Friday, June 16, 2017

Papa Wemba, Toleli Yo.

Last year, 2016, has been a rough one on the entertainment industry and fans alike. A seemingly endless string of musicians spanning musical genres from David Bowie and Phife Dawg of A Tribe Called Quest to Prince and Papa Wemba.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

RIP PAPA WEMBA.



Stay tuned to Tambour d'Afrique for more information and tributes coming soon.

RIP Papa Wemba.
June 14th 1949 - April 24th 2016

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

ONE OF CONGO'S GREATEST BASSIST NGOUMA LOKITO//
L'UN DES BASSISTES LES PLUS CELEBRES DU CONGO NOUMA LOKITO






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Tuesday, November 4, 2014

PEPE FELI MANUAKU ET LE GRAND ZAIKO WAWA///YA KALA NA OYA SIKA



Pepe Felly is also an original band member. Those who write up on Zaiko Langa Langa tend to only mention the names of those who sang upfront at one point or another. But Pepe Felly has been a vital part of Zaiko Langa Langa from the beginning and is responsible for changing Congolese music by introducing the Sebene to the song format. The sebene is a melody on two or four measurements, looped to express what the singer cannot express with words. It's the expression of the songs emotion through melody. This part of the song allows the music to connect even more with the audience. No, Pepe Felly was not a singer but as lead guitar soloist, he was definitely a star in the Zaiko Langa Langa line up just like Papa Wemba or Nyoka Longo.

Pepe Felly was born, Felix Pedro Manuaku in 1954 in Congo-Kin. The bio on his official website (which is in french) doesn't specify a city or village. He was born second in a family of 7 boys and 5 girls. As a child he attended The Academy of Beautiful Arts of Kinshasa. He began his career with Zaiko at the tender age of 15 in 1969. By 1973, at only 19 years old, Pepe Felly was named the best guitarist of the third generation of modern Congolese music by the Congolese press. In 1977 he played with Tabu Ley at Festac of Lagos, Nigera, recorded "Love Me Love Me" with reggae sensation, Jimmy Cliff and the French singer, Jacques Higelin. His guitar dominated Zaiko's sound until he left the group in 1980 at which time he formed Grand Zaiko Wawa. From '85 to '88 he toured with Grand Zaiko Wawa through Congo-Brazzaville, Gabon, Rawanda, Burundi, Niger, Switzerland, Belguim and France. (Zaiko Langa Langa has splintered into several spin off orchestras by this time. These 'splinters' will be covered over time...)
In 1989 Felly relocated to Switzerland where he took part in workshops of The Lausanne School of Jazz and giving lessons of guitar at Hello Jazz with American saxophonist Robin Kenyatta.
2005 found Pepe Felly meeting Narcisse Okon, an event coordinator, concert programmer, and DJ from Ivory Coast. Together they form Pepe Felly & Band who bring forth L'Afrique C'est Chic. L'Afrique C'est Chic is a showcase of African music from across the continet which seeks to be an international annual music festival.
Pepe Felly still travels to Switzerland and continues to play music.Today Pepe Felly Manuaku perfoms in Kinshasa, R.D.C. with his band GRAND ZAIKO WAWA and the Band's New Album "JEU DE SIX" featuring their lead singer TATYI LA DOUCE a reincarnation of the styles of Myriam Makeba, Abeti, Mpongo Love, Etisomba etc...








Friday, October 17, 2014

FAYA TESS, ARTISTE DE TAILLE

FAYA TESS DANS UN NOUVEAU ALBUM "DESOLEE"

FAYA TESS IN A NEW ALBUM "DESOLEE"



UN NOUVEAU CLIP "Désoléeee!!!!" de la célèbre chanteuse de la musique Rumba Congolaise(tiré de son nouvel album intitulé "Désoléeee!!!!" qui est sorti le 2 mars 2014