“Kamulangu” by Kebs

Afro beat version of Kasayi classic Kamulangu

“Cipepele” by Tshala Muana

Nice melody.

Titre: Cipepele (Storm)
Artist: Tshala Muana
Album: Enkor et Toujours
Year: 2008

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[Documentary] Épuration Ethnique au Katanga

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[Live Show] Ngoma Kongo

Ngoma Kongo est une très bonne émission culturelle dans laquelle la présentatrice visite les régions du Congo sans quitter Kinshasa. À chaque émission, un groupe de musiciens vient présenter quelques chansons typiques traditionelles et répondent aux questions. Cette fois-ci, elle a fait une halte au Kasayi avec Papa Kabongo et les Kasayi Allstars.

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“Kamulangu” by Mushapata

Mushapata is the rasta man from Kasayi! Enjoy a reggae version of Kamulangu!

Title: Kamulangu
Artist: Mushapata
Year: ?
Album: Crise mondiale

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[Live Show] Concert 30 ans de carrière de Tshala Muana (2008)

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“The Chief Enthronement” by Kasayi Allstars

I love this tune. It’s very joyful. I highly recommend you buy this album because it’s as authentic as it gets. Enjoy!

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[Live Show] Les Bayuda, Concert de la Saint Valentin 2015

Les Bayuda du Congo – Concert Dinanga – Joyeuse Saint Valentin
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“Kamutengela” by Sangalayi

Sangalayi is a folk band evolving in Brussels, Belgium and works hard to spread Kasayian culture around. Sangalayi in Cilubà means ‘Rejoice!‘. Enjoy!

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“Kamulangu Jazz” by Maître Tshamala

Maître Tshamala revisits a standard of Congolese music, Kamulangu and gives it a Jazz flavor. Well done!

“Ndombolo” by JB Mpiana

Title: Ndombolo
Artist: JB Mpiana
Album:Feux de l’amour
Year: 1997

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“Elaka” by Sinda & Nada

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“Cibawu” by Mushapata

Reggae man from Kasayi

Title: Cibawu (Crime)
Artist: Mushapata
Year: ?

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[NBA Draft 2015] Emmanuel Mudiayi

Yes! Mark this day as another congolese basketball player has been drafted yesterday, June 25th,2015. The very talented player, Emmanuel Mudiayi has been drafted by the Denver Nuggets in 7th position. Kongo is in the house, baby!

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Prospects

We wish him a long, fruitful and healthy career in the NBA!!! Emmanuel wa kumpala!

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[Personality] Dikembe Mutombo

This guy is one of the most important civilian representing congolese community worldwide and we are proud of him. He’s known for his extremely hoarse and cavernous voice and for his defensive abilities on basketball courts. He’s respected among his peers and was even the representant and spokesman of NBA players during the 1998-99 NBA lockout, with Patrick Ewing. He has been recently named Hall of Famer, Class of 2015. So here are a few facts about his career. Quite impressive!

Full Name: Jean-Jacques Dikembe Mutombo Mpolondo Mukamba Wa Mutombo
Nicknames: Diki, Mt Mutombo
Date of birth: June 25, 1966
Place of Birth: Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo
Height: 7 ft 2 in (218 cm)
Marital Status: married with 6 children (4 adopted)
Languages spoken: English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Ciluba, Swahili, Lingala, Kikongo

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College Career

Georgetown University (1988–1991)

College Awards & Honors

  • AP All-American Third Team (1991)
  • UPI All-American Third Team (1991)
  • Big East All-Tournament Team (1991)
  • All-Big East First Team (1991)
  • 2x Big East Defensive Player of the Year (1990-1991)
  • 3rd all time in career blocked shots in Georgetown history (354 blocks)

Pro Career

Pro playing career (1991–2009)

  • NBA Draft: 1st round’s 4th pick in 1991 by the Denver Nuggets
  • 1991–1996 Denver Nuggets
  • 1996–2001 Atlanta Hawks
  • 2001–2002 Philadelphia 76ers
  • 2002–2003 New Jersey Nets
  • 2003–2004 New York Knicks
  • 2004–2009 Houston Rockets

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Career summary and highlights

  • Career averages: 9.8 PPG, 10.3 RPG, 2.7 BPG, 1.0 AST
  • 4-time NBA Defensive Player of the Year: 1995, 1997, 1998, 2001
  • 8-time NBA All-Star: 1992, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002
  • 3-time All-NBA:  2nd Team in 2001; 3rd Team in 1998 and 2002
  • 6-time All-Defensive: 1st Team in 1997, 1998 and 2001; 2nd Team: 1995, 1999 and 2002
  • NBA All-Rookie First Team: 1992
  • 2nd on All-Time NBA recorded Blocks, 3,256 behind Hakeem Olajuwon (3,830 blocks).
  • 2-time NBA regular-season leader, rebounding average: 2000 (14.1), 2001 (13.5)
  • 4-time NBA regular-season leader, total rebounds: 1995 (1029), 1997 (929), 1999 (610), 2000 (1157)
  • NBA regular-season leader, offensive rebounds: 2001 (307)
  • 2-time NBA regular-season leader, defensive rebounds: 1999 (418), 2000 (853)
  • 3-time NBA regular-season leader, blocked shots average: 1994 (4.1), 1995 (3.9), 1996 (4.5)
  • 5-time NBA regular-season leader, total blocks: 1994 (336), 1995 (321), 1996 (332), 1997 (264), 1998 (277)
  • Oldest player in NBA history to collect over 20 rebounds in a game (March 2, 2007 vs. Denver Nuggets)

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Awards and honors

  • One of 20 winners of the President’s Service Awards 1999 (highest honor for volunteer service)
  • NBA’s J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award in 2001 and 2009
  • Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters by the State University of New York College at Cortland in 2004 for his for his philanthropic efforts in his native country, the Democratic Republic of Congo and other African nations
  • Invited to be a special guest at President George W. Bush’s 2007 State of the Union address, commended for his humanitarian aid to his homeland.
  • Honorary doctorate by Georgetown University in 2010
  • Honorary doctorate degree from Haverford College in 2011
  • Goodermote Humanitarian Award 2011 by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • 2015 Naismith Hall Of Fame inductee
  • His name is featured in several songs like “Malu” by Tshala Muana or “Basktetball” by Bow Wow

Humanitarian Work

  • Opened a $29 million, 300-bed hospital in Kinshasa (Masina), finished in 2006 with 15 millions from his own pocket, named after his mother Biamba Marie Mutombo Hospital. It took 10 years between the creating the blue print on paper and its opening to the public.
  • Spokesman for the international relief agency, CARE
  • First Youth Emissary for the United Nations Development Program
  • Member of the Special Olympics International Board of Directors, as well as a Global Ambassador (special Olympics)

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Motivational Speaker @ University of Georgia – 2011

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AND FOR FUN, SOME COMMERCIALS:

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1993 – Adidas

2013 – Geico Insurance

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[Remarkable] Tatouages

Je suis tombée sur ces photos en explorant Tumblr. Étonnant, non? Dimona dya dikema!

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Ilunga a été choisi par un collège de linguistes comme étant le mot le plus difficile à traduire dans le monde car n’ayant aucun équivalent. Ilunga est un nom luba qui signifie ‘personne qui pardonne la première offense, tolère la seconde mais jamais la troisième.’ C’est un bon exemple de ce qu’apporte la sagesse luba.

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Pour découvrir la signification d’autres noms luba, cliquez ici.

“Sampulula” by Madia

Title: Sampulula
Artist: Madia
Year: 2014

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”Nsenda” by Mike Kalambayi

Title: Nsenda
Artist:Mike Kalambayi & Shekina
Album: Dans Ta Présence
Year:2014
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“Bakulumpa Bambila” by Kasayi Allstars

Kasai Allstars is a group absolutely loved by the african music critics and african music lovers and fans. Here’s one of their most recent piece. I bought the album and it’s really good. On the cover the album you can see an electrical likembe. Likembe is one of the traditional instruments of the Luba people and it can actually be found in diverse forms in  most countries of subsaharian Africa.

The lead singer is Papa Kabongo, one of the main actors of baluba folk music.

Title: Bakulumpa Bambila (Thus the Ancestors Spoke)
Artist: Kasayi Allstars
Album: Beware the fetish
Year: 2014

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[Discography] Kasayi Allstars

Group composed more than 20 members of Kasayi people from 5 different ethnic groups: Songye, Lulua, Tetela, Luba and Luntu. They’re part of Crammed Discs project Congotronics.

Members: Bosio Tokala Mamie, Didi Bafuafua, Gaby Nsapo Kilolo, Hubert Mputu Ebondo, Kabese Ngandu, Kabongo Tshisensa, Kalenga Ditu, Kanku Nshinga Wa Buanda, Kiabola Mulamba, Mbuyamba Nyunyi, Mopero, Mpanya Mutombo, Muambuyi, Ngalula Ndaye Sylvie, Tandjolo, Tete Mutungilayi, Tshilumba Muamba, Tshimanga Muamba, Yempongo Kadiya

2005 – CONGOTRONICS VOL. 2 – Buzz’N Rumble From The Urb’n’ Jungle

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Tracklist

Wa Muluendu – Masanka Sankayi of Kasai Allstars ft. Mutumilayi
Koyile / Nyeka Nyeka (Kasai Allstars ft. Tandjolo)
Kiwembo (Sobanza Mimanisa)
Kabuangoyi (Kasai Allstars ft. Muambuyi)
Soif conjugale (Kisanzi Kongo)
Le Laboureur (Masanka Sankayi ft. Kabongo Tshisensa)
Bosamba Ndeke (Bolia We Ndenge)
Mulume (Vasokin ft. Mi Amor)
T.P. Couleur Café (Konono No. 1)

2008 – In the 7th Moon, the Chief Turned Into a Swimming Fish and Ate the Head of His Enemy by Magic

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Tracklist

Quick As White
Mukuba
Kafuulu Balu
Beyond The 7th Moon
Mbua-A-Matumba
Mpombo Yetu
Citwa Fwila Mbuloba
Analengo
Drowning Goat (Mbuji-Mayi)

2014 – Beware The Fetish

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Tracklist

CD1
The Chief’s Enthronement/Oyaye
Yangye, The Evil Leopard
Salute to Kalombo
Down and Out
He Who Makes Bush Fires for Others
As They Walked Into the Forest on a Sunday, They Encountered Apes Dressed as Humans

CD2
Thus Spoke the Ancestors
Beware the Fetish
A Good Husband
In Praise of Homeboys
The Dead Don’t Dance
The Ploughman (Le Laboureur)