Tag Archives: Kinshasa

PAPA WEMBA RIP- VIVA LA MUSICA

I have fond memories of interviewing Papa Wemba at the Real World studios in Box while Peter Williams did the shots. Papa was wearing a wikkid trad-African print suit when we arrived but refused to be photographed in it. In … Continue reading

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A FEW 2015 RELEASES THAT ARE STILL IN THE PLAY PILE!

A FEW 2015 RELEASES THAT ARE STILL IN THE PLAY PILE! AS WE’RE NOW IN 2016 I thought I’d stop prevaricating and just big up a few albums that were bought or sent to me in 2015 and have stayed … Continue reading

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DRC Music in Kinshasa: Rumble In The Jungle

If you’ve been diggin’ the Owiny Sigoma collaboration that Gilles P released via his Brownswood imprint you’ll be up for checking Damon Albarn’s latest project. Recorded in the Democratic Republic of Congo with XL Recordings boss Richard Russell, Dan the … Continue reading

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SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME … Pt. 3 – Baloji – The Sorcerer

Why was innovative Congolese rap star, Baloji, not on the billing for WOMAD 2011.? Check these videos. This man is hip. Born in the Congo but raised in Belgium, a pan African exile, who declares “My story is made up … Continue reading

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