Lopa Kothari presents Congolese singer and rapper Fredy Massamba in session plus the latest sounds from around the world.
Lopa Kothari is joined by Congolese singer and rapper Fredy Massamba in session. Originally from Congo-Brazzaville he toured with the Tambours de Brazza, Zap Mama and Didier Awadi, and last year released his first solo album Ethophony. Fredy sings exclusively in Kikongo, and many of the songs on the album reflect on the period of civil war in his country. He talks to Lopa about leaving Brazzaville, recording in Dakar and Bombay, and why he wants to say thank you to the Pygmy people of the Congo. Plus new music from around the globe.