Archive for the ‘Congo’ Category

Leon Bukasa

December 2, 2015
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text from wrldsrv.blogspot.com:

Born in 1925, in the town of Likasi in the Katanga region of Congo, Bukasa left primary school, not to go into music, but to start an apprenticeship as a fitter with the Union Minière. Even his move to the capital Léopoldville, in 1947, wasn’t inspired by his wish to become a musician. He had found a job as a master fitter.

It was Henri Bowane who discovered his talent and who, in 1949, invited him to the Ngoma studios. Soon Bukasa was one of the major stars of this legendary label.

Continue reading at: http://wrldsrv.blogspot.com/2009/01/bonne-anne.html

Pauline wa ngai, timbe-time yeyeye by Albino Kalombo & Leon Bukasa, Ngoma 1434

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Camille Feruzi

November 25, 2015

Text from http://wrldsrv.blogspot.com

Camille Feruzi was born in Stanleyville in 1912. At a very young age he taught himself to play the accordeon, following in his father’s footsteps. When his father was at work the young Camille used to secretly practise. At the age of 15 he moved to Leopoldville, but it wasn’t until ten years later that he started his career in music. Together with a sax and clarinet player from Guadeloupe he started a musical group, with apart Camille’s accordion and the Guadeloupean’s sax & clarinet a piano and a guitar. The ensemble played in bars and at private dances.

Read more at the excellent worldservice blog: http://wrldsrv.blogspot.com/2010/06/veux-tu-danser-avec-moi.html

Siluwangi Wapi Accordeon? by Camille Feruzi with Franco & TPOK Jazz (1972)