Wednesday, February 11, 2009

DRC: The Revolution Will Be YouTubed

L’amour n’existe pas (live) performed by Koffi Olomide and Cindy le Coeur. Album: Bord Ezanga Kombo(Album sans titre), Diego Music, 2008.

No matter what one thinks of soukous and its mandated entourages of rump rolling, butt shaking girls, whenever Olomide has a chance to slow it down to a Tcha Tcho (from his 1990 album) and lets that Papa Wemba influence flow through, dude, you just have to put down what you're smoking and give the man is due -- the cat can croon. Even the CMJ New Music Report calls him Paris' "sultan of swoon."

However, Cindy le Coeur's voice is what makes the opening duet work. She's Koffi's Lisa Hannigan.

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