Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Baby Ndombe - Amelia Mamelo - Le Noir

A beautiful song from the son of Pepe Ndombe (TP OK Jazz and Afrisa International), Baby Ndombe. This is from his latest album Le Noir which came out sometime late last year (or maybe early this year I am not entirely sure). I am admittedly not familiar with his work but I will make it a point to seek him out. This song is great. His voice is amazing. He is definitely his father's son. Please enjoy. Thank you archos @ Congo Vibes for bringing this video to my attention. 
EDITED TO ADD: Also featured on the song is Baby Ndombe's younger brother Njo Ndombe aka 6 Etoiles.


Tuesday, July 23, 2013

BOLOLÉ...New Fabregas Metis Noir Video

It's been a year and a few months since former Wenge Musica Maison Mére vocalist Fabregas left from underneath Werrason's wing to forge his own path as a solo artist.  His solo album Amour Amour has been well received by the public and has allowed him to perform across Europe and The DRC. On July 15th of this year he released a Special Edition version of Amour Amour which has a few new songs that do not appear on the initial release. You can purchase it from iTunes: Amour Amour (Collector's Edition) He is one of my favorite new artists to emerge in the last few years for his unique approach to singing and great song writing.  Tambour d'Afrique wishes him continued success!

Monday, July 15, 2013

Amour Assassin...

In the DRC music industry it is not uncommon these days for a song writer to sell his song to more than one singer /producer who usually then puts his own spin on it and releases it.  Most times when this happens whoever the bigger star is who is singing the song will get the most recognition for it.

Today we will look at the song Amour Assassin. This song has been released on Fally Ipupa's latest opus "Power Kosa Leka" but Ferre Gola's vocalist Jus d'Orange recorded and released a video for it just weeks before PKL was released. I actually like both versions very much.  Fally's version is better produced over all with the production being more sleek and modern and the vocal arrangements more smooth while Jus d'Orange's version is more reminiscent of 'pure' rumba with the guitar arrangement taking center stage in the production yet it is less polished. They are both very good vocalists imo and the song is just very well written. You be the judge, which do you like best??

Jus d'Orange

Fally Ipupa