Saturday, March 24, from 10pm to 12am, Guy Angrand spun some congolese hits for the masses from the station Radio Triomphe (www.radiotriomphe.com) as he had done for the 10 weeks prior. He started off the broadcast, as he always does, with the song BAKWETU by Papa Wemba. The song Bakwetu is off his 1997 release M'Fono Yami
I honestly do not know what Bakwetu means but the song is very explosive and reminds the listener what s/he is in for when they tune into the show;
beautiful Congolese rhythms, guitars, and voices forming some of the best music to hit the planet. I promise to find out what Bakwetu means though (as I am dying to find out myself). Until then help yourself to an mp3 of the song.
PAPA WEMBA - BAKWETU
As the weeks go on this blog will be more detailed and organized. More artists profiled, more historical context with the music, more translations of the show for the strictly english speakers. I hope you enjoy the show.
TAMBOUR D'AFRIQUE WITH GUY ANGRAND - SHOW #11
TODAY MARCH 26th IS HOST GUY ANGRAND'S BIRTHDAY!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY DADDY! ENJOY YOUR DAY AND THANKS FOR EVERYTHING! :)