Ambiance Congo / The Other Black Music presents:
We are joined here this day, via recorded interview, by Shiko Mawatu’s producer and friend, Mr. Lubangi Muniania.
Lubangi Muniania is an African Art Historian, specializing in the visual and performing arts of Africa. He has contributed to the award-winning documentary The Rumba Kings. He has worked as a Director of Education at the Museum for African Art in New York, African Art Education consultant for the Art Institute of Chicago, Saint Louis Museum of Arts, other museums, festivals, and cultural centers. Mr. Muniania has written articles for newspapers, essays for museum publications and universities. He is currently the president of Tabilulu Productions.
Lubangi will contribute history and insight that we could otherwise only get from Shiko himself.
He has been working with Shiko to produce a new album which is expected in the not-too-distant future.
Thank you, Shiko Mawatu, for creating the amazing music that I have enjoyed for about 40 years and still listen to often today. I cannot begin to tell you how many times I’ve reached for and played again a record that still stands today due to your contributions. You have greatly enriched my life with your talents.
Thank you, Lubangi Muniania for agreeing to speak with us today and for supporting Shiko’s efforts to carry on in his efforts to keep great musical traditions fresh and alive.
You are invited to add your comments, greetings and well wishes for Shiko in the comments section here.
King Kester Emeneya & Victoria Eleison Dream Team Dream Band, “sebene from DORIS ILOKO (theme song)”
from PAS DE CONTACT
Black Music - 1995
Afro International, “Alitalia”
Editions Veve International - 1986
Vonga Ayé, Docteur Nico & Deyesse, “Probleme Eleki”
Afro Dance Music
M'Pongo Love, “Sabotage”
Pepe Kalle et l'Orchestre Empire Bakuba, “Mbata Na Mokongo”
from Bonana 85
Alia Music - 1985
Interview with Lubangi Muniania, “Part A & B”
Verckys & Le VeVe, “Nakomitunaka”
African/Sonodisc - 1998
Interview with Lubangi Muniania, “Part C”
Orchestre Symba, “Lokolo”
Interview with Lubangi Muniania, “Part D”
Shiko Mawatu, “Moziki”
from Kimbanda Nzila
Tabilulu Productions/iMak Entertainment - 2007
Interview with Lubangi Muniania, “PART E”
Shiko Mawatu, “Manu”
from Manu - Single
Tabilulu Productions - 2014
Madilu System, “Ya Jean”
from Sans Commentaire
Syllart Records - 1993
Madilu System, “Si je savais ça”
JPS - 2016
Tshala Muana, “C'Est Bon, C'Est Mal”
JPS Production - 2002
Faya Tess, “Gina”
Do Soul - 2000
Le Commandant Josky Kiambukuta, “Double Face”
from Oui Ca Va
Clarys Music - 2003