Presented by the great Luambu Makiadi Franco, this is Kiesse Diambu.
We had not seen him before here at the Global Groove but we’re as
happy as possible to have him. ( After your refreshing comments I rewrote
this, we hear Empire Bakuba and not OK Jazz. ) I love the sound on this album.
Their wonderful voices, the astonishing rhythms, a real gem. Get it and
spread it the way you’re used to. Enjoy Kiesse Diambu..
01 – Pesa ngai luzitu
02 – Silefe
03 – Celibataire
04 – Epitaphe
Some parts it is like I’m hearing Pépé Kallé or is that a strange
thing to say..? ..backsleeve does not give any info..
A gray, cold day. This gives it color and warmth.
Much thanks for this obscure record! Kiesse was also a member of Empire Bakuba, Tabu Ley’s Afrisa International, and Les Grands Maquisards. He also released this album (http://www.discogs.com/Kiese-Diambu-Wanted-Dead-Or-Alive-3000000-/release/3691479) and a couple more.
I am confued here..
Only because it says ‘Franco présente’ I assumed it concerns OK Jazz..
..quite sure I hear a lot of Pépé Kallé, track three..emoro emoro emoro..
is it Empire Bakuba..? please tell us if you know..
@Moos. The band is indeed Empire Bakuba, you can audibly hear Pepe Kalle and Dilu Dilumona. Visa 80 was just one of Franco’s labels. Guitars are Doris Ebuya, Kinanga Boeing, Elvis Kunku (rhythm) and bassist is MP Cheniet Milandou. Drums is Sammy Maracas.
And once you post Rochereau a Abidjan Vol.2 we’ll hear Kiesse Diambu again in one of the all time best fo Congolese muzic: zuwa te !!
FABULOUS album! Long time favorite of mine. Don’t miss it!
Beautiful music! I am so thankful that there is apparently no end to these wonderful Congolese releases. Gracias Moos.
The voice behind Vaccination by Lutumba Simaro.