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Mehida by Josky Kiambukuta and TPOK Jazz (Translation and Lyrics)

Introduction The song Mehida, was composed by Josky Kiambukuta and was released in 1983 as the lead song in the album labeled “Franco Presente Josky Kiambukuta”. The album featured three other songs composed and sung by Josky: Alita, Massini and … Continue reading

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Mibali Basala Attention by Josky Kiambukuta & TPOK Jazz (Translation and Lyrics)

Introduction The song Mibali Basala Attention which translates to “Men beware”, was composed by Josky Kiambukuta around 1990. It was on Face B of the Chandra album and was one of the first albums released following the passing of Franco … Continue reading

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Osilisi ngai mayele by Josky Kiambukuta (Translation and Lyrics)

Introduction This song was released in 1987 as part of the album named Franco Present Josky Kiambukuta. The album featured two other songs: Kita Mata Bloque and Minzata. It marked Josky’s return to TPOK Jazz after he had left the … Continue reading

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Tokabola Sentiment by Josky and TPOK Jazz (Lyrics and Translation)

Introduction Tokabola Sentiment translates to: Let’s share the feeling. Released in 1979, this is one of Josky Kiambukuta’s greatest hits. In Zaire (now Congo), it was popularly known as Lukusa Tanzi. While in East Africa especially Kenya, it was popularly … Continue reading

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Minzata by Josky Kiambukuta (Lyrics and Translation)

Introduction to Minzata The song Minzata is from the 1987 album “Franco Presente Josky Kiambukuta”. It was recorded in Brussels after Josky was convinced by Franco to return to TPOK Jazz. Josky had left the band in 1986 and recorded … Continue reading

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Missile by Josky Kiambukuta (Lyrics and Translation)

The song Missile was released in 1983. It was recorded in Paris as part of the Choc Choc Choc sessions that featured musicians from both Afrisa and TPOK Jazz. Lyrically it is a classic Josky Kiambukuta song that laments the … Continue reading

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Tokoma Ba Camarade Pamba (Lyrics and Translation)

This is one of Franco’s classic songs and most reknown from the golden era of TPOK Jazz. It features exhilarating guitar riffs by Franco as well as superb vocals by Franco and Josky Kiambukuta Back to Kenya Music Page

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Biography of Michelino Mavatiku Visi

Birth in Matadi Michelino Joins Africa Fiesta Sukisa Michelino with Tabu Ley and Afrisa Michelino in Festival Maquisards Michelino in Les Grand Maquisards Michelino Joins Franco & TPOK Jazz Video of TPOK Jazz performing the hit song “Salima” Re-Union with … Continue reading

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Chacun pour soi by Franco (Lyrics and Translation)

1983 was a very productive year for TPOK Jazz. That year, OK Jazz produced 10 albums. Among these was the album Choc Choc Choc featuring Franco, Mavatiku Visi (Michelino) and Josky. In this song Josky provides the chorus line while … Continue reading

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Cherie Bondowe by Mayaula Mayoni & TPOK Jazz (Lyrics and Translations)

Introduction The song Cherie Bondowe by Mayaula Mayoni was released in 1975. It was highly controversial because it presented the life of a prostitute from her perspective. It was seen to be promoting or at the very least defending prostitution. … Continue reading

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