MUSIC SAMPLER
Among Africans, there is no separation between music, dance and life itself. When the music starts, the body sways, the hip moves, the booty shakes, and the head rocks. They go up, they go down, they move from side to side and around. They bump and grind, jump and squat, to the tempo of the beat. Music infuses them to dance all night until the break of day. You can enjoy this music any way you like because is highly danceable without the fast pace of most dance hits. Most of all, this is a delirious type of music. Its is very infectious and one can't help it but to get happy.
SOLOLA BIEN!
GOLD RECORD 2OOO
Track# / Song name
Solola Bien
Cresois
Papson
Koffi Ayiana
Vita-Imana
Likama
Augustine
Rendez-Vous manque
Robert Basende
Heritier
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WERRASON NGIAMA'S ACHIEVEMENTS
Kora All Africa Music Awards
Johannesburg/Sun City, South Africa
1. Best Artist Central Africa (2001)
2. Best Male Artist (2001)
3. Finalist Best Arrangement (2002)
4. Best Artist Central Africa (2004)
5. Overall best male artist (2004)
6. Nominated Best Artist (2005)
THE "ATAKALU" PHENOMENON IN WENGE MUSIC
With the “Atakalu” phenomenon, the all-powerful dance music of Congo has hit another creative peak by injecting animation vigor and vibrancy into each song and dance. The singing shouter, who is also called the animateur, characterizes many singers of the rural music traditions in the Congo. He leads each choreography by enthusiastically shouting coded instructions as to how to perform dance steps of the songs. Each body part is engaged in succession, as if to give other parts a chance to rest and converting ethnic village dances into massive parties that go on and on for the entire night.