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African Music / Re: FYI!!
« Last post by LeFranck on January 13, 2017, 01:39:03 am »
It seems that the address is not working well with my antivirus Avast NOD32.
African Music / Help me Identify these tracks
« Last post by LeFranck on January 13, 2017, 01:33:15 am »
I have this vinyl rip without having the track titles. The only information it has is "Tchiku (melodica CDr)". It would be great if this is a real rip from a compilation. I like detective work but this one is tough :-l
I think some of the groups was diaspora groups in Kenya because of the music style and some Swahili.
Enjoy the tracks while you trying to identify them :-)
African Music / Re: Very Rare Stuff
« Last post by tutulu on November 22, 2016, 06:24:18 pm »
Rare video of the Late Gerard Madiata in colour

Madiata la Voix d'or du Congo
African Music / Re: Very Rare Stuff
« Last post by tutulu on November 22, 2016, 06:22:48 pm »
This is another rare video of the Vicky Longomba in colour.

African Music / Very Rare Stuff
« Last post by tutulu on November 22, 2016, 06:21:14 pm »
I did not know that

the late Bimi Ombale ever performed alongside or in the presence

of such giants as the Late Vicky Longomba et Late Gerard Madiata.

I would give an arm and leg for such indeed a very rare video.

It is, in fact, in colour not black and white.

African Music / Re: Music New Release
« Last post by newfan on September 22, 2016, 11:15:52 am »
It's always good to see old-time EA music rescued.
In this case, it's mainly music with a somewhat funky, almost West Africa, sound, less melodic  than that from the great Congolese diaspora bands.

Very good dance music, at any rate.
African Music / Music New Release
« Last post by tutulu on September 16, 2016, 03:40:20 pm »
Urgent Jumping!
East African Musiki Wa Dansi Classics

Drawing on more than 30 years’ experience with African music, the selection and notes are by DJ John Armstrong.
This double album houses 27 East African classics, recorded between 1972 and 1982. Some are super-rare, some are only now finding their way into the DJ boxes of others, but all were popular hits at the time.
From benga and rumba to Afrobeat, and including tracks from Afro 70, Juwata Jazz, Dar International, Earthquake Jazz, Orchestre Grand Piza to name but a few; these classic tracks, all mastered from analogue tape, are the true gems of the boom-time years.
African Music / Re: ANOTHER SAD NEWS:
« Last post by newfan on September 03, 2016, 04:19:08 pm »
You're right. I always thought it was Franco.
African Music / ANOTHER SAD NEWS:
« Last post by sulemopepe on September 03, 2016, 09:08:17 am »
It has been reported that Thierry Kobi Mantuika, ex TPOK guitarist is dead. If true then this is a very sad news.

No musician has ever played Franco style like  Mantuika. In fact in a number of TPOK songs, many listeners may mistakenly think Franco played the mi-solo when he actually did not participate at all.

He joined OK as a lead guitarist but later drifted to Mi-solo after the recruitment of Michelino. He later combined  so well, with the late Gerry (Dialungana), Papa Noel and Dizzy Madjeku  in some of the best TPOK releases.

Here is a young Mantuika  ( next to Simaro on the right) in the hit song Mbongo. His guitar defined this song.

African Music / Re: 57 Years
« Last post by Alli on September 01, 2016, 10:55:19 pm »
Great Music!!
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