Sunday, April 8, 2007

Sunday Nite Videos ft. Tabu Ley & Franco

I'm working on a blog that will map out the history of Zaiko Langa Langa and introduce Pepe Felly to those who may not know his great significance to Congolese music.

Today though I will bring to you a few videos that I've found online.

Yesterday I brought to you the artist, Tabu Ley.
Here is some footage of Rochereau at work:

ASSEMBA LELA


...his stage show was fresh...


LOYENGE


...featuring (now ex-) wife, Mbilia Bel. Nice dancing from both...


MOKOLO NA KOKUFA


...this is a new video to an old classic song...


Some Franco + TP OK Jazz:

TOYEBA YO



...keep your eyes peeled for Sam Mangwana...


BISELELA


...those outfits are the epitome of GROOVY...pretty song


MAKAMBO EZA MINENE



...the interaction between the lead singer and Franco is classic...


Watching this footage really makes me smile. It adds another dimension to the music for those of us who weren't present at the time of these recordings. I hope you enjoy these videos as much as I did. Peace...

2 comments:

AFKAP of Darkness said...

this is just amazing...

i never fail to be impressed by the way that - through all the turbulence - the Congolese have managed to preserve all this incredible archive footage, while equivalent footage in a lot of other African countries has since been lost to poor storage and decay, or just TV stations re-dubbing over the tapes during lean times!

ms bazu said...

True indeed. I was thinking the same thing.It's such a tease though. I feel like i did when i was little watching the Jackson 5 wondering why i was born in '82 lol i missed the best years man!