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    The entire Congolese community in France speaks. It’s back to the old love! Tutu Kaludji brother comes back to popular music he had abandoned in 2013, to serve his God. His first rehearsal session at an inn near Paris informs that the progenitor of the dance “Ndombolo” is determined to regain its best host.

    Tutu Kaludji abandons the path of the church while the brothers and sisters in Christ firmly waiting on the record market with a new album dedicated to the glory of Jesus Christ.

    The artist resumed his musical career in a band consisting of Congolese musicians playing in Europe. Yet during the last conversation on his Facebook page with the newspaper Prosperity, the artist confirmed to have given his life to Jesus Christ. He even vowed not to sing for the creatures or the things of this world. ” My conversion is a recognition that God saved my life. God delivered me from a serious illness. I sing all my life for His glory, ” Kaludji said.

    Unfortunately, this decision is temporary for an artist whose passion for music “pagan” has penetrated to the spinal cord. One that was called “Brother Kaludji” joins its “Ndombolo” that has made him a must-celebrity in the music world.

    It is thanks to his style of animation and dance “Ndombolo” he was revealed to the public in the album “Young and the Restless” of JB MPIANA in 1995.

    In the history of modern Congolese music, Tutu Kaludji is considered the progenitor of this dance that allowed the Congolese to conquer the whole of Africa to the 90s.
    He revolutionized the animation in the band Wenge Musica 4×4 alongside JB MPIANA, Werrason Didier Masela … With its particular genre animated speech melodies folklore Kongo, he was able to convince fanatics managed to impose his name on the list of artists precursors of the 4th generation of music in his country.
    At the time of the split of Wenge Musica in 1997, Tutu Kaludji who was among the latest recruits to the orchestra chose JB MPIANA camp to create Wenge BCBG group. With his melancholic voice, the facilitator has contributed greatly to the success of JB MPIANA and her adorable angels at the Zenith in Paris in 2001. Twelve years later, Kaludji will leave Wenge BCBG to evolve solo. In 2010 he released his first album “Paris Match”, which, unfortunately, has raised a stinging defeat on the market due to lack of promotion. Currently there still is preparing a new single that will mark his return to the music scene. Time will tell !


    This is a first on the record market. The new album “I” of the Congolese musician Manda Chante will be sold in USB support, commonly known as flash disk. In other words, this new playing can be used exclusively on devices with CD or DVD including music channel and radio station can receive USB keys and not on computers.

    The announcement was made last week during a press conference in Kinshasa “Avelon Image”, which is responsible for the promotion and distribution of this new playing singer. According Charly KADIMA, this trade policy is a better method and strategy to fight permanently against the piracy of musical works.

    He especially highlighted several advantages of this innovation in the musical world, which is a new concept in the technological evolution created by the DR Congo.

    Technically, he explained, this concept has been designed to reduce the rate so slightly, so high, counterfeiting.

    Charly KADIMA, recordings of musical works contained in the USB key can not be copied. ” With the CD and DVD, people had the opportunity to easily copy, illegally share songs and especially to hack the artists’ works at the expense of creators. With this USB Musical system, I think that our artists will find themselves well, regarding their copyrights ” said the manager director of the Avalon house.

    Moreover, Charly KADIMA demonstrated that fixed phonograms or videograms content is indescribable and will work only in read mode.

    US $ 20 is the price set to provide this musical USB which includes 12 titles in 4 audio and video version. As for the availability on the market, the producer said that the official release of the album of Manda Chante Nkumu take place October 13, 2016. Fourth disc of his music career solo, “I am …” filled a huge artistic potential. With his sharp and powerful voice, the author is one of the emblematic figures of the clan Wenge, gave himself body and soul to provide quality work in terms of instruments, rhythms and melodies. ” I invite music lovers who know the distinguished good and bad music to carefully listen to my album. For it is a lot of hard work that I offer with a healthy touch of rumba and some “ngwasuma” for those who love to move. Public really will not be disappointed by my songs, ” said the singer Manda Chante, boss Wenge Reference Group.

    It should be noted that in this new serenade, Nkumu Manda has achieved many featuring with other Congolese musicians of talent Papa Wemba and Elvis Salcero.


    Each generation’s heirs. Lucie Eyenga, Mpongo Love, Abeti Masikini, Tshala Mwana, Mbilia Mbel, Faya Tess, Beyou Ciel, through Goddess Mukangi, Jolie Deta, Honey … Scola, Congolese music has experienced singers with exceptional talents. They succeeded, each, to mark his time in the African musical microcosm and some are considered legends in the DRC.

    Today, it is time for a new generation of singers who do not replace the older but they bring glamor and sensual touch in their voice to spice up the music in their own way. However, rumba, this kind of music, which is the identity and the specialty of the Congolese, remains a common dominator of that generation.

    These new princesses of Congolese rumba does not have much experience of the scene, but they shine and have a lot of esteem of the public. Many manage to impose their household gods in a very male-dominated universe gente.

    While the Congolese rumba was popularized in the years following the independence of the Congo in 1960, with big names such as Jeff Kale, Luambo Franco, Tabu Ley, this has not prevented some women from some of stand out in this environment to most men.

    At present, they are talked about and that Congolese music which they all are heirs alongside their male colleagues (Fally Ipupa, Ferre Gola, Fabregas, etc.). These young singers may differ by their vocal timbres but all have in common their gender.

    With their striking works, the heirs of the new generation beginning to evidence that open their doors in the annals of the rumba.

    They are ten, including Barbara Kanam, Cindy-the-heart, MJ30, Laurette The Pearl and Nathalie Makoma will illustrate true headliner and validly provide respite this rumba.

    The stars that rise

    Currently, there are some who are talking about it, and control the scene in Kinshasa, where the public does not accept anything and especially anyone in the music. rising stars such as is quoted:

    Barbara KANAM: This is undoubtedly one of Congolese and African singers voice as beautiful as glamorous. With 5 albums to her credit, she managed to tame the Kinshasa with his hit “Zawadi” and also his humility and vis-à-vis respect for music lovers. This is his second album “Teti” which reveals the African continent in the song “Bibi Madeleine”, in collaboration with Awilo Longomba. Barbara, known as the “Diva”, owns his own label “Kanam Music,” which produced his latest album, “Zawadi,” whose dance of President raged on land.

    Nathalie Makoma: She made her debut in the gospel, along with his brothers and sisters in the Christian group Congolese “Makoma” with whom she released 3 albums and won in 2000 the prize for best gospel group at the MTV Africa Awards. After three hit records, the young singer, with his acute vocal cord, abandons the family orchestra, to carve his own path. So she rushed into the Pop and Rumba. The public has yet discovered his feat in the song “ya ba 6,000,000 worries” sung in featuring with Papa Wemba. Nathalie participates in the Dutch competition “Idols” and finished second in 2008. In a powerful voice to the Tina Turner, it vibrates the speakers in Kinshasa, his hometown and in Amsterdam, the residential town. His newest title “Daddy G” allows it to be straddling the Netherlands and the DRC where she became very close to the lovers of good music.

    Laurette The Pearl, “The Congolese Rihanna,” Laurette Pearl was presented to debut by the media as the new Mbilia Mbel. Very sensual in her videos, great! It is voted best female artist of Central Africa to the “All Africa Music Awards.” His recent album “Love Story” released in December 2015 confirmed his talent in the country and continues to do in Africa. One of his greatest hits “Follow me” made in featuring with the Tour 2 Garde (Ivorian Group) that Laurette is still and always visible on the international media.

    Cindy the Heart: Ancient Christian musician, alongside little known singer Kool Matope she joined Koffi Olomide in 2007 and sees his popularity climbed from the first album “Ezanga Kombo Edge” which it participates masterfully. Her soft voice and charming makes his person, his hair style too. Already overshadow some men musicians, while being in the shadow of his mentor, what will happen when it will fly solo like her sisters? What is certain, Cindy, called “Wankoro” promises a better future thanks mainly to its angelic, gentle voice that adapts to all kinds of world music.

    J. 30: This is with the National Mamu, Tshala Mwana, with whom she separated in 2013, she tried to break out after Koffi Olomide in 2007. Just like Cindy heart, 30 MJ sings Kool Matope before making the choice to redirect to popular music in Kinshasa. Sensual, but also educational, which is normal when you are alongside Tshala Mwana, it has succeeded in developing an artistic diversity in his creations. His first album “Mastor” was released in 2012 and made the public discover a full mature singer. With an open mind, GM who took up residence in France, is already preparing to launch its third album.

    Like their colleagues that are installed on site in the country, we had to detect some Congolese singers playing in France and Belgium, such as Dyzi Show and Akanyi La Douce. They abound in talent they deserve the special attention of the Congolese.

    Without state support, these singers work, create and plot their way to defend Congolese music that knows a fierce face that threat Ivorian and Nigerian on the mainland market.


    Barbara Kanam was acclaimed “Best African Female Artist” at the 2nd edition of the Afroca Music Awards in 2016 including the Oscar awards evening was held last weekend in Brazzaville, in the presence of the Congolese authorities and music lovers from four corners of the world. Back in Kinshasa, African music diva who, despite his multiple occupations, gave an interview in your diary, in which the singer Rd Congo, expresses its gratitude to those who supported it during its 15 years of musical career. Here are his answers to our questions.

    You still have just won the trophy for “Best African Female Artist” in AFROCA MUSIC AWARD 2016 in Brazzaville. What does this award for you?

    BARBARA KANAM: This price represents the value of more than 10 years of postage career. I fought for my music really finds its place. It is also the expression of a female voice committed to enhance the artist and African women in general. It is the fruit of a long-term work of a visionary artist. But above all, may glory, honor and praise be rendered to God Almighty, which allows me to hold good to this day. Thank you! Long live Africa! The Caribbean live.

    On what basis were you selected to the 2nd edition of the AFROCA MUSIC AWARD?

    BK: I was not alone in the category of “best female artist”. There were Cameroonian, Nigerian and an Ivorian. But I believe I am the most experienced, because many of them had not yet started music when I had already faced the first Kora Awards in South Africa. I think it is thanks to my album “Zawadi,” which is an excellent course in Africa with beautiful songs such as “Life”, “Dance of the President” … I was listed among the nominees on behalf of Africa and the Caribbean. I told you “ZAWADI” is a precious gift for those who love my music. When you give, there is always more fun to receive. Like today, I began to receive honors anywhere with this record that seems to be my lucky charm. Really, this work has opened many doors. Thank you to the public. Already, there are still a new dance called “Mela mayi”: “drink water”, which already looks sensational!

    To whom do you dedicate this medal?

    BK: I dedicate to you all! The media and my African fanatical as I affectionately call “kanamiennes” and “kanamiens”, not to mention my Kanam Music Group as well as all my family that continues to support me in this adventure, because it is thanks to you I get these merits.

    What serve all these trophies in your career?

    BK: When an artist is rewarded, it is always encouraging, it allows to move forward, but also a great responsibility. I was able to transcend the artistic side, valuing my job. A pride for Congolese women, in general. To tell you that you can be female artist but with a touch of elegance, excellence, giving you value!

    Where are you with the project to honor Mpongo Love, who left the land of men, it was 20 years ago?

    BK: I know that fans of good music, many of you write to me to have a place at the concert tribute to Mpongo Love I intend to capture Kinshasa and Brazzaville. Obviously, scheduled for mid-August, I announce that the event is postponed to a later date. We are preparing the thoroughly in order to gather all the ingredients that will make this event memorable and colorful, at the height of the artist that I wish to honor. So the event will definitely take place at a date that will be communicated shortly.

    How can you justify your participation in the current campaign against malaria in the DRC?

    BK: I am a committed artist. Beyond the beats, my music is a channel to pass messages to rouse consciences, to give hope to the Congolese, African youth. My voice must be for the benefit of the nation, and throughout Africa. I am a woman warned, the voice of the voiceless. Through my music, I feel obliged to contribute to the development and welfare of the community. I was contacted by the Ministry of Public Health and the BSO to accompany the net distribution campaign treated bed nets in the fight against malaria in my country. I could only support this program which aims to eradicate malaria, which kills more than Hiv-AIDS here at home. Apart from this health program, I am also part of the team of the jury for the Miss Congo-DRC in 2016, the final will be held next weekend in Kinshasa.

    You are an intelligent artist, who often defends the causes and women’s values through his songs. Why not politics?

    BK far from me, for now, any idea of the political risk of tainting my career and especially to divide my fanatics. I will not have a political color now. I am neither the opposition nor the majority. Barbara is a singer, simple, which belongs to the Congo and Africa. I have the grace to have a voice and a reputation for providing the joy and peace to the public.


    Over a hundred fans responded to the invitation by the Rambo of Congolese music in the velodrome Kintambo. There he had scheduled a concert under the theme ” Koffi freely sings ”. It was, it is worth saying, the first live performance of the artist after his legal troubles in the ‘Case Palema’ ‘the dancer to whom he had given a violent kick, Kenya. A strong wave of protest will was followed, resulting, first, his expulsion from Kenya and his arrest in Kinshasa.

    It was 5:30 p.m. ‘, said Saturday when the artist made his triumphal entry to the crowd. Before all the public, the superstar apologized. Especially, women in general and women of Kinshasa, particularly. Koffi Olomide, renowned musician, accompanied by a strong team of Latin quarter, his band has delivered good music to music lovers. This concert coincides also with the celebration of 60 years of age. Therefore, this provision had a twofold significance to Koffi Olomide for. The audience enjoyed songs such as aspirin, abracadabra, selfie, diabolos, Mulunge and many others. It is this atmosphere that has ended this concert, to the great satisfaction of all