Ambiance Congo / The Other Black Music presents:

WELCOME!

It’s a beautiful day! Crank it up and let be your queen!

“Too bad for you” if you miss it!

    Ambiance Congo / The Other Black Music    May 9th, 2021

Posted In: Music Shows

Tags: ,

Ambiance Congo / The Other Black Music presents:

Photo courtesy of The Rumba Kings Film

WELCOME!

Today during our annual spring fund drive, I’ll feature rumba and other related genres of Congolese music from the 1950s-1970s.

Enjoy!

Thank you for yours donations!

    Ambiance Congo / The Other Black Music    April 25th, 2021

Posted In: Music Shows

Tags: ,

Ambiance Congo / The Other Black Music presents:

Wenge el Paris

WELCOME!

This week, we’ll have music recorded, mostly, after the year 2000.

Our spring fund drive starts on April 21

If you like these more modern sounds, you can donate today and leave a comment with your donation to let me know.

If you like the classic rumba that made Congolese music the most popular and influential music in the diaspora, then you can donate next time (in two weeks) during the fund drive and leave a comment with your donation then.

Please remember:

WRIR is an all-volunteer organization. I can bring you this music only of you donate what you can to keep our equipment working, our lights on and all of the unique programs that we offer coming your way.

Please use that red button at top right of your screen to support Congolese music on the airwaves here in RVA and on the internet across the globe. Every little bit helps.

Thank you!

 

And here’s something¬† to keep in mind: The Rumba Kings film is coming! The epic first documentary about Congolese rumba is near. Check it out here:

https://www.facebook.com/rumbakingsfilm/

    Ambiance Congo / The Other Black Music    April 11th, 2021

Posted In: Music Shows

Tags: ,

Ambiance Congo / The Other Black Music presents:

Yes, we’ll hear a track from this.

WELCOME!

I will be playing a mix of Congolese music today, starting the first hour with music from the late 90s and more contemporary music.

We shall see where we go from there.

As it says on the inner sleeve of the CD shown above, PLAY IT LOUD!

 

    Ambiance Congo / The Other Black Music    March 28th, 2021

Posted In: Music Shows

Tags: ,

Ambiance Congo / The Other Black Music presents:

WECOME!

Back in 2012, I devoted a program to one of my very favorite singers, the great Josky Kiambukuta Londa.

He passed away in Kinshasa last week and I’m celebrating his life and music again today.

You are invited to listen as we trace his career from “discovery” in the late 60s as he joined Docteur Nico’s African Fiesta Sukisa, his starting l’Orchestre Continental in the early 70s and then joining Franco’s T.P. O.K. Jazz in 1973. He contributed greatly to O.K. Jazz though the 1980s until Franco’s death in 1989. After Le Grand Maitre’s passing, Josky continued with other members of T.P. O.K. Jazz to make many more recordings.

Enjoy this music and share!

If you like what you hear today, you may listen to my 2012 tribute to Josky here:

http://www.radio4all.net/index.php/program/61772

    Ambiance Congo / The Other Black Music    March 14th, 2021

Posted In: Music Shows

Tags: ,

Ambiance Congo / The Other Black Music presents:

Painting by Moké (Congolese painter 1950-2001)

WELCOME!

I’ll be playing two hours of great Congolese music.

Enjoy!

    Ambiance Congo / The Other Black Music    February 28th, 2021

Posted In: Music Shows

Tags: ,

Ambiance Congo / The Other Black Music presents:

Welcome and Happy Valentine’s Day!

Starting off with some romance for you.

    Ambiance Congo / The Other Black Music    February 14th, 2021

Posted In: Music Shows

Tags: ,

Ambiance Congo / The Other Black Music presents:

Welcome!

Stuck inside? Push that furniture out of the way. We have some good dance music today.

    Ambiance Congo / The Other Black Music    January 31st, 2021

Posted In: Music Shows

Tags: ,

Ambiance Congo / The Other Black Music presents:

Welcome!

For today’s program, we will revisit the program aired originally eleven years ago on January 17, 2010.

It’s a mixed program made up of different styles from different eras. Starting with a track from the rare and wonderful YA NONO album of Papa Noel, we’ll hear from Franco & T.P. O.K. Jazz, Reddy Amisi, Ferre Gola, Super Boboto de Brazzaville, Werrason and more.

This program is being aired remotely so we won’t be taking new requests.

I’d like to dedicate this rerun to my good friend Ronald in Rotterdam who passed a few years ago. I truly miss discussing music with him!

See you again in two weeks!

    Ambiance Congo / The Other Black Music    January 17th, 2021

Posted In: Music Shows

Tags: ,

Ambiance Congo / The Other Black Music presents:

WELCOME!

Happy Easter. Today we start with a couple of religious songs that include some joyous dance music. Then….MORE!

 

    Ambiance Congo / The Other Black Music    April 12th, 2020

Posted In: Music Shows

Tags: ,

« Previous Page