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Antoine Mundanda ‎– Mabele Ya Paulo / Mwana Aboyi Mama (Ngoma 1378)

Ngoma was one of the first record labels intended to provide local African music to the people of Belgian Congo (now the Democratic Republic of the Congo). It was the leading label throughout the 1950s, with a catalogue of more … Continue reading

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Trio Beros – Bana Conga / Mambo La Roffia (Esengo 101)

Editions Esengo was a recording studio and label founded in 1956, by the Greek businessman Constantin “Dino” Antonopoulos. The label was in based in Léopoldville (now Kinshasa), in Belgian Congo (now Democratic Republic of the Congo). Esengo is taken from … Continue reading

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Mokalu Albert – Mama Sophie / Marie Jose (Loningisa N° 106)

This is a rather rare African 78 rpm record. I could not find anything about the artist Mokalu Albert, only that these jazzy rumba sides were recorded in 1953. There is some info on the Loningisa label though. Loningisa, the … Continue reading

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