February 5, 2015

Shama Shama – Nasambue
Rythmes et Musique REM 520

Shama Shama, front

It must have been around 1981, the release of this album
I mean, taken the popularity of the syn-drum. It didn’t take
very long before the whole world got tired with it but here
we are still in the phase in which it was hot to use them.
It is slightly disturbing if you want but it’s also funny to
hear the stuff again. Nuff said, Shama-Shama was in-
troduced to me thru this album on the African label. I fell
in love with the voice of Mopera Wa Maloba straight
away. Warm cavacha sound you don’t want
to miss, get it & spread it..


01 – Nasambue
02 – Mamisha
03 – Camarade n’dinga
04 – Fleur rose


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  1. glinka21 7 February 2015 at 02:33 - Reply

    Fine band, but I agree about the syn-drum. Hell, any synth other than electric keyboards cuts down so badly on flexible phrasing and (in some cases) tone control that the difference is stark. A shame synth made bands traveling so much cheaper, because it also reduced their value, in my opinion.

    End of rant. ;)

  2. Matthew 16 February 2015 at 22:02 - Reply

    I’m afraid I must respectfully disagree…I love those syn drums!

  3. bert spliff 24 February 2015 at 20:04 - Reply

    hoi Moos , ik heb al heel veel aan je te danken. Deze lp heb ik ook, maar dan een nette versie. Ik heb er een wav versie van gemaakt voor je. Als je wilt, geef me je email en ik doe een Wetransfer. Meest hartelijke groeten! Bert

    • Moos 25 February 2015 at 09:08 - Reply

      M’n email vind je achter mijn profiel, bedankt Bert !

  4. Anonymous 22 February 2016 at 18:40 - Reply

    Hello Moos, Cavacha was the dance created by Zaiko Langa Langa, Rumba Soukous was the genre. Musicologists confuse the two because of the mass media, but truth is, the base of the rhythm was created by Sinza Kotoko, who hail from Congo Brazzaville. Check out these tracks for musical observation, Veve (, Justine/Soukouss Ya Wawa ( – Soukouss Ya Wawa, you hear some similar patterns), etc. Also, check out this article (

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