Filed under: Zaïre
The name ‘Zaïre’ came about from the Portuguese mispronunciation of the Kongo word nzere or nzadi, or “the river that swallows all rivers”. And while many people inaccurately refer to the Democratic Republic of the Congo even today, it was only officially called Zaïre from October 27th, 1971 to May 17th, 1997.
I haven’t been able to find any information about Sebastien Marini, except for what is written on the back of the record (originally in French):
Born on January 20, 1950 with Point-Black (Pontoon on Sea) in Congo-Brazzaville, Sebastien Marini was taken by the hand by Tino Baroza, one year before its tragedy disappearance with Yaounde, and then by Gracia former bass player of Ryco Jazz which ‘initiated it’ with the music. In 1969 it is sound arrival in Paris, after Equatorial Guinea, The Canary Islands and Spain. 1970, it is the departure in Canada and the United States of America. African access, Congolese then it is towards the dear children of Africa which it turns and dedicates its works.
“Bolingo Na Motema’ the full love my heart, I come to offer to all those which wait for a long time (friendly, buddies, comrades) this first 45 single” – Sebastien Marini
If you have any information, please contact me.
Catalog Number SAF 1668, Sonafric records of Paris, France. No release date given.