"In 1973 Evoloko created a new dance that swept the capital. Shungu Wembadio gave it a name, cavacha. There are many stories of how the cavacha evolved, one of which Evoloko told himself. It seems a papa boufon, a street character, amused Evoloko's neighborhood with a dance of exaggerated hip movements that resembled a football player's feints. The dance, he said, came from the Sakata people along the Kasai river. He had simply modernised it. 'In the beginning I couldn't get my legs and shoulders synchronised. But by rehearsing I managed to come close to the tradition.' The cavacha rendered all the current dances passé."
- Gary Stewart Rumba On The River
My intro to Orchestre Kiam was World Passport's Kinshasa - Nairobi Express #4 mix, @ http://ethnomusic.podomatic.com, complete with a claim that the guitar solo on Kiam b-side Memi was the best in the history of music. Not that far off the mark, as it turns out.
african 360 062 (1975)
01 Yoyowe 1 & 2 10.40
02 Muana Kiam 5.40
03 Kunde Kunde 1 & 2 10.38
04 Baya-Baya 1 & 2 11,20
05 Nina 5.17
06 Lombe 5.30
Muzola Ngunga / Bakolo Keta / Adoli / Solola Sol Sol / Laza / Lele N'Sundi / Djuke / Sonora / Dezai / Morema / Kady / Vechiko