Monday, January 7, 2008


On saturday night after I recorded Tambour d'Afrique I attended my friend's birthday party and spent the day at her house. For that reason I have yet to upload the show from last week and the week before. As you know Tambour d'Afrique just celebrated 1 year on the air. Those two shows are a 2 part celebration of Tambour d'Afrique's birthday and the New Year. Be sure to check back in for the mp3 links.

In the meantime I wanted to talk about an artist by the name of Verkys. He went from being Franco's right hand man in his early teens to owning his own Production Studio in his midtwenties and breaking some of Congolese music biggest acts of the 70s like Zaiko Langa Langa. Read this article I read from Verkys Biography.

I've been listening to a lot of Verkys' work and I wanted to share a few songs that I love.

Fifi (previously posted) - his first single under his own band.
Mopanzi Na Wuta Lengema

Friday, January 4, 2008

Bonne Annee! / Happy New Year! from Tambour d'Afrique

Last weeks show will be upped soon. The website that I use to upload files divshare has been having some technical difficulties this week. I may have to switch to another program. Anyhow the redesign of the blog is underway. An online buddy of mine who goes by hardware is doing the redesign for me. I would like to publicly thank him, THANKS!
You can see his artwork at his blog, You Don't See Us. His art is really great. I'm really thankful for his services and can't wait to see what he turns out. I'm 100% sure it will be an awesome looking webdesign.

I would like to thank you all for your patience and for sticking by Tambour d'Afrique for this past year. Our mission to make a better radio show and blog that does congolese music justice continues.

I will leave you all with a song I've been listening to a lot this week. It is called
Tantine Betena by Langa Langa Stars. Enjoy...PEACE