Filed under: Kenya
Madico were from… Well, I’m not sure.
The person who sold me the record said that they were from Kenya, which is where the record says it was manufactured in the small print.
But, the language listed on the label says “Lingala”, which is spoken throughout the northwestern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly Zaïre) and a large part of the Republic of the Congo, as well as to some degree in Angola and the Central African Republic.
I guess that they may have been from Angola, due to the song’s title. But if that was the case, the record would have been pressed either in that country or Portugal. Similarly, if they had been from the Democratic Republic of the Congo or the Republic of the Congo, the record would have been pressed in France. So that leaves the Central African Republic… But then why would the song have Angola in the title?
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Catalog number PEA 200 on Pathé Records, manufactured in Kenya. No other information available.