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Kanza, Lokua / Toyebi Te
Album:Toyebi Te Collection:World
Artist:Kanza, Lokua Added:07/2002
Label:Sunnyside Communications 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2002-09-30 Pull Date:2002-12-02 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:10 Nov6 Oct
Airplays:12

 Recent Airplay
1.Jan 24, 2006:At the Cafe Bohemian
Good Bye
4.Nov 06, 2002:pressandrelease
Je N'ai Pas Choisi
2.Apr 27, 2004:Sun in Libra Moon in Pisces
Mbiffe
5.Oct 05, 2002:Morning Glory
Je N'ai Pas Choisi
3.Aug 24, 2003:one minute songs
Etre Heureux
6.Oct 01, 2002:At the Cafe Bohemian
Mbiffe

Album Review
Fo
Reviewed 2002-08-23 
LOKUA KANZA – Toyebi Te
Sunnyside, 2002

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO – Singer/songwriter Kanza’s American debut is a mixed bag. He has a very pleasant voice and a broad outlook: he’s joined not only by a luscious female backing chorus, but by a French rapper (track 15), the Bulgarian Symphony Orchestra (#12, 14), and his own children. He sings these acoustic trad/pop songs in French, Lingala, and English, backed mostly by very laid back, quiet music somewhere between traditional rhythms and r&b. Ventures a bit too far into Sting territory at times, but several tracks are very nice.

RECOMMENDED TRACKS: 1, 2, 5, 8, 13, 16

01. 2:30 – soulful vox & village ambiance
02. 4:16 – relaxed music, pretty vocals
03. 0:30 - interlude
04. 3:26 – melancholy pop, nice riff
05. 4:02 – optimistic love song w/flute
06. 3:39 – passionate but sappy soul
07. 4:10 – cute song about kids leaving
08. 2:51 – great vox + guitar, ambiance
09. 3:37 – relaxed vibe, high vox
10. 1:17 - interlude
11. 3:29 – sweet, smooth, tinkly ballad
12. 3:26 – mainstream r&b w/weak lyric
13. 1:02 – intriguing vocal/sample interlude
14. 3:33 – very pretty, but maybe over-the-top
15. 4:08 – with french rap & cool percussion
16. 3:31 – trad w/ passionate vox, big drums

[Fo] - 8/23/02

Track Listing
1.Tika Ngai 9.Na Mileli
2.Ndagukunda Tshane 10.Toyebi Te
3.Etre Heureux 11.Mboka
4.Le Bonheur 12.Come Back to Me
5.Mbiffe 13.Mbana Mboye
6.Nkolo Akosunga 14.Baselombo
7.Good Bye 15.Je N'ai Pas Choisi
8.Kumbo 16.Kumisaka Nkolo