Les Stars de Zaïko - Hôtel Bristol live DVD

A quick note to announce the imminent DVD release of this recent concert of les Stars de Zaïko at Hôtel Bristol, Brussels. Music Citizens are proud to appear in this video editing... Comprenez mon émotion!


Mexican Animals

ANIMALES MEXICANOS - A video program curated by David Jarrín Zabala.

So if you happen to be in Brussels. Do not miss Tin Tan singing a rumba to the dinaosaurs, or the great Paquita del Barrio fighting a bipede monster or the inspiring videos of the No Grupo.

It's at the Palais des Beaux-Arts today - screenings at 20:00, 20:40 and 21:20!!!



Excellent world music by Frenchman duo of Michel Sanchez & Eric Mouquet.
This is taken from their first album Deep Forest and is alltogether excellent, strictly emotional world music of the 90ies, made it to MTV even. Later on they went into producing material such as hungarian folk songs meet the chill buddha beats of ibiza or upbeat romanian tango etc.. you know the deal.
Heal the World.


Congo Love

This Saturday
17 APRIL 2010, 5 PM
(L. Vanderkelenstraat 28, 3000 Leuven, België)
In the context of the Afrika Film Festival

Refreshing compilation programme featuring great music videos, TV show appearances, live footage and other documents relating to 1970s and 80s Congolese pop music. Including artists like M'Pongo Love, Trio Madjesi, Orchestre Bella-Bella, Lita Bembo & Stukas Boys, M’Bilia Bel… These videos defined the stars. They also made fresh, inventive uses of the technology of the time, setting up playful ideas in mind blowing pieces that created a whole visual idiom. Historical documents, ecstatic music.
Curated by Xavier Garcia Bardon.

This is a short version of the Congo Love video programme I put together last January for the International Film Festival Rotterdam, commissioned by brother Edwin Carels.

M'Pongo Love: Déception d'amour (7')
Orchestre Bella-Bella: Zamba (3”)
Sam Mangwana: Fati Mata (7')
Defao: Chagrin dimone (excerpt, 3')
Tabu Ley Seigneur Rochereau: Nzoto na ngai (7')
Lita Bembo & Stukas Boys: Mombombo dominé (4’)
M'Bilia Bel: Rockia (2'30”)
Orchestre Bella-Bella: Zizina (4’)
Trio Madjesi: 8e Round (13’)


African China

African China: "Men wey sabi" (Globedisk Music, Nigeria, 2007)

My name is Chinagorom Onuoha, popularly and musically known as African China. The name African China stands for "African Children Have Ideas Natural for African". I was born in the ghetto called Orile in Lagos, Nigeria. I had my secondary education at Iganmu High School and my primary education at Metropolitan Primary School. I am from Imo state and I happened to be the last child of my mother. I started music in 1985 at the age of seven and went fully into music at the age of 18 in 1996, after my secondary school. I became a professional in the game in 1999. I got my first award at the Nigerian international song festival N.I.S.O.F.E. 99. before I had even released my debut album "Crisis" that later went on to win so many more awards like: *the best reggae/ ragga dancehall for Fanta Fame musical award 2003 merit award*, *Unfication peace award from the OPC*, *1st Nigerian Entertainment award*, *N.U.S.E.C award*, *Best award and Grand hotel award for best perfomance*...and many many more. Now I have another album out titled "Mr. President", the hottest selling album in the Nigeria. The track is also featured on the internationally released compilation "Lagos Stori Plenti - Urban Sounds from Nigeria" (Out Here Records), the first compilation of its kind concentrating on contemporary music from Nigeria. Part of the promotion for this compilation also saw me touring five German countries. My kind of music is basically African in nature, it's called PIDGIN Reggae/dancehall. My inspiration comes from the people on the street and GOD. I WANT TO BE SEEN LIKE EVERY OTHER NIGERIAN/AFRICAN, UNDERGOING PAINS LIKE OTHERS. NOTHING DEY PA...............................