Sunday, June 29, 2008

Emission 06.28.08: Franco & TP OK Jazz and Zaiko Langa Langa

EMISSION 06.28.08 - Franco & Zaiko Langa Langa Special


Bakwetu - Papa Wemba(Theme)
Tokoma Ba Camarade ya Pamba - Franco & OK Jazz
Meka Okangama
Mbanzi Ya Kamundele
Makambo Ezali Bourreau
Shout For Freedom - Jimmy Cliff w/Franco & OK Jazz
Love Me - Jimmy Cliff w/Pepe Felly & Grand Zaiko Wawa
Fololo Ya Nzembo 1 - Zaiko Langa Langa
Toli Ya Kulu
Zaiko Wawa (Closing Theme)

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

The New Era...


I'm just going to come out and say it, my favorite era of Congolese music is not that of the present (the 70s to the early 80s is, if you're wondering). But I have to be fair there are most certainly a few young artists holding down the genre and carrying on the tradition of creating the kind of cutting edge music the Congo has been known to produce for so long.

To me Celeo Scram to me is one such artist.

Granted my ear is different from those who were alive or grown during the earlier more celebrated 'epoches' of Congolese music so they might disagree with my choices lol If that's the case feel free to leave comments and get a discussion going :)

To me Celeo Scram, like Fally Ipupa and Mimitah, brings enough of the old and the new to satisfy all generations, regardless of which era you favor most. Once atakulu for Werrason, Celeo Scram is set to release the new album "Nzoto Na Nzoto". For more info on Celeo Scram and music check out his Myspace page: Celeo Scram on Myspace

Listen to some of his music here:

Celeo Scram ft KMS

Celeo ft Fally Ipupa - Didi Kinuani

Celeo and his group Danse Ya Likossi (dance the Likossi)

Sunday, June 15, 2008


Today in the United States it is Father's Day. On this day we celebrate the role our father's have played in our lives and thank them. For those whose biological father's didn't raise them they take the time out to thank those who played the role. For those who have lost their fathers they take this day to remember them.

I would like to wish a Happy Father's Day to my dad. You all may know him as Guy Angrand the host of Tambour d'Afrique. I know him as Daddy! Thank you Daddy for always encouraging me even when I wasn't following the path you might have wanted me to take. Thank you for always being there for us and showing us what it truly means to be a Father. I love you! WE love you! HAPPY FATHER'S DAY! :)

I would also like to wish a Happy Father's Day to my uncles Tonton Leslie and Tonton Gaby, Tonton Pepe' and Tonton Romain true models in fatherhood. To my friend Claud and my cousin Stephan who both became father's for the first time earlier this year , here's to many more Happy Father's Days to you all.

In commemoration of Father's Day I would like to play this song by the late great Dindo Yogo that he wrote for his son Lola Muana. The song is called...Lola Muana.

*Last night was a great show, but don't take my word for it, take a listen!
Emission 06-14-08:
bakwetu - theme song
bill clinton kalonji - bulangeti
blaise bula - okota
fally ipupa - orgasy
jp mpiana - toujours humble
josky kiambukuta - chandra
empire bakuba - nazoki
sam mangwana - affaire video
madilu system
tabou combo - race semble'
tabou combo - tabu mania
zaiko langa langa
zaiko langa langa - zaiko wawa

Telechargement a bientot...PEACE