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I have mentioned previously in another thread that Dany Engobo has released some really good stuff recently being loyal to traditional sounds. So I was very happy to notice these days that he and Diblo Dibala is together again to record some new stuff. If Dany stays on the track, it will be something that's worth looking out for in the next couple of months.

Congolese Music / Forum outage
« on: September 04, 2021, 06:03 »
Hello everyone!

The forum had a technical error and had to be put on a break. Now things are reinstated and the board is reopened, but further maintenance breaks can be expected in the near future. Some data was lost, the posts from the 27th of August were deleted, so if you don't find  topics from that point, don't be surprised. People who registered after the 26th of August will need to register again.

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Congolese Music / Roga Roga started new chapter in his life?
« on: June 15, 2021, 01:05 »
See his new profile photo, waiting for your comments:

Anyone knows who played the solo in this song?


Zaiko has the album: Saisie en Douane, 20 ans déjà. But interestingly Nyoka Longo does not appear on it. Why? How could it happen they created a release without him? Could someone write something of the background of this release?

Congolese Music / Roga Roga Live Today Online!
« on: March 26, 2021, 22:26 »
His concert from today. They covered some nice old tunes!

Congolese Music / Baroza Compilation - Zaiko
« on: March 26, 2021, 21:29 »
It's worth listening to, some of the greatest solos of the band:

As Josky is gone, I wonder which members are still alive from the famous line-up? Especially from the big names. What I know for sure is that Sam Mangwana is alive, and Malage, and there was a young guy around the end of the 80's, I don't know his name, but I guess he is still alive considering his age back then. Who else is still with us?

Congolese Music / Kasai-Luba speaker needed!
« on: February 17, 2021, 20:36 »
Guys, anyone speaking Kasai-Luba please send me a message. Need you for a small job. Thanks!

Old School Music / Post your top 10 OK Jazz song from before 1970
« on: February 13, 2021, 23:31 »

Posting just 9 because I forgot the title of one of them. :D

In the 60's the OK jazz had a classic jazz and rumba sound reflecting that decade, but from the 70's their sound changed, and sounded more like big band. I guess it was due to Zaiko and the new wave. Or not? What were the first songs featuring that change? I remember as if Franco returned with the song: Azda after his break. But There is a contemporary hit: Dje Melasi with new guitar sounds, I wonder if that one came earlier? Could you tell a bit more about those years?

Congolese Music / Roga Roga appeared live today on his channel
« on: February 05, 2021, 23:34 »

Recently they make lots of interviews, etc., lots of talk, but I don't see the good records. I'd rather see him work in the studio as much as he is on interviews. 20 years ago Roga talked half this much but his records were 100x times better.

There are many good rythm guitar parts from various songs, but if I had to choose one from the many to introduce Congolese music to a newcomer, I would surely pick this one. It is 100% african in every sense:


Congolese Music / Can you help naming these OK Jazz members?
« on: January 24, 2021, 00:12 »







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