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  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    180g vinyl with sleeve notes by John Armstrong.

    Tracklist:
    A1. Meaculpa Mawewe
    A2. Mosese
    B1. Davadi
    B2. Tshina

    Includes unlimited streaming of Mosese via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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      €25 EUR or more 

     

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Includes unlimited streaming of Mosese via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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about

In 1979 the late Congolese musician Lumingu Zorro, protégé of Kinshasa’s legendary 60s band leader Dr Nico, recorded Mosese, his only pre-2000 solo album, for the Tabansi label- and this is it.

CHAMPETA STORM WARNING! The first-ever reissue of one of West Africa’s best-kept rumba-soukous secrets- as well as being one of the most in-demand titles on Colombia’s booming Champeta sound system scene, where a rare record is protected as fiercely as on the Northern Soul or Jamaican sound system scenes, the label scratched off, the record hidden from view when not on the turntable.

Possibly one of the strongest and most consistent Congo dancefloor albums ever recorded perfectly balanced between voices, horns, guitars and percussion.

Which is why original copies of this all-time rumba rarity almost never reach the open market, being traded between Colombia’s champeta picoteros (sound system selectors) instead.

In Kinshasa they say ‘Miziki ezelaki eleng ndeko’- ‘Sweet music, brother!’. Roger that.

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released October 11, 2019

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BBE London, UK

Sometime after the Universal Robot Band and sometime before where we are now, a pair of DJ/promoter/whatevers, Pete Adarkwah and Ben Jolly, ran a successful club night named after our eponymous song, playing a joyful mix of all they considered good. 'Wouldn't it be fun,' they mused, 'To release some of these tunes?' And so BBE (Barely Breaking Even) was born. ... more

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