Ambiance Congo / The Other Black Music presents:

WELCOME!

Starting with new music from Luciana Demingongo and from Reddy Amisi.

Hear some great classics from Orchestre Somo Somo and Orchestre Super Boboto de Brazzaville.

We’ll have some songs featuring the late Mavuela Somo and, in the second hour,  some requests.

Play it loud, listen often on the archive!

    Ambiance Congo / The Other Black Music    November 20th, 2022

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Ambiance Congo / The Other Black Music presents:

Verckys. Not my photo.

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Today we celebrate music by and produced by Verckys, Kiamuangana Mateta.

Composer, saxophonist, singer, arranger, innovative producer, promoter and publisher of great Congolese music.

You may know him from his work with Franco and O.K. Jazz in the late 60s. You may know his song Nakomitunaka, a song that has become an African icon.

Today we’ll listen to his saxophone, his compositions, his music and some bands that he helped rise to the top in the 1970s and beyond.

It’s our fall 2022 fund drive here at WRIR and I’m bringing you music by one of the giants.

You’ll only hear programming like this on WRIR. Your donations keep it coming!

Thank you!

    Ambiance Congo / The Other Black Music    October 23rd, 2022

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Ambiance Congo / The Other Black Music presents:

WELCOME!

Today we start with something new from Reddy Amisi.

Read my review of the album here: https://www.facebook.com/photo?fbid=10223547311890690&set=a.3993262549750

We’ll feature some of the invited artists as well as….MORE!

As you all in Richmond return home from the Folk Festival this afternoon, crank this up and keep the vibes positive.

You can always hit the archives this evening or any time. Go to the archives on this page and hear the whole thing if you missed it!

    Ambiance Congo / The Other Black Music    October 9th, 2022

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Ambiance Congo / The Other Black Music presents:

WELCOME!

Another mix of music from now and then.

Maybe you’ll hear something that’s new to you. Tune it, listen at volume. Enjoy!

    Ambiance Congo / The Other Black Music    September 25th, 2022

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Ambiance Congo / The Other Black Music presents:

Photo: State Magazine, Kinshasa

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Great music from the heart of Africa.

    Ambiance Congo / The Other Black Music    September 11th, 2022

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Ambiance Congo / The Other Black Music presents:

Brazzaville city | © Victoire Douniama

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Hot music for a hot day.

 

    Ambiance Congo / The Other Black Music    August 28th, 2022

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Ambiance Congo / The Other Black Music presents:

Choc Stars

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I have a good mix for you today, starting with a rare track by the great Pamelo Mounk‘a, Pamelo’s music is often requested, but this one goes out to a long-time listener in Detroit.

We have other songs from rare albums by Choc Stars, Assi Kapela and another cut, by request from an African All Stars album recorded in Benin and led by Dizzy Mandjeku.

New music from Ferre Gola, a good long track by JB M’Piana and more.

 

    Ambiance Congo / The Other Black Music    August 14th, 2022

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Ambiance Congo / The Other Black Music presents:

Some albums for today

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The Congolese music is over the place today with lots of modern references to the real rumba of the past.

Empire Bakuba, Didier Lacoste, Extra Musica, Monza 1er and more.

BTW: I’ve had this Vicky Longomba CD on repeat for days….my kind of music.

 

    Ambiance Congo / The Other Black Music    July 31st, 2022

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Ambiance Congo / The Other Black Music presents:

WELCOME!

Something different today!

We start off with something from Emeneya & Boulhos Loupino, some thing from Viva la Musica.

Then more!

From animations to folklore. Some obscure choices, some well known.

Boketshu 1er, Yamba Yamba Beto-Ba, Antoine Moundanda, Baloji, Konono No. 1, Werrason, ZAO, Franco & OK Jazz in the mix.

 

 

    Ambiance Congo / The Other Black Music    July 17th, 2022

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Ambiance Congo / The Other Black Music presents:

Joyeux anniversaire à Papy Tex Matolu !

WELCOME!

I have a few requests in the mix today.

Enjoy the music!

    Ambiance Congo / The Other Black Music    July 3rd, 2022

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