[Today in History] September 29th

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CONGO

1881 – Henry Morton Stanley signs contract with one of the Congolese monarch
1962 – UNIMO (UNIon de MOngo) is founded, directed by Bomboka Ndjoku and its headquarters located at Coquilhatville (Mbandaka).

[Today in History] September 28th

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BIRTHS
1983 – Ardiles-Waku Menga, footballer evolving in Germany, is born in Kinshasa

DEATHS
1994 – Abeti Masikini dies of cervical cancer in Villejuif, France.

“Mami wata” by Bana C4

Title: Mami wata
Artist: Bana C4
Album: Therapy VolII
Year: 2013
Director: Ken Kabongo

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[Luba Wisdom] Proverb/Dicton 12

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landscape near Mukamba Lake, Kasayi

Kabwà kàà lubilu kàshììle nnyama panshì

A trop s’empresser, on rate le but.

If you want to go too fast, you may miss the target

[Today in History] September 22nd

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CONGO
2014 – Shipwreck on Lwanga Tshimu river, near Kamako, Western Kasayi around 30 missing and 4 survivors.

BIRTHDAYS

1928 – Justin-Marie Bomboko Lokumba Is Elenge (Mongo), future Minister of Foreign Affairs in 1960 under Prime Minister Patrice Lumumba

1988 – Joel Omari Tshibamba, football player, is born in Kinshasa

“Tuyayi” by Maryse Ngalula

Kananga Native

Title: Tuyayi
Artist: Maryse Ngalula
Album: Ma différence
Year: 2011

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[Today in History] September 19th

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CONGO

1903 – King Leopold II denies Belgian cruelty in Congo

[Documentary] Soul Power – Zaïre 1974 (2008)

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[Today in History] September 14th

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CONGO

1876 – Leopold II closes Congo-conference

1960 – Coup under Col Joseph-Desire Mobutu in Congo

“Pekese” by Kebs

Title: Pekese
Artist: Kebs
Year: 2014
Director: Hervé Kashama
Photography: Michée Mutombo

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[Today in History] September 13th

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CONGO

1961 – Battles between UN & Katanga troops in Congo

[Today in History] September 12th

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1876 – King Leopold II opens Congo conference

[Lyrics Translation] “Cicatrice d’amour” by Tshala Muana

This is a very famous heartbreak song by the one and only Tshala Muana. It is very appreciated by her fans. Enjoy!

Title: Cicatrice d’amour (Love Scar)
Artist: Tshala Muana
Year:1985

Vùluka dilòòlò e
Ndi waka benga
Ngela cyanza ne kukwata
Wewe nyi nyaya kwetu
Bwà kupingana musela baabà 2x

Mêma kusengelela ee
Ooo too ne mundinda,
Kuula cibangu cyà bushùwà,
Kunduupa kulusa munène
Cyanàànà nyà kundiowa. 2x

Cyena kupwa moyo cibangu cyà mukàwu
Cindi ci mushingu cyà menu waka suma ee X4

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Vùluka dilòòlò
Rappelle-toi ce soir
Remember that night
Ndi waka benga
Où tu m’as répudié
When you threw me away
Ngela cyanza ne kukwata
J’ai tendu la main pour te retenir
I reached out my hand to grab you
Wewe nyi nyaya kwetu
Toi tu as dit de rentrer chez nous
You told me to go home
Bwà kupingana musela baabà
Que pour je revienne il faudrait que j’épouse ta mère
That for me to come back, I would have to marry your mother

Mêma kusengelela
Moi je t’ai supplié
I begged you
Too ne mundinda
Jusqu’au petit matin
Until the early morning
Kuula cibangu cyà bushùwà
Du plus profond de mon coeur
From the bottom of my heart
Kunduupa kulusa munène
Tu m’as donné une grosse croix à porter
You gave me a big cross to bear
Cyanàànà nyà kundiowa
Je vais me tuer pour rien
I will kill myself for nothing

Cyena kupwa moyo cibangu cyà mukàwu
Je n’oublie pas la cicatrice de la jalousie
I can’t forget the scar of jealousy
Cindi ci mushingu cyà menu waka suma
Dûe à ta morsure
Due to your bite

[Luba Wisdom] Proverb/Dicton 11

Lungènyi ǹkondò kàà kafumbe. Byàpangà mukùlù, mwakùnyì wàlwa kwimba.

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L’intelligence est comparable au tambour de l’arbre “kafumbe”. Si l’aîné ne sait pas en jouer, le cadet lui vient au secours

Intelligence is like the kafumbe drum. If the eldest can’t play, then the youngest helps out.

[Bindìdìmbì] La Belle et L’oiseau

Titre: La Belle et L’oiseau
Director: Pacifique Nzitonda
Genre: Animation
Production: Studio Malembe Maa
Year: 2013
Duration: 5’08”
Language: Français

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[Today in History] September 10th

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CONGO

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2006 – Gary Kikaya gets the silver medal at the world championship in Stuttgart, Germany and set the African record on 400m at 44’10”. The record fell 10 years later in 2016, beaten by Wayde Van Niekerk from South Africa.

“Cilòbo” by Jacques Tshimankinda

Cilòbo = héros, personne brave et vaillante

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[Today in History] September 5th

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1960 – President Kasa-Vubu fires premier Patrice Lumumba

[Documentary] Murder In Kinshasa (2011)

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[Discography] Maître Gims

Real Name: Gandhi Djuna
Date Of Birth: 6/May/1986
Place Of Birth: Kinshasa, Zaïre
Group: Sexion d’Assault
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2006 – Pour ceux qui dorment les yeux ouverts

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Tracklist
L’arrière plan
Eh merde !
M’arrêter
Du coq à l’âne
Sale époque
Tsunami permanent ft. Black Mesrimes, Barack Adama, Maska, Lefa & JR O Chrome
L’èspéciment de l’espèce humaine ft. Carole
Je dors les yeux ouverts ft. Koma

 

2013 – Subliminal

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Tracklist
Intro
Meurtre par strangulation
J’me tire
Freedom ft. H Magnum
VQ2PQ
Ça décoiffe ft. Black M – JR O Crom
One Shotft. Dry
Où est ton arme ft. Maska
Interlude
La chute
Ça marche ft. The Shin Sekai
Épuisé
Laisse tomber ft. Dr Beriz et Insolent (L’Institut)
À la base
Pas touché ft. Pitbull
Outsider ft. Bedjik, Dadju (Shin Sekai) et Xgangs
Bella
Changer

 

2013 – Subliminal – La face cachée

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Tracklist

Intro
Meurtre par strangulation
J’me tire
Freedom ft. H Magnum
VQ2PQ
Ça décoiffe ft. Black M & Jr O Crom
One Shot ft. Dry
Où est ton arme ft. Maska
Interlude
La chute
Ça marche ft. Shin Sekaï
Epuisé
Laisse tomber ft. Dr. Beriz & Insolent
À la base
Pas touché ft. Pitbull
Outsider ft. Bedjik
Bella
Changer
You Lose
Zombie
De Marseille à Paris ft. Bedjik, Dr. Beriz, Soprano & H Magnum
Close Your Eyes ft. Jr O Crom
Monstre marin
Warano-Style