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Troubadours Du Roi Baudouin: Christmas in the Congo
Troubadours Du Roi Baudouin: Christmas in the Congo

1 CD / / 2013-11-26

Tracks: Siku Kuu; Lullaby; Kimya; Abe Wanene; Mbambele; Mankeya; Tambwe Dishinda; Lutuku Ina Mudinga; Oh Siekeni Wee Mama; Munafika; Emelina Ee; Siku Moja; Mwendele Baki Binda; Lelo Mguba; Kabundi; Wa Buta; ...
Artists: Troubadours Du Roi Baudouin

In the mid-'50s, a Belgian missionary named Father Guido Haazen took a position at a school in what was then the Belgian Congo. He assembled a male choir, largely consisting of Congolese boys, along w...continue...
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Various Artists: Golden Afrique: The Great Days of Rumba Congolaise and Early Soukous [Digipak]
Various Artists: Golden Afrique: The Great Days of Rumba Congolaise and Early Soukous [Digipak]

2 CD / Network / 2013-05-28

Tracks: Coopération - Franco Mangwana/Sam Mangwana; Doublé-Doublé - Nyboma; Africa Mokili Mobimba - Joseph Kabasele/African Jazz; Indépendance Cha Cha Cha - Joseph Kabasele/African Jazz; ...
Artists: Various Artists

This is the second volume of Network's critically acclaimed "Golden Afrique" series. Volume two is dedicated to Congolese dance music. Included are highlights from the...continue...
Liner Note Author: Graeme Ewens.

Editors: Christian Scholze; Gunter Gretz; Jean Trouillet....continue...
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Flamme Kapaya: Banningsville [Digipak]
Flamme Kapaya: Banningsville [Digipak]

1 CD / Buda Musique (France) / 2013-05-14

Tracks: Lia Mbongo, Tika Moto! - (featuring Fanfare La Grâce); Mapanji; Ya Maman Dorcas; Fungola Mboka; Banningsville, Pt. 1; J-Zéro; Makwa Ndungu; Makolo! Makolo! Makolo! - (featuring Fanfare La G...
Artists: Flamme Kapaya

Lyricist: Flamme Kapaya.

Personnel: Flamme Kapaya (vocals, guitar); Zing Kapaya (guitar, background vocals); Patou "Tempête" Kayembe (drums); Tonino Massamba (background vocals).

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Staff Benda Bilili: Très Très Fort
Staff Benda Bilili: Très Très Fort

1 CD / Wagram / 2012-05-22

Artists: Staff Benda Bilili

It's safe to say there's never been a group quite like Staff Benda Bilili. Most of the bandmembers are polio victims confined to customized tricycles, except for the youngest, 17-year-old Roger Landu,...continue...
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Various Artists: The Rough Guide to African Roots Revival [Digipak]
Various Artists: The Rough Guide to African Roots Revival [Digipak]

1 CD / World Music Network / 2012-04-03

Tracks: Je T'aime - Staff Benda Bilili; Ya El Yaleladana - Bedouin Jerry Can Band; Tozvireva Tingaputike Neshungu - Mbira Dzenharira; Moustapha - Bassekou Kouyate; Nsimba & Nzuzi - Konono No.1; Adowa (Otanfo...
Artists: Various Artists

Translator: Irène Rognier.

Thanks to Western musicians like guitar chameleon Ry Cooder, bluesman Corey Harris, and Phish founder Trey Anastasio, since the mid-'90s the rich musical landsca...continue...
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DRC Music: Kinshasa One Two [Digipak]
DRC Music: Kinshasa One Two [Digipak]

1 CD / Warp / 2011-11-08

Tracks: Hallo - (featuring Tout Puissant Mukalo); K-Town; African Space Anthem (A.S.A.); Love; Lingala - (featuring Bokatola System); Lourds; Respect of the Rules; We Come from the Forest - (featuring Bokato...
Artists: DRC Music

Photographer: Simon Phipps.

At the dawn of the 2000s, Damon Albarn traveled to Mali and made some recordings with a handful of local musicians, later shaped into Mali Music, a curious, casual, ...continue...
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Konono No.1: Congotronics
Konono No.1: Congotronics

1 CD / Crammed / 2011-09-13

Artists: Konono No.1

If necessity has proven to be the mother of invention, Konono No. 1--a group of Congolese street performers who utilize homemade electronic instruments--may have inadvertently birthed a new category o...continue...
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HBIM 1888944
Les Tambours du Brazza: Congo Drums *
Les Tambours du Brazza: Congo Drums *

1 CD / Air Mail Music / 2008-02-12

Tracks: Kele; Bac-City; Mama Yo; Mama Ngoudi; Ras du Temps Bourre, Le; KCC Obsession; Yaka; Toi; Ya Yengo; Solo du Desert
Artists: Les Tambours du Brazza

Recording information: SNIAD Brazzaville.

Directors: Mesmin Nkounkou; Emile Biayenda.

Photographer: Pierre Leloup.

Translator: Mary Pardoe.

Arrangers: Francis Lassus; Emile...continue...
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Kevin Mfinka: Mbemba: Republic of Congo
Kevin Mfinka: Mbemba: Republic of Congo

1 CD / Playasound / 2006-03-14

Tracks: Ema Nsende; M'Bemba; Lu Wa; Ma Banza; Na Ku Mbonga; Kiwuni; Moussongo; Mwendo; Lubuka; Mama Africa; Luzolo; Nwa Mamba
Artists: Kevin Mfinka

Personnel: Kevin Mfinka (chant, harmonica, sanza, percussion); Eric Diakouka, Hyacinthe Massamba (percussion).

Recording information: Brazzaville, Congo; Le Havre, France; Studio Hon Olulu; Stu...continue...
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Various Artists: Congotronics 2: Buzz 'n' Rumble from the Urb 'n' Jungle
Various Artists: Congotronics 2: Buzz 'n' Rumble from the Urb 'n' Jungle

2 DVD Video / Crammed Discs / 2006-02-21

Tracks: WA Muluendu - Masanka Sankayi/Kasai Allstars; Koyile/Nyeka Nyeka - Kasai Allstars; Kiwembo - Sobanza Mimanisa; Kabuangoyi - Kasai Allstars; Soif Conjungale - Kisanzi Congo; Le Laboureur - Masanka San...
Artists: Various Artists

Performers include: Sobanza Mimanisa, Kasai Allstars, Kisanzi Congo, Masanka Sankayi, Bolia We Ndenge, Basokin, Konono No. 1, Tulu.

When long-running Bazombo trance ensemble Konono No. 1 first ...continue...
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Mastaki Bafa: Wawa
Mastaki Bafa: Wawa

1 CD / Network / 2005-07-12

Tracks: Wawa; Rafiki; Mwa Bashangwa; Faila; Saada; Sikiya Shauri; Angalieni; Nemno; Emigani; Mama; Sikufahanu; Nani; Juju Ya Nini; Pasi Na Pasi
Artists: Mastaki Bafa

Personnel: Mastaki Bafa (vocals, guitar); Ramesh Shotham (percussion)....continue...
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NEWK 28072
Bana Kin: Mokanda
Bana Kin: Mokanda

1 CD / Playasound / 2005-04-12

Tracks: Vanité; Ambiance; Mongapepe; Beto Babokele; Mokanda; Expression Solo; Makoko; Mbote; Tam-Tam Parleur; Tshibaou; Bana Kin Show
Artists: Bana Kin
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Les Tambours du Brazza: Zangoula
Les Tambours du Brazza: Zangoula

1 CD / Melodie / 2004-04-20

Artists: Les Tambours du Brazza
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Papa Noel/Papi Oviedo: Bana Congo
Papa Noel/Papi Oviedo: Bana Congo

1 CD / Tumi / 2002-05-07

Tracks: Bana Congo; Kin Havane; Limpia Mi Son; Combinación de Soneros; Juliana; Molimo; Homenaje a Isaac Oviedo; No Te Doy Na; M Bonge; Oye; Sabroso Son
Artists: Papa Noel/Papi Oviedo

Personnel includes: Papa Noel (vocals, guitar); Papi Oviedo (tres).

Producers: Jorge Machado Duran, Papa Noel, Basil Anderson.

Engineers: Alejandro Silva Fayat, Laurent D'Eu.

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Ry-Co Jazz: Rumba 'Round Africa
Ry-Co Jazz: Rumba 'Round Africa

1 CD / Retro Afrique / 1996-10-01

Tracks: Bana Ry-Co; Mambo Ry-Co; Veronica; Caramba da Ma Vida; Cunvana; Ry-Co Band; Mambe; Twist With the Docteur; Gariophona; Give Me Bombolo; My Zainatu; Baby Technical; Sapo Pepo; Tu Bois Beaucoup; Marie ...
Artists: Ry-Co Jazz

Recorded in 1961.

First off, Rumba 'Round Africa is pretty tremendous musically, full of simple but catchy African rhumba variants recorded in the '60s and featuring endlessly inventive guitari...continue...
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