LP (12"/10" Album)

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Release date: 22/09/2018

Barcode: 2090504674270

Catalog no.: PI0000004

Item ID: 467427

The Congo has given us many excellent guitar players, but only one of them earned the nickname 'Dieu de la Guitare'. With this compilation, made in collaboration with Ignace Mukendi (Comité de Gestion des Oeuvres Musicales de Docteur Nico) and the children of Docteur Nico, Planet Ilunga recalls the life and musical career of guitar player and band leader Docteur Nico. Nicolas Kasanda wa Mikalayi stood for over 20 years at the forefront of Congolese rumba. Backed through his whole career by his older brother Dechaud, Nico introduced numerous innovations to Congolese rumba such as a remarkable take on Dominican merengue, the use of the Hawaiian guitar, the introduction of new rhythms and dances such as the kiri-kiri and kono, and especially the shimmering, electrified modern versions of traditional tunes from his native Kasai. Thirty-three years after his death, we remember him as the most gifted guitar soloist of Congo. This anthology consists of an original selection of 26 exquisite songs, made between 1954 and 1970 with the groups African Jazz, Rock-a-Mambo, African Jazz Aile Nico, African Fiesta and African Fiesta Sukisa, many of them reproduced for the first time and mostly taken from the original 78 rpm or 45 rpm shellac/vinyl. The album is released on September 22, 2018, a symbolic date since it will be exactly thirty-three years after the early death of Nico in Brussels (1939 -1985).
01. African Jazz
02. Mama Fioti
03. Dit Louise
04. Cherie Nini
05. Bolingo Na Ngai Gigi
06. Tshiandanda Ngalula
07. Mabanzo Maleki Ngai
08. Ambiance Du Daring
09. Jose Bella Calypso
10. Bolingo Na Ngai Aye
11. Kamulangu
12. I'm Sorry
13. Moto Abungaka
14. Rose Mosika
15. Merengue Mathieu
16. Vita Matata
17. African Fiesta Congo
18. Omeli Mayi Na Ntonga
19. Zola Jose
20. Reguerdos
21. Souvenir Air-Congo
22. Caminomas
23. Limbisa Ngai
24. Ah Mokolo Wana
25. Semeki Etali Yo Te
26. Ntumba


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