Kongo Retro Band 83 – Escale a Brazza, Universal Music Records 1983

Kongo Retro Band 83 is a group or was, existing from artists
from different countrys. Grand Kalle and Adou Elenga from
Zaïre, ( Congo and Zaïre were seperated ) Manuel d’Oliveira
& Les San-Salvador from Angola and Les Bantous et Guy Léon
Fylla from Congo. The vocal parts are taken care of by Lutumba,
( is it ‘le Poete Simaro’ ? ) Elba and Diasi. Many names of which
I know little, if anyone can enlighten us ? I do know this is a
beautiful album, get it while you can.


1 Air fluvial
2 Basambala omoy
3 Samedi soir
4 Nandimi pasi


13 thoughts on “Kongo Retro Band 83 – Escale a Brazza, Universal Music Records 1983

  1. What a treasure! If I come to the Netherlands, will you take me to your favorite record store?
    I have never heard this and I am excited by the chance to hear it.

  2. Moos, I did download your files to listen and also to read the back of the album sleeve before making any further comment. I am still very excited about this record. I have not yet listened, but I going to bet that this is not made up of the artists listed, but rather a tribute to them. Joseph Kabasele “Grand Kalle” died in February of 1983 after an illness of many months, so I’m going to assume that he was not involved in 1983. I do not know what happened to Adou Elenga, but I doubt that he was active in 1983 either.
    I have been told many times that Lutumba Simaro does not sing although he is credited with vocals on a couple of other albums.
    I am still looking forward to listening to this later tonight.

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