COMPOSERS: Antoine Moundanda
LABELS: Indigo Label Bleu
PERFORMER: Antoine Moundanda; Likembé Géant
CATALOGUE NO: LBLC 2541
The veteran Antoine Moundanda’s songs hark back a few decades in the process of evolution. Here are the riffing guitar patterns of Congo/Zaïre pop, only his trio plays them on the likembé or thumb piano. The sound, with a touch of studio production, is basically acoustic. To contemporary ears, it’s like hearing rural blues when used to the electric Chicago version – another world, the same meaning.