 2000. @Matebu, @Archos, @Mfumu Vata you sure are some lucky men ;D.



It was Koffi's 44th birthday celebration and also the last concert of their Europe-tour. Koffi Olomide had Scola Miel as guest who sung Dessin Anime and danced a little bit, I was surprised to not see that part in the VHS. But there was also a moment that there was fight with those zulu-gangster and those children who were presenting crying, it was a big mess until that the security solved ththe problem. (Those indicents of gangsters interrupting his concerts, were mostly in Brussels where his concerts never ended in a normal way since 1998 until 2006).


 I remember that Martin Sinnock made an article about the concert, having also pictures of the way they were selling kamundele and mikate before the concert. It a shame that they shot down his website who had interesting reviews about the then new albums, articles of concerts and interviews with artists like Defao, Bozi, Wemba, Koffi, Roga Roga, etc.

Matebu #19 on: April 14, 2020, 23:14

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Damn, I would've loved to go to a 6-hour concert and truly experience the energy and atmosphere, regardless of venue. I would've especially loved to go to the special celebrations where they had a little party of sorts before the concert. Y'know, something like Koffi's LSC show in 2000. @Matebu, @Archos, @Mfumu Vata you sure are some lucky men ;D.



It was Koffi's 44th birthday celebration and also the last concert of their Europe-tour. Koffi Olomide had Scola Miel as guest who sung Dessin Anime and danced a little bit, I was surprised to not see that part in the VHS. But there was also a moment that there was fight with those zulu-gangster and those children who were presenting crying, it was a big mess until that the security solved ththe problem. (Those indicents of gangsters interrupting his concerts, were mostly in Brussels where his concerts never ended in a normal way since 1998 until 2006).


 I remember that Martin Sinnock made an article about the concert, having also pictures of the way they were selling kamundele and mikate before the concert. It a shame that they shot down his website who had interesting reviews about the then new albums, articles of concerts and interviews with artists like Defao, Bozi, Wemba, Koffi, Roga Roga, etc.

Yes, Martin Sinnock was my very first reference for Congolese music on the web. Learned so much from him through his words. Shame his presence went away - I remember when he used to be with us on VDA. I don’t blame him for losing interest in the genre as we entered the graveyard of the late 2000’s

That article on the concert was really good - it made it seem like I was there, even explaining the way Koffi arrived. I remember the picture of him posing next to Pepe Akunji and Christiana Kwassa as they were preparing the food.

Hope “Mwana Machete” is doing well in UK

BercysFinest98 #20 on: April 15, 2020, 00:12

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Damn, I would've loved to go to a 6-hour concert and truly experience the energy and atmosphere, regardless of venue. I would've especially loved to go to the special celebrations where they had a little party of sorts before the concert. Y'know, something like Koffi's LSC show in 2000. @Matebu, @Archos, @Mfumu Vata you sure are some lucky men ;D.



It was the "New Jack's" right?

Mfumu Vata #21 on: April 15, 2020, 00:15

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No,the New Jacks are based in Brussels. Paris was the place of the Zulu gangsters. Back in the past you had sometimes those confrontations of Ba Zulu ya Paris against Ba New Jack ya Bruxelles, with sometimes guys dying while they are from the same country.

BercysFinest98 #22 on: April 15, 2020, 00:59

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No,the New Jacks are based in Brussels. Paris was the place of the Zulu gangsters. Back in the past you had sometimes those confrontations of Ba Zulu ya Paris against Ba New Jack ya Bruxelles, with sometimes guys dying while they are from the same country.
Ahhhh that makes sense!