There is not much in the way of good information out there and almost everything I read seems to have contradictory detail but multiple media outlets are reporting that Remmy Ongala, born in 1947 has passed away.


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  1. Nobrun says:

    RIP Remmy. You’ll be missed.

  2. Joji says:

    Dakta Remmy Ongala alikuwa nabii. Lakini hakutambuliwa maishani mwake. Sikilizeni maneno ya “Mambo kwa soksi” …

    Mwenyezi Mungu amlaze mahali pema peponi.

  3. Lydia says:

    Sad news indeed…. Remmy has not only entertained, but he has spoken for the downtrodden and educated us. RIP Remmy – Mungu akuweke pema peponi.

  4. Egoing says:

    @ALL

    Just came out of the mines into the modern world.
    I am sure the majority of us are preparing to celebrate Christmas. Well, and fine. But one thing we also need to do is to remind our understanding of the nature of person whose birth we are celebrating. He was of humble background and upbringing.

    • He preached the good news about the Kingdom. He called upon all people to turn away from their sins, because the Kingdom of heaven is near (Matthew 4: 17; 10: 7);
    • He urged people to seek righteousness, be merciful, be pure in the heart, be kind, show love to all, even your enemies; (Matthew 5: 6, 7, 8, 9) Urged us not to be angry with your brother, or even abuse him; seek reconciliation with your brother first before you make an offering to God (Matthew 5: 22, 23, 24, 25. Do not even just covet another man’s wife (Matthew 25: 28). Love your enemies, Bless those that curse you; do good to those that hate you, pray for them that despitefully use you (Matthew 5: 48 – end).
    preached the Good News of the Kingdom of God, and advocated for love, and forgiveness.

    A few of the things people do in the name of celebrating the Birth of the Prince of Peace.

    i. Transporters overcharging travelers even when no one increased the price of fuel; butchers unjustifiably hiking the price of their goods. All in the name of Christ’s day, and yet many may not even offer any of the profits to support Christ’s work!
    ii. Although Christ never fought, quarreled, coveted or even owned personal property but some will during the season fight, quarrel, and cheat on their partners, all on Christ’s day.
    iii. The police will be asked to be on more alert for criminal activity, as some will strive to steal, rob, or even kill while commemorating the day of Christ!

    A few things we could do over the season:
    i. Comfort the widows / widowers or the childless.
    ii. Call in all your neighbours to your house and celebrate together.
    iii. Over this season, give out to the more needy, that cloth or footwear you no longer want. When you do this, you will not only feel good, but will as well be blessed.
    iv. Show love on this day to someone you disliked or despised. Forgive all those who have wronged you previously.
    v. Overall, give your life to Christ and you will not regret it.

    Some song I bumped on, and really enjoyed playing it over and over. Hope it will interest someone out there as well.
    Ayez Pitie: http://www.sendspace.com/file/iwvi4j

    @ROBERT
    Long time. I am preparing to jet in to Kampala (of course aboard our rattletins, sometime ago called buses). I will be there in the evening and come back tommorrow. I should be able to get my Luganda songs.

  5. kabuga says:

    @Egoing, Thanks – this is a very good song that i didn’t have.

    How are campaigns going on??

  6. DAN OKOTH says:

    @ ALL

    Loads of xmas wishes from me and my family.i have been a keen follower of the blog and i have always had problems when sharing.Theres some classic songs i would like to share from the group
    NOVA SUCCESS…songs like CHLORIDA BOLINGO,SIZELINE…for many years these Congolese friends were based in TZ.
    I Would be happy if some clan member would school me on the guidelines regarding up loading at Sendspace.
    Lastly i hope a kind Clan Member will help make my Noel complete by sharing with me
    a]Moselebende and citoyen -festival du zaire
    b]Kanyuka -orch veve
    c]kayumba-bana genge
    d]mokili-co bantu

  7. Jaribu says:

    @ Dan Okoth,
    Go to http://www.sendspace.com/ (no need to sigh-up) then click ‘Upload’. Scroll down to the section the ‘Browse’ icon. Click on it and it will help you access the drive where you file resides. Select the file then click then fill in the information asked for in the windows below – some of the information is optional. Then click ‘Upload file’ and wait for the process to complete. At the end it will give you a link (the same link will be sent to the e-mail you provided). It’s this link that you will post to this forum. Below are some of the songs you requested.

    Festival Du Zaire – Moselebende = http://www.sendspace.com/file/xmp8vp
    Veve – Kayunka = http://www.sendspace.com/file/1mnz57
    Bana Ngenge – Kayumba = http://www.sendspace.com/file/50rmew

  8. Jaribu says:

    @ Dan Okoth.
    Sorry about the errors in the previous post. Here is a corrected version.

    @ Dan Okoth,
    Go to http://www.sendspace.com/ (no need to sign-up) then click ‘Upload’. Scroll down to the section with the ‘Browse’ icon. Click on it and it will help you access the drive where your file resides. Select the file then fill in the information asked for in the windows below – some of the information is optional. Then click ‘Upload file’ and wait for the process to complete. At the end it will give you a link (the same link will be sent to the e-mail you provided). It’s this link that you will post to this forum. Below are some of the songs you requested.

    Festival Du Zaire – Moselebende = http://www.sendspace.com/file/xmp8vp
    Veve – Kayunka = http://www.sendspace.com/file/1mnz57
    Bana Ngenge – Kayumba = http://www.sendspace.com/file/50rmew

  9. Jaribu says:

    @ Dan Okoth!!!!!!!!!
    Sorry about the errors in the previous post. Here is a corrected version.

    @ Dan Okoth,
    Go to http://www.sendspace.com/ (no need to sign-up) then click ‘Upload’. Scroll down to the section with the ‘Browse’ icon. Click on it and it will help you access the drive where your file resides. Select the file then fill in the information asked for in the windows below – some of the information is optional. Then click ‘Upload file’ and wait for the process to complete. At the end it will give you a link (the same link will be sent to the e-mail you provided). It’s this link that you will post to this forum. Below are some of the songs you requested.

    Festival Du Zaire – Moselebende = http://www.sendspace.com/file/xmp8vp
    Veve – Kayunka = http://www.sendspace.com/file/1mnz57
    Bana Ngenge – Kayumba = http://www.sendspace.com/file/50rmew

  10. Tsango says:

    @ Dan Okoth
    Here are your other two requests.
    Festival Du Zaire – Citoyen: http://www.sendspace.com/file/nygk1z
    Orchestre Cobantou – Mokili: http://www.sendspace.com/file/8r5piv

    @ All
    Here are some zilizopendwa Noel tracks. Enjoy!
    Baba National – Kakolele Viva Christmas: http://www.sendspace.com/file/0afimo
    Les Kinois – Furaha ya Christmas: http://www.sendspace.com/file/96iyk4
    Tabu Ley Rochereau – Bon Annee na Noel (aka Cafe Rica): http://www.sendspace.com/file/yly22a

  11. Tsango says:

    @ All
    I have realised that The Tabu ley track “Bonane na Noel” that I posted problematic. Here is a better copy
    http://www.sendspace.com/file/s98cva

  12. Arnol_79 says:

    @ All

    I look for a track called “back to africa – boma liwanza”
    could help. thanks.

  13. Samwiri says:

    Hi Clan,

    Merry Xmas to you all and hope you all have a Happy and prosperous New Year.

    As I get ready for my Xmas party season woudl any of the clan memebers be kind enought to post Locataire by our one and only Franco please?

    Thanks

    Samuel (Samwiri)

  14. Lydia says:

    Wishing all the Ntwiga Clan a Merry Christmas and a New Year filled with blessings. Stay safe during this Holiday season….

  15. Tsango says:

    @ All
    I wish you all a festive holiday season.

    @ Samwiri
    Here is your request by the great Franco
    Locataire: http://www.sendspace.com/file/9i9kiq

  16. DOKOTOLOLAWI says:

    @ALLLLLLLLLL
    Bon Noel bino nyonso
    May this Noel bring good tidings at ur doorstep
    and a Happy Birth day to ANTOINE NEDULE MONSWET popularly known as PAPA NOEL,who penned the smashin hit TANGAWUSI with OK JAZZ,
    Born on a day like today in 1940
    MERRY CHRISTMAS

  17. Nobrun says:

    Hello All,
    Again I turn to you with a request. I’m looking for a clean copy of Mangelepa’s Lande Lande Pt’s 1 & 2 (I have one but it’s a little beat up-compliments to Mangelepa’s genious). Thank you much for sharing.

    Merry Xmas
    Happy New Year.

  18. Tsango says:

    @ Nobrun

    Your request
    Mangelepa – Lande Lande Pt 1: http://www.sendspace.com/file/7ki39y
    Mangelepa – Lande Lande Pt 2: http://www.sendspace.com/file/j13a7h

  19. Samwiri says:

    Tsango

    Thanks very much. You have made my festive season. I hope you and all clan members have a had a great Xmas.

    Asnate sana Bwana

    Samwiri

  20. Nobrun says:

    @ Tsango

    Thank you. Much appreciated.

  21. saminator says:

    @ all,
    thanx for trying your best to keep the goldies alive and burning. but one east african song that has so far eluded us all needs to be availed….it’s none other than ASANTE YA PUNDA NI MATEKE….how could we forget it! somebody please help….

  22. DOKOTOLOLAWI says:

    @all
    guez all is well with you as you continue with your festivities.
    am lookin for a cleaner copy of
    1]chakula kwa jirani-tabora jazz
    and if possible ad be happy to have another great track from tha
    same group–DADA LEMMY..and KITENGE CHA SIKUKUU[not sure who did tha song]
    Once again BON NOEL and HAPPY BONANE

  23. Robert says:

    @ALL

    JUST WISHING ALL CLAN MEMBERS A SUCCESSFUL 2011, MAY YOU KEEP THE FIRE IN THIS FORUM ALIVE AND ACTIVE.
    BEST WISHES!!

  24. Lydia says:

    2010 has been a challenging year for many – but even though,let us be filled with gratitude that we are still here and be filled with faith and hope for a wonderful New Year head. Happy New Year all!
    A couple of tracks to bring the new year in with

    Kujisifu Ulevini – Daudi Kabaka – reminds me of trips to Nairobi long ago with my father – I was awed by sophisticated Nairobi and Nairobians
    http://www.sendspace.com/file/5drcvz
    Sabina – Chiriku Manet
    http://www.sendspace.com/file/3bgvu6
    Stellah – Freshley Mwamburi
    http://www.sendspace.com/file/1b1eyb
    The group Los Nickeloshttp://www.sendspace.com/file/i8jva7

  25. Tsango says:

    @ All

    I wish you all an enormously fruitful 2011 with all its attendant blessings. Whilst still in the festive mode, you are welcome to the following tracks:
    Biwela Christmas – Super Mazembe: http://www.sendspace.com/file/o8gdly
    Furaha ya Christmas – Simba wa Nyika: http://www.sendspace.com/file/tv5i3m
    Christmas – Mlimani Park: http://www.sendspace.com/file/ndqnkt
    Christmas – Orchestre Jobiso: http://www.sendspace.com/file/hhyw0t
    Siku ya Christmas – Maroon Commandos; http://www.sendspace.com/file/drrehj
    Christmas – Orchestre Mavalo Kings: http://www.sendspace.com/file/dogibn

    Though 2010 was fairly demanding for me, the Ntwiga clan was a moderating influence thanks to pristine contributions by its members. And as Samba Mapangala would muse “muziki ni sabuni ya roho.” Once again, thanks for your contributions. Ntwiga Oyeee!!!

  26. joji says:

    Kwenu nyote heri ya Mwaka Mpya. Baraka na fanaka nyingi.

    Muziki wa Afrika ya Mashariki mtamu mno! Asanteni.

  27. kabuga says:

    @Lydia,

    Would you be having Stella by vijana jazz??

  28. Egoing says:

    @ALL
    I can just afford to say: God has a purpose for you; and welcome to this new year. Explore and exploit it to the utmost advantage. Plenty busy. But please antone with OGOlPA TAPELE by Vijana Jazz. I got it on tape, and thought I would transfer the hundreds of songs to digital format. However, I had little time to shop for a good second hand radio, and also maybe because I didn’t have time to meet Robert who could have helped me. The end result, I bought a second had radio, whose cassette players are rusty and need service, which I do not have the time for, now.

    The best of all to STEVE (Roya Highness, King of the Clan), JAY (Plenipotentiary), TINA (Social Labour and Gender Clan Minister), LYDIA, FRED (Minister of Antiquities – given up on archaelogy?), TSANGO, DOKOTOLAWI, JARIBU, KABUGA (no time for following the campaigns. Let’s however, pray for the losers to accept defeat and the winner not to gloat that he is the best); and everyone else the best to you.

  29. Egoing says:

    @Robert
    This the one?
    http://www.sendspace.com/file/ehfh6l

    Thanks, my brother

  30. Tsango says:

    @ Egoing
    Thanks for the New Year wishes and advice to Ntwiga and the clan. I am sorry that you inadvertently bought a radio whose cassette player needs servicing. I hope you get it fixed soon enough.

    @ All
    Here are 3 zilizovuma songs by Nuta Jazz Band.
    Nipeleke Kwa baba: http://www.sendspace.com/file/dxk35x
    Mpenzi dada: http://www.sendspace.com/file/lr49s0
    Ikiwa kama hunitaki: http://www.sendspace.com/file/oq5tzp
    Enjoy

  31. Robert says:

    @Egoing

    That is it -many thanks Eyalama!

    All- it Veve’s Lukani

  32. Egoing says:

    @Tsango
    Sure will do so, the next time I travel to the nearest bigger town, which should have competent persons.

    @Robert
    You are welcome. That is what this blog is all about, sharing. You also got the Eyalama word correct. Next time we meet, I am willing to build more on your vocabulary.

    @ALL
    Anyone any near to getting anywhere nearer to DAUDI. Surely, I miss him.

  33. Fred says:

    @ All:
    Happy New Year to All. Where is everybody? People have been so quiet, but now let us begin the year with a BANG! Here are some of those “Unknown Bands” that made no mark on the music scene but are worthy listening to.

    Orchestre Elegance Jazz – Nazangi Numero: http://www.sendspace.com/file/h546ky
    Orchestre TP Somo Somo – Teboras: http://www.sendspace.com/file/bfl5n8
    Orchestre F.A.Z – Bibisha: http://www.sendspace.com/file/j6h6e1
    Orchestre F.A.Z. – Ngoyi osabote ngai: http://www.sendspace.com/file/5zl53d
    Orchestre F.A.Z. – C.N.E.C.I.: http://www.sendspace.com/file/5hhd99
    Orchestre Lokassa de Makale – Mama Helena: http://www.sendspace.com/file/3ud0jy
    Orchestre Myosotis – Indifference: http://www.sendspace.com/file/j2287z
    Orchestre Myosotis – Wivi: http://www.sendspace.com/file/rtyfgq

  34. Tsango says:

    @ Fred
    Thanks for your post. The tracks by the “unknown” bands are exquisite. They are a wonderful addition to my collection. Thanks

    @ All
    Here is my collecction for your listening during the week. It consists of Stukas, Beyou Ciel singing with Tabu ley, & Mopero
    Stukas – Dada: http://www.sendspace.com/file/u2xzul
    Stukas – Nzoto ya Bombo: http://www.sendspace.com/file/hnbn6u
    Stukas – Elengi ya Stukas: http://www.sendspace.com/file/ethh14
    Tabu Ley/Beyou Ciel – Ebouroumounkoue: http://www.sendspace.com/file/5qgkjt
    Tabu Ley/Beyou Ciel – Marina: http://www.sendspace.com/file/qidgk2
    Tabu Ley/Beyou Ciel – Elozi: http://www.sendspace.com/file/h6zm3c
    Mopero & Shama Shama – Nalembi Yeye: http://www.sendspace.com/file/1dauri
    Mopero/Mobeti – Nasambue: http://www.sendspace.com/file/821wlc
    Pastor Mopero – Merci na Nkolo Nzambe: http://www.sendspace.com/file/1f04xa

  35. kabuga says:

    @ALL,

    Lessa Lassan of orch. Popolipo has passed on in Nairobi. He was a favourite of mine and God rest his soul in eternal peace.

  36. DOKOTOLOLAWI says:

    @ Kabuga
    a thot LESSA passed on in New York……
    Any Lessa Liwa liponi moto te,Lizwaka moto nyonso
    Liwa MOYIBI….death is a thief

  37. DOKOTOLOLAWI says:

    @ Kabuga
    a thot LESSA passed on in New York……
    Anyway R.I.P Lessa, Liwa liponi moto te,Lizwaka moto nyonso
    Liwa MOYIBI….death is a thief

  38. DAN OKOTH says:

    @ ALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL
    the new year is still rolling on very well and i must say ave missed the clan as a whole
    Just from Holiday and still reeling to learn the demise of lessan[ex african fiesta].His LIWA as Dokotololawi
    Puts it is a big blow to the music Fraternity.especially comin hot on heels after LIWA stole yet another
    crooner REMMY ONGALA prior to Noel;
    i need to get organised so that i can apply the little instructions contained in the Manual That JARIBU[many thanks pal]passed across.soonest a will share with u some of my treasures starting with NOVA SUCCESS.Hopefully Sendspace will not let me down
    @tsango and Jaribu
    many thanks for tha Music,i need to implore u a bit if you could kindly share
    a]les kinois-malako disco
    b]chakula kwa jirani,dada lemmy and kitenge cha sikukuu-tabora jazz
    happy blessed 2011

  39. DAN OKOTH says:

    @ ALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL
    the new year is still rolling on very well and i must say ave missed the clan as a whole
    Just from Holiday and still reeling in shock to learn the demise of lessan[ex african fiesta].His LIWA as Dokotololawi
    Puts it is a big blow to the music Fraternity.especially comin hot on heels after LIWA stole yet another
    crooner REMMY ONGALA prior to Noel;
    i need to get organised so that i can apply the little instructions contained in the Manual That JARIBU[many thanks pal]passed across.soonest a will share with u some of my treasures starting with NOVA SUCCESS.Hopefully Sendspace will not let me down
    @tsango and Jaribu
    many thanks for tha Music,i need to implore u a bit if you could kindly share
    a]les kinois-malako disco
    b]chakula kwa jirani,dada lemmy and kitenge cha sikukuu-tabora jazz
    happy blessed 2011

  40. Egoing says:

    @Fred and Tsango
    I am laughing in my King Solomon’s Gold Mines. The service signals are not very good, even when they are one, and coupled with the fact that one is not allowed to download more than one file at ago, I can not easily get down these songs.
    But actually what I am laughing at is your ingenuity to dig deeper and unearth such names as I have never even dreamed of hearing. I wish I could see the persons behind this.
    Possible to post your snaps, indisputable archaelogists?
    @Tina
    Come on out from the JIRANI (Ha Ha Ha). Festive season is over.
    @Robert
    Please bail me and do the needful such that when I come over I can easily access these antiquities.

  41. Egoing says:

    @ALL
    Sorry for the passing away of another of the music legends. Can anyone post any of Lessa Lassan best songs for us?

  42. Tsango says:

    @ All
    I am saddened by the passing of Lessa Lassan. Mola amweke mahali pema peponi. It is unfortunate that I do not have any of his song in my library to share with you. I am in support of Egoing’s request that someone posts some of his songs. It is a fitting way to pay him hommage.

    @ Dan Okoth
    Welcome back. We are looking forward to some of your treasures. Meanwhile, here are some of your requests.
    Les Kinois – Malako: http://www.sendspace.com/file/j0rvex
    Mara Jazz – Kitenge Cha Sikuku: http://www.sendspace.com/file/vcycrc
    Tabora Jazz – Chakula Kwa Jirani: http://www.sendspace.com/file/cs4a8g

    @ Egoing
    Here is the portrait (half, though) of one of the persons who made you laugh in your King Solomon’s Gold Mines. The person is no longer as young and energetic as when he used to play soccer for Luo Union FC in the mid 70s
    http://www.sendspace.com/file/rmhgcx

  43. kabuga says:

    @ALL, Less Lassan’s best hit was margaret margie – sadly i lost mine in a computer maintenance error. The other was mwana wa mberi.

    He featrured in some of his cousin’s -moni mambo- songs and you can hear his voice in hadija.

    Here is “problem” in which he briefly sings about liwa. The guitar work seems to draw alot from baba gaston. http://www.sendspace.com/file/jcxnky

    Also coming is jedida njeri – this will be a repost after it was posted by our dear Lydia.

    RIP LESS LASS

  44. kabuga says:

    @ALL,

    Here is Jedidah Njeri by the late Lessa Lassan http://www.sendspace.com/file/3rb5lb

  45. kabuga says:

    @ALL,

    I HAVE A LOT OF FAITH IN MY CLANMATES ABILITY IN COMING TO MY AID – i have been looking for the following Lessa Lassan songs for a long time SABABU YAKO, TOBIAS ODUOR & NIYONTEZE DARLING. Anyone providing any of this will help me as i mourn his demise. He will be buried tomorrow at Langata cemetery – Nairobi.

  46. DOKOTOLOLAWI says:

    @all
    LESSA LESSAN-MARGRET MAGGIE-http://www.sendspace.com/file/91greg

  47. DOKOTOLOLAWI says:

    @all
    LESSA LESSAN-MARGRET MAGGIE—http://www.sendspace.com/file/91greg

  48. Egoing says:

    @Tsango
    Thanks so much for the half portrait. When I get to Kampala and print it in colour, always look at it when I am playing your songs, and never stop wondering whether you don’t have a pot like Robert and I.
    Asante Sana, and the way I wish others would do the same (share our pictures on our blog).
    Fred, Jay, Professor, Daudi (who is Absent Without Official Sabbatical)and all the others, including our females.

  49. Jaribu says:

    LESSA LESSAN-MARGRET MAGGIE = http://www.sendspace.com/file/91greg

    Hope this works

  50. Tsango says:

    @ Egoing
    I am yet to be blessed with a pot like you and Robert (smile). I concur with you regarding your wish that other clan-folks share their photos. I have personally benefitted tremendously from them that it would not be out of order to see the faces behind the benefits.
    @ Jaribu
    Thanks, it worked. I extend the same to Dokotololawi for the effort.

  51. Robert says:

    @Egoing & Tsango

    The pot is going this year(new year resolution) vowed to reduce on the causing agent you know what….. nyama choma and its eternal partner- beer. Good idea to have a face behind the nice wordsmith posts here and know the clan members that enjoy what one also treasures. Settles all imagination(s)! The world is pretty diminished these days would glad if I bumped into a clan member in any of my travels and I can recognise him/her.

    Tsango so you played in Union- I remember those days in the 70s when I was still in Kenya(motherland) it used to be hot when Gor were up against Union. What has happened to Kenya soccer? Watching the league matches on Dstv these days you don’t see the vigour and flavour that was – fans, footballers and football alike.

    @All
    The Bella Bella compilation I promised is cooking maybe next week will post- Keep fingers tightly crossed.

  52. Tsango says:

    @ All
    I want to take you back to 1977 when Seigneur Rochereau was nominated to go and represent Zaire at FESTAC in Lagos, Nigeria. He teamed up with some members of Zaiko langa Langa notably Nyoka longo, Redo Likinga, Manuaku, and Mbuta Mashakado and using the name Orchestre National du Zaire (ONAZA), they put up a formidable show and were well received. From the show Seigneur Rochereau produced 2 albums. I hereby post the first one for your weekend listening. I will post the second volume later. Enjoy.
    Extract de Ain’t no sunshine de Isaac Hayes: http://www.sendspace.com/file/m8512d
    Iyaya Ole – presentation of Mekanisi: http://www.sendspace.com/file/8w7147
    Soweto: http://www.sendspace.com/file/8dgf3c
    Adeito II: http://www.sendspace.com/file/sw5csl
    Anta: http://www.sendspace.com/file/gmme6p
    Ekeseni: http://www.sendspace.com/file/wpuj9o
    Mulopwe wa Zaire: http://www.sendspace.com/file/14jbpl
    Yombe: http://www.sendspace.com/file/frmf73
    Mbo Mapasa: http://www.sendspace.com/file/htv6wp
    Mbelenga: http://www.sendspace.com/file/xm2pgj

  53. Tsango says:

    @ Robert
    I wish you the very best in your declared war on the combined synergy of nyama choma and beer. The task is not insurmountable though (smile).

    Yes, Gor and Luo Union matches were difficulty – only second to Gor and Abaluhya (later christened AFC Leopards) matches. The two teams were bitters rivals given that when Luo Union broke away from Gor, the first eleven moved to Luo Union. Interestingly though, Luo Union never beat Gor in any of the league matches. The only time I remember us beating Gor was during the 1976 East and Central Africa Club Championships in Tanzania where we successfully defended the crown but we lost it 1977 in Uganda due to soccer politics in Kenya. The current state of soccer in Kenya is pathetic and there is no doubt that several factors that have contributed to it such as the govt decision of doing away with the so-called tribal teams. There is as well the economic factor coupled with lack of professional on the part of both the administrators and players, what others would refer to as the culture og impunity. Fifa has also caused some confusion in Kenya’s political scene.

  54. Egoing says:

    @Tsango

    If you don’t have a pot, honestly, I envy you. I look back with nostalgia at the days not more than 5 years ago when I did not have one. This “Mtungi” started growing in 2007 when I got a job that entailed a lot of sitting, and less exercise. Sometimes I tried lying on my back and doing some sit ups, with my legs locked under a weight, until another friend advised me otherwise. His argument was that much as I was straining the stomach muscles to shed off some fats, I am also stretching them in the process, such that by the time I stop the exercises, there would have been created an expanded area to be refilled. I wonder who of these medicos I should or not tell – To heaven with you!
    Thanks for the new postings, when I get down to Kampala, I will download, and enjoy them while looking at the kinsman who posted.

    @Robert

    I eventually (Nov 1994) surrendered from that menu (nyama choma and beer – NC&B/NCHOBE) item after signing and breaking several agreements with I against ME and with MYSELF as the sole witness. And by the way, just changing the causing agent (NCHOBE) may not in itself be a solution, but also beware of the alternative agents you will introduce.

    And please for goodness sake, don’t burn the cooking like some of those people who frequent their JIRANIs to eat because they do not know how to cook (Ha! Ha! Ha!), and leave their own pots to burn.

    @All
    Humour, by the way, is also one of the best medicines especially to relieve stress! At least it helps me stay very clear from related medical conditions like Ulcers, High Blood Pressure and the like! Try it.

    @Professor
    Where are you? On another Sabbatical? Goodness, no. Please just even cough and we hear.

    @Jay
    New Year compatible?

    @Daudi
    Tear gas next!

  55. Robert says:

    @All

    As promised in my post of December 2, 2010 at 2:58 am here find some Bella Bella:
    Suaze
    Le Verite Blesse
    Mwana Soki
    Marcelui
    jamais De La vie
    Nzoto Elembi
    Bondeki
    Tolembaka Te

    http://www.sendspace.com/file/5yxjls

  56. encontre esta buena pagina de musica africana queme gusta mucho pero noentiedo como bajar musica de ella gracias

  57. Arnol_79 says:

    @ Jairo

    De donde eres?

    Where are you from Jairo?

  58. Egoing says:

    @ALL
    Never mind. I will this week check on the progress of Robert’s project to reduce on his pot.

    @Robert
    In Kampala from Thursday to Friday, and will definitely meet you this time around.

  59. Tsango says:

    @ Robert
    Thanks for the Orchestre Bella Bella collection. They bring back to play very fond memories of my youthful days – the good days that were innocent of the pressures that come along with age and its attendant responsibilities. Those were the days, the good olden days, the days that would not come back again. I particularly liked “Tolembaka te.” Could you, or any clan member, be having “Kumisa ngai” and “Coco” by Bella Bella?

    @ Egoing
    When you meet Robert, could you please test his New Year resolve to keep away from the causal agents of “mtungi”? (Smile).

    @ All
    Here is one of Seigneur Ley’s albums – Olympia Volume 2 (1970). I consider it one of his best. Enjoy
    Salongo: http://www.sendspace.com/file/glon8q
    Recencement: http://www.sendspace.com/file/vgsrxq
    Bavon: http://www.sendspace.com/file/7fx041
    Revolution comparaison: http://www.sendspace.com/file/kngq7r
    Mokolo nakokufa: http://www.sendspace.com/file/uajlk8
    Riverra: http://www.sendspace.com/file/ouvld6
    Rivoli: http://www.sendspace.com/file/xszkvp
    Tika nameka: http://www.sendspace.com/file/t3ezjc

  60. Egoing says:

    @Tsango
    Thanks for the postings, and also keeping the clan lively during this members’ drought period.

    Sure am going to do so today and shortly from now. I will survey his form and give you its FRONT ELEVATION and PLAN, and test his resolve. Hopefully he has not been starving for this occasion. Will give you feedback.

    @ALL
    Anyone with the complete song FLORY by SHIMITA?
    This is just but a bit: http://www.sendspace.com/file/hv3cfg

    @ Robert
    I am coming by. One thing is this noise everywhere of campaign teams. My mines are quiet.

    @Kabuga
    Even some of the World Cup gear (Vuvuzuelas) is now in Kampala, hopefully en route somewhere else. The way some blow it, one wonders whether they are advertising a new discovery or fad? Noise, noise and noise almost everywhere and every time as vehicles mounted with music (or is it really music by our standards?) blaring environmentally unfriendly!!

  61. Fred says:

    @ Tsango:
    Here is your request, but I am not sure about the Coco by Bella Bella; probably by Veve. I have included it here. If it is there some one will post it I am certain.

    Kumisa ngai: http://www.sendspace.com/file/p1g3ls
    Veve – Coco: http://www.sendspace.com/file/e2sm2h

    @ Egoing:
    Here is your request.
    Flory: http://www.sendspace.com/file/7s0gah

  62. Fred says:

    @ Egoing:
    Sorry, I realised the digitization went wrong on Flory. Here is a clearer copy. I have removed the first one.

    Flory: http://www.sendspace.com/file/j04c4o

  63. Tsango says:

    @ Egoing
    Wishing you a safe and successful trip to Kampala and back to the mines. Awaiting your detailed report on the survey and progress in general (smile).

    @ Fred\
    Thanks for Bella Bella’s “Kumisa ngai.” It has made my day. I believe that a clan member will come up with Bella Bella’s “Coco”. I have also realised that I cannot trace my copy of “Tika na mibatela” by Belle Bella – anyone with a copy?

  64. Fred says:

    @ Egoing:
    Those are names I have never heard from Bella Bella; they do not ring any bell. You make me feel like searching for them. I thought I had all the Bella Bella there is, but now I wonder. I wish I was home I know where I would look. I hope somebody comes up with them. Anyway, patience will yield something.

  65. Egoing says:

    @Tsango
    Sorry, I have nothing to report. We made an appointment to meet today at 11.00am, however, unfortunately, Robert apologised that we could not meet as his family friend lost his father, and he (Robert) was in burial preparations. We pray for God’s peace and comfort to Robert, his friend and their families during this trying time.
    More of Soukouss Stars, especially the albums: Dally Kimoko (featuring also Fiance, Balatou etc).; Zitany Neil; Soukouss Gozando.

    @Robert
    Sorry for what happened. Even the Bible says one had better be in a house of mourning than in a feast. Peace unto you. I will come again, and the advantage is there will be an added menu.

    @ALL
    Given up on Affaire Semeki?

  66. Egoing says:

    @Fred
    Thanks so much for FLORY!

    @ALL
    Wonder whether these have ever been shared:
    1. Nzube Oleka Te – Youlou Mabiala with TP OK Jazz: http://www.sendspace.com/file/jkajy5
    2. Shirikisho La Africa (???): http://www.sendspace.com/file/8a5ano
    3. Kenyatta Aliteswa Sana: http://www.sendspace.com/file/wyd4u4

  67. Egoing says:

    @ALL

    Sometimes I real envy city life. One is able to download and upload with ease.
    I have left Uganda and am now in Samaria (Ha! Ha! Ha!) asking any resident there to help identify these songs, and I will struggle for the responses from the quiet of my King Solomon’s Mines where I will return tomorrow.

    http://www.sendspace.com/file/t9lopj
    http://www.sendspace.com/file/474y8l
    http://www.sendspace.com/file/vzlqnj
    http://www.sendspace.com/file/36mgqs
    http://www.sendspace.com/file/rwe02t
    http://www.sendspace.com/file/srxpwu
    http://www.sendspace.com/file/a16lhz

  68. Egoing says:

    @ALL
    Last of the Mohicans for the now:
    Asec Mimosa by Zitany Neil: http://www.sendspace.com/file/pkahwk

  69. Egoing says:

    Wonder who will be be expelled or resign from the SILENCE occupation. People have gotten themselves Certificates, Degrees, Masters, PHD etc. etc. in SILENCE and are now enjoying their fruits. Wonder whether it was what was studied until almost the end of last year.
    Come on, come out on some leave.

  70. Tsango says:

    @ Egoing
    It was rather unfortunate that you couldn’t meet clansman Robert due to due to unforseen and fateful circumstances. May Robert, his friend and family remain strong. Thanks for the posts, they are true (g)oldies. The Kiswahili tracks “Shirikisho la Afrika” and “Kenyatta aliteswa sana” are John Mwale compositions. The two songs were commonly aired on Voice of Kenya radio station during national day celebrations in the 60s. I cannot immediately home-in on the others tracks with certitude, I will take time to listen to them carefully with a view of determining the artists. I hope the clan will also join in the task.

    @ All & Egoing
    Here is a random selection of my Soukous Stars collection. As most of you are aware, listening to pristine soukous music whilst seated is not an easy task. It calls for movement. Enjoy!
    Nostalgie: http://www.sendspace.com/file/vb1bur
    Marcory Gazoil: http://www.sendspace.com/file/12xl88
    Tantine: http://www.sendspace.com/file/396p8e
    Kisema: http://www.sendspace.com/file/27ru7h
    Vika: http://www.sendspace.com/file/feab96
    Abibatou: http://www.sendspace.com/file/usz8nk
    Ki Ngodi Ngodi: http://www.sendspace.com/file/fxh4bs
    Likele: http://www.sendspace.com/file/hufk9d
    Daly Swing: http://www.sendspace.com/file/22o05z
    Mara: http://www.sendspace.com/file/n8b0oo
    Santa Bells: http://www.sendspace.com/file/qsceqh

  71. Robert says:

    @Egoing and Tsango

    Thanks for the consoling remarks.
    Egoing, we can schedule another meet when you next pop in the city.

  72. Edu Owino says:

    Hi all,

    I am looking for the OK jazz tracks:

    Francois,
    Asumani,
    Nzete Elonbankate &
    Marie Helena

    If anyone has them I’d really appreciate them.

  73. Egoing says:

    I am now back in the comparative quiet of my mines. When my hoe/spade/pickaxe strikes some black diamonds, I will post them,

    @Esororo et al
    I have always debated with myself and failed to know the best soloist among Dally Kimoko (by the way I like the way he picks the strings one by one), Diblo Dibala (the nimble fingered), and Nene Tchacou Tchacou (appears shy but I like his guitar work in Kanda Bongo Man’s Muchana).
    Personally, I am sorely missing you, Professor (Prpeja – as it can be pronounced in some parts of our land). You have always been an authority in these things. Tried also to get the histories of the above three but in vain.

    @Tsango
    Asante sana for the Soukouss Stars hits. To me, during their time, they were the best outfit. I hastily jumped onto downloading Soukouss Forever, Nostalgie, and Marcory Gazoil, Although the signal broke before I finished downloading all of them, at least I am enjoying the above three. Next is Fiance. It was on the same Cassette Tape with Soukouss Forever, Balatou, Tobina. The flip side had also Kin Night. But once more, Asante Sana.

    @Robert
    God give you courage even after standing by your friend at that time. I hope to meet you again soon. The thing is, I already signed a contract to do some ( I don’t know even how to correctly call it – quantity survey? volume analysis? ‘mtungi’ assessment? resolve compliance?) assignment, and would not want to be taken in for breach of contract. Till then, fare thee well.

  74. LEONARDO says:

    Plese im looking that songs by orchestre Karamba:

    – ADIEU MON AMI
    – MIZIKI YA KARAMBA
    – LES´S GO KARAMBA
    – MAKAMBO

    Thanks for your help….

  75. Pita Mbita says:

    Hi to all, It is long since I was on this space, I have just returned from avery remote place where one has no access to a pc.I realize I have missed a lot.Anyway I greet you all in the name of our LORD JESUS CHRIST who has been faithful to keep me till we have met again in this great family.Before I left one of the family members had requested of me Kabibi of Les wanyika here you go. http://www.sendspace.com/file/lf1e88

  76. kabuga says:

    @ALL, I am looking for tpok jazz’s Chandra LP that also contained Aziza among others. Therein is a a very catchy song, whose title i forget.

    PLZ

  77. Mutunga says:

    @Kabuga:
    I’ve got a CD entitled “Chandra” but it seems to be a pure Josky Kiambukuta production rather than a TPOK Jazz thing. Maybe it’s what you’re looking for, but maybe not. I’ll check in my CD shelf – I don’t think I ever ripped the thing into MP3 @320 kbs – as usual :).

  78. Edu Owino says:

    Mutunga you are right, I had the same cassette a few years ago (lost it though) It is by Josky Kiambukuta rather than TPOK Jazz

  79. kabuga says:

    @Mutunga & Edu,

    Agreed – it was a Josky project. Kindly share.

  80. Robert says:

    @All
    And one more from Bella Bella-Mwana Yoka Toli

    http://www.sendspace.com/file/igbonf

  81. Mutunga says:

    @Kabuga & Edu:

    Some tracks from my CD shelf:

    Ayez Pitié
    http://www.sendspace.com/file/le60y5
    Aziza
    http://www.sendspace.com/file/koei2q
    Chandra (Dechade Mwana Nynja):
    http://www.sendspace.com/file/dmu9g5
    Le Monde Et Ses Problèmes:
    http://www.sendspace.com/file/im7mdv

  82. Mutunga says:

    @Kabuga & Edu:
    Some more:
    Limbisa:
    http://www.sendspace.com/file/qwf18x
    Mibali Bosala Attention:
    http://www.sendspace.com/file/7iyrf7
    Namabele:
    http://www.sendspace.com/file/8y51ew
    Selengina:
    http://www.sendspace.com/file/rnqwx1

    BTW: Ntesa Dalienst composed and starred in “Limbisa” and “Selengina”. All the other tracks are by Josky Kiambukuta.

    @Steve, Esororo, gilly, kabuga, Joe, Joji, Lydia, Tina, Mwana Muziki, Fred, Samuel and all other Ntwigans:
    Have a weekend ‘Ndombolo’ dance on me:
    Milonga Kwango – King Kester Emeneya:
    http://www.sendspace.com/file/owkz82

  83. Daniel says:

    Steve, so nice to see that this site is still up and running. Please excuse my long absence. I see some diehards are still entertaining the masses (Kabuga and Mutunga). How about Esororo, Samuel and David Ochan? Up to now, David Ocan is responsible for the only copy of “Sambuluma” by Tabu Ley on the net. There were none back in 2009. I asked about it on this blog and Ochan came to the rescue. There were more people out there than you know who benefited from Ochan’s generosity. Now there are at least 6 downloadable links to it on the net on different websites, and they all came from Ochan’s posting! Every time I hear it, it sounds just like Ochan’s. Ntwiga.net and family are trendsetters! Please keep doing what you do. So good to see you are all still kicking.

  84. kabuga says:

    Thanks ndugu Mutunga. Can’t wait to download.

  85. DOKOTOLOLAWI says:

    @Tsango
    sango ya mikolo mingi,
    ave got a feeling u might kindly rescue me with
    a]baboka-les kinois
    b]falaswa-ok jazz
    c]ibrahima-ok jazz
    Merci mingi

  86. Tsango says:

    @ Dokotololawi
    Sango te. Here are your requests.
    Ibrahim – TP Ok Jazz: http://www.sendspace.com/file/97u9ra
    Falaswa – TP OK Jazz: http://www.sendspace.com/file/ep2sts
    Les Kinois – Baboka: http://www.sendspace.com/file/wseqze

  87. Tsango says:

    @ Edu Owino
    I can trace only one of your requests. I hope a clan member will come up with the others.
    Marie Hellena – OK Jazz: http://www.sendspace.com/file/wt9d2h

    @ Mutunga
    Thanks for the Josky Kiambukuta orchestratred songs. They are monumental. I used to have a video cassette in which they oerformed most of the songs. Those were the days of Mayeno dance style (which came on the heels of pesa posa) and I recall that Madilu System was very good at it. I have since lost the cassette and that is why I really value your posting. Thanks again. Thanks also to Kabuga who made the request.

  88. Tsango says:

    @ All
    Yet another weekend. After a Ndombolo dance on Mutunga’s account you may wish to top your weekend with Tabu Ley Rochereau’s FESTAC album (vol. 2) which I had earlier promised to post. Here we go:
    Adeito I: http://www.sendspace.com/file/4v4c16
    Likambo ya Mokanda: http://www.sendspace.com/file/o9ath8
    Nalali Mpongi: http://www.sendspace.com/file/8ck00d
    Sala lokola Ngai: http://www.sendspace.com/file/c7ug2l
    Amando: http://www.sendspace.com/file/koa415
    Tosa Mpia: http://www.sendspace.com/file/nmmfmx
    Umangi: http://www.sendspace.com/file/u6kn3k
    Nalali Mpongi and Amando were compositions of Nyoka Longo of Zaiko Langa langa. He was amongst those who accompanied Tabu Ley to FESTAC (1977) in Lagos. He later played remake versions of the two songs with Zaiko Langa langa.

  89. Arnol_79 says:

    @ All

    Help identify this track….

    http://www.sendspace.com/file/p2uies

  90. Tsango says:

    @ All
    The week has been rather quiet. Here is my selection to make your weekend. “Unknown” artists but good music worth listening to. Hope you enjoy.
    Naboi-Matata pt 1 – TG Lembe-Lembe du Zaire: http://www.sendspace.com/file/rv8q0n
    Naboi-Matata pt 2 – TG Lembe-Lembe du Zaire: http://www.sendspace.com/file/o7n74g
    Air Fluvial – Kongo Retro Band 83: http://www.sendspace.com/file/5jajn7
    Nalembi-Kotuna – Mayos Muana Ngombo: http://www.sendspace.com/file/tbiaao
    Maman Cathie – Fefe David Diambouana: http://www.sendspace.com/file/wip911
    Faux Mari – Orch Tele-Music: http://www.sendspace.com/file/702b9e
    Pare-Chocs – Vonga Aye: http://www.sendspace.com/file/kswl1h

  91. Tsango says:

    @ Fred
    I managed to trace Bella Bella’s “Tika na mibatela”
    part 1: http://www.sendspace.com/file/9ue9wp
    part 2: http://www.sendspace.com/file/34oust
    I am now looking for their track “Coco”. Hope a clan member will come up with it some day.

  92. Fred says:

    @ Tsango:
    Now I remember it. Thanks a lot.

  93. LEONARDO says:

    PLESE IM LOOKING FOR TAH SONG: yo mukarame y Bopol

    thanks..

  94. Nobrun says:

    Hello all,
    Looking for a name and artist for a tune that goes: ‘Sanguloo ooh, Sangulo mama.

  95. Tsango says:

    @ Nobrin
    The group that popularised the phrase in the late 90s is called “Extra Musica” and here are four of their tracks. Enjoy
    Etat Major: http://www.sendspace.com/file/tllyw0
    Racine: http://www.sendspace.com/file/s3die1
    Ville Grature: http://www.sendspace.com/file/9wrfb2
    Ecart: http://www.sendspace.com/file/q9basv

  96. Nobrun says:

    @Tsango,
    Etat Major it is. Thank you very much. I ended up enjoying all 4 tunes. Appreciated.

  97. Arnol_79 says:

    @LEONARDO

    Yo Mukarame – http://www.sendspace.com/file/f60jj7

  98. leonardo says:

    thanks Arnol im really aprecciated for your help good luck

  99. Egoing says:

    @Tsango
    Shhhhhh! I am in Kampala and will have sometime for data collection, either on Wednesday or Thursday. Surely need to produce the report and share it with all.

    Thanks for your postings

  100. Fred says:

    @ All:
    This Bella Bella song has baffled me; some one ID it.
    Bella Bella – Unknown.mp3 : http://www.sendspace.com/file/fspg2q

  101. Tsango says:

    @Egoing
    Wish you success in data collection this time round. Hope your analysis of the data will be accurate (smile).
    Its my birthday today so I am cooling at home, thats the tradition here.

  102. Robert says:

    @Tsango
    A moment to wish you happy birthday and many positive returns in your endeavours to make your life better!

  103. Tsango says:

    @ Robert
    Thanks for the birthday wishes.

    @ Fred
    I do not recall having listened to the Bella Bella track you posted and I am, therefore, of not much assistance when it comes to identifying its name. However, I suspect that it is called “Vangu”. When you visit the following site: http://www.geocities.jp/earthworks1972/lingala/disco/bella_bella.htm
    one finds a good collection of Bella Bella titles and amongst them is “Vangu”. I guess that the track you posted is “Vangu” because in the first half of the track “Vangu” is mentioned several times. I may be wrong though. Can someone else confirm? Below is part 1 of Bella Bella song “Bosembo.” Does someone have pt. 2?
    http://www.sendspace.com/file/s379vw

  104. Samuel (sawriri) says:

    Clan members,

    I desparately need help. One of my former college mates (Kings College, Budo) posted a snipet of a song. The song is my dad’s and I think is located in a library in the US (Verndabelt Libary – http://www.library.vanderbilt.edu/music/Ugandan_Popular_Music_Cassette_Collection.pdf). I have been trying to get this song for years so that I may play it for my dad before he passes on. The song was about my mum. I only have about 10 seconds of the sond. This si the URL to the song. Has any one heard it before and has anyone got a copy? To note the artist it is attributed to is not correct. The song was done by the Kamapla City Six Band.
    This is my last throw of the dice.

    http://xa.yimg.com/kq/groups/8061604/181492824/name/Omwakwano%20Gwaffe%20Guffe%20-%20Mbalire%2Emp3

  105. Fred` says:

    @ Samwiri:
    I recently got about 13 tapes of old music from Uganda. I have not had time to listen to all of them, I have digitized a few like that Masagazi and Ssebaduka. Let me take a look at them this weekend and see if what you are asking could be one of them.

  106. Arnol_79 says:

    @All

    I look for a track called “Back to africa”, boma liwanza.
    thanks for your help.

  107. Egoing says:

    @Tsango
    Ooh Sorry,
    The workshop was required more than 1 week was compressed into 3 days, and which were very intensive. I was not able to complete the assignment. However, I will see it through and the delays will also help grant more credibility to the results.

  108. Samuel (sawriri) says:

    Clan members,

    Does anyone recall a song which used to go like I want I want I want a woman, I need i need I need I need a man…….every woman want a man, I want a woman to love. I’d describe it as african reagea.

  109. Fred says:

    @ ALL:
    This on behalf of David Ocan whom the spam blocker has exiled.

    Hi Fred
    Can you post this for the Clan

    Happy New Year to all Clan members. As you might know, the DOG (Spam Guard) at the Clan’s gate has continously stopped me (and at least one other member I am in contact with) from entering to join you. If the Dog is not replaced (with a Cat) then I shall only contact you through an insider.

    @ Samwiri
    You might be requesting for this song:
    I WANT A WOMAN
    http://www.sendspace.com/file/dr2t7q
    The followings used to accompany it in the dance floor.
    SWEET SOCCER MUSIC
    http://www.sendspace.com/file/q6au0r
    GIPSY
    http://www.sendspace.com/file/j9j6ky
    WOULD YOU LIKE TO JUMP WITH ME
    http://www.sendspace.com/file/9iltpi

    @ TSANGO (The Great LUO UNION Player)
    MOKANO (Original) – Super Mazembe
    http://www.sendspace.com/file/sycq9g

    @ MINEBOY EGOING
    Try to post for us from your gold mines LA PRIMUS and it’s flip side WUMBA.
    Meanwhile enjoy these tunes by Choke Stars (Djuna Djanana, Schimita El Diego, Defao, Debaba, Ringo Star, Nene Tchaku,etc,etc).
    1. ANITCHO
    http://www.sendspace.com/file/9fa09h
    2. LA VIE
    http://www.sendspace.com/file/ho6owh
    3. BABANDA YA KELASI
    http://www.sendspace.com/file/tj6qkw

    @ ALL
    1. OBJECTIF 80 – Tabu Ley
    http://www.sendspace.com/file/7e6gmc
    2. MON AVOCAT A VOYAGE – Youlou Mabiala
    http://www.sendspace.com/file/37ywy2
    3. BONGO BOUGER – Zaiko Langa Langa
    http://www.sendspace.com/file/1kaxpl

    Thanks
    David Ochan

  110. Tsango says:

    @ Egoing
    Things do happen contrary to expectations. I only hope you were not unnecessarily harassed by the conversion of one week to 3 days. On the bright side, as you correctly noted, it gives you ample time to come up with credible results which we are awaiting eagerly.

    @ David Ocan
    Thanks for Mazembe’s original version of Mokano. I always find it refreshing to listen to Mazembe songs especially Lovy’s voice; it was in a class of its own. The DOG standing between you and the clan members is doing us all a lot of disservice, a method should be deviced to have it removed even if forcefuly. I wish I had a CAT to replaced it as you suggested. Any way, take heart for nothing lasts forever. Your collection for the weekend was diverse and I am having fun listening to them. I love the kaiso (calypso)/soca songs given that it is what we listen to here in the Caribbean especially now that we are approaching the crop-over season.

    @ All
    Here is a selection from the Grand Pere, Bozi Boziana of the “Nza Wissa” dance fame. He is amongst the few musicians who have ably and continuously enlisted the services of very talented female singers cum dancers.
    Kenzo: http://www.sendspace.com/file/8qca42
    Sisi Gwema: http://www.sendspace.com/file/o36n14
    Tembe na Tembe: http://www.sendspace.com/file/99u5ap
    Ba Bokilo: http://www.sendspace.com/file/5xueom
    Mela: http://www.sendspace.com/file/ig0d53
    Bisalou: http://www.sendspace.com/file/gllvyq

  111. saminator says:

    @ all,
    who can kindly educate me on two voices that confuse me. the lead singer on l’orchestre viva makale has a voice similar to lovy’s. also the deep voiced singer on some super mazembe songs does not sound like it belonged to moreno batamba. whose was it? cue in songs like AUMA and OUMA by SM and SAFARI by makale. melesi mingi..

  112. Egoing says:

    @All
    I will have a better night just because I have jeard that Latin Paco, David/Daudi Ochan is after all alive somewhere. Welcome back to the clan! The search for him has to be called off, now. Thanks for the postings, which I know I will download when I come out of the mines and get back home to vote.

    Honestly, David, I have been asking for those songs, which remind me of the year I entered Secondary One in Gulu High School, 1971. I have been asking about them for long. Hopefully Tsango, Fred et all could do something about them.

    Please join us in prayer for a peaceful election. Sometimes, the adage “EITHER WE WIN OR THEY LOSE” leads to unrest. But we hope everyone will appreciate the outcome however distasteful it may be.

    Somebody sound the bugle and everybody respond to the call to arms. Objective: Neutralise or put out of action the DOG(even with an S) and see other alternatives. Or if anyone can go it alone, and get the Animal Hero First Class Medal. I wonder not whether my teargas would still be of any more use now!

    @Tsango

    The study is still in process.

    Whither have gone our representatives of the fair sex?

  113. kabuga says:

    @Saminator,

    In viva makale, that is the late Koko Zigo Mike and in SM there is Kasongo wa Kanema and in very few songs, Madjo maduley Abdullah of Zaiken fame. If at all, Moreno featured in very few of SM songs. Kasongo is SM’s current leader.

    Keep well.

  114. Tsango says:

    I join Egoing in praying for a peaceful General Election in Uganda: The Pearl of Africa. I hope that the process will be fair and transparent so that all may accept the outcome with grace and dignity, and consequently make all of us proud of our mother-continent. I wish our brothers and sisters a successful election and all the very best. Mola awabariki nyote and kila la heri.

  115. Robert says:

    @Tsango
    Thanks for invoking the Almighty to take control of events and activities around our elections, these have become a source of uncertainity in mother continent of late only Divine intervention can quell and redeem the malady thereof.
    @Egoing
    I guess you are safe in the mines? Or you would go further down/deep to be sure? What ever you do, do not end up the Chilean miners’ way. By the way am making progress should come with your measuring devices to prove the change from previous and now.
    @ Daudi Ochan
    What a joy to hear from you again, should have seen the despair on Egoing’s face due to your absence.
    Fred thanks for role played.
    @ALL
    Since requests have been Carribean of late I also chip in with:
    -Nice n’ Easy
    – Spiritual Healing

  116. Egoing says:

    @Tsango
    Thanks for your helping offer. I have not started enjoying the clan enough and need to do so until God do us part.

    @Robert
    Oh yes, I was safe in the mines but have come home to Kumi to vote and lend a voice to a peaceful process.

    One time, in a sensitisation of the communities about a deadly epidemic, they asked government to erect a wire fence to stop it, or even if not, they gestured towards the forests and proudly said they will wait and are ready for the epidemic to come since they have all the herbs out there to fight it. So I will put up a wire fence to stop the mines from collapsing or if they are stubborn, cut down some twigs and prop them to support the roof.

    By the way I will come all the gadgets to collect data related to weight, its distribution, girth, front view, plan, end elevation, and the like (Ha! Ha! Ha!)

  117. saminator says:

    @ kabuga,
    thanx for the info…but i never knew wa kanema to actually be a singer. i thought he was more on instruments. but thanx for shedding that light.

  118. gilly says:

    Brothers and Sisters, Happy (Belated) New year!
    I was not far from this blog. Constantly monitoring from the backyard. Now back to front.Hope the following tunes by TP OK Jazz, early 1970’s will make the weekend more enjoyable.
    Tala likambo ya Catherine: http://www.sendspace.com/file/b3apmg
    Nakoma Mbanda na Ngai : http://www.sendspace.com/file/cosl68
    Name it (I love the sweet voices): http://www.sendspace.com/file/potnla
    Name it): http://www.sendspace.com/file/g3qmxr
    Andu wa Andura (Boyibanda); http://www.sendspace.com/file/5lyhb8
    Name it; http://www.sendspace.com/file/nwervo
    Limbisa:( http://www.sendspace.com/file/ed05qb
    Je ne peux: http://www.sendspace.com/file/dwsvyq

    Karibuni!

  119. Samwiri says:

    Fred,

    Aaah what can I say. I ask for one song and you give me the full set of those songs. What a treat. Thanks a lot!

    You know I am in the process of restoring a classic audi Couoe GT which will be ready for the summer and I will only be playing 60s, 70s and 80s songs in that car -it stil has its original cassette tape player so all my old tapes will be coming out of the boxes in the garage. Boom boom!

  120. Samwiri says:

    Any one remeber Spritual Healing by Toots and The Mytals? Those where the days!

  121. Robert says:

    @Samwiri
    As you may have noticed I requested for the same Spiritual Healing on the 17th Feb it seems there are some members of the clan who are ingconito whonoticed and sent me the same here:
    http://www.sendspace.com/file/ntj57b
    Though I prefer the extend version the instrumentals are just marvellous! Clans mate please SOS!

  122. Sawmiri says:

    Robert,

    Try this link for the extended version. I am in the process of gettign the 12″ record and hpe it will have the instrumental on the B side.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ARG8NkCftRg&feature=player_detailpage

  123. Jay says:

    @ALL. Hello everyone! I have been away working for my uncle. Glad to be back and I missed everyone. Am sure that the treasure cove is so huge and hope to save as much as possible.

  124. Lydia says:

    Hi guys, I’m still very much around even though quiet….it gets a bit busy for me once schools open.. but I do check in for all the goodies :-) … thanks guys… Hi to my sister Tina too… hope all is well.. Mutunga thanks for that track to shake a leg to …that was a while back…

  125. Egoing says:

    @Tsango and ALL
    Thanks for all the prayers. Our elections went on without much of what could have been feared. And for all that, to God alone belongs the glory. We hope everyone accepts the final outcome. We need peace to continue doing our own things and enjoy this clan.
    @Fred
    Possibly, after lowering my pressure after Daudi, you could also be a link to the dear old Professor ESORORO?

  126. Tsango says:

    @ Egoing, Robert and All
    I am glad that the General Elections went on without much of what could have been feared. For that we should all be grateful given the unpredictability of elections aftermaths generally. I hope and pray that the Kenya one scheduled for later next year will also turnout well, everything considered.

    @ Gilly
    Thanks for the OK Jazz tunes of the 60s/70s. They are monumental, ageless one might add; they made my weekend. The titles of the two tunes that you did not name are: The first one (which you actually uploaded twice) was a Youlou Mabiala composition titled “Sentence”. The sweet voices you refer to are Youlou’s and Michèl Boyibanda. The second one was a Franco composition “Tangela Ngai Mboka Bakabaka Mobali”.

  127. gilly says:

    @Tsango
    Thank you for the above clarification.
    @ All
    Regina from ‘the Franco of East Africa'; the late Mbaraka Mwinshehe Mwaruka. The song is about a pic he gave to a girlfriend Regina who is in another relationship – a steady one. Mbaraka is asking her to avoid a dispute with her fiancée by ‘hiding the photo from him the way she hides her personal jewelry’. Infidelity?
    http://www.sendspace.com/file/efopss

    More East African Rhumba:
    Vijana Jazz: Chiu Pt 1 & 2 : http://www.sendspace.com/file/j0oqrh
    http://www.sendspace.com/file/2egjqm
    Vijana Jazz: Tambiko: http://www.sendspace.com/file/yrx746

  128. Tsango says:

    @ Gilly
    Thanks for the Mwinshehe and Vijana Jazz songs. I don’t recall having listened to them before which makes them dearer to me – they are a very useful addition to my collection. I am sure that the clan members appreciate them as well.

    @ All
    Here is my collection to make your weekend, atleast in part. It is a compilation of some compelling songs by Wenge Musica BCBG – ie before the fallout between Werrason and JP Mpiana.
    Tempete du Desert: http://www.sendspace.com/file/iot89t
    Pentagone: http://www.sendspace.com/file/clbyku
    Etepe-Buengo: http://www.sendspace.com/file/bddbuy
    Coco Mudimba: http://www.sendspace.com/file/phqn1t
    Kin E Bouge: http://www.sendspace.com/file/69wrww
    Kala yi Boeing: http://www.sendspace.com/file/c079ld
    Titanic: http://www.sendspace.com/file/7l6c9r
    Dizo izo: http://www.sendspace.com/file/zzofpy

  129. DOKOTOLOLAWI says:

    @TSANGO
    nakanisi oza bien camarade na ngai
    Now kud this be the KOKO-BELLA BELLA that has
    emaciated your frame lookin for it
    its part 2….if its the one then gimmi
    some tym to rummage through my MAKAVAZI
    to see if i kud get Part 1

    Orch Bella Bella -KOKO pt2 :http://www.sendspace.com/file/apuuby

    ad appreciate if ukud help me get
    1]mokili mayi ya buatu-orch tout mopia
    2]les noirs-londende

  130. Fred says:

    @ DOKOTOLOLAWI :
    Thanks. This is new to me, I have never heard it. I know the part 1 will appear now that ppl have heard part 2. At times these songs are mislabeled especially if dubbed on to a tape that is not original. Just be patient and watch this space.

  131. Tsango says:

    @ DOKOTOLOLAWI
    Wow! That is the song, and what a way to end February my birth month? THANK YOU. The song brings very fond memories of yesteryears. I am praying that you will be able to trace its part 1
    I realise that some clan members might have problems accessing the song. I hope this works.
    Orch Bella Bella – KOKO pt 2: http://www.sendspace.com/file/apuuby

    Here are your requests;
    Mokili Mayi ya Buatu – Orch Tout Mopia: http://www.sendspace.com/file/3agyop
    Londele – Les Noirs: http://www.sendspace.com/file/f82pjc
    Once again, asante sana.

  132. saminator says:

    @ all, am still waiting for that special person who will succeed in locating a rare gem, CONFIRMATION album by EXTRA MUSICA…..LELO LELO LELO LELO LELO LELO LELO LELO….nakosepela mingi et vive le clan!

  133. Tsango says:

    @ Saminator and All
    Here are some tracks in Extra Musica’s LP “Confirmation”
    Succes Extra: http://www.sendspace.com/file/zal0rx
    Kende: http://www.sendspace.com/file/fpsers
    Inondation: http://www.sendspace.com/file/evcxxx
    Angela: http://www.sendspace.com/file/5vghfj
    Etape: http://www.sendspace.com/file/105uw7
    Denide: http://www.sendspace.com/file/c7s7zd
    I am sorry that I have failed to trace the last 2 tracks of the album. If I happen to trace them, I will post. “Confirmation” is to many Extra Musica’s best album though some rank “Etat Major” slightly above it. Either way, both albums are powerful and are a reflection of vintage Extra Musica before it was bedevlled with walk-outs and walk-ins.

  134. kabuga says:

    @ALL,

    Am craving for some two soukous stars songs ie Kin night and Rosy. Please clan mates, help me out.

  135. Tsango says:

    @ Kabuga
    You are in luck, your requests are nearby. Here we go.
    Kin Night: http://www.sendspace.com/file/llhbv0
    Rosy: http://www.sendspace.com/file/nokagp

  136. saminator says:

    @ tsango & all
    my trust in the clan never fades, because believe you me ask for anything and you will get it! how else can i express my gratitude? yes, CONFIRMATION, to me is the best thing to have come from extra musica, followed by ETAT MAJOR. i never got to watch the previous’ video, but the latter’s was simply superb. hopefully you find the last two tracks to make it a complete swoop. melese mingi camarade na ngai…..

  137. kabuga says:

    @Tsango,

    Asante sana for the mighty SS.

  138. Robert says:

    @Tsango
    Thanks for the flow of swings from Musica, there is one of their hits “Danico” I noticed missing, which album was on? And if you have it make it flow!!

  139. Robert says:

    @All
    Since flow is Musica direction, here is Masuwa one I particularly like:

    http://www.sendspace.com/file/rbya3s

  140. Tsango says:

    @ Robert & All Clan Members
    My brother, it is always good to hear your ‘voice’ and thanks for sharing Wenge Musica’s Masuwa. Yes, the flow for now seem to be in the Musica direction. The two Musica’s ie WENGE (formed in the late 80s in Kinshasa) and EXTRA (formed in the early 90s in Brazaville) were formidable outfits. “Danico” was a track in Wenge Musica’s album titled “Toza Likolo” of which the main track was “Kala yi Boeing” which I posted on the 24th of February. Here are the other tracks on the album:
    C’est Trop Tard Djenga: http://www.sendspace.com/file/im66bk
    Cresois: http://www.sendspace.com/file/fglv0f
    Mon Ami Coboss: http://www.sendspace.com/file/7un9rd
    Danico: http://www.sendspace.com/file/13xxpm
    Jesse Chouchou de London: http://www.sendspace.com/file/jzjts2
    Voyage Mboso: http://www.sendspace.com/file/wy15px

    @ Egoing
    How art thou?

  141. Arnol_79 says:

    @Tsango

    The track “Mokili Mayi ya Buatu – Orch Tout Mopia”, I have it on an LP as “Nawela Te – Shumulala”

  142. Tsango says:

    @ Arnol_79
    This song is known as “Mokili Mayi ya Buatu” played by Orch Tout Mopia. At least that was the case when it was released in Kenya in the 70s as a vinyl single in the “Bana Moja” series which had some of the releases of Bana Ngenge and Grand Piza as well. In fact the Bana Moja label of “Mokili Mayi ya Buatu was “Bana 21″. I am unaware if the song also carried the “Nawela Te” title.

  143. saminator says:

    @ tsango & all,
    since the flow is now toward the MUSICA direction lemme serve a reminder that the two missing songs on the CONFIRMATION album are VIYA, which is a class hit, and LOVE FOR LOVE. anybody with access kindly pse do the needful, send………

  144. saminator says:

    @ all,
    the flow toward MUSICA continues; does anybody recall WENGE MUSICA AILE PARIS? they broke away from BCBG and their album, MOLANGI YA MALASI was solid!

  145. Robert says:

    @Tsango

    Ero kamano! Am I right with the ki luga?

  146. Tsango says:

    @ Robert
    Yes, you are right and I will explain the etymology of the phrase. The literal translation of the phrase is: “that is the way it is (or ought to be)”. So, when X engages in an appropriate or morally good conduct towards Y, what Luos of yore meant was that that was the way X was expected to morally behave (towards Y) but if X misbehaved or engaged in an undesirable conduct towards Y, then Y wouldn’t say “ero kamano” to X since that was not “the way it ought be.” This is interestingly different from how we employ the English phrase “thank you” today. The inherent element in the English phrase is the view that X has done Y a favour, period. The moral quality that that is how X ought to have behaved towards Y is left in the periphery ie is not significant. In short “ero kamano” has an irreducible moral element that is apparently lacking in “thank you.” I hope you see what I mean.

  147. Tsango says:

    @ Saminator & All
    I recall Wenge el Paris. I loved their music which was of a typical soukous genre by Congolaise musicians in Paris which was quite different in tempo from soukous played by those back in the 2 congos (Kinshasa and Brazzaville). And you are right, I find their album “Molangi ya Malasi’ memorable. “Nganga Nzambe” was also faorly influential. Let’s all revisit “Molangi ya Malasi” album.
    Molangi ya malasi: http://www.sendspace.com/file/5ron8f
    Disco Hit – Kidiata: http://www.sendspace.com/file/oyp72t
    Mundele Ndombe: http://www.sendspace.com/file/6hyqeb
    Luc Bo Molo: http://www.sendspace.com/file/xuk9pm
    Nouveau Testament: http://www.sendspace.com/file/e7fqd7
    Enjoy

  148. Robert says:

    @Tsango
    Thanks for the detailed explanation of the “ero kamano” this just explains what the true and orginal African culture and tradition is, where good deeds to one another are matter of way of life rather than a service that ought to be rewarded and thanked for in expectation of return of favour. The Western culture has diluted our values where greed, egocentrism and impunity is “way it is”. And unfortunately we, the Africans have swallowed this culture wholesale without any sieving of what best suits and fits ours to hybrid it.

  149. saminator says:

    @ tsango,
    i now truly agree and believe that you are a master at the MUSICAs…thank you very much. like i said earlier, just waiting now to fill the gap in the CONFIRMATION album…..hats off to you!!!
    secondly what a pity if information emerging about EXTRA MUSICA is to be believed. that the group has now practically been stripped to its bare bones because of split-ups! so much so that i hear main singer OXY-OXYGEN has also tried to form his own group, which itself is also struggling. all this after rumours that the original members of EXTRA had agreed to team up again and work on a new album. so sad.

  150. Egoing says:

    @Tsango, Robert et al
    Just emerging from the mine pit to eavesdrop because of the scare (unfounded though) of a possible eventful aftermath of the election, which was won anyway, whether by landslide theft or by any other language depending on which platform a person talks. Politics none of my business, and neither will I want anyone’s money, or explanations thereafter, but rather, peace for me to do my own things.

    I renew the search for: –
    1. Ogopa Tapele – Vijana Jazz
    2. Affaire Semeki – Champro King
    3. La Primus and its flip side Wumba
    4.Libala Eponi Ekolo Te – Johnny Bokelo

  151. Tsango says:

    @ Saminator
    Once I trace the two Extra Musica tracks, I will definitely post. Break-ups of formidable musical groups is a painful reality which denies those who appreciate music the benefit melodic elegance and flair. Currently, I think that there are atleast three outfits that owe there existence to the original Extra Musica: (1) Extra Musica Zangul under the stewardship of Roga Roga, (2) Extra Musica International anchored by Quentin Moyascko, and (3) Universal Zangul orchestrated by Oxy Oxygen. Kila Mbongo pendulums between Roga Roga’s outfit and that of Moyascko. I am also made to undertsand that Dadou is now pursiung a solo musical career. Its all very unfortunate,

    @ Egoing
    You are right that peace is something quite significant. Indeed, it is the pedestal upon which other positives of/in life are built. Ironically though, most of us seem not to realize this or taken it for granted unless and until we are confronted with its harsh opposite reality.
    Concerning your renewed search, I can only assist with Vijana Jazz Band’s “Ogopa Tapeli”. I am sure that in one of the fine coming days a Ntwiga clansperson will come up with the rest of your request.
    http://www.sendspace.com/file/3qjgll

  152. Tsango says:

    @ Robert
    I concur totally with your supposition that “…unfortunately we, the Africans have swallowed this culture wholesale without any sieving of what best suits and fits ours to hybrid it”. Nothing could be further or nearer from that deduction. I am often dismayed by the activities of those which who seem to care less about African values. This is what inspired the great multi-dimensional Ugandan scholar of dexterity, Okot p’Bitek, to contrive what he referred to as “Western Apemanship”.

    @ Dan Okoth
    After promising Ntwiga clanspersons some goodies by Nova Success, you have gone silent for quite a while. I am still waiting (desperately) for “Chlorida Bolingo” and “Sizeline” amongst others. The suspense is killing some of us slowly.

    @ All
    I have been listening to some songs of yesteryears by a Kenyan musician, Gabriel Omolo. Virtually all his songs were social commentaries with satirical dimensions. He sang in Dholuo though a couple were in Kiswahili, I think most will remember his great hit “Lunch Time”. I want to share with you his number titled “Baba Otonglo” which he sang together with Osumba Rateng’. For a while after its release the song was banned by Moi’s government because they thought that it was seditious – making a mockery of the annual national budget speech by the Finance Minister. I invite you to listen to the words carefully, especially in part 2 of the record. Enjoy. Unfortunately the copy is not very clean.
    http://www.sendspace.com/file/8y4ciu

  153. Fred says:

    @ Tsango:
    Here is a clearer copy of Baba Otongolo: http://www.sendspace.com/file/vjmvk0

  154. Fred says:

    @ Egoing:
    Include Gilmo by Verckys in your search.

  155. Egoing says:

    @Fred
    Gilmo is the flipside of Nakomitunaka, which has long been shared. Hopefully this tip will help in the search.
    A few black stones from the mines, and which don’t need cleaning, unless you must.

    Ballou Canta Soukous Stars – Amour Madinina
    http://www.sendspace.com/file/sqdtcm

    Dezo Dezo original by Sambulumaa – Tanzania
    http://www.sendspace.com/file/xjy068

    Ballou Canta Kumbe Kumbe
    http://www.sendspace.com/file/v9ke5f

    Kin’stars Freddy de majunga Soukouss night
    http://www.sendspace.com/file/z528fz

    Freddy de Majunga- Soudé Madiaba
    http://www.sendspace.com/file/jeek0q

    Freddy de Majunga – Degat Materiel
    http://www.sendspace.com/file/v2o7w9

    Ballou Canta Soukous Stars – Si Tu Me Vois
    http://www.sendspace.com/file/qkr41y

  156. Egoing says:

    @ Tsango
    I wish you were nearby. You would ask why I have played one song over and over for 2 days. God willing, I should be able to get back to you again tomorrow. Be ready.

  157. Tsango says:

    @ Fred
    Thanks for the clean copy of Baba Otonglo.

    @ Egoing
    Thanks for the soukous songs. I am sure other clanspersons appreciate them also.
    I am eager to know why you have played one song over and over for 2 days. The message of the song must be humorously serious (smile).

  158. gilly says:

    @Engoing, Tsango
    Golden posts!

    @All

    I’m looking for the song MWATUMU KAMWANYA in the LP ‘Bouger Le Coq Chante’ by Nana Akum et Baniel Bambo (1990s). This all hit album include the following tracks:- Bouger Le Coq Chante , Mapendo Ni Tabu, Tremblement De Terre (Earthquake), Mwatumu Kamwanya, Razia and Samantha Je Suis Trouble.
    Remember Nana Akum before joining TP OK Jazz (mid 1980s), sung with Orch Pepelepe and Orch Bana Ekanga in Nairobi (early 1980s). I can recall Eddy Fondo playing BASALA KALA sung by Nana avec Orch Bana Ekanga circa 1982 every time he enter the VoK studios! Can anybody upload these tracks pse!

  159. kabuga says:

    BEAUTIFUL SOUKOUS!!!

    Thanks wasee..

    Anyone with Bakuba show and Moni afinda? They can complete/continue the soukous party…

  160. Egoing says:

    @ALL
    Wanted bad! Mama Suzie by Arusha Jazz and songs by Orchestra Kas Kas.

  161. Egoing says:

    @ Tsango
    Data collection done today. Draft report indicates reduction in some dimensions. Feed you with the raw data later tonight or Wednesday night.

    Till then, cheer up.

  162. Tsango says:

    @ Egoing
    The draft report sounds promising. We eargerly await the full report. It would seem that the preliminary report points to the direction that brother Robert has been studious and painstaking. I, however, withold my congratulations pending the comprehensive dossier.

    @ Egoing & All
    Below are nice tunes belted by Kass Kass
    Oh Mister: http://www.sendspace.com/file/ouzscg
    Mbongo Passy: http://www.sendspace.com/file/x2qatr
    Kass Kass: http://www.sendspace.com/file/oae7k8
    Ba BoutonsRouge: http://www.sendspace.com/file/xnqc78
    Mounga Nga: http://www.sendspace.com/file/yfvesi
    Naye: http://www.sendspace.com/file/nhnb00
    Eyengo: http://www.sendspace.com/file/hvnu6c
    Yoyoe: http://www.sendspace.com/file/nqjewe

  163. Tsango says:

    @ Kabuga
    Here are your requests. I have posted two versions of Bakuba Show: the original (shorter) version and the latter (longer) version.
    Original version: http://www.sendspace.com/file/r9d49e
    Later Version: http://www.sendspace.com/file/z7ogsu
    Orch Kiam – Moni Afinda pt 1: http://www.sendspace.com/file/diydoc
    Orch Kiam – Moni Afinda pt 2: http://www.sendspace.com/file/fneupb

    @ All
    I am looking for Orchestre Virunga’s “Betty”, “Rama” and “Kimotho”.

  164. kabuga says:

    @Tsango,

    Thanks for kass kass and my requests.

    Did you say you played for Gor? It is my favourite team since childhood.

  165. Karis says:

    @ Egoing

    Arusha Jazz – Mama Suzie:[url]http://www.sendspace.com/file/9oc51i[/url]

  166. Karis says:

    @ Egoing

    Let me try again;
    Arusha Jazz – Mama Suzie:http://www.sendspace.com/file/9oc51i

  167. Tsango says:

    @ Saminator
    I have traced the 2 tracks by Extra Musica. You should be ok now regarding their “Confirmation” album. Cheers!
    Ziya: http://www.sendspace.com/file/sy4sug
    Love in Love: http://www.sendspace.com/file/9tbbns

    @ Kabuga
    I played for Luo Union, not Gor, in the latter half of the 70s. Gor and Luo Union were perennial rivals despite the fact that they both consisted of players from the Luo ethnic group. The bitter rivalry stemmed from the fact that Luo Union broke away from Gor in mid 70s due to leadership wrangles between club officials from Siaya District on the one hand and those from South Nyanza and Kisumu districts on the other.

  168. kabuga says:

    @Tsango, Luo Union was renamed Re Union at a point, i guess. It was formidable in the 80s as well. Gor is my team since times of Allan Thigo, Dan Odhiambo, Nahashon Oluoch, Abbey Nasur etc

  169. Tsango says:

    @ Kabuga
    Yes, Luo Union was renamed Re Union. This was after Moi made a decree banning use of what he referred to as “tribal” names. Other prominent football clubs such as Abaluhya, Ramogi, Maragoli etc were forced to change their names as well. It was only Gor that were allowed to retain their “tribal” name after appealing to Moi. I played with Dan Odhiambo in Luo Union before he moved to Gor in 1977. Other Luo Union greats included, James Siang’a, William Ouma “Chege”, Charles Ochieng’, Fred Siranga, Steve Yongo, Nicodemus Arudhi, John Otieno “Hatari”, Sospeter Otin, Peter Omaya, Odhiambo Gor, John Oduor, Agonda Lukio, Herman Ariya, James Siang’a.

  170. Jaribu says:

    @Tsango
    Here are the songs you requested. They are from Samba Mapangala’s LP Mabiala. Any luck in finding a clean copy of Bana Ngenge’s Nairobi?

    Mabiala = http://www.sendspace.com/file/7yxn9d
    Betty = http://www.sendspace.com/file/8xuosv
    Kimotho = http://www.sendspace.com/file/spt2c0
    Rama = http://www.sendspace.com/file/c2cdr2

  171. Robert says:

    @Karis
    Thanks a lot for Arusha Jazz’s Mama Suzie been looking for it for a long while – might you be having Mary mama, Bado Nakupenda etc?

    @Egoing
    Whenever you are out of the mines and visit me a classic is found! Now after a long search and digging all over Arusha jazz -Mama Suzie appears.

    @Tsango
    Those names stir memories any idea where some of these great guys are and what they are up to?
    Now tell me is it Chege Ouma who lost his fore teeth set in a tackle? Remind me
    The mine boy was around with some very new old finds!

  172. DOKOTOLOLAWI says:

    @ Tsango
    A think i have Sizeline somewhere,a would be posting it in due course
    its only that i have neva known how to transfer the Link from the Sendspace
    to this Palace.Most of the tym i do cut Pasting which has been futile always.
    i had a couple of songs which mysteriously disappeared,a gremlin visited my PC
    n ukud help out
    1]ladu-orch fuka fuka
    2]orch lipua lipua-distingue and kobotama mobali pasi
    3]nyimbo ya dawa-les noir
    4]distresse-orch veve
    5]les mangelepa-lisapo

  173. Egoing says:

    @Tsango
    After collecting the data, I retreated to my mines, and commenced data analysis. This network has been very problematic and makes me mad. I read of an apology on one of our dailies that the cable was broken somewhere.
    Tsango, you remember the thesis was: “The reduction in consumption of NCHOBE (Nyoma Choma and Beer) by Robert has led to reduction of his pot”
    Executive Summary of the report concurs with the thesis. However, it would require further investigation to establish whether the reduction of the pot was exactly because of the reduction of NCHOBE consumption. It is possible it could be over-consumption; he was sick; underwent a spout of depression; overdoing it at a gymn; has taken a new wife (Ha! Ha!) etc.

    Tsango and Ntwiga clans mates: my results are not rigged and if your eyes are as good as mine, Robert, has indeed reduced some weight, especially of the pot.

    http://www.sendspace.com/file/qu2xfr – Robert (front)
    http://www.sendspace.com/file/yz2w03 – Side view with Egoing

  174. Egoing says:

    @Tsango, Karis
    Thanks for the postings, though I can not download them from here, not until I travel out of the mines again. Ëro Kamano.
    http://www.sendspace.com/file/sa3r1g Side view

    I also have both the Sizeline and Nyimbo Ya dawa, but the signal here is so poor, I can’t upload them now. Hopefully some clan member will rush to your rescue before I get the opportunity.

    @Robert
    Pray I keep coming down there. And God knows how I envy you and the more easily you can access the internet! Keep going, yester-boy.

  175. Tsango says:

    @ Jaribu
    Thanks for the songs by Samba Mapangala. You have made my day. I had the LP (vinyl) but only recently realized that I no longer had it. I have not yet had luck with a clean copy of Bana Ngenge’s Nairobi. I have not given up though. Once I get it, I will immediately give you a shout.

    @ DOKOTOLOLAWI
    Just before Christmas, Jaribu gave some instructions on how one could go about posting a song. I have copied and pasted the instructions as asserted by Jaribu then:
    Go to http://www.sendspace.com/ (no need to sign-up) then click ‘Upload’. Scroll down to the section with the ‘Browse’ icon. Click on it and it will help you access the drive where your file resides. Select the file then fill in the information asked for in the windows below – some of the information is optional. Then click ‘Upload file’ and wait for the process to complete. At the end it will give you a link (the same link will be sent to the e-mail you provided). It’s this link that you will post to this forum.
    NB: I will post some of your requests in a short while.

  176. Tsango says:

    @ DOKOTOLOLAWI
    Here are some of your requests. I am sorry that I do not have “Kobotama mobali pasi” by Orch Lipua Lipua and “Distresse” by Orch Veve. These are songs which I would myself wish to have in my collection together with “Tika nasalika” by Orch Lipua Lipua. I hope a Ntwiga clansperson will come to our rescue.

    Orch Fuka Fuka – Ladu: http://www.sendspace.com/file/0mzr1s
    Orch Lipua Lipua – Distingue: http://www.sendspace.com/file/iz6zh5
    Les Noir – Nyimbo ya Dawa: http://www.sendspace.com/file/91vxh8
    Les Noir – Nyimbo ya Dawa No. 2: http://www.sendspace.com/file/gk58bf
    Les Mangelepa – Lisapo: http://www.sendspace.com/file/pfr2tv

    @ Robert
    Luo Union FC was quite an outfit. It gave Gor Mahia, Abaluhya, Kenya Breweries, Mwenge, KFA, Bata Bullets etc. a run for their money. Yes, Ouma “Chege” had a visible space in the front part of his dental formulae. I was informed that that occured during his Gor days, I believe that the combination of Chege and Charles Ochieng’ is one of the best twin striking force the Kenya national team has ever had. Charles Ochieng’ was a pure head scoring machine. James Siang’a was a goal custodian in a unique class only rivalled later by Dan Odhiambo and Mahmoud Abbas. I am yet to come across a Kenyan player with soccer wizardry and trickery comparable to that of Nicodemus Arudhi. Steve Yongo had a rare attribute of being both an able coach and a solid midfield marshall. Fred Siranga was a horse in its true colors – his work rate was excellent. Otieno “Hatari’ was a no nonsense defender only comparable to the legendary Janathan Niva of Abaluhya FC. Sospeter Otin was a Roberto Carlos at the back left etc. etc. etc. I always feel priviledged to have played alongside such greats despite the fact that it lasted only 4 years due to academic workload and pressure. In the late 80s, I was appointed one of the officials of Re Union FC but because of financial problems the team could not make meaningful headways and was unfortunately relegated to the lower division years after I had started my sojourn outside Kenya. Chege, Arudhi, Dan Odhiambo and Charles Ochieng’ have since passed. May their Souls RIP.

  177. Tsango says:

    @ DOKOTOLOLAWI
    Here are some of your requests. I am sorry that I do not have \Kobotama mobali pasi\ by Orch Lipua Lipua and \Distresse\ by Orch Veve. These are songs which I would myself wish to have in my collection together with \Tika nasalika\ by Orch Lipua Lipua. I hope a Ntwiga clansperson will come to our rescue.

    Orch Fuka Fuka – Ladu: http://www.sendspace.com/file/0mzr1s
    Orch Lipua Lipua – Distingue: http://www.sendspace.com/file/iz6zh5
    Les Noir – Nyimbo ya Dawa: http://www.sendspace.com/file/91vxh8
    Les Noir – Nyimbo ya Dawa No. 2: http://www.sendspace.com/file/gk58bf
    Les Mangelepa – Lisapo: http://www.sendspace.com/file/pfr2tv

    @ Robert
    Luo Union FC was quite an outfit. It gave Gor Mahia, Abaluhya, Kenya Breweries, Mwenge, KFA, Bata Bullets etc. a run for their money. Yes, Ouma \Chege\ had a visible space in the front part of his dental formulae. I was informed that that occured during his Gor days, I believe that the combination of Chege and Charles Ochieng’ is one of the best twin striking force the Kenya national team has ever had. Charles Ochieng’ was a pure head scoring machine. James Siang’a was a goal custodian in a unique class only rivalled later by Dan Odhiambo and Mahmoud Abbas. I am yet to come across a Kenyan player with soccer wizardry and trickery comparable to that of Nicodemus Arudhi. Steve Yongo had a rare attribute of being both an able coach and a solid midfield marshall. Fred Siranga was a horse in its true colors – his work rate was excellent. Otieno \Hatari’ was a no nonsense defender only comparable to the legendary Janathan Niva of Abaluhya FC. Sospeter Otin was a Roberto Carlos at the back left etc. etc. etc. I always feel priviledged to have played alongside such greats despite the fact that it lasted only 4 years due to academic workload and pressure. In the late 80s, I was appointed one of the officials of Re Union FC but because of financial problems the team could not make meaningful headways and was unfortunately relegated to the lower division years after I had started my sojourn outside Kenya. Chege, Arudhi, Dan Odhiambo and Charles Ochieng’ have since passed. May their Souls RIP.

  178. Tsango says:

    @ Egoing
    I give you an A-grade for the data collection. The collection could not have been done any better – complete with supporting documents. However, as you correctly pointed out, the raw data should still be subjected to further analyses for it is possible (again as you noted) that the reduction of the pot could have been NOT due to NCHOBE but other factors. All said and done, it was nice seeing your image together with Robert’s. You are the only two Ntwiga clan members of whom I have a visual representation. It would not hurt if other clanspersons shared their photos for example whilst celebrating important milestones in their lives. In that way we would also share in the clan members’ celebrations. That is just a thought.

  179. saminator says:

    @ tsango,
    what a way to make my weekend! sorry i was away for a couple of days and did not access my computer in tym. but yes am back and starting to savor the complete CONFIRMATION album. thank you, thank you and thank you!

  180. DOKOTOLOLAWI says:

    @Tsango

    Sizeline-Nova success[papa micky]–http://www.sendspace.com/file/fnvtuh[

  181. DOKOTOLOLAWI says:

    @Tsango

    Sizeline-Nova success[papa micky]–http://www.sendspace.com/file/fnvtuh[

  182. Tsango says:

    @ saminator
    You are welcome
    @ DOKOTOLOLAWI
    Melesi mingi for Nova Succes’s Sizeline. God bless.
    Others who may have difficulty accessing the link try this
    http://www.sendspace.com/file/fnvtuh

  183. Tsango says:

    @ All

    The year was 1990 and Jean Baron accompanied by the Loketo Group produced what to many was an album of class with irresistable tunes. The video cassette of the album was something else for those who watched it. Some of the clips were very popular with KBC Television. I invited you to listedn to the songs. Have a week end full of fun.
    Mamie Lolo: http://www.sendspace.com/file/wh8dh6
    Nabeleli: http://www.sendspace.com/file/mv06ry
    Koudia Ndambou: http://www.sendspace.com/file/cxdadl
    Pantalon Moriba: http://www.sendspace.com/file/16mw1q
    Comme un: http://www.sendspace.com/file/7yl9l6
    Malou:http://www.sendspace.com/file/14ks60
    Lutter Lutter: http://www.sendspace.com/file/9sjsfr

  184. Tsango says:

    I realized that the link for “Malou” above didn’t connect. Here it is;
    Malou: http://www.sendspace.com/file/uinczd

  185. Egoing says:

    @Tsango
    Thanks for keeping the blog loaded.

    I am sure the study report has passed without questions to any of the process. It can now be adopted as the true representation of the facts.

    @Fred
    Hope when we hear from you again, either David or any other of the lost clan mates will also be speaking behind your back.

  186. Fred says:

    @ Egoing:
    I am around and read all posts. BTW, I will need some info from u. I am due for Ug in July.

  187. Egoing says:

    @Fred

    Good to hear you are around, and will also come home to the “Pearl of Africa”. I really can’t wait to meet the Honourable Minister of Antiquities!!! It would be useful also if you could let me know the kind of info such that I prepare it in advance. And of course nothing is for nothing. I will also need two things from you: 1. Face to face meeting with another Clan member. 2. A close up with you to also share with the others. We need to enhance our databank.

    If possible you can get my email address from Steve.

    Apwoyo.

  188. Karis says:

    @ Robert, Egoing, all

    Arusha Jazz – Mama Suzie Full, includes Mary Mama, Bado Nakupenda (10 tracks):
    Arusha Jazz – Mama Suzie Full

  189. saminator says:

    @ tsango,
    bwana thankx for the JEAN BARON tracks. you’ve shown your full knowledge about soukous. that album was the best thing to come from LOKETO, followed very closely by the MALOU album. if iam not mistaken, at around the same time came what could also be SOUKOUS STARS’ best album of the BAZO fame…remember YONDO SISTER? may you also upload us that?
    natondi yo, melesi mingi.

  190. Tsango says:

    RIP Musa Juma: Passing of a Kenyan rumba-benga maestro
    The cruel hand of death has robbed Kenya’s music landscape and particularly the benga-rumba world of one of its stalwarts: Musa Juma, variously and fondly referred to by his fans as MJ, Jasiaya Kababa, or Wuod Usonga. MJ met his death on Tuesday, March 15, 2011 at a Mombasa hospital having been rushed there suffering from pneumonia. A couple of weeks earlier, he had completed a successful seven-month tour of the US performing in various States there.
    Like his countryman the late Ochieng’ Kabaselleh of Orchestra TP Lunna Kidi, MJ ably fused rumba and benga to produce songs that transcended the confines of Luo lyrics. If Ochieng’ Kabaselleh was the originator of this transcendent rumba-benga fusion in the 60s, then, with his demise in the late 90s, the leadership of sustaining this fusion laid squarely upon MJ’s shoulders. This was a task he ably performed as testified by his recordings such as ‘Siaya Kababa’, ‘Christina’, ‘Hera Mudho’, ‘Freddy’, ‘Osiepe’, ‘Mercelina’, ‘Ufisadi’, ‘Oyoo Daktari’ ‘Aggrey’, ‘Ratego Baba”.
    Musa Juma was born in the western part of Kenya in Alego, Siaya District, Nyadorera Location on December 6, 1975. He however grew up in Homa Bay District where he attended schools for his primary and secondary education. He actively ventured into the world of music as a teenager upon completion of his secondary education, joining Solar Africa Band. Because of his dexterity and acuteness, he quickly established himself as the band’s lead guitarist and singer as well as its formidable composer: a feat reminiscent of maître Franco Luambo Makiadi one of the celebrities of African music from whom he derived inspiration. It is said that at the tender age of 10 MJ could handle guitar with ease. MJ left Solar Africa Band in 1992 to form his own group, Orchestra Limpopo International – a group that has today become the face of rumba-benga music in Kenya. Another noteworthy similarity with his mentor Franco is that MJ continued to entertain his fans with stage performances to the very end. MJ’s last stage performance was on Saturday, March 12, 2011 at Pan City Grill in Mombasa– a couple of days before he passed on. Despite ailing, his resilience and love for his fans could not allow him to take leave.
    MJ RIP
    Here two of his songs:
    Siaya Kababa: http://www.sendspace.com/file/jmlzec
    Christina: http://www.sendspace.com/file/gfv2bk

  191. saminator says:

    @ tsango,
    camarade na ngai,
    nasepeli mingi kozua banzembo oyo ya soukous stars…nayoki elengei mingi, melesi mingi. just saying, am so happy to receive the soukous stars hits. you truly have made my last couple of weeks a memorable one…however just one more appeal, if you sourced them from the album, could you kindly upload the instrumentals on the same album? believe you me, i would dance them from start to finish, sweating all the way!
    @ tsango and all,
    as we zero in on all the memorable soukous hits of the late 80s to 90s, a gentleman called LE GENERAL DEFAO unleashed upon us an album called AMOUR SCOLAIRE. any of you remember that ballistic album? get it and you will understand what is meant here.

  192. Robert says:

    @Tsango
    Thanks for that comprehensive sneak peek into the football legends of the yore, where does Ogolla Kadir fit in? Any info about him?
    @ Karis
    You have answered my long quest for Arusha Jazz all that I wanted. Asante na shukrani sana!

  193. Tsango says:

    @ saminator
    Unfortunately, I do not have the instrumentals of Yondo Sister’s Bazo album though I remember the tracks very distinctly. If I happen to come across them, I will post. It has been a while since I listened to Le Général Défao’s song, I therefore thank you for prompting us to do so. I particularly loved his 1999 album titled “Tremblement de Terre.” The synergy between Défao and Montana Kamenga in that release was something else. For the clanspersons who may not have Défao’s “Amour Scolaire” album in their collection here it is. It is one hell of an album:
    Amour Scolaire: http://www.sendspace.com/file/gs30gs
    Santu Maria: http://www.sendspace.com/file/1y9t95
    Delly Pangola: http://www.sendspace.com/file/s86ryq
    Chakito Bakou: http://www.sendspace.com/file/mm4n3g

  194. Tsango says:

    @ Robert
    What I know is that when Luo Union Broke away from Gor Mahia, the officials of the club engaged in a rigorous recruitment agenda to strengthen the team since virtually the entire 1st eleven had defected to form Luo Union. It is during this recruitment drive that Ogola “Kadir” was absorbed into Gor Mahia from another formidable team, Bata Bullets FC, which was based in Limuru. “Kadir” quickly established himself as a reliable defender capable of playing the role of either stopper or sweeper with unmatched ease. Before long he found his way into Harambee stars. In 1980 or thereabout, he quit Gor Mahia and joined Luo Union because of stiff competition from his namesakes: John “Bobby” Ogola at stopping and Mike Ogola “Machine” at sweeping. His stay in Luo Union was not memorable since he was already on the sunset of his soccer days and Luo Union had a dependable stopper in the person of Edward Kiiza who despite being a Ugandan qualified to play for Harambee Stars given that he was brought up in Kenya – Kaloleni, Nairobi. About 4 or 5 years ago Orchestra Limpopo International of the just deceased Musa Juma produced a song in his honour. The song was composed by Musa Juma’s younger brother, Tony Omondi. Below is the song:
    Limpopo International – Ogola Kadir: http://www.sendspace.com/file/okby2u

  195. Tsango says:

    @ Egoing
    I agree, we should now adopted the study report in its entirety as the true representation of the facts. We should as well congratulate Robert for a job well done. I earnestly beg brother Robert not to withhold the secrets but share them so that some of us (without mentioning names) may also benefit (smile).

  196. saminator says:

    @ tsango, i always trust in you. there you go again, doing what you do best; digging out those rare gems! DEFAO’s AMOUR SCOLAIRE album was definitely a blast. i sincerely pray and hope you get the BAZO instrumentals as well, insha allah.

    @ all, i think we should now bestow upon bwana tsango the knighthood of the NTWIGA CLAN, just like we did with a couple others in the past. not only is he unleashing those memorable rare hit tunes but he’s got the relevant accompanying infos as well! hail sir tsango!

  197. Egoing says:

    @Tsango
    The silence to the report means acquiescence. Thanks if it is adopted. Occasional reviews may also be done to track the progress of the project.

    @Saminator’
    Proposal seconded. Indeed for the last weeks, not only has he contributed most, but only the contributions are rich with information. Also on the mention list should be Fred of the archaeology fame.

    @Fred
    Did you try to get my private email from Steve?

  198. Robert says:

    @Tsango
    That Kadir song is marvelous equipped with my “podi orumo dholuo” (am I right?) that I learnt during my good days in Kisumu was quite at home listening in to it. Oh Nyasai! They mention other great players put me into kind of trance and imagination of the mentioned players actually playing!
    Thanks a lot, no wonder somebody suggested some laurels bestowed upon thee
    @Tsango -Egoing
    It takes a lot – complete paradigm shift and a bit of recalling my sporting days – a number press and seat ups every day etc Tsango you know the drills for fitness but has paid dividends.

  199. Fred says:

    @ Kabuga:
    Humble request; you once posted “Chiku by Vijana Jazz Band”, I have hunted for it in all the old posts, when I found it, the link was dead. If you do not mind, please upload it again. Thanx.

  200. kabuga says:

    @Fred,

    Here is your request ie part 1 & 2
    http://www.sendspace.com/file/9fgv2s
    http://www.sendspace.com/file/a5fek7

    Have been looking for stella by the same group for a long time. Also, anyone with brandina by jamhuri jazz plz.

  201. Fred says:

    @ Kabuga:
    Thanks a lot.

  202. Ken says:

    theres a very exciting,fun filled programme on KBC english service dubbed ”BAKULUTU FUSION””
    Which comes on air every saturday and sunday from 10am-12noon/
    Every sunday the folks translate these great Rumba tunes and am tellin u am learning Lingala quite fast
    its worth checkin out if u can get the KBC signal.

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  204. gilly says:

    @ Kabuga (et al)

    Marijani Rajab aka Jabali La Muziki singing with Dar Intl Orch (Track 1) and the rest with Orch Safari Trippers: –
    1. NAMSAKA MBAYA WANGU
    http://www.sendspace.com/file/ae3xmg
    2. MZEE SAIDI
    http://www.sendspace.com/file/1w2ew8
    3. NASIKIA MANENO
    http://www.sendspace.com/file/24wy1y

    Enjoy Your Weekend!

  205. gilly says:

    @ Kabuga (et al)

    Marijani Rajab aka Jabali La Muziki singing with Dar Intl Orch (Track 1) and the rest with Orch Safari Trippers: –

    1. NAMSAKA MBAYA WANGU

    http://www.sendspace.com/file/ae3xmg

    2. MZEE SAIDI

    http://www.sendspace.com/file/1w2ew8

    3. NASIKIA MANENO

    http://www.sendspace.com/file/24wy1y

    Enjoy Your Weekend!

  206. gilly says:

    @ Kabuga (et al)

    Marijani Rajab aka Jabali La Muziki singing with Dar Intl Orch (Track 1) and the rest with Orch Safari Trippers: –
    1. NAMSAKA MBAYA WANGU
    http://www.sendspace.com/file/ae3xmg
    2. MZEE SAIDI
    http://www.sendspace.com/file/1w2ew8
    3. NASIKIA MANENO
    http://www.sendspace.com/file/24wy1y

    Enjoy!

  207. LEONARDO says:

    WHAT´S WRONG WITH THE MUSIC MY FRIENDS?????

  208. Nobrun says:

    Wow, where did everybody go? I did not get the memo.

  209. Lydia says:

    It’s been a long time but I now have a break and I have been enjoying a bountiful harvest of great music as I try to catch up with downloading…. thanks guys.
    I may be joining the Soukous party late but here are some tracks I really enjoy from the Rumba Soukous album …. hope you all have a great week ahead.

    Chantou http://www.sendspace.com/file/tnqpim
    Fire – Fire http://www.sendspace.com/file/qz0iet

  210. Lydia says:

    It’s been a long time but I now have a break and I have been enjoying a bountiful harvest of great music as I try to catch up with downloading…. thanks guys.
    I may be joining the Soukous party late but here are some tracks I really enjoy from the Rumba Soukous album …. hope you all have a great week ahead.
    Chantou http://www.sendspace.com/file/tnqpim
    Fire – Fire http://www.sendspace.com/file/qz0iet
    Beverly http://www.sendspace.com/file/cdxnas
    Yvey http://www.sendspace.com/file/w760a4

  211. Lydia says:

    It’s been a long time but I now have a break and I have been enjoying a bountiful harvest of great music as I try to catch up with downloading…. thanks guys.
    I may be joining the Soukous party late but here are some tracks I really enjoy from the Rumba Soukous album …. hope you all have a great week ahead.

    Chantou http://www.sendspace.com/file/tnqpim

  212. Lydia says:

    It’s been a long time but I now have a break and I have been enjoying a bountiful harvest of great music as I try to catch up with downloading…. thanks guys.
    I may be joining the Soukous party late but here are some tracks I really enjoy from the Rumba Soukous album …. hope you all have a great week ahead.

    I think the spam filter is getting me and I am unable to post links – will try later.

  213. Lydi says:

    It’s been a long time but I now have a break and I have been enjoying a bountiful harvest of great music as I try to catch up with downloading…. thanks guys.
    I may be joining the Soukous party late but here are some tracks I really enjoy from the Rumba Soukous album …. hope you all have a great week ahead.

    Chantou http://www.sendspace.com/file/tnqpim
    Fire – Fire http://www.sendspace.com/file/qz0iet
    Beverly http://www.sendspace.com/file/cdxnas
    Yvey http://www.sendspace.com/file/w760a4

    Spam Dog has been working over time so I hope this posts successfully.

  214. Tsango says:

    Checking if its working

  215. Tsango says:

    @ All
    Wow!!! It has been quite a while. I was having problems having my messages sent. I hope all is well now. Cheers everybody!!!

  216. D. Ochan says:

    Hi Tsango
    Steve was down in Nairobi seeing a sick relative. Good that the site has been restored

  217. DOKOTOLOLAWI says:

    @TSANGO
    great to hear from you vieux,was also checkin out whetherr its workin and VOILA…
    its working.camarade,theres some songs that i hope will complete my easter notably
    a]natamboli moto and toweli nini BY orch veve
    b]matondo ya beya- negro success
    and Lastly Tsango.am told there was a remix of the song by NEGRO SUCCESS-NELLY YA MORO
    any chance ya kozua yango…
    BON EASTER to ol ya Folks…..

  218. Lydi says:

    It’s been a long time but I now have a break and I have been enjoying a bountiful harvest of great music as I try to catch up with downloading…. thanks guys.
    I may be joining the Soukous party late but here are some tracks I really enjoy from the Rumba Soukous album …. hope you all have a great week ahead.

    Chantou http://www.sendspace.com/file/tnqpim
    Fire – Fire http://www.sendspace.com/file/qz0iet
    Beverly http://www.sendspace.com/file/cdxnas
    Yvey http://www.sendspace.com/file/w760a4

    Spam Dog has been working over time so I hope this posts successfully. Happy Easter to all.

  219. saminator says:

    @ tsango,
    halleluya! what a wait it’s been….thanx so much for finally succeeding after such a long wait. you can never tell even with modern things. otherwise it’s been worth the wait, may you live long…….

    @ egoing, kindly resend WANGARE. i just cannot tell how i lost the one you sent earlier. sorry about the bother because it’s never too nice to again upload what you have already sent.

    @ all, i do not believe nobody knows ASANTE YA PUNDA (NI MATEKE)…..a kenyan sound that am sure somebody must truly have. please good samaritans out there, help out….HAIL THE NTWIGA CLAN!!!

  220. saminator says:

    @ tsango,
    halleluya! what a wait it’s been….thanx so much for finally succeeding after such a long wait. you can never tell even with modern things. otherwise it’s been worth the wait, may you live long…….

    @ egoing, kindly resend WANGARE. i just cannot tell how i lost the one you sent earlier. sorry about the bother because it’s never too nice to again upload what you have already sent.

    @ all, i do not believe nobody knows ASANTE YA PUNDA (NI MATEKE)…..a kenyan sound that am sure somebody must truly have. please good samaritans out there, help out….HAIL THE NTWIGA CLAN!!!

  221. saminator says:

    @ tsango,
    halleluya! what a wait it’s been….thanx so much for finally succeeding after such a long wait. you can never tell even with modern things. otherwise it’s been worth the wait, may you live long…….

    @ egoing, kindly resend WANGARE. i just cannot tell how i lost the one you sent earlier. sorry about the bother because it’s never too nice to again upload what you have already sent.

    @ all, i do not believe nobody knows ASANTE YA PUNDA (NI MATEKE)…..a kenyan sound that am sure somebody must truly have. please good samaritans out there, help out….HAIL THE NTWIGA CLAN!!!

  222. Lydia says:

    It’s been a long time but I now have a break and I have been enjoying a bountiful harvest of great music as I try to catch up with downloading…. thanks guys.
    I may be joining the Soukous party late but here are some tracks I really enjoy from the Rumba Soukous album …. hope you all have a great week ahead.

    Chantou http://www.sendspace.com/file/tnqpim
    Fire – Fire http://www.sendspace.com/file/qz0iet
    Beverly http://www.sendspace.com/file/cdxnas
    Yvey http://www.sendspace.com/file/w760a4

    Spam Dog has been working over time so I hope this posts successfully. Happy Easter to all.

  223. Robert says:

    @All
    That was real starvation could not hold out anymore! WELCOME BACK
    @Tsango
    What do you say about my post of 21st March-just not to loose track.

  224. Lydia says:

    It’s been a long time but I now have a break and I have been enjoying a bountiful harvest of great music as I try to catch up with downloading…. thanks guys.
    I may be joining the Soukous party late but here are some tracks I really enjoy from the Rumba Soukous album …. hope you all have a great week ahead.

    Chantou http://www.sendspace.com/file/tnqpim
    Fire – Fire http://www.sendspace.com/file/qz0iet
    Beverly http://www.sendspace.com/file/cdxnas
    Yvey http://www.sendspace.com/file/w760a4

    Spam Dog has been working over time and giving me a hard time so I hope this posts successfully. Happy Easter to all.

  225. Lydia says:

    It’s been a long time but I now have a break and I have been enjoying a bountiful harvest of great music as I try to catch up with downloading…. thanks guys.
    I may be joining the Soukous party late but here are some tracks I really enjoy from the Rumba Soukous album …. hope you all have a great week ahead.

    Chantou http://www.sendspace.com/file/tnqpim
    Fire – Fire http://www.sendspace.com/file/qz0iet
    Beverly http://www.sendspace.com/file/cdxnas
    Yvey http://www.sendspace.com/file/w760a4

    Spam Dog has been working over time and giving me a hard time so I hope this posts successfully. Happy Easter to all.

  226. Tsango says:

    @ All
    Picking up from where we left (ie on Soukous Party), here are 4 songs by 4 Etoiles (Nyboma, Wuta Mayi, Bopol, and Syran M’Benza) from their 1995 CD titled “Adama Coly”. I wish all a festive Easter weekend.

    Alima: http://www.sendspace.com/file/grn50r
    Antho: http://www.sendspace.com/file/jr34st
    Polygam ie: http://www.sendspace.com/file/zzhfbm
    Adama Coly: http://www.sendspace.com/file/ob6ssi

  227. Egoing says:

    @Tsango
    Seems you are the only one who has mastered the re-entry techniques. I have tried several times in vain, even after yours came through.
    Hope this trial comes through.

    @All
    If all is well then well us return, even with more vigour.

  228. Lydia says:

    It’s been a long time but I now have a break and I have been enjoying a bountiful harvest of great music as I try to catch up with downloading…. thanks guys.
    I may be joining the Soukous party late but here are some tracks I really enjoy from the Rumba Soukous album …. hope you all have a great week ahead.

    Chantou http://www.sendspace.com/file/tnqpim
    Fire – Fire http://www.sendspace.com/file/qz0iet
    Beverly http://www.sendspace.com/file/cdxnas
    Yvey http://www.sendspace.com/file/w760a4

    Spam Dog has been working over time and giving me a hard time so I hope this posts successfully. Happy Easter to all.

  229. saminator says:

    @ all,
    somebody (was it egoing or tsango?) not too long ago sent a cleaner better copy of WANGARE. could he do it once more for my sake. i seem to have lost it from wherever it was that i stored the song.
    thanking you in advance.

  230. saminator says:

    @ all,
    somebody (was it egoing or tsango?) not too long ago sent a cleaner better copy of WANGARE. could he do it once more for my sake. i seem to have lost it from wherever it was that i stored the song.
    thanking you in advance.

  231. DOKOTOLOLAWI says:

    @TSANGO
    Happy EASTER,..
    Been having problems gettin my posts through,
    av been on the look out for these songs which will definately complete my festivities
    a]natamboli moto and toweli nini -orch veve
    b]fesival du zaire -kadioka
    c]matondo ya beya-negro success
    lastly am told Negro success did a remix of their smashing hit NELLY YA MORO…if you might have it
    ad appreciate to hear it.Bon PASAKA

  232. DOKOTOLOLAWI says:

    @TSANGO
    Happy EASTER,..
    Been having problems gettin my posts through,
    av been on the look out for these songs which will definately complete my festivities
    a]natamboli moto and toweli nini -orch veve
    b]fesival du zaire -kadioka
    c]matondo ya beya-negro success
    lastly am told Negro success did a remix of their smashing hit NELLY YA MORO…if you might have it
    ad appreciate to hear it.Bon PASAKA

  233. DOKOTOLOLAWI says:

    @TSANGO
    Happy EASTER,..
    Been having problems gettin my posts through,
    av been on the look out for these songs which will definately complete my festivities
    a]natamboli moto and toweli nini -orch veve
    b]fesival du zaire -kadioka
    c]matondo ya beya-negro success
    lastly am told Negro success did a remix of their smashing hit NELLY YA MORO…if you might have it
    ad appreciate to hear it.Bon PASAKA

  234. saminator says:

    @ all,
    somebody recently sent a better copy of WANGARE, must have been either tsango or egoing. unfortunately i lost my copy somehow. kindly repost it sir.
    thanking you in advance.

  235. JO says:

    @Tsango
    Many thanks for the 4 4-Etoiles songs. Could you please post the remaining songs from the same CD.

  236. JO says:

    @Tsango
    Many thanks for the 4 4-Etoiles songs. Could you please post the remaining songs from the same CD.

  237. A Guest says:

    Thank you all for posting these tracks. They are much appreciated.

  238. A Guest says:

    Thank you all for posting these tracks. They are much appreciated.

  239. Mutunga says:

    Hi folks! I’m just testing to see whether the CAPTCHA will allow me to post or not!

  240. DOKOTOLOLAWI says:

    @TSANGO
    Long tym camarade…..otherwise howz the going.Been having problems getting my posts through.am just wonderin,could you be having
    a]natamboli moto and toweli nini -orch veve
    b]matondo ya beya -negro success
    Lastly am told theres was a remix of the song NELLY YA MORO-NEGRO SUCCES
    ,ad love to hear it in case u have it in your annals.merci beaucoup

  241. Tsango says:

    @ Ntwiga clan
    I hope all had a restful Easter weekend. Below are the last 4 tracks to complete 4 Stars’ 1995 CD titled “Adama Coly.” Enjoy

    Nsangu Zimuangane: http://www.sendspace.com/file/gb02hl
    Mimi Tenkole: http://www.sendspace.com/file/b3tcx4
    Samba Samba: http://www.sendspace.com/file/4enchp
    Zouzou: http://www.sendspace.com/file/ypqo1k

  242. Robert says:

    testing

  243. Egoing says:

    @Tsango
    Well let me give it a try again today, hopefully?

  244. Fred says:

    @ All:
    There was a time there were bands that were hardly known, but they produced some remarkable music. Here are some of such bands. I hope the links are still active. Enjoy.

    Orchestre Amelia – Madja: http://www.sendspace.com/file/86o386
    Orchestre Elegance Jazz – Louise Keba Na Ngai: http://www.sendspace.com/file/ciplms
    Orchestre Elegance Jazz – Ngalula Marthe: http://www.sendspace.com/file/h9xwcn
    Lessa Lessan – Nyoteza darling: http://www.sendspace.com/file/vp4h1z
    Lemba Lemba – Wangare: http://www.sendspace.com/file/m4tkss

  245. Fred says:

    @ All:
    There was a time there were bands that were hardly known, but they produced some remarkable music. Here are some of such bands. I hope the links are still active. Enjoy.

    Orchestre Amelia – Madja: http://www.sendspace.com/file/86o386
    Orchestre Elegance Jazz – Louise Keba Na Ngai: http://www.sendspace.com/file/ciplms
    Orchestre Elegance Jazz – Ngalula Marthe: http://www.sendspace.com/file/h9xwcn
    Lessa Lessan – Nyoteza darling: http://www.sendspace.com/file/vp4h1z
    Lemba Lemba – Wangare: http://www.sendspace.com/file/m4tkss

  246. Fred says:

    @ All:
    There was a time there were bands that were hardly known, but they produced some remarkable music. Here are some of such bands. I hope the links are still active. Enjoy.

    Orchestre Amelia – Madja: http://www.sendspace.com/file/86o386
    Orchestre Elegance Jazz – Louise Keba Na Ngai: http://www.sendspace.com/file/ciplms
    Orchestre Elegance Jazz – Ngalula Marthe: http://www.sendspace.com/file/h9xwcn
    Lessa Lessan – Nyoteza darling: http://www.sendspace.com/file/vp4h1z
    Lemba Lemba – Wangare: http://www.sendspace.com/file/m4tkss

  247. Tsango says:

    @ All
    The outfit is over 40 years old and still hanging in there despite having witnessed, since its inception, several personnel adjustments as well as encountering the perennial problems that bedevil musical groups. Dear clanspersons, I invite you to listen to Zaïko Langa Langa’s 1998 album titled “Nous y Sommes.” Enjoy and have a restful weekend. Let us remember UG in our prayers.
    77 X 7: http://www.sendspace.com/file/sr5153
    Ben Betito: http://www.sendspace.com/file/d8b894
    Sois Sage: http://www.sendspace.com/file/ysfqa9
    Paiement Cash: http://www.sendspace.com/file/74pqz4
    Amando: http://www.sendspace.com/file/c0wcno
    Perseverer: http://www.sendspace.com/file/t7xqx8
    Linya: http://www.sendspace.com/file/snua1c

  248. Egoing says:

    Just testing again

  249. Egoing says:

    Just testing again

  250. Tsango says:

    @ All
    Our sister Lydia has requested me to post this on her behalf.

    It’s been a long time but I now have a break and I have been enjoying a bountiful harvest of great music as I try to catch up with downloading…. thanks guys.
    I may be joining the Soukous party late but here are some tracks I really enjoy from the Rumba Soukous album …. hope you all have a great week ahead.

    Chantou http://www.sendspace.com/file/tnqpim
    Fire – Fire http://www.sendspace.com/file/qz0iet
    Beverly http://www.sendspace.com/file/cdxnas
    Yvey http://www.sendspace.com/file/w760a4

    Spam Dog has been working over time and giving me a hard time so I hope this posts successfully.

  251. Tsango says:

    @ All
    Since I am one of the few who has managed to escape from the custody of the Spam dog, I have an obligation to keep the fire of the blog burning. In addition to Lydia’s Soukous bash above, here is a 1994 collection of memorable tracks by Soukous Stars under the title “The Best of African Music”.
    Yondo Sister’s Cayina: http://www.sendspace.com/file/pnexx0
    Shimita’s Rosy: http://www.sendspace.com/file/840wme
    Lucien Bokilo’s Robin Pretty: http://www.sendspace.com/file/3hiaq8

  252. Tsango says:

    Here is the continuation of tracks in Soukous Stars’ 1994 CD “The Best of African Music”

    Ballou Canta’s Morenita: http://www.sendspace.com/file/uo0m6e
    Ngouma’s Mama Rhoda: http://www.sendspace.com/file/0uby7k
    Saladin’s Aba Guimo: http://www.sendspace.com/file/vb7i7g
    Lokassa ya M’Bongo’s Sophia: http://www.sendspace.com/file/3k4z12

    I hope all the clanspersons are keeping well especially our brothers and sisters in UG.

  253. Egoing says:

    @ Tsango

    Please send us also the magic of your region to assist get to the blog. Tried it in vain several times. Hopefully now.

  254. Egoing says:

    @ Tsango

    Please send us also the magic of your region to assist get to the blog. Tried it in vain several times. Hopefully now.

  255. DOKOTOLOLAWI says:

    @Tsango,
    hope all is well with you,n thanx for keeping the clan bubblin hot.Most
    of us have had problems with the Captcha.
    kindly help me enjoy these numbers
    a]natamboli moto and toweli nini-orch veve
    b]matondo ya beya-negro success
    c]kadioka-festival du zaire
    and lastly am told there was a remix of the classic NELLY YA MORO
    by NEGRO SUCCESS..If you got it as well ad appreciate to hear it
    .Tikala kitoko camarade

  256. Fred says:

    @ All:
    I am testing to see if th spam blocker will let me through.
    There was a time there were bands that were hardly known, but they produced some remarkable music. Here are some of such bands. Enjoy.

    Orchestre Amelia – Madja: http://www.sendspace.com/file/86o386
    Orchestre Elegance Jazz – Louise Keba Na Ngai: http://www.sendspace.com/file/ciplms
    Orchestre Elegance Jazz – Ngalula Marthe: http://www.sendspace.com/file/h9xwcn
    Lessa Lessan – Nyoteza darling: http://www.sendspace.com/file/vp4h1z
    Lemba Lemba – Wangare: http://www.sendspace.com/file/m4tkss

  257. Fred says:

    @ All:
    I am testing to see if the spam blocker will let me through.
    There was a time there were bands that were hardly known, but they produced some remarkable music. Here are some of such bands. Enjoy.

    Orchestre Amelia – Madja: http://www.sendspace.com/file/86o386
    Orchestre Elegance Jazz – Louise Keba Na Ngai: http://www.sendspace.com/file/ciplms
    Orchestre Elegance Jazz – Ngalula Marthe: http://www.sendspace.com/file/h9xwcn
    Lessa Lessan – Nyoteza darling: http://www.sendspace.com/file/vp4h1z
    Lemba Lemba – Wangare: http://www.sendspace.com/file/m4tkss

  258. kabuga says:

    @Fred,

    Kindly re upload Nyoteza darling by the late Lessa Lassan. The link is deleated. I have looked for it, sababu yako and Tobias Oduor for a loooooong time.

  259. kabuga says:

    @Fred,

    Kindly re upload Nyoteza darling by the late Lessa Lassan. The link is deleated. I have looked for it, sababu yako and Tobias Oduor for a loooooong time.

  260. DOKOTOLOLAWI says:

    @TSANGO
    Halleluyah…Many thenx to steve for Fixing this incessant problems with the Captcha.
    Boy,have we really struggled to get our posts through????PHEW!!!!!!
    Kindly BRO refer to my post on 2nd May..adios

  261. DOKOTOLOLAWI says:

    @TSANGO
    Halleluyah…Many thenx to steve for Fixing this incessant problems with the Captcha.
    Boy,have we really struggled to get our posts through????PHEW!!!!!!
    Kindly BRO refer to my post on 2nd May..adios

  262. Fred says:

    @ All:
    It seems to work now. Supprisingly, it stored all our attempts to post and has now gone wild releasing all that was posted. So many duplicate posts.
    @ Tina:
    Where are you? You have been cut for so long. Try it now.

  263. Egoing says:

    @All
    When the postings are stored and then displayed later (repeatedly), something more needs to be done.

    @ Saminator
    Feel no offence. I will try all possible.

    @Daudi
    Affaire Semeki has been prescribed as the relief for my anxiety. SOS

    @Fred
    Good for you old boy. Your postings as well sneaked through.

    Egoing

    I went in and tried to restore as many posts as I could but there were hundreds and I could not go through them all effectively.

    I thought it might be better to have some duplicates than to miss even one.

    I am still working on figuring out what the problem is.

    – Steve

  264. Tsango says:

    @ All
    I am now locked out kabisa

  265. Tsango says:

    @ Egoing
    I am yet to attain the status of a magician otherwise I would most definitely share those powers with the Clan members especially at such moments when our camaraderie is threatened by the Spam Dog. I have no doubt that the Steve is doing his best to get things back to normal.

    @ Fred
    It seems that your files were deleted too soon. When things normalize, could you please post the songs again?

    @All
    Have a fruitful week

  266. Tsango says:

    @ All
    Hi, it has been a while. Let’s see if this will come through;
    Koffi Olomide – Papa Plus: http://www.sendspace.com/file/w0mxu0
    Koffi Olomide – Ultimatum: http://www.sendspace.com/file/qgpk0j
    Koffi Olomide – Etat Civil: http://www.sendspace.com/file/b0ipw7

  267. Tsango says:

    @ All
    Hi! Making any effort again, Prays that it comes through. Two tracks by the legendary TP OK Jazz.
    Madola: http://www.sendspace.com/file/sctn0l
    Sandoka: http://www.sendspace.com/file/qa34nd

  268. Egoing says:

    @Tsango
    Wow! The Gods of East African through Tsango their prophet again! Honestly, how do you do it?

  269. Tsango says:

    @ Egoing
    Apparently, it is more of being lucky, no tricks – just perseverance and prayers.

    @ All
    Here are tracks from Orch Fuka Fuka and Orch Lolaka. Hope they come through.
    Orch Fuka Fuka – Bitota: http://www.sendspace.com/file/bfg2lx
    Orch Fuka Fuka – Mbiya: http://www.sendspace.com/file/net9sn
    Orch Fuka Fuka – Baba Isaya: http://www.sendspace.com/file/mavqy8
    Orch Lolaka – Mwana Moto: http://www.sendspace.com/file/0trmv0
    Orch Lolaka – Nasambwa Nzoto: http://www.sendspace.com/file/ye4ign
    Orch Lolaka – Mboyo: http://www.sendspace.com/file/dx7umr

  270. James Kilai says:

    Hi! I have some greats by Franco. Lemmie post them here

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