Tag: zaïre

Papa Wemba Le Kuru Yaka & Les Djamuskets De Paris – Zea (Democratic Republic Of The Congo, 1982, Le Passeport)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Zea“, an awesome deep African Soukous from the Democratic Republic of Congo (former Zaire), that quickly turns after the first part to a Psychedelic Funky Soul track with mind-blowing guitar parts, taken from an album privately recorded & released in 1982 by the legendary Congolese composer & musician Jules Shungu Wembadio Pene Kikumba, better known as “Papa Wemba“.

Serious dancefloor stormer here, hope you’ll like it !

Papa Wemba Le Kuru Yaka & Les Djamuskets De Paris – Zea (Democratic Republic Of The Congo, 1982, Le Passeport)

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Armand de Preseau

L’Incomparable Vata Mombasa – Mon Fils (Democratic Republic of the Congo, 1982, Production Vata Mombasa)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Mon Fils“, a deep spiritual syncopated Afro Soul track with funky Soukous flavors, taken from the 2nd album recorded in 1982 in the city of Lomé (Togo) by the Congolese (former Zaïre) composer & guitarist Vata Diantima (better kwown as “Vata Mombasa”), former member of the mythical band “Orchestre Lipua Lipua“.

The album presented here features great musicians from the band “Orchestre Niamou Niamou” such as : Assi Kapela, André “Ya Zorro” Lumingu, Jean-Marie Kabongo Wetu, Danielle “Daniela” Loko, Anani & Kanyama “Ringo” Moya Lotula.

To notice : I decided to edit the track to share only its first part, my favorite (it turns from the middle into a completely different tune, straight soukous one) – Enjoy !

L’Incomparable Vata Mombasa – Mon Fils (Democratic Republic of the Congo, 1982, Production Vata Mombasa)

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Armand de Preseau

Michel Boyibanda & L’Orchestre OK Jazz – Ven Y Ven Y Ven (Democratic Republic of the Congo, 1970s, Pathé Marconi)

Following this previous post, I wanted to share with you for today “Ven Y Ven Y Ven“, a timeless standard of the latin musical repertoire initially recorded in 1965 by the composer Johnny Pacheco (Dominican Republic), and covered here in a killer sweet top notch Afro Latin Salsa version, recorded in the 70s by the Congolese (former Zaïre) composer & singer Michel Boyibanda and backed by the mythical orchestra “OK Jazz” founded by the legendary François “Franco” Luambo Makiadi.

Cherry on the cake : this gorgeous cover art album – Enjoy !

Michel Boyibanda & L’Orchestre OK Jazz – Ven Y Ven Y Ven (Democratic Republic of the Congo, 1970s, Pathé Marconi)

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Armand de Preseau

Abeti Masikini – Tata Mobutu (Democratic Republic of the Congo, 1976, Pathé)

Following this former post, I wanted to share with you for today “Tata Mobutu“, an outstanding mesmerizing Psychedelic Afro Soul Jazz Funk track, driven by the splendid voice of the Congolese Diva Elisabeth Finant, betterly known as Abeti Maskini, and taken from her 4th album out in 1976 on the mythical French record label “Pathé Marconi” – Enjoy !

Abeti Masikini – Tata Mobutu (Democratic Republic of the Congo, 1976, Pathé)

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Armand de Preseau

Bovick & Co – Bazombo (Democratic Republic Of The Congo, 1985, MCI Music)

For today, I wanted to share with you « Bazombo », a massive dancefloor tropical Electro Afro Synth Funk track, taken from a single recorded in Paris by the Congolese composer Bovick Shamar (Bovick Bondo Gala, that was part of mythical 70s congolese bands such as L’Orchestre Veve, L’Orchestre African Fiesta & L’Orchestre Afrisa International) & a bunch of legendary Cameroonian, Senegalese & French musicians such as Jean-Claude Naimro, Michel Alibo & Jacob Desvarieux – Enjoy !

Bovick & Co – Bazombo (Democratic Republic Of The Congo, 1985, MCI Music)

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Armand de Preseau

Franco & L’Orchestre OK Jazz – Sabina El Kwamy (Democratic Republic Of The Congo, 1964, African)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Sabina El Kwamy“, a magnificent melancholic Congolese Afro Latin Bolero Jazz Slow track, recorded in the early 70s by the legendary Congolese musician François “Franco” Luambo Makiadi and his mythical band OK Jazz, and issued in 1964 on the present compilation.

The OK Jazz Orchestra was comprised at that time by :

Guitar & lead vocals : François “Franco” Luambo Makiadi ;

Vocals : Joseph “Mujos” Mulamba & Jean “Kwami” Munsi ;

Rhythm Guitar : Lutumba “Simarro” Ndomanueno ;

Bass : Tshiamala “Piccolo” ;

Saxophone : Isaac Musekiwa (tenor) & Albino Kalombo (alto) ;

Drums (Tumba) : Bosuma “Dessoir”.

Franco & L’Orchestre OK Jazz – Sabina El Kwamy

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Armand de Preseau

Orchestre Veve Star – Bassala Hot (Part 1 & 2) (Democratic Republic of the Congo / Former Zaïre, 1975, Editions Veve)

For today, I wanted to share with you the 1st & 2nd part of “Bassala Hot“, a deep Afro Funk Soul track with killer saxophone parts, recorded by the mythical Congolese orchestra “Orchestre Veve” led by the legendary Georges Kiamuangana Mateta “Verckys” after he left the band Orchestre T.P. Ok Jazz.

This track, initially out as a 2 parts single in 1975, was compiled on a few local releases, including the one presented here with that ultra cool picture sleeve – Enjoy !

Orchestre Veve Star – Bassala Hot (Part 1 & 2) (Democratic Republic of the Congo, former Zaire, 1975, Editions Veve)

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Armand de Preseau