At least judging from today's musical offering, Kwara System Originator Olumo ORPS 58, , his "Kwara System," named after his home state, adds a few uptempo fillips to the basic sound.
I hail from Kwara State. I was born in Oro that is why many people believe I am from Oro I grew up with elderly friends and contemporaries. I became more popular among them because I always sang during Ramadan fasting period, waking Islamic faithful in the community at dawn to observe Shaur [ Suhoor ] As a result of my talent, I became the leader of our musical group.
Thereafter, I moved to Lagos with some members of the group where I recruited others to join my group. I present today four cassettes by Malam Maman Barkah, the Niger Republic's acclaimed master of two traditional instruments of that area - the ngurumi , a two stringed lute pictured , and the biram, a five-stringed harp.
Malam Barkah passed away on November 21 of last year to much sadness in Niger and the neighboring Hausa-speaking areas of Nigeria. Radio France International reported, "Great emotion this morning in Niger when the local press reported the death of musician Malam Maman Barka, immensely popular in his country and also well known in neighboring Nigeria. The popularity of Malam Maman Barka is explained by his mastery of biram , a very particular instrument, and also by his committed songs.
He started his professional life as a teacher and learned the ngurumi , a two-stringed lute common in the Sahel region, where it is known by various names. It was as a master of this instrument, and his incisive lyrics which addressed classical themes as well as current events and notable individuals, that Maman Barkah achieved fame throughout Niger and northern Nigeria.
This led to many appearances throughout the world. The instrument, considered sacred, had fallen into disuse. The four cassettes in this post are the result of two cassette-hunting expeditions: By me in Kano, Nigeria in and by my wife Priscilla in Jos, Nigeria in He was very popular throughout the region!
He also plays for some time in Switzerland with "FC. In this period he gets acquainted with the guitar through a study friend. Also musically he shows himself a talented student and soon he joins the Congolese student orchestra "Africana" as rhythm guitarist. When he returns to Kinshasa, Mayaula makes a career switch from professional soccer player to professional composer and musician. Back home he immediately draws the attention of his former football president and band leader Franco , who asks Mayaula to join his band and adds his song "Cherie Bonduwe" to the repertoire of his TPOK Jazz.
The melodic and thematically rich song receives much attention, not in the least because the National Censorship Commission prohibits the song. The song was first released in Brussels, and rapidly found its way back to Kinshasa, despite the ban by the government.
In it was female singer Mpongo Love who scored with Mayaula"s composition "Ndaya," a song that tells the story of a woman happy in her marriage and confident of keeping her husband, despite the overtures of other women. Many people mistakenly think that Mayaula was not only a gifted guitarist and composer, but a good singer as well. Although he sometimes acted as background vocalist during recordings and live performances, he has never presented himself as a lead singer.
Probably this misconception is caused by a picture on the cover of the album 'Veniuza', on which we find Mayaula behind the microphone. Wednesday 26 February Thursday 27 February Friday 28 February Saturday 29 February Sunday 1 March Monday 2 March Tuesday 3 March Wednesday 4 March Thursday 5 March Friday 6 March Saturday 7 March Sunday 8 March Monday 9 March Tuesday 10 March Wednesday 11 March Thursday 12 March Friday 13 March Saturday 14 March Sunday 15 March Monday 16 March Tuesday 17 March Wednesday 18 March Thursday 19 March Friday 20 March Saturday 21 March Sunday 22 March Monday 23 March Tuesday 24 March Wednesday 25 March Thursday 26 March Friday 27 March Saturday 28 March Monday 30 March Tuesday 31 March Wednesday 1 April Thursday 2 April Friday 3 April Saturday 4 April Sunday 5 April Monday 6 April Quote from: mvulusi96 on April 18, , Who played keyboard in this album?
Ernest Mvouama. Quote from: BrazzaBoy on April 18, , This is one of those songs my parents played as a kid ALLLLLL the time and as I got older I didnt know the name of it or who sang it and couldnt even ask my parents anything about it because I had no idea where it came from. Yes, indeed. Gary Stewart: Rumba on the river page In it was female singer Mpongo Love who scored with Mayaula's composition 'Nadaya' a song that tells the story of a woman happy in her marriage and confident of keeping her husband, despite the overtures of other women.
Many people mistakenly think that Mayaula was not only a gifted guitarist and composer, but a good singer as well. Although he sometimes acted as background vocalist during recordings and live performances, he has never presented himself as a lead singer. Probably this misconception is caused by a picture on the cover of the album 'Veniuza', on which we find Mayaula behind the microphone. In he returns to Zaire where he releases the album 'Fiona fiona' in In the same year female singer Tshala Muana gains success with 'Nasi nabali', a composition written by Mayaula Mayoni.Mayaula Mayoni was a soukous recording artist, composer and vocalist, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. He was once a member of the soukous band TPOK.