Op Disco Stock hebben we vandaag een mooi stukje cavacha
van de Congolese groep Viva la Musica. Voorman Papa Wemba
overleed afgelopen zaterdag tijdens een optreden in Abidjan op
66 jarige leeftijd. Hij kwam tijdens zijn carriere diverse malen in
opspraak, onder andere wegens mensensmokkel. Papa wemba’s
echte naam was Jules Shungu Wembadio Pene Kikumba. Hij was
een van de oprichters van Zaïko Langa Langa..
On Disco Stock we’ve got this slice of cavacha by Viva la Musica.
Frontman Papa Wemba died last saturday during a performance
in Abidjan, age 66. He was involved in smugging scandals a few
times in his life. His real name was Jules Shungu Wembadio Pene
Kikumba. Papa Wemba was one of the founders of Zaïko Langa
Langa. Listen to his most succesful band, Viva la Musica..
01 – Beloti
02 – Dikando
03 – Libala makambo
04 – Amitié
Thanks mate Papa Wemba was my idol thanks for his tribute can you upload more please.
Thanks for publishing this LP. I was looking at your collection and didn’t find a lot of his albums. R.I.P. Wemba
It’s been a bad few months for notable musical deaths, and now it’s Papa Wemba. The consolation is that he died while doing what he did so very well: giving us all so much wonderful pleasure. R.I.P. Papa.
R.I.P Papa. His style was unique. No two songs had similar style or rhythm.
He made the first Congolese videoclip with siku ya mungu sang in Swahili. I think in 1986 if I remember well. Really pity he died so early. I was surprised that it appeared even on Belgian news. Belgian TV is not really a hotspot for African music. As a Congolese artist you need to die or to have problems with the law to be shown or mentioned on our TV stations. Remember Franco who also never appeared on Belgian TV before he died. I will always remember him as one of the greatest musicians of all time. Thanks for this record Moos, it brings me back to memory lane. Rik
This is an excellent album but it’s more an album of the singers of Viva La Musica than a Papa Wemba album. I hear Dindo Yogo, Emeneya, Esperant … but I don’t think Papa Wemba himself sung much on it.
Viva La Musica those days (late 70s early 80s) was a fantastic band and recorded some of the most exciting Zairean/Congolese music ever.
Chears Moos! Fabulous as always!! By the way, do you have anything from Camille Faruzi?? Thanks!!
I wish I had Erik, maybe some fine day..
just a couple of songs on downloaded albums and shop cd’s.
Oke, thanks anyway!! Enjoying the rest so much as usual!!
Hi Mrs Moos ,
Thank you very much for this discover .Thank you soo much , for the LP PAPA WEMBA BELOTI P-VINE .
In the next week , do you will can put on this blog GLOBAL GROOVERS the LP of Orchestre Viva La Musica please ? Here the references of the sought LP :
-PAPA Wemba Kuru Yaka et l’orchestre Viva La Musica RYTHM MOLOKAI FLEUR BETOKO TIP 02 NIEKESE ! ELENGI HEIN !!
A1 – RYTHM MOLOKAI
A2 – FLEUR BETOKO
B1 – CECI CELA
B2 – MUAN’ANGO
-EKUMANY PAPA WEMBA LE KURU DE KURU AVEC KOFFI OLOMIDE VIVA LA MUSICA 8ème ANNIVERSAIRE :
A1 – NANA EFIYE
A2 – LIBOZA
B1 – LOZY BIJOUX
B2 – EKILA MAZE
-PAPA WEMBA EKUMANY MOL MOL 002 1985 :
A1 – LIZE PARADISE (REDDY AMISI )
A2 – ARC DE TRIUMPH (PAPA WEMBA)
B1 – ZURA (JOSE FATAKI)
B2 – DIPANDA (LIDJO KWEMPA)
If you can this stress to research this LP , it would a well intention .Thank you soo much for you comprehension .
NO I CANNOT,
This is no jukebox !
Asking nicely-er than Lionel above… but please post more Viva La Musica. I know you just had a whole Congolese music week so it’s understandable if you want to hold off for a while.
Hi Niyi, I really would if I had more by them but I just don’t, sorry ..
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