This is a traditional song of Kasayi, a standard of congolese music, very popular. Enjoy various versions of it below…
Kamulangu e Kamulangue e Kamulangu!
Kamulangu ditunga dinene Kamulangu!
By our legend, from Kasayi, Dr. Nico
Jean Moulin Kasonga
And Kamulangu goes worldwide!!!
Blaise Malaba in Ukraine
Edocha in Japan
I really like this 1987 jazzy version from France by the group La Libela
Motema Africa in Poland
a more rocky approach with DouDou Nganda y Lokole in Spain
All the way to Korea!!!
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!
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
Little live duet by 2 of our good artists representing Kasayi and Luba culture.
Title: Nganyi wansamba? (Qui va me consoler)
Very strong lyrics in English. If you don’t know this band, lead by Congolese artist, Michel Nzau Vuanda, check them out. They have very good songs… Groovy and meaningful music…