The Orchestra “Basongye” of Kinshasa (Basokin) celebrated on Wednesday, April 3, Songye Lomami space culture, in full Kalamu commune.
The public has goutté beauty of the recital of Hubert Mputu Ebondo alias «Mi Amor Pharaoh» black, Manager of the Orchestra. The artist has promised to bring the public to the deep Congo through the rhythms of his music Songye. It will also capture the people of Africa through one of his songs, “Musongye Mukelenge”.
Believe Mi Amor, these meetings that take place every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday and are organized to the attention of the songye diaspora and all the fans to better grasp and understand the songye culture. EC, in historical and sociological terms.
As a reminder, the songye people is currently at the centre of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Found northern Katanga, Kasai and Maniema.
The Basongye identify themselves by a totem pole which is the leopard. This people, because of its Egyptian origin, already decently dressed with the port of raffia, unlike other surrounding peoples. And the songye Chief had a distinctive outfit made of leopard skin and make-up is the face of the distinguishing features of this Panther, hence the name Mukelenge, which means leopard.
Preservation of the songye ethics
“The songye people has been to colonize other peoples, and it is the first to make the razor blade to shave, he invented the SOAP and made pottery. It is therefore Mukelenge, he speaks a language of Egyptian blacks. We Songye, the descendants of the black Egyptians are… », testified the president of the Orchestra ‘Basongye de Kinshasa’ (Basokin), Hubert Mputu.
30 Years of existence, this Orchestra has contributed to the promotion of the songye culture. It is invested to clarify to the public the identity of the songye people and print in golden letters the riches of different peoples of Grand Kasai, among others the Basongye, the Batatela, etc. A way for Hubert Mputu to share his experience with younger talent.
In return, they benefit from the supervision of Orchestra conductor “Basokin” group which has to date 25 musicians who know well how to interpret songs songye.
Among these young people, Mi Amor testifies that there that already make up songs in songye. So, instead of saying that the succession is assured in “Basokin. This is what makes even the strength of the Orchestra music. The songye music maintains solidarity and economic development of its nationals and preserves the songye ethics. The success of the Group «Basokin» is justified because it is open to other communities in Grand Kasai.