March 8, 2022

Lita Bembo et l’Orchestre Stukas Mombombo
Nkolo Kwanga
CID 783

Hello groovers, how are you today ? Me ? I’m just recovering
of Covid-19 myself. Managed to stay out of the wind for two years,
but one week ago it finally got me. This omikron variety feels like
having a serious cold, some muscle and back pain, but not too heavy.
Anyway, I’m glad it’s slowly leaving the body again ..
What have we got for you today ? Another album with Lita Bembo
and his Stukas Mombomba Orchestra. We have heard a lot of music
from Congo over the years, but Lita’s sound is something on its own.
He was a theatrical figure, his music was like Congolese Pop-Cavacha.
Quite contageous and very uplifting, listen ..

Hallo groevers, hoe is het ? met mij ? Gelukkig ben ik weer wat aan
het opknappen. Na twee jaar uit de wind te zijn gebleven heeft Covid-19
me vorige week toch te pakken gekregen. De Omikron variant is als een
stevige neus-verkoudheid met wat lage rug- en spierpijn. Gelukkig niet
al te heftig, maar fijn dat het weer langzaam bijtrekt ..
Wat hebben we vandaag voor je ? Nog zo’n fijne plaat met Lita Bembo
en Zijn Stukas Mombombo Orkest. We hebben over de jaren veel
Congolese muziek gehoord, maar die van Lita heeft een stijl die op zich
zelf staat. Hij was een theatraal figuur en zijn muziek was als Congolese
Pop-Cavacha. Tamelijk aanstekelijk en verfrissend, luister ..


Stukas 83 de Lita Bembo 1983
La Guerre des Stars 1985
le Stukas du Zaïre 1985
Lita Bembo en Concert 1982
Franco présente ..
Afro Rythmes présente ..
l’Afrique Danse 360.131 1979
l’Afrique Danse 360.130 1979
l’Afrique Danse 360.112 1978
l’Afrique Danse 360,122 1978

01 – Dina
02 – Ezida
03 – Sono
04 – Mobali ya bato


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  1. Charlie 8 March 2022 at 17:16 - Reply

    Thanks for the contagious music! I hope you recover quickly.

  2. Anonymous 8 March 2022 at 19:22 - Reply


    I hope that you have a speedy recovery with no lingering effects. Rest in Peace to Doug Paterson, whose contribution to African music is immense.

    Thanks, as always.


  3. john farley 8 March 2022 at 22:10 - Reply

    Moos, hope you recover completely soon! I’ve managed to avoid it so far but Omicron numbers are picking up in New Zealand. Stay safe!

  4. anon 9 March 2022 at 03:54 - Reply

    Thanks so much! Anyone know a date / era on this one? Appears to be the same version as the Sono at this link where the album cover says 76/77. Which may be the era where Bongo Wende (soon to move to Papa Wemba’s Viva La Musica) was the lead guitarist? Though I could be at a stretch here.

  5. Anonymous 9 March 2022 at 07:39 - Reply

    Wishing you a speedy and full recovery. Hope your taste buds are still fully functional (a common side effect) and your thirst for aural pleasure remains intact. As always thanks for the uplifting music which globally we can all use, particularly in light of the geopolitical situation in Europe at the moment. Just when the world emerges from a very destabilizing pandemic with a common enemy some nutcase megalomaniac decides to capitalize on that fatigue and make things far worse. I suppose he doesn’t care at all about his legacy and it’s blatantly obvious his cronies don’t give a damn for anybody but themselves. I’m not one to normally request anything but perhaps some Ukrainian folk music would be apropos.

    • Moos 9 March 2022 at 08:15 - Reply

      Thank you for your thoughts Anonymous,
      if I would have that type of music
      it certainly would be appropriate ..

  6. D. Ndambuki 9 March 2022 at 12:55 - Reply

    Thanks for another Lita Bembo Moos. Sorry to hear about your bout with COVID-19’s Omicron. At least you survived. Here in the US those of us who got the 2 vaccines and booster jab are waiting for another one in July.

  7. Nick Beddow 9 March 2022 at 14:26 - Reply

    Keep resting and it will pass, Moos – hope you’re feeling great soon! All the best, Nick (Delta Veteran)

  8. Mouhamadou F Ndiaye 9 March 2022 at 15:30 - Reply

    Wishing you a full a nd speedy recovery. Glad to know you’re ok now.

  9. david 9 March 2022 at 16:53 - Reply

    Hope you are feeling better! Same thing happened to me recently, fine now but still not sure how it got me. Thanks as always for sharing all the great music. Hopefully we are getting to the end of this horrible time.

  10. John Mkaya 2 December 2022 at 09:45 - Reply

    What? My Friend Douglas. Fare thee well.

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