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Old African Music

Les Mangelepa – Nyako Konya

Nairobi, Kenya, 1978. The popular Congolese Rumba band Les Mangelepa is finishing a session. Things are going well: they have recorded all the music they planned and still have an hour to kill before giving back the studio keys. How about improvising one last song on the spot?
And this is how ‘Nyako Konya’ was born. A 9 minutes hypnotic jam that’ll eventually become one of their biggest success, earning them a gold record and international acclaim throughout Africa and beyond.

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Electro (House, EDM...)

Les Mamans du Congo & RROBIN – Boum

« Chanter pour émanciper la femme africaine et révéler au monde le matrimoine culturel congolais. L’émancipation des femmes va de pair avec la tradition. Il faut la connaître pour la moderniser, et ainsi être sur le même pied d’égalité avec les hommes ! »

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Soul/Funk/RnB

Jupiter & Okwess – Na Kozonga

Na Konzonga comes from the Lingala word meaning “I’m returning”. After having travelled the world and seen so much, Jupiter returns among his family, “In Afrika”. But this journey becomes more metaphysical than a simple visit…

First single from Jupiter & Okwess’ upcoming album (2021?).

Plenty of spirits, some German “lyrics” and Mamy Wata!