Thursday, July 22, 2010

Bakuba Emperor

Kabasele Yampanya, known as Pepe Kalle, was a great performer and a giant of a man. His house in Kinshasa was open to anyone. His later songs (like Moyibi and a modern version of Bakoule -- I have been looking for this modern version; I have it somewhere in my cassette collection that's gathering dust) are much more well-known than these old tracks I am posting today.

Congo's 50th birthday festivities are now over, as are those of the world cup (no more vuvuzelas buzzing at night from all the radios and television in the neighborhood). Life goes on. As does this blog. Enjoy.

Orchestre Empire Bakuba - Kombe Dilu
Orchestre Empire Bakuba - Naleleli Pt. 1 & 2
Orchestre Empire de Bakuba - Massa Pt. 1 & 2
Orchestre Les Bakuba - Likabu Mabe


5 comments:

WrldServ said...

It´s good to see you have resumed your blog!

Pieter said...

Thanks. It's been too long. (Blij dat je je hard drive hebt kunnen redden.)

Anonymous said...

I can only agree with World Service. Welcome back.

J

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

In your observation, "His later songs (like Moyibi and a modern version of Bakoule...", it's actually Moyibi itself where the refrain from Bakoule appears -- but finding that common thread between Rock-A-Mambo and Empire Bakuba was a very keen observation!