Kallé & L’African Team – Minueyo Boongalo (Democratic Republic of the Congo / Former Zaïre, 1960s, AMB)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Minueyo Boongalo“, an uplifting 60s Afro Latin Boogaloo Jazz track with strong Cuban influences, taken from a super hard to find compilation recorded in the 60s by Joseph Kabasele “Kallé” & l’African Team, a bunch of legendary African musicians that included greatest names such as Manu Dibango, Tabu Ley Rochereau, Joseph “Mujos” MulamaJean Kwami Munsi – Enjoy !

Kallé & L’African Team – Minueyo Boongalo

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/wAxWw3x4eio

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Have a nice Wednesday, see you on next Sunday for another musical (re)discovery !

Armand de Preseau

Oscar Diabanza Matusongwa – Biso Bangembo (Democratic Republic of the Congo / Former Zaïre, 1985, AS)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Biso Bangembo“, a powerful Afro Disco Funk track with crazy synths parts, taken from the score of “Ngembo“, an obscure 80s Congolese theater play by the company of the Mobutu Sese Seko national theater, written by Norbert Mobyem Mikanza and composed by Oscar Diabanza Matusongwa – Enjoy !

Oscar Diabanza Matusongwa – Biso Bangembo

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/zIcQknU0vuU

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Have a nice Sunday, see you on next Wednesday for another musical (re)discovery !

Armand de Preseau

Orchestre Franco – Je T’attends (Democratic Republic Of The Congo / Former Zaïre, 1964, Pathé)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Je T’attends“, a sublime melancholic Afro Soul Bossa Nova track recorded in the early 60s by the legendary Congolese musician Franco Luambo Makiadi, backed by his legendary “TP Ok Jazz” Orchestra – Enjoy !

Orchestre Franco – Je T’attends

You can also listen to it on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/QS2eLtOrghY

Have a nice Sunday, see you on next Wednesday for another musical (re)discovery !

Armand de Preseau

David Calvet et les Elus – Mea Katu (Congo, 1978, Pathé EMI)

Les Elus” was a Congolese band, lead by David Calvet M’Voutoucoulou, a guitarist who recorded 3 albums and who also played with the “Les Ombres de Brazzaville” and “Bayembi” in the early 70’s.
For today, I wanted to share with you “Mea Katu“, a nice Afro Latin Fusion track from Congo (Brazzaville), with fresh and fuzzy electric guitars – Enjoy !
David Calvet et les Elus – Mea Katu

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/6yS2a0ecSQ0

Take care,

Armand de Preseau

Jean Raph Loumbet – Mbonge (Congo, 1983, Loukelo Samba)

For today, I decided to share with you “Mbonge“, one my favourite #Soukous track by the Congolese musician Jean Raph Loumbet, an instant feel-good track with catchy guitar riffs, perfect for make your dancefloor smile – Enjoy !

Jean Raph Loumbet – Mbonge

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/EVLxDWLRAwA

All the best,

Armand

 

M.B.T’s – M.B.T’s Sound (Congo, 1970s, MB Sound)

Devastating Afrobeat track from M.B.T’s, a super obscure band who only released this single on a private record label..

I have no info on this band, just that they are apparently from Congo.. Have a listen to “M.B.T’s Sound“, what a track – Enjoy !

M.B.T’s – M.B.T’s Sound

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/mT2DgaV9jxw

Have a nice week,

Armand

Siassia And Talk (Republic of Congo, 198?, Private Press)

For today, I wanted to present you a super obscure one and only 12 inches 4 track EP recorded in the 80’s in Paris by the Congolese artist Albert Siassa, originary from Pointe-Noire.

I decided to make you discover “Escale (Bolingo)”, a nice #Afro Boogie track recorded with drum machines – but the whole EP is great and in the same vein !!

Siassia & Talk – Escale (Bolingo)

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/cTn_NSlZqYI

Best regards,

Armand

Spiritual Singers “Ntsamina” – Kimia (Republic of the Congo, 1983, Not on Label)

The band Spiritual Singers Ntsamina (Spiritual Singers of the Light) was founded the 10 of October 1980 in Brazzaville (Republic of the Congo) by a group of christian teenagers from 13 to 24 years old.

The band was composed by :

Guitar Solo : Sylvain Loudi

Rhythm Guitar : Albert Loudi

Bass Guitar : Pierre Diakossama

Organ : Théodore Mbouaka

Drums : Samuel Ossama

Solo Vocals : Berthe Loudi, Samuel Ossama, Albert Loudi

Backing Vocals : Jeanne Nzibou, Berthe Loudi, Thomas Nsikouvoue, Albert Loudi, Aimérence Loulendo, Bernadette Mbemba Nlandou, Sylvain Loudi

The track presented here, “Kimia”, is a disco boogie christian gospel UFO-esque song taken from their one and only album recorded in 1983 – Enjoy !

Spiritual Singers “Ntsamina” – Kimia

You can also listen to it on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/ZTBZyvCq2jg

Best regards,

Armand

Samba Mascott – Mwana Angola (Congo, 1976, Sonafric)

Joseph Samba “Mascott” Mayanguila was a Congolese singer, born the 15 of August 1943 in the country of Loumou (Republic of Congo).

He played in several famous national orchestras such as “Les Bantous de la Capitale” (former musicians from Orchestre TP OK Jazz and Orchestre Rock-a-Mambo) or “Orchestre National du Congo” (read this article for more informations), and also released a few singles and albums by himself.
He died the 10 of April 1991 in Brazzaville, at the age of 48.
I selected for you “Mwana Angola”, a deep acoustic track track he released in 1976 on a Congolese compilation destinate to promote the Samay record Edition.
Samba Mascott – Mwana Angola
 Have a nice sunday evening,
Armand

Sebastien Marini – Fatou Bolingo (Congo, 197?, Sonafric)

Sebastien Marini was born on the 20th of January 1950 at Pointe-Noire (Congo-Brazzaville).
During his childhood, he learnt how to play music with the great Cameroonian producer Tino Baroza in Yaounde (Cameroon), then after with Gracia, the former drummer of the great congolese band Ryco-Jazz.
Arrived in Paris in 1969, he decided to travel to the United States in 1970 to try his luck.
Fatou Bolingo, the track presented here, is an interesting funky track with good breaks and solo guitar parts, taken from the only single I know from him !
Sebastien Marini – Fatou Bolingo
Regards,
Armand