Orchestre Kiam

Face A
Maketa 
Ifantu
Makonda
Memi

Face B
A while back, someone sent me a bunch of old tapes picked up in Kinshasa. This collection of 7-inches by the great, under-hyped Congolese group Orchestre Kiam makes a strong case for delving into the world of Central African melodic guitar ninjas and hi-hat samurais. I’ve got a tons of old soukous tapes like this that I often neglect. This one no longer. Good summertime music I plan to spin freely this week.

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CMDreply
May 13, 2014 at 2:58 am

amazing.

Pete Ostridgereply
July 2, 2014 at 6:38 pm

Soukous,wonderful dancy summer music.

Alereply
May 25, 2015 at 5:18 am

Great band!

Ryan and Soukous Music – Northern Thornsreply
June 30, 2016 at 7:08 pm

[…] early 2014 I found this post on Brian Shimkovitz’s Awesome Tapes From Africa blog. Jeff Bryant from my old band […]

Edward Yonniereply
August 10, 2016 at 5:30 am

This music boom over Sierra Leone in 70’s and up to this present moment people are eager for it. You can’t imagine one cassette seller was playing this music, mid age gather to listen to it.I wish this type music come back again.

marcosreply
February 24, 2017 at 4:18 am

Can you find me moni a finda to me that was the greatest track by kiam

Lumumbareply
August 29, 2018 at 8:11 am

Marcos,Moni Afinda is my best of all time hit from Congo.you can find on youtube where everyone is going crazy over it.

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