Frere Espoir Mpova
AFRICA: Congo (DRC) / African Gospel
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Tabu Ley Rochereau
AFRICA: Congo (DRC) / Cavacha
Pascal Tabu a.k.a. Tabu Ley Rochereau, born in 1940 in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Bandundu of the Bayanzi people, is a preeminent African singer of the modern age of African Music. Tabu Ley pioneered... More..
AFRICA: Kenya / Benga
Fadhili William Mdawida
Fadhili William Mdawida was a musician /composer who is most remembered for his song "Malaika" which he recorded with his band... More..
AFRICA: Kenya / Rumba
Super Wanyika is a Splinter group from Les Wanyika which itself split from Simba Wanyika. Confused?
No worries, here is how the story goes
Simba Wanyika was Formed in 1971 by brothers Wilson Peter... More..
EUROPE: France / Soukous
Reddy was Born (Namwisi Ngoy Amisi Mela on September 2, 1960,). He is a talented singer from the Viva La Musica crowd. Amisi sung as a child in his hometown church choir. As a young man, he continued singing and... More..
Simba Wanyika Original
AFRICA: Kenya / Rumba
Formed in 1971 by brothers Wilson Peter and George Peter Kinyonga, both born in Kigoma, Tanzania. They joined Jamhuri Jazz Band in 1966, which was one of Tanzania's most popular bands. They moved to Arusha in 1970,... More..
AFRICA: Congo / African
By LJ Zikimoto
Prince Zeka was in born in Bukavu, Congo (formerly Zaire). He started his music career in 1987 as a member of Bana Wenge, College Boboto Band in Kinshasa, Zaïre. In 1989... More..
AMERICA NORTH: USA: New York (NY) / Soukous
Lokassa Ya Mbongo, Ballou Canta and Shimita El Diego formed the Soukous Stars with master guitarist Dally Kimoko in 1990 as an outgrowth of their experiences playing together in Les Quatre Etoiles in the 80s. This... More..
AFRICA: Congo (DRC) / Rumba
Josky Kiambukuta Londa is an author and composer from Democratic Republic of the Congo, formerly known as Zaire. As a member of TPOK Jazz he played alongside Franco during their most popular period in the mid 70's... More..
EUROPE: Belgium / African Gospel
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AFRICA: Congo (DRC) / Ndombolo
General Defao belongs to the younger guard of soukous artists from the Congo. He hails from the Bas (Lower) Congo province, as does Franco, incidentally. General Defao has a background with the Choc Stars band - an... More..
EUROPE: France / Soukou-Ragga
BY Euloge Makombo of iMak Entertainment:
It almost seems like a flashback in the Congolese musical scene: Could it be Pepe Ndombe, a/k/a Paul Opetum Ndombe, Congo’s amazing tenor who... More..
African All Stars-USA
AMERICA NORTH: USA: Washington (WA) / Soukou-Ragga
“African All Stars” , like African music, cannot be classified into one category. The complexity and diversity of African people, language, culture and art is present in the music of "African All Stars"... More..
AFRICA: Congo (DRC) / Soukous
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Nguza Viking Mbangu
AFRICA: Tanzania / Rumba
Nguza Viking Mbangu (Born Nguza Mbangu) was a Band leader of Orchestre Maquis Original du Zaire.
The Maquis story goes back more than twenty years to the town of Kamina in Zaire's Shaba... More..