Saturday, September 10, 2011

Tshala Muana - Nasi Nabali (1985)

Here is another dose of mutuashi rhythms from the champion of the southeastern Congo style, Tshala Muana. This is one of my favorite Tshala Muana records, in part due to the superb lead guitar provided by Souzy Kasseya. None of the musicians is credited on the record sleeve, so if you know who else sat in on this session, please let us know in the comments.

Tshala Muana was one of very few women to succeed in Congo's male-dominated music industry, through her strong song composition, sweet singing and flamboyant style. After beginning her career as a singer and dancer in both Mpongo Love's and Abeti's bands, she became a star in her own right. This album captures her at her peak.
Enjoy sometime soon!


Africolombia said...

This melody "Ndeko Ya - Samuel" reminds me of the festivals and dances of the 80s sounded the picós (Sound Systems) in the south of Barranquilla

I personally thought that this melody was of the singer Mbilia Bel, the customs of the proprietary of the Picós and DJs was to disappear the identification, references and album covers African to keep Only for them exclusively. but until now I know that is Tshala Muhana, thank you!


Anonymous said...

truly Congo's most unique musician in the sense that no one else does what she does - sing mutwashi effortlessly and prodigiously

wuod k

John B. said...

Thanks for this. Great album!

ralf2152 said...

the truth is hard to confuse the voice with that of bel Mbilia Muana Tshala have a quite different tone.
Mbillia's voice is even softer and goes straight into the listener, without diminishing the great voice of Tshala Muana is excellent.

Thank you for this work.
an excellent guitar, who is?


Apurva Bahadur said...

Many thanks for this upload. Apurva from Pune, India.

Anonymous said...


vous n'auriez pas l'album de Tshala Muana des années début 80 où il y a la chanson "Mpokolo" , elle a fait des clips à Paris notamment!