Ambiance Congo / The Other Black Music presents:

Some LPs from Youlou Mabiala’s solo career laid out on my floor

WELCOME!

March 6 was the 75th birthday of the great singer Le Prince Gilbert Youlou Mabiala.

He served as a singer and composer with Franco and T.P. O.K. Jazz until 1977 and started his own illustrious career.  With his band Kamikaze Loningisa, he produced many fine albums into the 1980s.

Today on Ambiance Congo, we’ll hear the full version of  JE SIUS ENCORE JEUNE, a song appropriate to the week. The song is featured on the green cover 5eme Anniversaire album seen in the center of the photo above.

Of course, you’ll also hear a lot more great Congolese popular music.

    Ambiance Congo / The Other Black Music    March 13th, 2022

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The Motherland Influence presents:

African, Latin and Caribbean music.

I have a couple of interesting eclectic mixes for you. During the first hour, I’ll be giving away a pair of tickets to the upcoming release party for the new CD by RVA’s own Afro Zen All Stars.

Tickets are gone!

In the second hour, we’ll go on the road with Le Yapi Jazz of Cote d’Ivoire and many others in Volume One of a possible series of programs devoted to the classiest bands, the “Jazz” bands of Africa. We’ll go to the two Congos, Tanzania, Guinea and more.

    The Motherland Influence    March 6th, 2022

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Ambiance Congo / The Other Black Music presents:

Zaiko Langa-Langa

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In 2014, some 25 years after Franco’s passing, his family reissued some songs on an album subtitled: :Les Inedits de Franco”. These “unpublished” songs include the beautiful BONDOKI (VOL. I & VOL. II).

Today, we start with that one.

As you can see from the image above, you”ll also get some Zaiko Langa-Langa for your Sunday listening pleasure.

I’ll also have more great classics and new music for you.

 

 

    Ambiance Congo / The Other Black Music    February 27th, 2022

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The Motherland Influence presents:

African, Latin & Caribbean music.

Heavy on the African music today with new music from Burkina Azza, Bonga and more!

Starting off with a rare 1983 live track by Youssou N’Dour et Le Super Etoile de Dakar live in Abidjan!

    The Motherland Influence    February 20th, 2022

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Ambiance Congo / The Other Black Music presents:

WELCOME!

Don’t you love this album cover from 1984? Wait until you hear the music!

We start with a new one from Viva la Musica de Papa Wemba, Then I’ve had requests to hear songs with the guitarist Jean-Paul Kilosho so I have a few of those for you starting with an unreleased song recorded in Europe in 2003 and remastered in 2017. We can thank the producer for this nice one!

All kinds of great Congolese music for you. I may even squeeze in a song form the new album of ZAO (Casimir Zoba).

Enjoy!

 

    Ambiance Congo / The Other Black Music    February 13th, 2022

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Ambiance Congo / The Other Black Music presents:

Nene Tchakou

 

WELCOME!

Today we start with some music from independent artists who put together session groups or led sessions by existing bands.

Session guitarists rule these bands and there have been few session guitarists as prolific or as widely traveled as the late Nene Tchakou. We’ll hear a lot of songs from bands to which he contributed, from Minzoto Wella-Wella to Soukous Stars.

 

    Ambiance Congo / The Other Black Music    January 30th, 2022

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The Motherland Influence presents:

Pile of random LPs on my floor, music from Gabon.

We start out here in the west with a couple of songs from Colombia and Guadeloupe, then we’re going to dive into some music from Gabon. Hopefully you’ll hear something new to your ears as I pick and choose through LPs and CDs.

Later we’ll hear a few songs from the Essiebons label of Ghana and, if there’s time, more more more!

    The Motherland Influence    January 23rd, 2022

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The Motherland Influence presents:

Super Volta

WELCOME!

Heavy on African and Latin. Also some music from right here in USA.: RVA and NOLA.

    The Motherland Influence    January 9th, 2022

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Ambiance Congo / The Other Black Music presents:

Happy New Year!

Your host has been exposed to Covid, so to protect my fellow DJs and WRIR volunteers, I will not be presenting a live program from the studio this time.

Please enjoy a rebroadcast of the first show of 2021.

The track list will be added here after the show.

Thank you for your support and I’m looking forward to being back for another great year with more great music!

David

    Ambiance Congo / The Other Black Music    January 2nd, 2022

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The Motherland Influence presents:

WELCOME

I’ll be playing music from 2021 today. From all over. Enjoy!

    The Motherland Influence    December 12th, 2021

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