Friday, January 18, 2019

Sparkling Soukous

I love this album cover! I love the music on the album!

The group "Le Peuple" had its origins in a split from the legendary Bantous de la Capitale, the foremost musical congregation on the Brazzaville side of the Congo River. Fronted at first by the vocalists Célestin Kouka, Pamelo Mounk'a, and Kosmos Moutouari (or "Trio Ce.Pa.Kos."), the group, led by Célestin Kouka, soldiered on after Pamelo and Kosmos departed for solo careers. Le Peuple disbanded in 1985. This album, Bimbeni (Production Le Vaudou VAU 008), is from the post-Ce.Pa.Kos. period, sometime in the early '80s. Enjoy!

Download Bimbeni as a zipped file here.


Mouhamadou Ndiaye said...

You've really been spoiling me with some great Congolese Music. Thanks a lot.

glinka said...

This is great stuff! I'm very partial to Rochereau, but Kosmos is my favorite Congolese singer--what an incredibly sweet tone he has to go with the fine technique! And the full group is just great.

My wife just came in while I was playing Bimbeni, dancing.