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