Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Another person that I meet that has interesting connections

This is a big post. Because it is another person that I found from a person itself or a sibling of mine. 

I had already done a post where I met someone who has a little known profession some time ago. Well almost a year ago. 
Story of Judith 

Well my sister really got something about this person. Like the previous post, it is a woman. Again. AGAIN. Another woman. Any way, my sister was speaking about her band teacher. She told me that her band teacher is a hot shot in Twin Cities.
Jana Meckler (or some call her Jana Nyberg) is a actual music band teacher based in Shakopee, Minnesota (where I currently lived and have since 2006 btw). She teaches at Red Oak Elementry (where my younger siblings went to) and Pearson 6th grade center as a band teacher. It is interesting to have band teachers with their lives. Some do stand out. This woman stands out alright. My sister always insisted that this woman is a special character. I used to dismiss since I did not really care much. 

Turns out that she is somewhat a big deal. She has a career that we can speak of. She was actually on American Idol back 2011. This was when she was and is doing her current profession. How did she got into American Idol, I will never know. But sadly she never went much far. 

But is not an issue as Jana does Jazz music when she is not teaching children about Music especially with people into jazz or classic jazz. 

Here is my actual opinion. She actually a very good singer. Her voice is just something. 
Let me show you a few videos 

Jana Nyberg's voice is actually a combination of Adele and Joss Stone together. That is an excellent combination. I actually like it a lot. 

Maybe at some point, I will try to see if I can actually see them perform live. Who know what the future holds. 

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Lutumba Simaro: Pepe Kalle chante La Poete Simaro Massiya

Hello everyone, I am so happy to give a overlook on a LP that I have loved a lot since I was a teenager. Now as a young adult, I am grateful to still appreciate music like this. 

As some of your older rumba fans or rhumba fans as called by others, you are aware that now Lutumba Simaro is no longer is doing music mentioned in this post 
Simaro Retires 

I know will speak somewhat of the great 1989 lp of Simaro Lutumba or some call him Simaro Massiya. The lp is simply called "Pepe Kalle chante La Poete Simaro Massiya". This is a Lp for Simaro Lutumba to do another nzingzong. It would his second after doing back in 1984 with the song Maya. At this time, Franco was not well and OK Jazz was going downhill. So some OKJ musicians decided to some solo projects. Simaro was one of them. 

This LP is so classic. All these four songs have a important message. About love and about how to avoid trouble. Like for example, Mukelenge, you can see Pepe Kalle sing as a woman who is telling her man to keep himself under control and make sure he is well health wise and body wise. The song kind of goes into that direction. Muana Ndeke is a song where he is singing a figurative song about a Child of a Bird. But it means that it represents the issues around the life such as people, marriages, and workers. 

My favorite song out of all this classic LP is the Diarrhée Verbale which literally means Verbal Diarrhea. NO it is not about the body but about the mouth. It is a reference to how much Kinshasa people love to gossip and talk shit about other people. Also, why it is a problem for Zairian people. As at the time Democratic Republic of Congo was referred Zaire or more accurately Republic of Zaire. Oh this where Pepe Kalle delivered the best. No wonder I am a Pepe Kalle fanatic today. 

But we get into the remake of "Coeur Artificiel" which meant Artificial Heart. But this version of the same song is called Motema Libanga which it means in this context a Cold Heart. Kind of the same affect. Someone being cold blooded. The original song was sung by Madilu System. But in the remix it was sang by Carlyto Lassa and Pepe Kalle. Carlyto did a good job singing it but I kind of wish that Madilu had sang the remix in a sense or it should have been Pepe Kalle in this case in my opinion but then again, maybe Simaro wanted someone completely different from Madilu. So Carlyto make sense. Plus his voice is so juicy and I love juicy voices. 

Excellent album if you ask me. I want everyone to get this work. It is everywhere. Excellent work from Simaro. 

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Dream Duet: Nyoka Longo and Pepe Kalle

I am getting prepared for a moment that should happened after a certain concert had occurred. 

It was a great concert and you could see that these two bands were special and as usually, we take them for granted. 

I am speaking about Nyoka Longo and Pepe Kalle. Actually, I always wondered why Nyoka Longo and Pepe Kalle did't actually made a song together. I also wondered why they did not have a moment where they knew that they should have done a record together. That is just me. 

I actually say the one person that goes perfectly with the voice of Nyoka Longo is Pepe Kalle. I know I said Nyoka Longo likes a soft person with his voice but I also know Nyoka likes someone who has baritone but yet sill get high notes when needed. That is Pepe Kalle view I got for you. Pepe Kalle fits this dilemma. 

Furthermore, I know that Nyoka Longo and Pepe Kalle made an duet together, they would be able to sing well together and they could both do the animations since they were great animators and they would not need their animators to help them out. Pepe Kalle in particular is one of the greatest animators to exist. 

I mean look here how dynamic Pepe Kalle and Nyoka Longo were during their 1995 concert. Imagine if they did an actual record together. 

Dream Duet: Josky Kiambukuta and Nyoka Longo

I am going to do a duet that would have been a special moment for us all. 

I am talking about Josky Kiambukuta and Nyoka Longo. These two men are known in Congo and they are deeply respected. Josky is only 5 years older than Nyoka Longo. They all follow a certain logic. 

The reason I think these men should be together for five reasons 
1) They came from the Verckys era effect
2) They both were somewhat adventure men 
3) They have strong confidence
4) Their voices are deep and profound (though Nyoka Longo is an average singer) 
5) I actually Nyoka Longo would benefit this duet, and he could learn a few things. 

I actually think it would get Nyoka Longo better artistic ability if he sang with Josky Kiambukuta. Josky knew how to make music and he knew when many things were messed up. Josky was one great missioner of music. One person that would enjoy the power of Josky is Nyoka Longo. 

My final words for this post: They would be able to observe another when they sing together. 

Just look at this great performance which shows Nyoka and Josky.

Dream Duet: Franco and Nyoka Longo

I am so happy to do another set of dream duets. 

Two people that I want to see do a duet together is Franco and Nyoka Longo. They need to get a duet together. Because they are both dynamic stars in my opinion. I believe that they can do some songs where Franco can do the storytelling and Nyoka Longo does his average singing. Though Nyoka Longo is not a special singer, he is able to give a show his average voice in a good light. I will give him that. 

But I got a twist here. I have another artist who should part of this duet exchange that I propose. 
That is La Poete. 
Poete Lutumba Simaro. 

Why Simaro Lutumba. Because I know, Nyoka Longo is actually very good with songs of Simaro's musical style. Etape rings a bell. It was a very slow and yet a somewhat poetic song and Nyoka Longo had a big role in that song.With Franco, we know that he sang a few Simaro records. Also a few times, it was great for Franco to play some Simaro songs and make them feel more special. 

Here are few songs that I believe Franco and Nyoka Longo would give them genius material. I am only speaking of mysteries. 
1) Kadima 
2) Makambo 
3) Mangasa 

I think these are the songs that would have been a blast with Franco and Nyoka Longo worked together. 

What event, it would be if this duet had happen. 

Dream Duet: Nyoka Longo and Nyboma

I am so happy that find a dream duet involving these two people. Actually Nyboma has practically worked with almost every Congolese musician you could think of. Tabu Ley, Pepe Kalle, Koffi Olomide, Papa Wemba, Josky Kiambukuta, and others to name. 

But there is one person that he has yet to work with and I wished he did earlier in his career. It was with Nyoka Longo. I think Nyoka Longo likes a very normal singer. I mean look at Adamo Ekula (who is a natural singer). I think these men would have been a great duo. 

Here is my reason, since Nyboma can sing at any level, he can the shining moment here while Nyoka Longo will be able to be the one giving heavy assistance for Nyboma. That way, we could be able to hear some strong medley between them. 

Here are few songs of Nyboma, I think would have been perfect with Nyoka Longo. 

My point is that Nyoka Longo and Nyboma should have had a song that was special and would have them give eachother's feed back. 

L'Importance de musique de Zaiko

Bonjour mes amis. 

Je parle d'importance de la musique de Zaiko. Je parle de Zaiko Langa Langa. Pourquoi Zaiko? Parce qu'il soit la groupe que changé beaucoup de musique congolais. Avant Zaiko, nous avons la musique congolais rumba avec les musiciennes âgés comme Franco, Tabu Ley, Nico et Grand Kalle. Après, Verckys laissait OK Jazz, il donnait une chance pour les autres avec leur sonne. Maintenant, c'est lorsqu'on trouve une groupe. Cela serait Zaiko Langa Langa. Ils faisaient une chose que les autres orchestres font maintenant. Aucune saxophones, aucune trompettes, et seule claviers. Mais ce fois, c'était premier fois qu'une groupe avait le fait. Alors, Zaiko Langa Langa serait une groupe que ne fait pas la musique rumba. Zaiko Langa Langa apportait ce genre en la musique congolaise. 

Autour les années 1970, Zaiko Langa Langa avait les musiciens comme Bozi Boziana "Benz Bozi Boziana", Nyoka Longo, Papa Wemba "Jules Shungu Wembadio", Evoloko Jocker, Pepe Felly, Teddy Sukuma, et les autres. Mais après 1975. Zaiko avait beaucoup de changes. Nyoka Longo éventuellement serait le president de Zaiko. 

Pendant les années 1980, nous avions les chanteurs comme JP Buse, Lenga Lenga, Likinga Redo, Nyoka Longo et Dindo Yogo. Mais la role de Dindo Yogo venait parce que le départ de Likinga Redo qui allait à un prison. Avec Dindo Yogo, nous avions beaucoup de chansons qui étaient spécial particulièrement il nous donnais les deux chansons que beaucoup de gens savient et peut-être savent aujourd'hui. Ils sont Liwa na Moyibi et Mokili Echanger. Ces chansons démontré comment spécial Zaiko était pour leur fans. 

Pendant les années 1990, nous avions les chanteurs comme deux chanteur qui étaient spécial pour moi et les autres. Je parle de Malage de Lugendo et Adamo Ekula. Quand, j'entends les chansons de Dede, Je pense d'Adamo Ekula. Parce que son voix est comme un fleur que n'arrêté jamais. C'est la vérité. Juste la vérité. Sans la vérité, comment nous saurons les choses de cette vie. Beaucoup de chansons de Zaiko avaient la voix d'Adamo Ekula comme un premier chanteur ou choriste. Son voix avaient la magie que les autres manquaient. 

Les années 2000 et les années 2010, nous voyons que Zaiko est populair encore. C'est bien savoir depuis c'est une bande qui avaient l'existence depuis 1969. Maintenant, nous avons le 26eme anniversaire de cette grande groupe. 

L'importance de Zaiko Langa Langa est que c'était une groupe que changait la musique congolaise. C'est la musique avec les vocales, les guitars, et les animateurs. Les autres groupes démarrait ce genre de la musique. Deux groupes notables est Wenge Musica et Extra Musica. Ils sont les groupes qu'il avait beaucoup de membres comme Werrason, Roga Roga, Herman, JB Mpiana, Blaise Bula et les autres. Maintenant, la majorité de la musique est la musique de Zaiko. C'est vrai aujourd'hui. 

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