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Remembering Aurlus Mabele

Background Congolese musician Aurlus Mabele is no more. The singer, known for his up-tempo soukous style passed away at a hospital in Eaubonne, Paris at the age of 67 after having contracted Covid-19. He has had underlying medical conditions for … Continue reading

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Grand Kalle: The founder of modern Congolese music

Joseph Athanase Tchamala Kabaselleh a.k.a Le Grande Kalle was the first great Congolese musician. He is considered the Father of modern Congolese music.He was born on Dec 16 1930 in the city of Matadi which is the capital of the … Continue reading

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Docteur Nico Kasanda

Docteur Nico Kasanda is the originator of the ubiquitous Congolese guitar style. He was born in the Congolese province of Kasai Orientale on July 7 1939 as Kasanda wa Mikalayi. That Docteur Nico became such an accomplished guitarist comes as … Continue reading

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Tabu Ley

Tabu Ley Rochereau is indeed one of Africa’s most accomplished Singer/songwriter. But He will be remebered most for his creative drive and for his innovations which had a huge impact on Congolese as well as African music. He along with … Continue reading

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