donderdag 25 oktober 2012

Eduardo Paim




His new CD entitled "Etu mu dietu''
The Angolan musician Eduardo Paim,  returned to the record market with his CD entitled "Etu mu dietu". "Etu mu dietu" means  "Between us," in the Kimbindu language and contains 13 songs in the Kizomba musical style.  
  clip:   Etu mu dietu  2012 

 
Eduardo Paim & Jacob Desvarieux (Kassav)



















The album, which was launched last August in Lisbon (Portugal), counted on the participation of international stars as Kassav's Jacob Desvarieux, the Congolese star Papa Wemba, Cape Verdean musican Grace Evora, as well as Angolan Kuduristas Zoca Zoca and Agre G. Produced and directed by Eduardo Paim himself, "Etu mu dietu" is the result from the work of about a year and a half, which began in Namibia, through Luanda, Lisbon and Paris.
 
A short biography
Eduardo Paim was born in Congo Brazzaville, 47 years ago, where his parents had been exiled. As student he started  singing in 1979 with the group "Os Puros" together with Levi and Bruno Lara Marcellin. In 1982 Eduardo Paim founded a new band 'SOS', which became quite popular in Angola during the mid-eighties After he finished the course average electricity at Makarenko, Eduardo Paim devoted himself entirely to music.
In 1988 Eduardo Paim took a new step in the development of his musical career when he decided to leave Angola and to move to Portugal. In 1991 he made a successful debut with the album  "Luanda minha banda".
 
audio:   Som da banda - 1991
 
His real breakthrough, however, he reached in 1992 with his second record "Do kaiaia". The singer received his first golden disk for sales exceeding 50.000 copies.
 
audio:    Sao saudades - 1992
 
He continued his success with the albums "Kambuengo" (1994) which contained the  popular song "Rosa baila", "Chindu a tempo" (1995) and "Ka-Ne-La" (1996). 
 
Clip:             Rosa baile - 1994


Eduardo Paim & Paulo Flores















An accusation of involvement with drugs almost broke his career in 1997. From doing six shows a month his schedule was reduced to one per year. He decided to return to Angola in order to realise an old dream; building up his own record studio. With this new project  the "EP Studios" he soon earned a big name in the Angolan music business as producer. In this new role he supported the career of many Angolan singers and groups of the new generation such as Paulo Flores, Dog Murras and Banda Maravilha.

This focus on his producing activities reduced his own cd-output, so after the release of the cd "Mujimbus" (1998) his fans had to wait nearly eight years for a sucessor.

In fact the album "Maruva na taca" (2006) meant a real "come-back" of "General Kambuengo". With the participation of artists such as Bonga, Papytchulo, Nancy Vieira, Big Boss and Yuri da Cunha among many others, Paim gathered an impressive list of guest musicians on this album. After "Maruva na taca"  Eduardo Paim took again a long period before he came with his new cd "Etu mu dietu".  
 



 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Albums available at:
$ :   emusic
$ :   amazon
 
Discography
 
1991
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1992
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1993
 
1995
 
1996
 
1998
 

2006
 
2012

 

woensdag 1 augustus 2012

DEFAO

A SHORT BIOGRAPHY*
Born in Kinshasa on 31 December 1958 Matumona Defao Lulendo started his musical career in 1976, initially in Orchestre Suka Movema, then Fogo Stars followed by Korotoro and in 1978 Somo West. In 1981 he was enrolled into the then newly formed Grand Zaiko Wawa of guitarist Pepe Felix Manuaku before joining Ben Nyamabo in the formation of Choc Stars.

It was with both Choc Stars and orchestre Shakara Gagna Gagna (under the direction of Jeanpy Wable Gypson) that "Le General Defao" first came to national prominence. Working beside Ben Nyamabo, Debaba, Carlito, Bozi Boziana and Djuna Djunana in the phenomenal Choc Stars Defao developed his songwriting, singing and dancing talent.


♫ Audio: 1989 Ibrason - Debaba, Defao et Seja Kha
He finally quit Choc Stars at the end of 1990 in order to form Big Stars with Djo Poster (another former Grand zaiko singer). The partnership was not to last and eventually Djo departed leaving Defao to be singlehandedly lead the band. He gathered together a line-up of new musicians for Big Stars. Although initially Roxy Tshimpaka joined him from Choc Stars he was not to last and eventually a young dynamic soloist Jagger Bokoko was to become Defao's regular star attraction, along with his animateur Azanga. These two feature on virtually all of Defao's post Choc Star releases, sometimes with the new musicians of Big Stars and sometimes with guest session players and well known guest vocalists. Other regular Big Star members are singers Djo Djo bayenge, Debleu Kinanga, Adoli bamweniko, guitar accompanist Mogus, bass guitarist Guy Wa Nzambi, drummer Richa Cogna Cogna and percussionists Sedjo and Kavanda.




















During the first five years of Big Stars, Defao had a very creative and productive period and released at least seventeen albums, six of which came onto the European marketplace in 1995. During the 90's he becomes acknowledged as solo artist in the same league as Papa Wemba, Koffi Olomide, Bozi Boziana and Kester Emeneya. Although he still might not be selling globally in the same quantities as Papa Wemba and Koffi Olomide, there is no doubting his popularity among the Congolese. That popularity stems from his voice, which is both musical and forceful. His songs are classicly structured in the two-part rumba-sebene mold, and his dance animations are eminently likeable without being overtly predictable and gimmickly. Defao has not only on of the Congo's best voices but he is without doubt the best dancer out of all major Congolese voices.

Clip: Defao live in Abidjan - Sala noki

After 1995 he took a step back, with "only" two new cd's in 1996, one in 1997 and one in 1998, the album Copinage together with female star vocalist Mbilia Bel. beside this album Defao and Big Stars accompanied in 1989 also Zaksoba, a singer from Burkina Faso on his cd Sensuel.

In 1999 Defao had another very productive year with five releases, including the albums Tremblement de terre and La guerre de 100 ans. This unbalanced production indicates a lack of guidance from a good manager, which is also reflected in his continual change of producer and record company. Sometimes he even releases alternate versions of the same material on different labels.

In 2000 he dissolved his Big Star group and spent part of the summer in paris recording the album Nessy de London, with a superstar line-up of paris-based musicians. With the help of Nyboma Mwan Dido, Luciana De Mingongo, Wuta mayi, Ballou Canta and Deesse Mukangi, to mention only the impressive list of guest-vocalists, Defao made with Nessy de London again a fantastic record.
♫ 2000 Defao - Rigobert Song (from the album Nessy de London) 
Then it becomes silent around Defao. It's said that he got mixed up in a political misunderstanding that got him banned from performing by the late DRC president Kabila. He moves to East Africa and faces several difficulties in the new millenium, ranging from money problems to visa problems. His fans have to wait until 2006 - an unusual long period in case of Defao - before he comes with a new album entitled Nzombo le soir. After another four years this cd is followed by Pur encore in 2010. Apart from the fact that the album can only be downloaded and is not available as cd, it also suffers from a rather poor sound quality. This strange relase shows again that Defao still has problems with managing his career into a direction which can really capitalise his big talent. Fortunately he came back in 2012 with  the very good sounding The Undertaker.

(* Partly based on 'From Choc Stars to Big Stars' by Martin Sinnock (The Beat Vol. 15#4 1996)



















   2012 Defao - Mosky (from the album The Undertaker)

 The Undertaker is for sale at:  www.antilles-mizik.com


 DISCOGRAPHY

with Choc Stars (only albums with Defao compositions)

 1985






































1986













































































1987




















1988





























































1989





















1990
























1995
Although Defao had left Choc Stars, he
was still amicable enough with Choc Star
leader Ben Nyamabo to return for some
Choc Stars recordings











































with L'Orchestre Shakara Gagna-Gagna
1987




















1989




















with Big Stars & solo albums
1989







































1992
Early Big Stars recordings: Engunduka
 - Sohia doli - Simeti Afo - Hommage a
Dede & Asifo -
plus two Coc Stars
songs: Santa & Lina de ola




















































1993




















1994



















1995








































































































1996
DEF 001 Famille Kikuta
= Pitie mon amour





























ANC 095
FAN FAN DANS PHILY MBALA
Same as BENSON + 2 tracks
- Wadany mbamu & Somanza
















1997
NDIAYE 041
SALA NOKI
1 Animation 2 Sala noki 3 Papy Vilena
4 Sam Samitanga 5 Agence courage
6 Abdalah / 7 Capinage 8 Baby Ewing
9 maintenance

















1998



















1999

























































































2000




















2006




















2010
1 Mere Anto 2 Martin Tino 3 Chamutete
4 Pur encore 5 Auguy Luna (ft Papa
Wemba) 6 Jojo Mandiki 7 Desequilibre
8 Johnny Lopez 9 Boni Wandera 10 Olga
















2012