Posts Tagged ‘congo’

Barbara Kanam – Djarabi

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Barbara Kanam has all the element of african super stardom the combination of good looks, diverse repertoire and good vocals –  I would describe her as a young combination of Tshala Muana and Mbilia Bel. Her album entitled Karibu  came out this year and is one of the best complete albums i have listened to in a long time.


Fally Ipupa ft Olivia – Chaise Electrique (GetMziki Exclusive ***)

Fally Ipupa
image courtesy of Jamati

Fally is not new on GetMziki or on the Internet – actually anyone who wants to befriend Fally just has to point his browser to his Facebook page here – Fally Ipupa on Facebook – he is an avid Facebook user and has a large fan base. Fally is one of those artists you just respect period – enough said. To collaborate with Olivia and produce this flashy video just brings African Urban music to a whole new entertainment space.

Olivia who apparently left G-Unit in 2008 after spinning hits with 50 Cent such as Best Friend. seems to have found some good spirits with the African star Fally Ipupa. Its rumored that Olivia is now signed to Universal and has an upcoming project titled Alone with You.

I wonder if she is going to dedicate this album to her new found love 🙂

lisetn to Chaise Electrique here:

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Fally Ipupa. Mabele

Fally , is one of the new crop of  ‘Rumba Congolaise’ artistes along with Ferre Gola who are attempting to snatch the mantle from the established artistes like Koffi Olomide, JB Mpiana, and Werrason. The thing about Congolese music is that it functions like a school. Take Fally for instance, Fally was a member of Koffi’s Quartier Latin, Koffi before him was a member of Papa Wemba’s Viva la Musica. Papa Wemba himself was a member of Zaiko Langa Langa so there is definitely some kind of artistic education system.

Fally Ipupa

As for Fally, he definitely has a HipHop swagger but manages to remain rooted in Congolese rumba. the track Mabele is a modern throwback.

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Following is the video:


Kotazo – Papy Mbavu

Kotazo is a new dance craze thats been sweeping the DRC. It somewhat a combination of coupe de cale , kuduro and has some elements of capoeria . You have to check out the video. i have also attached the track the the quality is not the best . If you like it and want better quality hit me up while i look around for more pristine sources.