Documentary/Interview, Pà Kongo|About Congo, Reblogs

The US Rape of the Congo — The Most Revolutionary Act

Crisis in the Congo: Uncovering the Truth Friends of the Congo (2012) Film Review Crisis in the Congo is a heart breaking documentary about the invisible US proxy war in the Democratic Republic of Congo. For the last 20 years, the US (and Britain) have been arming and training Rwandan and Ugandan-backed rebels who are […]

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Documentary/Interview, Pà Kongo|About Congo

[Documentary] Elikya

Director: Sarah M. Kazadi
Year: 2012

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***Official Selection: International Black Film Festival of Nashville***

Synopsis: ELIKYA is a voyage from a run-down basketball court in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, to the sunny, palm-tree lined roads of southern Arizona. Viewers embark on a dream chase, following 16-year-old Losmie Lutaya’s quest to use basketball as a ticket to a better life. This film peers into what it’s like to be a young woman living in the poverty-stricken “Rape Capital of the World,” and dealing with the whirlwind of obstacles that entails. Losmie has found refuge in basketball and is banking on it to make her dreams a reality. She wants to follow in the footsteps of her former teammates, who are adjusting to their new homes, 7,000 miles away from home. Ultimately, ELIKYA is a story about making it, overcoming obstacles and helping to bring positive change your country.

Hip-hop/Rap, Misambu (Music)

“Elaka” by Sinda & Nada

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Hip-hop/Rap, Misambu (Music)

“Loso na madesu” by Hugo Million

Title: Loso na madesu
Artist: Hugo Million
Album: Mwana ya Amerika
Year: 2012

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Acoustic, Kaabukùlù|Culture, Live Show, Misambu (Music), Pà Kàsaayì|About Kasayi, Traditional

“Kasayi wa Balengela” by Monik Tendayi

Kasayi wa balengela is THE unofficial anthem of Kasayi. Here, Monik Tendayi performs the song at Brussels event, Nocturnes Kasayennes 2012. All Baluba people know that song but I couldn’t really find its origin, if someone know, please leave a comment below. Enjoy!

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Afropop, Ballad, Lokua Kanza, Lyrics, Misambu (Music)

“Nakozonga” by Lokua Kanza

I just love this video with a real peaceful vibe…

Title: Nakozonga (I’ll be back)
Artists: Lokua Kanza ft. Fally Ipupa
Album: Nkolo
Year: 2010

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Aaa ma ma ma ma maah

Nakeyi kasi lobi nakozonga (lobi nakozonga)
Mobembo ezali nde liwa te oo
Nakeyi kasi lobi nakozonga, (Bayamaah)
Mobembo ezali nde liwa te oo

Totika ba mboka mosika
Tokende koluka bomoyi maa
Tokoma mitelengano na mboka mopaya
Nani asunga yo pasi na pasi ee

Nakeyi kasi lobi nakozonga (ata ndele)
Mobembo ezali nde liwa te oo, (liwa te o)
Nakeyi kasi lobi nakozonga (baoya nga bakoyamba nga)
Mobembo ezali nde liwa te oo (nakozonga mboka ee)

Nakeyi kasi lobi nakozonga (ah yebe yembaa ah)
Mobembo ezali nde liwa te oo

Ata ndele oo tokozonga Kinshasa (Ah Congo)
Pasi oyo eleki liniokolo
Mboka ya mopaya pasi baninga
Ata ndele tokozonga Kinshasa oo
Pemben’ya bayebanaka yo

Ata ndele ee tokozonga mboka o
Mboka babota biso oo

Ata ndele ee

Nakeyi kasi lobi nakozonga (nakozonga e)
Mobembo ezali nde liwa te oo (liwa te ooo baninga)
Nakeyi kasi lobi nakozonga (ezali eloko se ya ngonga e)
Mobembo ezali nde liwa te oo (lobi tokozonga mboka ee)
Nakeyi kasi lobi nakozonga (lobi tokozonga)
Mobembo ezali nde liwaaa tee

[Solo Guitare]

Nakeyi kasi lobi nakozonga ee
Mobembo ezali nde liwa te oo
Nakeyi kasi lobi nakozonga Kinshasa mama ee
Mobembo ezali nde liwa te oooo

Nakeyi kasi lobi nakozonga (nakozonga mboka na nga)
Mobembo ezali nde liwa te oo (akozonga mboka na nga)
Nakeyi kasi lobi nakozonga
Mobembo ezali nde liwa te oo

Nakeyi kasi lobi nakozonga

[Solo Guitare]

Nakeyi kasi lobi nakozonga ee (okozonga te pona nini)
Mobembo ezali nde liwa te oo

Nakozonga na Congo

Afropop, Misambu (Music)

“Litoye” by Bana C4

Titre: Litoye
Artist: Bana C4
Album: Jeunes Premiers
Year: 2013
Label: Bomaye Musik

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Dance version

Documentary/Interview, Pà Kongo|About Congo

[Documentary] L’affaire Chebeya, crime d’État? (2012)

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Afro-carribean/Zouk, Misambu (Music)

“Mpita Njia” by Alicios

This is a nice zouk in Kiswahili by new Bukavu (DRC) singer Alice “Alicios” Theluji, featuring Ugandan singer Juliana Kanyomozi.

Title: Mpita Njia
Artist: Alicios
Year: 2012
Written by Alice “Alicios” Theluji
Arranged and produced by Rkay
Video directed by Onoh

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Kale/Today In History, Pà Kongo|About Congo

[Today in History] November 30th

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2012 – At least 32 people are killed in a Ilyushin Il-76 cargo plane operated by Trans Air Congo crashes 850 meters short of runway 5L of the Congo’s Maya-Maya Airport in Brazzaville

DEATHS
2013 – Tabu Ley Rochereau dies in Brussels, Belgium.

Kale/Today In History, Pà Kongo|About Congo

[Today in History] October 25th

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CONGO

2012 – Four men in arms attack Denis Mukengere Mukwege’s residence and hold his daughters hostages while waiting. Upon Dr Mukwege’s return, they try to kill him but his guard intervenes and is shot dead in his stand.

2014 – Between 100 and 200 people have drowned following the heavy rains in Bushushu, Kalehe district, South Kivu

Kale/Today In History, Pà Kongo|About Congo

[Today in History] August 21st

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CONGO
2012 – 20 people in the Democratic Republic of the Congo die from the Ebola virus

GLOBAL
1944 – From August 21, 1944 through to October 7, 1944 – Dumbarton Oaks Conference or more formally, the Washington Conversations on International Peace and Security Organization, was an international conference at which the United Nations was formulated and negotiated among international leaders.

Blues/Jazz, Gospel, Misambu (Music)

“Ndekayi Ndimba” by Jacques Tshimankinda

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Misambu (Music), Soul/Rnb

“Mwa Mpoyi” by Madia ft. Ced Koncept

Very sweet RnB ballad in Cilubà.

Title: Mwa mpoyi
Artist: Madia
Year 2012

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Blues/Jazz, Gospel, Misambu (Music)

“Janu Neebà” by Jacques Tshimankinda

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Kàsaayì munène kumpàla kwà byônso
Pà Kongo|About Congo, Shows

[Show] Fally Ipupa à l’Olympia

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Documentary/Interview, Pà Kongo|About Congo

[Interview] Kambale Musavuli

Ces vidéos très intéressantes sont en anglais.

Interesting comments and analysis by Kambale Musavuli of Congolese history and major events in Congo that are all linked to USA from a way or another. These videos comfort my belief that wherever the US intervene, not only in Congo, they only leave a big mess behind that local populations have to deal with for decades. As long as their interest are untouched…

Dec 1,  2011 – Obama, the US and 5 Million Deaths in The Congo

Dec 5,  2011 – Congo: Chaos By Design

Dec 12,  2011 –  The US, Mining and Dictators in the Congo

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Mar 12, 2012 – Kony 2012 Hides US Support for Repressive Ugandan Regime

Mar 16, 2012 – US Supports Election Fraud in Congo

Dec 3, 2012 – With US Blessing, Rwanda Backs M23 Rebels in Congo

Dec 6,  2012 – Is Susan Rice “Bad for Congo”

Acoustic, Misambu (Music), Soukous/Ndombolo, Traditional

“Yombonde” by Kasaï Masaï

Kasai Masai promotional image.

Acoustic, Blues/Jazz, Gospel, Misambu (Music)

“Faux Blues” by Job Lukalu

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Songs Of Struggle Profile

Pà Kàsaayì|About Kasayi, Shows

Les Nocturnes Kasayennes 2012

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