Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Biloko Ngeli Ngeli...

I don't know what the weather is like where you are but here in NY it is finally hot outside! After a long winter it's hard to not get excited when unseasonably warm weather comes around. I love music all year around of course, but for some reason its much more enjoyable in nice weather.

Which brings me to the song I was just listening to. It was written by my late great uncle Matima Mpiosso of Zaiko Langa Langa and it is called "Kin Kiesse". This song just reminds me of good times and sunny days like today. Kin Kiesse means sweet Kinshasa. The song was written in homage to the golden era of prosperity that then Zaire was going through at the time. "Biloko Ngeli Ngeli" every thing shiny, everything good. I want to dedicate this song to everyone feeling good about life and to Matima Mpiosso who would have been 58 this year on April 14th (He passed away May 26th 1996). Here is the live from Ghana version off the "Zaiko-Ghana" album released in 1976.

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