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Congolese Music / Re: So much drama for nothing
« on: September 20, 2021, 11:35 »
It was said that Aimelia couldn’t handle Europe and tried to join Quartier Latin when leaving BCBG, but Koffi refusing and saying that he needed Kaludji. Something that JB confirmed in the same period, when being asked by journalists about his departure. But here he gives another version

Congolese Music / So much drama for nothing
« on: September 20, 2021, 11:33 »

I got the chance to meet Tyson in Aubervilliers back in 2020 and he said that he lead, Koffi rhythm (on the singing part), Beniko mi-solo the whole song and Lebou rhythm on the sebene-part.

« on: September 19, 2021, 23:02 »
He went with Zaiko back to kinshasa when finishing the US-Tour. But went after a few months back to the USA without informing Nyoka Longo, which made Nyoka Longo furious, because they had to prepare something recording or big event (I don't remember anymore).

I don't think that talk, Nyoka often spent years without talking to someone when holding a grudge.

« on: September 19, 2021, 00:51 »
He just followed the style of his dad Dindo Yogo who used to sing in Viva La Musica, Langa Langa Stars and Zaïko Langa Langa. Having hitssongs like Mokili Echanger, Bolingo Etumbu, La Vie est Heureuse, Tantine Betena, Liwa yo Moyibi, etc. on his name.

Lola Muana formed his own band after leaving Quartier Latin in 2003. He even released a solo album Affaire Sylvie. But the album flopped. Back at that time it wasn’t to be a solo-artist, having Wemge Maison Mère, Quartier Latin, Nouvelle Ecriture & Wenge BCBG dominating the musicscene.

In 2005 he tried to join Wenge Maison Mère, but got a big 12 during his test, while a fans wanted him in Maison Mère as revenge for the way Koffi recruited Ferre. After some months he got contacted by Andre Kimbuta to join Zaïko Langa Langa. André Kimbuta wanted to get Zaïko Langa Langa back in Kinshasa, since that he and his friends didn’t had a band their generation in Kinshasa and Zaïko being stuck in Europe because of the ngulu-affair. Lola Muana first refused, but after some weeks he accepted the offer. He and Oncle Bapius then started recruiting musicians in Kinshasa (Vaugerard, Bijou Bass, Tshotsho Mataba, etc.), calling them “Les Gunners de Zaïko” and started to have concerts for PPRD political campaign. Not after that he got in Europe with Oncle Bapius and got officially presented as Zaïko-member.

Lola Muana left Zaïko shortly after the end of the US-tour and lives in the US right. He sometimes performs with Shells Mputu


There were also concerts planned in Brazzaville, Matadi, Boma and Muanda. But they got all cancelled after that Papa Wemba felt mad about how Stervos humilated them on tv.

Congolese Music / Koffi playing Bass & Rhythm
« on: September 11, 2021, 23:59 »


When Tabu Ley & Franco received the gold records from Soneca for their album Evenement.
After that no other Congolese artist couldn’t a good record because of economic crisis and less and less people being able to buy discs in Congo. Also Soneca where there problems already started since 1973 didn’t function well anymore.

They were the first to introduce the Koyimbi-Ko dance (from 6:02). Luckily that Werrason adopted that dance like he did with Helicopter and years later Malewa, otherwise it would have gone unnoticed like many good Brazza-dances.

The way they danced it is different. It looks like being a mix of Victoria Eleison's dance Tchalufu with Koyimbi-Ko. Back then King Kester Emeneya came mad on tv, saying that he came with a new dance Tchaufu to counter Koyimbi-Ko, claiming that Werrason introduced Koyimbi-Ko to finish his dance Kiwanzenza (I miss Kester, he was so funny).

I wonder if JB Mpiana would not adopt Koyimbi-Ko, if he didn't went to Bercy back in 2001. Because before Bercy they introduced the "Muana Mobali Asuanaka te-dance", which was also to like to counter Koyimbi-Ko and who came in the same period. But when coming back from Europe and having performed at Stade des Martyrs, he ended up by adopting Koyimbi-Ko in the "JB Mpiana abuki Stade des Martyrs-cri".

A big loss for the African Francophone community. He was my favorite journalist, I used to like his interviews with African artists alot. He knew alot about the African history and background of African artists not like Claudy Siar and Juliette Fievet who are often lying to know x or y artist career or having grown up with their music, on the television and radio to impress people.


Wemba-fans will not be happy with this interview. Also the stuff he said towards the end of the first video. I'm was shocked when he said that it was him who played lead on Maya & Affaire Kitikwala.

Nyoka Longo is known as one of the most stingy bandleaders in Kinshasa. Zaiko Familia Dei was created because of him and musicians of Zaiko were always mad when returning back from Europe-tours.

I'm surprised to hear that Secteur A gave them a slave-contract. On the other side it was good that they didn't listen to Secteur A to make mainstream-music, because otherwise we wouldn't get Sanction and those big events in Kinshasa. Jhymmy Mukelenge always say that Congolese musicians are ungrateful, but he forgets that he isn't professional, which made alot Congolese artists move to foreign musiclabels.

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