A special gift for Bakolo 70: 3 free songs !


Hi everyone,

It’s our great pleasure to celebrate the 70 years of the legendary band, the Bakolo Music International with a gift of 3 songs that were recorded in the most natural way, real live during a rehearsal. To all those who have supported us, THANK YOU!

These 3 songs are awesome, and each one deserves its own story:


When Jean-Serge Essous from the Brazzavilian Bantous de la Capitale came back from his trip to the French Antilles, he brought with him some songs he rearranged on his own way. « Philosophie » is a Biguine song composed by Gérard Laviny and arranged by Jean-Serge Essous. It is said that a new musical style : Zouk, was originated during Jean-Serge Essous stay in the  Antilles (1966-1971), from a spicy mix of Rumba, Biguine and Soukouss.


Ngange is one of the last songs composed by Bikunda Nzofu, the leader of BMI. The song means « Fetichist » or « Sorcerer » in Teke language.

Awela Boruma

Composed by Willy Nzoku, this song is a tribute to Plump Ladies!





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