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Soukous Stars

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Paris-based supergroup comprising guitarist Ya Mbongo Lokassa, vocalist Ballou Canta, guitarist Dally Kimoko, vocalist Shimita, vocalist Zitany Nell, and bassist Ngouma Lokito, shaped in 1989. Their Megamix Vol. 1 was one of the primary soukous information of 1990.

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Music Songs I yelele, Marcory gazoil, Daly swing, Lagos Night, Sinovela, Tantina, Lok' Dance, Bazo, Nairobi Night, Likelele, Ma Elie, Lagos Night / Sweet Mother / Christiana / Aki Special / Stella / Wellenga / Oh Death / Lagos Night, Adiza, Modembo, Marie, Alinho, Soukous Forever, Ma doudou, Baloule, Dediche, Ki ngondi ngondi, Tu Connais Pas, Belle Claudia, Soukous Stars, Safi, Demo dub, Marcelina, Iye Lele Le, Zero, Kwaku, Sorry, Jolie
Albums Megamix Vol. 1, Bazo, Tobina, Pas d'panique, Gozando, Debaba et Soukous Stars, The Best Of, Vol. 1: Legende


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#Fact
1 He was also a fashion and style icon.
2 He was a Congolese musician whose blend of African, Cuban and Western influences became one of Africa's most popular music styles. He helped modernize Congolese rumba music, contributing to a new genre, soukous, which has influenced music across Africa. With his bands Zaiko Langa Langa, Isifi and Viva La Musica, he had several hits, including "L'Esclave" and "Le Voyageur".
3 His father wanted him to be a journalist or lawyer. After developing his trademark high-range voice in religious choirs, he made his debut in the Congolese capital Kinshasa at the end of the 1960s.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Les habits neufs du gouverneur 2005
Wild Games 1997 L'africain
Taratata 1995 TV Series
Life Is Rosy 1987 Kourou

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Children of Men 2006 performer: "Sakana" / writer: "Sakana" - as Wembadio
L'assedio 1998 performer: "Maria Valencia", "Le voyageur"
Black Mic Mac 1986 writer: "Proclamation"

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Identity Pieces 1998
Macadam tribu 1996
Life Is Rosy 1987

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Real World of Peter Gabriel 2009 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Importance of Being Elegant 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself
Later... With Jools Holland 1995 TV Series Himself
Peter Gabriel's Secret World 1994 TV Movie documentary Himself - Vocals

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The African Rock 'n' Roll Years 2006 TV Series documentary Himself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1987 Georges Delerue Prize Ghent International Film Festival La vie est belle (1987) · Zaïko Langa Langa
· Tshala Muana
· Klody


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