Various Artists / Lubumbashi 2005
Album:Lubumbashi 2005 Collection:World
Artist:Various Artists Added:Nov 2005

A-File Activity
Add Date:2006-01-01 Pull Date:2006-03-05 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:Mar 5Feb 19Feb 12Feb 5Jan 29Jan 22Jan 15Jan 8

Recent Airplay
1.Feb 28, 2006:at the Cafe Bohemian
4.Feb 01, 2006:The Dub Space
Delirium Livingstoniensis
2.Feb 15, 2006:Afro Rhythms
Delirium Livingstoniensis
5.Feb 01, 2006:Afro Rhythms
3.Feb 10, 2006:No Cover, No Minimum
Delirium Livingstoniensis
6.Jan 31, 2006:At the Cafe Bohemian
Bibi Sililiza

Album Review
Reviewed 2005-12-16 
[coll]: LUBUMBASHI 2005 – Musiques du Katanga
Lubumbashi Culture, 2005

CONGO – A survey of the music scene in Lubumbashi, the second-largest city in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The first part of the disc is fairly traditional, but then come several tracks from the city’s hiphop scene, then it goes all over the map stylistically. You will not hear this music anyplace else (many tracks are field recordings), so check it out! Lengthy liner notes in French & English.

Fo’s picks: 8, also 3, 5, 11, 14, 16, 21

Note: Tracks 4, 6, 7, 9, and 20 are interviews (in French)

1. lazy, dreamy solo guitar, slow male vocal. Has an “island” feel.
2. happy guitar strumming & sweet male/fem duet vox
3. nice lilting guitar & creaky older male vox
5. a humorous story song: soft guitar, cute duo vox, and about a million crickets!
8. KILLER! Two banjo-like kalindulas, light percussion & happy group vox. Happy at first, then it becomes a driving, hypnotic trance in the last 2 minutes.
10. same group as #8, a loose jam with several breaks by a guest rapper!
11. tight a cappella semi-freestyle hiphop duo. Title means “Shitty Country”
12. FCC: one “shit” in English. straight-up hiphop crew over cool loop & sound fx
13. rapid-fire rapping over a happy Afro-Carib style rumba groove, cheesy yet hip.
14. radical political hiphop: low, steady groove, sneering rap, some filtered speech
15. clubby dance-soul tune, slick filtered vocal, rapped break midway through
16. Bizarre vocal characterizations, first a cappella, then over reggae beat!
17. the local teen heartthrob: light pop vocal with acoustic guitar.
18. sweet vocal trio + a guitar, a very pretty Christian faith song
19. boys choir: “a piece for fun,” bouncy and silly but still very much a boys choir
21. Mozart! Solo fem vocal on a street corner. Very very nice.
22. Street sounds, then a brass band rehearses in the rain. Thunder at end.

[Fo] 12/9/05

Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
1.Katiti, Edouard MasengoMalaika
2.JechankatKweli Kweli
3.Marcel "Le Marocain" KasongoBibi Sililiza
4.Masikini, MwambaInterview
5.Phenomene Du CongoMarie-Therese
6.Moreau, Jacqueline & Mwamba MasikiniInterview
7.Nzembela, MagirusInterview
8.College NzembelaKisongye
9.Nzembela, MagirusInterview
10.College Nzembela feat. MC KallehNalali Na Mbeto
11.Klan A.R.M.Pays Merdique
12.Luboom KonnexionLa Routine
13.MC Kalleh3Xmbwi
14.KamikazLes Impolitiques
15.Kaela feat. MC KallehSuzanella
16.Jah LivingstoneDelirium Livingstoniensis
17.Kizzy, JoeUmepoteza
18.SI-FABeyi Yam'tu
19.Chorale Les TroubadoursAmusette
20.Yumma, MadeleineInterview
21.Yumma, MadeleineMon Coeur Soupire
22.BonusValse De La Gecamines