Orchestre Super Mazembe – Samba (Kenya, 1982, Virgin)

The Orchestre Super Mazembe was a very popular band in Nairobi (Kenya) in the 80’s, as known on the Lingala Kenyan scene as Les Mangelepa and Baba Gaston.


The band was formed in Zaire in 1967 by Mutonkole Longwa Didos, and was called “Super Vox” at the time, but changed its name to Orchestra Super Mazembe when the members moved to Nairobi in 1974.

 The members decided to split in 1985, after more than 5 albums and several singles recorded.

Orchestre Super Mazembe – Samba

Have a nice sunday,

Armand

ADP020 – Loin du Congo (Far From Congo), featuring Franco, Orchestre Cobantou, OK Jazz, African Fiesta, Roi Champro, Orchestre Mabatalai, MBT’s..

L’Orchestre OK Jazz, lead by the great Franco (1960)

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Hi Dear readers !
Hope that everything is ok and that you enjoyed the last Beninese Selection ! This week we travel to the Congoes (Congo Kinshasa / Congo Brazzaville).

Just Three Words : To Kumisa Congo !
(10 000 CFA Francs for the one who will manage to translate this !)
 
Armand de Preseau – Loin du Congo (Far from Congo)


You can download this selection here !

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See you in next Sunday for another selection of Oriental Mystic sounds, or maybe for another (that would be the third !) Cameroonese selection.. We’ll see !
BONUS TRACK :
 
Sincerely yours,
Armand

ADP011 – Fly Me Back To Kinshasa – A Selection of 70’s Congolese Afro Jerk and Soukouss Tracks

Merry Christmas everyone !!!

As a little Xmas present, here comes the last brand new selection of the year 2012 of some Afro Jerk / Afrobeat and Soukouss tracks from Congo (Zaïre) through some different orchestras and bands (Orchestre Veve, Orchestre Veve Star, Orchestre Cobantou, Orchestre Kiam) leaded by the great Georges Kiamwangana Mateta aka “Dynamite Verckys”,a legendary Congolese musician that began his carrer at the end of the 60’s – Enjoy !!

Armand de Preseau – Fly Me Back To Kinshasa
A 70’s Afro Jerk and Soukouss Congolese Track

(be patient with the flash player, it works but loading may be slow due to the size of the file )
Download the selection here !
Tracklist :

1 – Champro King et l’Orchestre Cobantou – Merci Roi Champro
2 – Bovick et L’Orchestre Veve – Venus
3 – Orchestre Bella bella – Milly
4 – Verckys et l’Orchestre Veve – Nakobala Yo Denise
5 – Orchestre Veve Star – Nitarudia
6 – Ndalani 77 Brothers – Nzaumi
7 – Orchestre Veve Star – Bassala Hot
8 – Franck Muzola Ngunga et l’Orchestre Kiam – Bamo Kangi
Merry christmas again and happy 2013 to everyone ! See you next week for the next selection !
Sincerely yours,

Armand de Préseau