November 19, 2018

Les Etablissements Bitho Présentent
l’Orchestre Viva Mandolina



Quite obscure release by l’Orchestre Viva Mandolina presented
by Les Etablissements Bitho. No record company, label or year of
release. It is a volume 2. With Julien Cladia, Ya Lélé, Djunilt, Longas
Cheridan and Barreto. Also on solo guitar the great Aladji Baba who
used to play with Orchestre Vox Africa. Get it & Spread it..

Tamelijk obscure uitgava vandaag met l’Orchestre Viva Mandolina.
Gebracht door Les Etablissements Bitho. Geen platenmaatschappij,
label of jaar van uitgave bekend. Het betreft een volume 2. Met
With Julien Cladia, Ya Lélé, Djunilt, Longas Cheridan en Barreto.
Tevens op solo gitaar de grote Aladji Baba die voorheen speelde
bij orchestre Vox Africa. Haal binnen en deel met je vrienden.

tracks ;

01 – Zonguela ngai
02 – Moussolina
03 – Nina lhony
04 – Laurenty
05 – Deception
06 – Ekoti


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  1. zaikonik 19 November 2018 at 14:59 - Reply

    Wonderful!! Thanks Moos – it swings like early Viva La Musica

  2. Joachim from Germany 20 November 2018 at 08:12 - Reply

    Hi Moos,
    I am wondering, why you don’t ever mak a difference between the two Congo states. I would like to know, what Contry of Congo your music comes from.

    • Moos 20 November 2018 at 09:59 - Reply

      Hi Joachim,
      Well, it is simply because this is not always clear.
      If the record reveals this information I could do it but mostly it doesn’t.
      I’m sorry but you’ll have to do some homework yourself and dig the web for more info..

  3. zaikonik 20 November 2018 at 13:02 - Reply

    This band is from Congo Brazzaville – I think some of them evolved into Veritable Mandolina, and vocalist Rapha Boundzeki was there for a while (I think) (search these names on youtube for more music)

  4. DJ Daudi 20 November 2018 at 17:43 - Reply

    That is some WONDERFUL music that I have never heard before. Sounds like Brazza’s answer to early Zaiko or Viva. Thanks for the opportunity to listen!

  5. Harris Diavua Salakiaku 20 November 2018 at 20:59 - Reply

    Hi moos I just wanted to ask do you have Bozi Boziana album that he recorded with Master Mwana Congo and Freddy De Majunga back in 1987?

    • Moos 21 November 2018 at 06:12 - Reply

      Sorry, don’t have that one Harris..

      • Harris Diavua Salakiaku 21 November 2018 at 08:39 - Reply

        Thanks Moos

  6. Dennis Keogh 25 November 2018 at 07:08 - Reply

    Thanks for this wonderful obscurity Moos.

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