Toyebi Té - Lokua Kanza
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  1. Tika Ngaï
  2. Ndagukunda Tshane
  3. Etre Heureux
  4. Le Bonheur (Il Suffit d'Une Phrase)
  5. Mbiffé
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  1. Tika Ngaï
  2. Ndagukunda Tshane
  3. Etre Heureux
  4. Le Bonheur (Il Suffit d'Une Phrase)
  5. Mbiffé
  6. Nkolo Akosunga
  7. Good Bye
  8. Kumbo
  9. Na Mileli
  10. Toyebi Te
  11. Mboka
  12. Come Back to Me
  13. Mbana Mboye
  14. Baselombo
  15. Je N'Ai Pas Choisi
  16. Kumisako Nkolo
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Not a million miles from Geoffrey Oryema, Lokua Kanza, from the Democratic Republic of Congo, has a lilting, pan-African style. He might not show the roots of his homeland, but this is ineffably an African record -- largely acoustic, melodic, and carried by Kanza's gentle voice. The record works best, perhaps surprisingly, when he doesn't sing in English -- in large part because the English lyrics are execrable ("Good Bye" being a prime example). He does veer into smooth jazz/R&B territory at times, which really doesn't ...

Toyebi Té 2002, Sunnyside

UPC: 016728300322

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