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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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NEWK 233702
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: Bouger le Monde! [Digipak] *
Staff Benda Bilili: Bouger le Monde! [Digipak] *

1 CD / Crammed Discs / 2012-09-04

Tracks: Osali Mabe; Sopeka; Bilanga; Tangu I Fueni; Kuluna/Gangs; Djambula; Libala Ya Mungwa; Souci; Apandjokwetu; Ne Me Quitte Pas; Mutu Esalaka (The Brains Are Ok)
Artists: Staff Benda Bilili

Personnel: Montana Kinunu Ntunu (vocals, guitar, drums); Theo Nsituvuidi, Coco Yakala Ngambali (vocals, guitar); Paulin "Cavalier" Kiara-Maigi (vocals, bass guitar); Roger Landu, Kabamba Kabose Kasung...continue...
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CDD 81
Wendo Kolosoy: Botyiaki Ntembe [Digipak]
Wendo Kolosoy: Botyiaki Ntembe [Digipak]

1 CD / Lillian Industries, Inc. / 2012-06-26

Tracks: Botyiaki Ntembe; Victoria Apiki Drapeau; Kinshasa; Chef Obera Mpoko; Wendo Aye; Efeka Madungu; Marie Louise; Mamule; Bakosi Iiwa Ya Wendo; Bokilo Mabe; Camille; Soko Oyoki Victoria; Marie Marie; Ngom...
Artists: Wendo Kolosoy

Liner Note Authors: Daniel Cordova; Daniel Léon; Mirko Popovitch; Jean-Pierre François Nimy Nzonga.

Recording information: Brussels (05/1992-06/1992); Igloo Studio Bruxelles (05/1992-...continue...
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CRIS 17475
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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WMNW 331269
Various Artists: The  Karindula Sessions: Tradi-Modern Sounds from Southeast Congo [Digipak]
Various Artists: The Karindula Sessions: Tradi-Modern Sounds from Southeast Congo [Digipak]

1 CD / Crammed Discs / 2012-03-20

Tracks: Banani Batawina Bena Ngoma [Extended] - Bena Ngoma; Mado Mado - BBK; Muriagombe - BBK; A Tata Shandiabana Wiya [BBK Version] - BBK; Kiyongo [Extended] - Bana Lupemba; Beggars' Banquet [Extended] - Ba...
Artists: Various Artists

Audio Mixer: Vincent Kenis.

Recording information: Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic Of Congo.

Translator: Jacky Kabedi....continue...
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CDD 70
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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WRPR 10221
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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PID 1888944
Konono No.1: Assume Crash Position [Digipak] *
Konono No.1: Assume Crash Position [Digipak] *

1 CD / Crammed Discs / 2010-06-08

Tracks: Wumbanzanga; Thin Legs; Mama Na Bana; Makembe; Fula Fula; Guiyome; Konono Wa Wa Wa; Nakobala Lususu Te
Artists: Konono No.1

Personnel: Mingiedi Mawangu (vocals, percussion); Augustin Makuntima Mawangu, Pauline Mbuka Nsiala, Menga Waku (vocals); Duki Makumbu (bass guitar); Ndofusu Mbiyavanga (percussion).

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CDD 60
Staff Benda Bilili: Très Très Fort [Digipak]
Staff Benda Bilili: Très Très Fort [Digipak]

1 CD / Crammed Discs / 2009-03-24

Tracks: Moto Moindo; Polio; Je T'aime; Sala Keba; Moziki; Sala Mosala; Avramandole; Tonkara; Marguerite; Staff Benda Bilili; Mwana; Je T'aime; Polio; Tonkara; Staff Benda Bilili
Artists: Staff Benda Bilili

Personnel: Theo Nsituvuidi, Coco Ngambali (vocals, guitar); Cubain Kabeya (vocals, drums); Roger Landu, Ricky Likabu, Kabamba Kabose Kasungo, Djuana Tanga-Suele, Zadis Mbulu Nzungu (vocals); Vincent K...continue...
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CDD 51
Franco: African Classics
Franco: African Classics

2 CD / Sheer Sound / 2008-05-06

Tracks: Matata Mwasi Na Maboli Esilaka Te - (Niger-Congo); Fifi Nazali Innocent; Toujours Ok - (Niger-Congo); Tomesani Zonga Coco; Quatre Boutons; Nabala Ata Mbwa; Ngai Marie Nzoto Ebeba; Mino Ya Luambo Diam...
Artists: Franco

The late Congolese singer/guitarist/ bandleader was a force of nature. He'd been playing music since he was seven years old, and playing professionally with his influential band OK Jazz since the mid-...continue...
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SD 878068000641
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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PLSD 141155
Konono No.1: Live at Couleur Cafe [Digipak]
Konono No.1: Live at Couleur Cafe [Digipak]

1 CD / Crammed Discs / 2007-09-11

Tracks: Intro; A.E.I.O.U.; Nsimba & Nzuzi; Zey Isa Langa; Kule Kule; Mama Liza; Mama Na Bana; Outro
Artists: Konono No.1

Audio Mixers: Alan Ward; Vincent Kenis.

Recording information: The Couleur Cafe Festival, Brussels, Belgium.

Photographer: Vincent Kenis.

One wouldn't think that a handful of thum...continue...
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CDD 45
Tabu Ley Rochereau: African Classics: Tabu Ley Rochereau
Tabu Ley Rochereau: African Classics: Tabu Ley Rochereau

1 CD / Sheer Legacy / 2007-03-13

Tracks: Kaful Mayay; Karibou Ya Bintou; Kimakango Mpe Libala; Pitié; Mymy Ley; Marie Clara; Micheline; Joujou Zena; Marie Lou; Leki Ya Mongali; Bel Abidjan; Hortense
Artists: Tabu Ley Rochereau
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SD 878068001006
Various Artists: Merveilles du Passé 1957-1975
Various Artists: Merveilles du Passé 1957-1975

1 CD / Suave / 2006-10-31

Artists: Various Artists

From the late '50s onward, the music of Zaire that came to be called soukous has been an overwhelmingly huge influence on all other Black African styles, with the exception of South Africa. This wonde...continue...
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PID 6942164
Koffi Olomide: Attentat
Koffi Olomide: Attentat

1 CD / Suave / 2006-10-31

Artists: Koffi Olomide
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PID 6942151
Franco: 1961-1962
Franco: 1961-1962

1 CD / Suave / 2006-10-31

Tracks: Liwa Ya Wech; Na Likwanga Na Seli; Moldema Ya Fa Fa; Amida Muziki Ya OK; Bomboko Justin; Isaac Ombele; Florelle Modele; Mpala Ezangi Mokengeli; Ona Renseignement Na Bana OK; Ba Katanga Balingi Toyo K...
Artists: Franco

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PID 6942172
Various Artists: Roots of Rumba Rock: Congo Classics [Digipak]
Various Artists: Roots of Rumba Rock: Congo Classics [Digipak]

2 CD / Crammed Discs / 2006-10-24

Tracks: Kotiya Zolo Te - Henri Bowane; Mam'alobi Na Bala Yo - Henri Bowane; Tembe Na Tembe - Liengo; Noko Akomi Mobali - Adikwa; Tika Lofundu - Kalima Pierre; Ménagère - Lisanga Pauline; Ah, Ngai N...
Artists: Various Artists

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CDD 33
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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PLSD 65292
Various Artists: Congotronics 2: Buzz 'n' Rumble from the Urb 'n' Jungle
Various Artists: Congotronics 2: Buzz 'n' Rumble from the Urb 'n' Jungle

1 CD / / 2006-02-27

Artists: Various Artists

When long-running Bazombo trance ensemble Konono No. 1 first thrilled Western ears to the sounds of amplified scrapheap percussion on the first installment of CONGOTRONICS (2005), it was a revelatory ...continue...
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PID 915224
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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CDD CRAW29
Konono No.1: Congotronics
Konono No.1: Congotronics

1 CD / Crammed Discs / 2005-10-04

Tracks: Lufuala Ndonga; Masikulu; Kule Kule; Ungudi Wele Wele; Paradiso - (live); Kule Kule Reprise; Mama Liza
Artists: Konono No.1

"Once in a while an album comes along which is so insanely wonderful that - jazz or not - it needs to be brought to...continue...
Audio Mixer: Vincent Kenis.

Recording information: Halle De La Gombe, Kinshasa, Congo; Paradiso, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Photographer: Vincent Kenis.

If necessity has proven t...continue...
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HBDirect Recommended Recording CDD 27
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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PLSD 65284
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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MDYC 322932
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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