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Mose Se ‘Fan Fan’

b. Mose Se Sengo, 16 Oct 1945, Kinshasa, Zaire. Grasp guitarist Mose ‘Lover Fan’ started to play music when he was delivered to boarding college in Kinanga. On his go back to Kinshasa he became a member of Rickem Jazz after that Trend for low-key night performances as presented guitarist. Franco noticed him using Trend and invited him to become listed on Alright Jazz, with whom he stayed for quite some time. Ultimately, and in tandem with many fellow Alright Jazz music artists including Youlou Mabiala, he still left to create Orchestre Somo Somo. The name means ‘dual dread’ and was raised through the 1972 hit tune ‘Djamelasi’, which Mose had written for OK Jazz. Nevertheless, the music group collapsed when Mabiala was wounded in an automobile crash. He ultimately came back to Franco while various other former people of Somo Somo became a member of Tabu Ley and Orchestre Verve. Mose elected to keep Zaire, and create brand-new incarnations of Somo Somo in Zambia, Tanzania and Kenya. During his five years in Tanzania he also proved helpful concurrently with Orchestre Makassy, composing songs such as for example ‘Mosese’ and ‘Meloma’ on their behalf. In Kenya he fulfilled Robin Scott (the musician behind M’s ‘Pop Musik’), who prompted him to come quickly to London and stick with him. Provided a agreement by Stern’s Information, Mose constructed an English-based edition of Somo Somo. Two albums had been released, the next documented in Paris, of which period Somo Somo collapsed once again. Back in Britain, he created an record with Bana Alright, featuring many veterans of Alright Jazz, however the task was deserted when the group was struggling to gain a visa to try out live. Afterwards, he proved helpful for half a year being a civil servant using the Royal Military Medical Corps, but was undoubtedly drawn back again to music. He re-emerged in 1995 with a fresh record, Hello Hello, documented with members from the Quatre Etoiles – Syran Mbenza, Bopol Mansiamina, Wuta Mayi, Nyboma, Miguel Yamba, Komba Mafwala and visitor superstars Sam Mangwana and previous colleague Youlou Mabilia. These periods were again acknowledged to Somo Somo.

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