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Mangasa by Simaro and TPOK Jazz (Lyrics and Translation)

Introduction The song Mangasa was released late in 1988. It was part of an album that featured four songs, all by Simaro. The other songs were Couerr Artificiel, Maclebert and Sindo na Bruxelles It was at a time when Franco’s … Continue reading

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Le Poete Simaro Lutumba passes away

  Lutumba Simaro, arguably the greatest songwriter in the history of African music, has passed away today (March-30-2019). Simaro, whose full name is Lutumba Massiya Simaro Ndomanueno, was 81 years old, having been born on March 19 1938. He passed … Continue reading

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Nganda Tosalaka fete Lopango Batekisa (Lyrics and Translation)

Introduction This song was composed by Lutumba Simaro and was released in 1983. A harmonious choral section is augmented by a typically brilliant delivery by Josky Kiambukuta who is on lead vocals. This song features an excellent interplay between the … Continue reading

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Maya by Simaro and TPOK Jazz (Lyrics and Translation)

Introduction This classic hit from 1985 was composed by Lutumba Massiya Simaro, who was Franco’s trusted lieutenant. However Franco considered the song a betrayal because Simaro recorded it outside the TPOK Jazz system while Franco was away on a extended … Continue reading

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Upcoming album “Ma Priere” could be Simaro’s last

Reports emanating from Kinshasa suggest that legendary Congolese composer/guitarist Lutumba Simaro is seriously contemplating retiring from the music scene. Simaro, whose full name is Ltumba Massiya Simaro Ndomanueno was born in 1938 and has been in the music scene since … Continue reading

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Simaro releases new Album: “Encore – Toujours”

Congolese music legend Lutumba Massiya Simaro, has released a new album. Simaro who turned 76 on March 19th of this year is still going strong and shows no signs of retiring from music even as most of his generation of … Continue reading

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Maya 2 eme version by Simaro Lutumba

This is the second version of the song. The original “Maya” was released by Simaro in 1986 and was voted as the Zaire song of the year. It caused plenty of tension between the legendary Franco and his trusted lieutenant … Continue reading

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Lutumba Simaro biography

Simaro Lutumba is a legendary composer/guitarist from Congo. Known popularly asĀ  “Le Poete” because his songsĀ contain deep thoughtful lyrics, his full name is Lutumba Masiya Simaro Ndomanueno. He is so good at analysing human nature that one would be forgiven … Continue reading

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