First review + launch youtube channel

While the pressing plant keeps delaying the vinyl release of the Esengo-compilation because of “an increasing demand in vinyl orders” (will be out in 3 weeks now), Alastair Johnston’s eminent muzikifan website, already published a well-written review on the Rock-a-Mambo/l’African Jazz Esengo double vinyl compilaton:

The formation of Rock-a-Mambo seems to have been for fun and to indulge a shared passion for Latin music. They wrote Spanish lyrics without much effort (“Yo me muero, ay, yo te quiero” — yes, really), but every groove exudes joie-de-vivre, or esengo. (…)”

You can find the whole review here (under this month’s new releases), also check out the dedicated and interactive page on Rock-a-Mambo on the same website.

Meanwhile I launched a Planet Ilunga YouTube page. I will post now and then Congolese music from the golden age that’s not on YouTube yet. I have uploaded so far two rare tracks of Le Grand Kallé & l’African Jazz, more to follow. Enjoy!

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One comment

  1. Hello, I’m looking forward to listen to your new release! I really liked that Grand Kalle one. Is there any chance for a reissue of some selected pre-mid-70’s Franco songs? I prefer his interpretations of Cha-Cha-Cha (such as ‘Cha Cha Cha del Zombo’ or ‘Cuidado cona mallo’) and Bolero as much as Rumba’s like ‘Owawa’, ‘Camp Luka’, ‘Likambo ya ngana’ and ‘FNMA Congo’. They recorded plenty of stuff like this. Kind regards. Frank


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