January 10, 2014

Tchico Tchicaya et le Groupe Kilimandjaro
Soukous Machine, Kilimandjaro Records ltd. 1987

Tchico, front

Tchico Tchicaya started in 1970 as a singer in the Brazzaville based
group called Manta Lokoka.
From 1972 to 1974 he was one of the lead singers in Les Bantous
de la Capitale. He occasionally collaborated with influential Zairean
group OK Jazz Band and recorded with le Groupe Kilimandjaro and Tchico
& the Officers. From 1977 to 1979 he stayed in Nigeria where he recorded
4 albums, Afro Festival, Amie Clara, Golden Voice and Méditation.
His nickname was ‘La Voix d’or’ and in that era he sang together with
Lolo Lolita with who he made one of his biggest hits ‘Jeannot’. Tchico
moved tp Paris in 1983. This lp is from 1987 and was made with Jacqueline
Brouta – vocals, Samba Kadhi Bell – backing vocals, Denis la Cloche –
solo guitar, Casanova de Ketchel – rhythm guitar, Remy Salomon – bass,
Denis Hekimian – drums, Lolitta Babind – percussion, Tony – keybords,
Jean-Marie Kabongo – Saxophone and Jean-Claude Léandre on trumpet.
I am affraid you will find dead links on all the older posts for now,
in the future however it’s promised to bring them all back. Listen…


1 Soukous machine
2 Mabele mboka etumba
3 Mamy rosa
4 Doudou pas quitté moin


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  1. glinka21 11 January 2014 at 02:44 - Reply

    Good fun, and great traveling music. The only problem is keeping my wife from bouncing around too much when she&#39;s behind our car&#39;s wheel.<br /><br />And Happy New Year!

  2. Anonymous 11 January 2014 at 04:26 - Reply

    Thank you!

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  4. Apurva Bahadur 12 January 2014 at 08:31 - Reply

    Thank you so much! Apurva from Pune, India.

  5. FrancoPepeKalle 17 January 2014 at 21:03 - Reply

    I like the post. Sorry I have not been around for a while. Just been so busy. But I love this post. It is soukous music at its best. Be blessed.

  6. Dairo Cervantes 25 August 2019 at 17:39 - Reply

    Gracias nuevamente Moos, “Soukous machine” se conoce con el nombre de “El zoológico” en la cultura picotera de la costa atlántica Colombiana.

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