Thursday, January 19, 2017

Pepe Kalle captured Tanzania



Pepe Kalle has one African country that belongs to him. That is Tanzania. 

Tanzania became Pepe Kalle's place when he came to visit back in the early 1990s and ladies would notice him big time. It helped that Pepe Kalle was a very large man meaning his stomach was big. Also Pepe Kalle knew how to dance which I am sure made ladies so happy. 

Pepe Kalle owns Tanzania because I have been told by some local Tanzanians themselves that many people are naming their daughters name Hidaya. Who is hidaya?

Hidaya is a female name more importantly a Arabic female name which actually means "Wisdom". Which explains why I love that name so much. I plan to name my daughter that name if given a chance. 

Also that name was the center of Pepe Kalle's classic song called Shikamo Seye. 


This song got him huge popularity in Tanzania. Tanzania went from the place of Franco to the place of Pepe Kalle once this song came out as his whole work of Gerant. 

Tanzania became a soukous town and also they went overly nuts when Kanda Bongo Man and he could not even perform because people were nuts. 

But the one who made Tanzania a soukous town in the first place was Pepe Kalle. Pepe Kalle proved that Soukous was a great genre. 

Another reason why I call Pepe Kalle the king of Soukous. 

Tanzania with Pepe Kalle and Kenya with Franco. 

Monday, January 2, 2017

Were Nyoka Longo and Papa Wemba really FRIENDS?





I am so happy that I enjoy the music of Zaiko Langa Langa and Papa Wemba also. But I have a question. It is stupid but it is important. Were Nyoka Longo and Papa Wemba really friends? Really FRIENDS? I have no idea. 

Here is where it comes from. It is the war between 
Nyoka Longo and Pepe Felly. It is clear these two men hate each other and they will never be friends since they have their own ways of living. It leads to Papa Wemba. Was he really friends with Nyoka Longo. 

I will give two possible scenarios 

I will start with yes.

It is possible that Nyoka Longo and Papa Wemba were friends because they never had bad words for each other. Unlike other artists, Papa Wemba always had respect for Nyoka Longo. Also Nyoka Longo is probably thankful that Papa Wemba left Zaiko because he leads the band while Papa Wemba became a big international act. 

I will go with no. 
But it is also possible that they were not friends because they hardly made new music together since 1974 except in 1983 and in 2014. Also it is very clear that Papa Wemba likely had a stronger friendship with Pepe Felly. Because they did more music together. In fact one of Papa Wemba's signature work was Pole Position which had the services of Pepe Felly and also, Pepe Felly was in Quatro Langa Langa reunion during the 2000 period. It looks to me that Wemba was closer to the side of Pepe Felly. 


I will always wonder. Were Nyoka Longo and Papa Wemba real friends? Who knows. 

Franco: L'Afrique Orientale


Franco était très populaire en Afrique Orientale. Penser de la Zambie, le Kenya, la Somalie, l'Erritera, l'Ethiopie, l'Ouganda et la Tanzanie. Le pays de l'Afrique Orientale ce qu'aime Franco plus est le Kenya. 

Mais Franco a eu un gros accident. Ce n'était pas la faute de Franco lui-même. Il est arrivé en Tanzanie. Selon les paroles de Simaro, il a dit que quand Franco est venu à la Tanzanie, il a veu les gens sont tombées et même mourir pour voir Franco ou visister Franco ou même toucher Franco. C'est clair qu'il était grave avec cet accident en Tanzanie.

Pendant les années 1980s, Franco a trouvé des fanatiques en Ethiopie. Franco trouves quelques chsoes spirituelles dans son voyage en Etopi. Aussi, il avait un bon temps avec ses frères éthiopiens. 

Franco a parlé un peu de ses amis éthiopiens dans cet émission en 1985. Il a dit qu'ils l'ont invité au Saxophoniste Manu Dibango. C'était la situation pour demander aux gens avec développement de l'Afrique.

La musique de Franco a touché les gens en Tanzanie. Nous trouvons que quelques musiciens qui aimaient la musique de Franco. Un grand exemple était Mbaraka Mwinshehe. 

(from WorldService) 

Mbaraka Mwinshehe était un musicien qui pensait trop de Franco. En fait, il fait une chanson du hommage pour les musiciens congolais comme il a pensee de Franco plus. Avec sa musique, il a fait sur qu'il sonne avec sa guitare comme Franco. Le pouvoir et le stylo. 

L'impersonation de Franco de Mbaraka était bon pour lui et il est devenu du succès dans sa vie. Il avait un pouvoir en Tanzanie jusqu'en 1979 quand il était mort. C'était mauvais parce Mbaraka était important pour la musique Tanzanienne. 

Franco touchait beaucoup de gens en Afrique Orientale. Maintenant quand les Africains Oreintales parlent de la musique Congolaise, ils pensent de Franco et son pouvoir. 

La Tanzanie et Le Kenya et les autres sont des pays orientales qui avaient le grandeur de Franco. 


Thursday, December 22, 2016

Nyoka Longo vs Pepe Felly






Hello people. I am back after some unbelievable times, I am finally back to reality. But I got a beef that I did know that it was serious. 

Pepe Felly and Nyoka Longo has been revived. Looks like death of Papa Wemba has led to this beef but I think I may know the cause. 

Some know that Zaiko Langa Langa in 1969, which had Meridjo, Nyoka Longo, Pepe Felly and Papa Wemba. But Papa Wemba left Zaiko in 1975, and Nyoka Longo started to insert leadership bit by bit but one person did not follow. Tat was Pepe Felly. Pepe Felly started to become very poular in Zaiko and he started to provoke Nyoka Longo and Longo had enough of it and Pepe was suspended in 1979. By 1980, Pep Felly started his group Grand Zaiko or Zaiko Wawa Wawa. One of them had a Nyoka Longo impersonator who was Djo Nickel. Looks like the resentment between Nyoka Loongo never went away ever in their lives. Never. It is so important. 

In fact Nyoka Longo got scared of Grand Zaiko. It had two big stars in Soukous music. Shimita and Defao. It appears that Defao hates Nyoka Longo and it is pretty mutual. So as result of Longo's fear, he stole a few musicians. 

One big player that came from Grand Zaiko was Adamo Ekula. Adam Ekula would be a big player in Zaiko Langa Langa Langa after likes of Dindo Yogo left. He would make a some impressive songs like Top Premier and Exil. 

Any other information for Adamo Ekula 
Profile Consider: Adamo Ekula

Honestly personally speaking, I am addicted to his voice I envy his voice so much. He has been so good and when he sings, it feels like magic. I am certain that Adam Ekula is in good terms with Nyoka Longo and Pepe Felly. 

Also what gives away their feud is that you saw them only tolerate each other for other people not to really recognize their tension. 

But their feud goes into how apparently Zaiko actually started. 
Here is the video of the basis of my article 

Now from this video, it is actually how Zaiko Langa Langa started. I have no idea but I have never heard Nyoka Longo actually even speak on how Zaiko has started though he is the leader of this group today. 

But Pepe Felly claims that Zaiko Langa Langa Nkolo Mboka never existed when the group began around late 1969 or Tout Choc Langa Langa. Also he implies that Nyoka Longo did really exist when the group was beginning its process. Oh boy, I don't what Longo will say but I doubt he will say anything. 

Also he implies that he is the one who knew real talent and kind of implying that Nyoka Longo does not apperciate or acknowledge talent. He mentions Adamo Ekula and Shimita. 

I am not sure if Adamo and Pepe Felly get along. I will probably never really know. 

I will finish with this, I know Nyoka Longo and Pepe Felly will probably be great friends at all but this leads me to wonder about the Papa Wemba situation with Nyoka Longo since Papa Wemba was closer to Pepe Felly. Who knows? 

Soutenir Black Voices

Bonjour mes amis et amies. J'aimerais dire un message pour vous qui aimez la musique Africaine classique. Je trouve un station radio que vous aimerez. 

Il s'appelle Black Voices. C'est la terme anglaise pour la voix des noirs. C'est un station radio que vous donnera les grands sons derriere la musique Africaine classique. Je voulais dire LA MUSIQUE AFRICAINE CLASSIQUE. Je dis "La Musique Africaine Classique".

Ce station vous donne les choses comment la musique a fonctionné pendant les années 1960 à les années 1980. C'est important pour vous de savoir les années. 

Je suis heureux que je sais ce station. J'entends les bonnes chansons des artistes qui sont bien pour nos coeurs et nos âmes. 

Je sais que nous avons des gens qui aiment ce station "Black Voices". Si vous avez un fanatique, vous pouvez donner l'argent ou entendre ce station. Parce qu'ils sont important pour l'attention de la musique Africaine classique. 

Merci Black Voices pour votre travail et votre existence au monde entier. 

Soutenir Syllart Records

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Bonjour mes amis et mes amies. Je vous presnte un label de la musique Africaine comme la musique Africaine classique. Je vous donnerai un groupe que je pense de vous aimerez trop ou pas.

Je parle de Syllart Records. C'est un label avec beaucoup de musiciens qui veulent d'aider tous les musiciens. Parce qu'ils donnent beaucoup de diversité qu'il n'est facile pour un label. Parce qu'il demande la discipline depuis vous avez beaucoup de différences avec les cultures, les chansons, les dessins et les visions. Cela sera différent. C'est mon opinion de ce label. 

Je vous donne quelques artistes de ce label 
Mali Jam 
Bako Dagnon 
Yayo Kouyate 
Ibro Diabate 
Thio M'Baye  
Alpha Bondy 
Manu Lima 
Nando da Cruz 
Bembeya Jazz 
Shimita (avoir un article de lui ici en Anglais:(Shimita au Minnesota )) 
Pamelo Mounka (avoir un album de lui ici en Anglais:(Dernier album de Pamelo Mounka: Bien ou Mal? ))
Pepe Kalle (je suis un fanatique de lui comme vous savez déjà) 

Je donne beaucoup de respect pour ce label. Leurs travaux sont bien et ils continuent leurs travaux pour les bonnes choses de la musique Africaine. Je suis heureux que nous avons ce label. Sans ce label, je ne suis pas sûr que nous aurions les albums et les bonnes choses de la musique Africaine mais nous avons maintenant. 

Si vous êtes des promoteurs comme une profession, vous donnez votre temps pour ce label et si vous voulez, donner leur l'argent pour leur continuation de leur travail. C'est important. Je donne mes respects pour ce label. 

MERCI Syllart Records pour votre travail et votre existence au monde entier. 

Kenyans loved Franco deeply



I want to speak about Franco on this important truth. As I had previously said in another post, many Kenyans love Franco more than anyone else. 

Franco set his foot in Kenya in 1983, this was where Franco was beginning to impress the Kenyans. It would be Franco's first time being there.

Apart from most Congolese Artits, Franco had known Swahili. Franco had demonstrated his knowledge of Swahili in two songs. Mosala Etindi and Friens a main. So already Franco would have an easy time going to Kenya because he had awareness of Swahili. 

1983 tour in Kenya tourned out to be a great success and Franco was gaining an international crowd from other Africans. This would help Franco return to Kenya after three years. 

While Franco was in Kenya, he released a LP "Stars of OK Jazz". The songs would Massikini, Okey Konungisa, Boma ngai nakoboma yo tobomana and Eperdument. This gave huge success for Franco and his group OK Jazz.

By 1988, Franco became a big shot in Kenya and some had considered Franco to be an almighty figure in African music. Not just Congolese music but African music as well. 

Today with many Kenyans, they consider Franco to be a great star in Congolese music especially speaking of the Rumba tunes. 

For example today, in Kenya, often times, many Kenyans host a Rumba event where they honor Franco and they play his songs. In fact I have been told that there is a OK Jazz group in Kenya that regularly performs his songs on regular basis at shows. 

It is amazing how Franco is being honored today. As a Franco fan, I am very happy.