April 15, 2010

Orchestre Les Mangelepa – The Riot Continues,Pathé Marconi EMI 1977

From 1977 comes this album by les Mangelepa, a Congolese band
that operated in Kenya. To give you some decent information I’d better
redirect you to muzikifan .
As you may have seen I started a little enquete to see what lives most
among our visitors, it runs untill the 6th of may when the page has it’s two
year anniversary. Thanks for participating. Meantime we’re gonna do some
dancing with Orchestre Les Mangelepa, hope u enjoy.


1 Mangelepa kamili
2 Sakina
3 Nganga-kimetu
4 Ekubuku


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  1. Anonymous 15 April 2010 at 20:45 - Reply

    Thaks moss, its a beuty sound, les mangelepa its my favorite bands. incluiding kiam, lipua lipua, kiland orc mabalatai.

  2. Kostas from Greece 15 April 2010 at 21:20 - Reply

    Thank you my friend,
    thank you very much for this wonderful music.

  3. Dr.Frank 15 April 2010 at 22:05 - Reply

    Thanks very much for posting this great album.
    The band is still operating in Kenya, I saw them last month playing in Nairobi, here are some pictures:

  4. jorge zaiko 15 April 2010 at 22:16 - Reply

    Hola my friend I am jorge zaiko langa of colombia barranquilla, I like his(her,your) blog and I am charmed with the African music the better(best) of this world.

    He(She) lacks music of gaby lita thick-lipped, orchestra shika shika, stukas, grand zaiko wawa, langa langa stars, choc stars, zaire promotion 2000, and many mas of the congo and of the zaire.

    My mail is my cel is 3017492771 my faceboock aparesco as jorge zaiko langa.

  5. Apurva Bahadur 16 April 2010 at 15:21 - Reply

    Very seductive music! I am stuck listening to just one song over and over – Sakina, which is SO GOOD. Don’t miss this album. Apurva from Pune, India.

  6. Timothy 17 April 2010 at 06:01 - Reply

    Thanks Moos! The Mangelepa “boys” rocked Kenya, Uganda,Tanzania, Ruanda, Burundi, Malawi and Zimbabwe but they seem to have been unknown in their native Congo (In the heart of Africa, the competition was much stiffer!). They were based in Kenya and the secret behind their success must have been the spellbinding voice of their leader, “Le Capitaine” Bwamy.

  7. joe 19 April 2010 at 13:45 - Reply

    Mangelepa was one of the bands that stimulated my interest in African music. In the early 80’s, I was listening fairly regularly to the musical program (I believe it was called ‘Kilimanjaro’) on Africa No 1 in Libreville, Gabon. They were giving ‘Pambana’ fairly heavy air play, and that song just grabbed my attention and hooked me. It wasn’t until years later, when the internet really kicked in, that I figured out who the band was, but I played those off-air recordings to death! Thank you so much!

  8. Antonio Xavier 24 May 2010 at 15:31 - Reply

    Por Favor, sou de Mozambique e se por acaso alguem tem musica dos Les Mangelepa, mande para Obrigado

  9. Antonio Xavier 24 May 2010 at 15:34 - Reply

    Gosto muito dos Les Mangelepa. Se alghuem tiver musica deles favor de mandar para mim. Obrigado

  10. Davis 23 March 2019 at 18:31 - Reply

    Hello Moos!

    Thank you very much for capturing these fond mangelepa memories.

    Surely, nkbidy dies it better than Les Mangelepa!

    Kindly get us the 7Th Anniversary album by Mangelepa. It’s our dynamite!!! “

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