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Papa Wemba

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Papa Wemba (1949 - 2016)

This week, we pay tribute to 66 year old Congolese singer and musician Papa Wemba who died a few weeks ago after collapsing on stage at a festival in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. Join us for the best of his recordings from 1977-1997 when he rose from stardom in Zaire to fame around the world.

Album Details
Mwana Molokai - The First Twenty Years 1977-1997 - featuring Papa Wemba with Viva La Musica (Stern's Africa STCD 3019-20)

Tracks featured...
TRAD ( BaTetela) / WEMBA: M’Balumuna
LUTUMBA: Télégramme
WEMBA: Adidas Kiesse
WEMBA / OLOMIDÉ: Mi Amor with Koffi Olomidé
WENDO: Efeka Mandundu with Papa Wendo
WEMBA: Jungle Amina
WEMBA: Aladji-Djambo with Asta Paola
FERRE: Victime de la Mode