Papa Wemba

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Jules Shungu Wembadio Pene Kikumba
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Known affectionately as the "Kuru Yaka", "Foridoles" (shrinkage of Formateur des Idoles) was a Congolese singer, songwriter, performer, producer and actor.
Born on 14 June 14 1949, Lubefu, Kasaï-Oriental, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
Died on 23 April 2016 after collapsing on stage in Abidjan in Ivory Coast (aged 66).

In 1969, he was one of co-founders of the group Zaiko Langa Langa with M'Vula N'Yoka Longo and he began his career with this group before leaving them in 1974. He was the first African artist to have had a golden record with his album "Emotion". It is known to have propelled several artists such as Koffi Olomide, Reddy Amisi and more others with his band Viva La Musica.
On April 24, 2016, Papa Wemba dies on the stage of the 8th edition of the FEMUA, organized by the group Magic System, later 20 min of show. A national mourning of three days is decreed in DRC.
After more than 40 years of career was one of Africa's most popular and prominent musicians in World music.
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SM-001 Papa Wemba - Mabele Mokonzi (Elou) album art Papa Wemba & L'Orchestre Viva La Musica* Papa Wemba & L'Orchestre Viva La Musica* - Mabele Mokonzi (Elou)(LP) Special Molokai SM-001 Zaire 1977 Sell This Version
Fran 007 Papa Wemba - Franco Présente Papa Wemba A Paris album art Papa Wemba Nkuru! Nkuru! Yaka! Chef Coutumier Du Village Molokaï* Et L'Orchestre Viva La Musica* Papa Wemba Nkuru! Nkuru! Yaka! Chef Coutumier Du Village Molokaï* Et L'Orchestre Viva La Musica* - Franco Présente Papa Wemba A Paris(LP) V.I.S.A. 1980 Fran 007 France 1980 Sell This Version
TIP 01 Papa Wemba - Papa Wemba "Le Jeune Premier" Et L'Orchestre Viva La Musica album art Papa Wemba "Le Jeune Premier"* Et L'Orchestre Viva La Musica* Papa Wemba "Le Jeune Premier"* Et L'Orchestre Viva La Musica* - Papa Wemba "Le Jeune Premier" Et L'Orchestre Viva La Musica(LP, Album) Time International Production TIP 01 Zaire 1981 Sell This Version
CLL 02 Papa Wemba - Bilombe Bakutani album art Le Trio N'yo. Bi. We Du Clan Langa-Langa*, Wemba*, Bimi*, Nyoka* Le Trio N'yo. Bi. We Du Clan Langa-Langa*, Wemba*, Bimi*, Nyoka* - Bilombe Bakutani (Album) Clan Langa-Langa CLL 02 Congo, Democratic Republic of the 1982 Sell This Version
PASS01 Papa Wemba - Bakosi Liwa Ya Papa Wemba Eee! album art Papa Wemba Le Kuru Yaka* Et Les Djamuskets de Paris Papa Wemba Le Kuru Yaka* Et Les Djamuskets de Paris - Bakosi Liwa Ya Papa Wemba Eee!(LP) Le Passeport PASS01 1982 Sell This Version
IAD/S 006 Papa Wemba - Mwana Molokaï album art Papa Wemba, Orchestre Viva La Musica* Papa Wemba, Orchestre Viva La Musica* - Mwana Molokaï (Album) I.A.D.- Industrie Africaine Du Disque IAD/S 006 France 1983 Sell This Version
IDD 2536 Papa Wemba - Viva La Musica album art L'Orchestre Viva La Musica* De Papa Wemba Le Kuru Yaka* L'Orchestre Viva La Musica* De Papa Wemba Le Kuru Yaka* - Viva La Musica(LP, Album) Don-Dass IDD 2536 France 1983 Sell This Version
TIP 02 Papa Wemba - Niekese! Elengi Hein!! album art Papa Wemba ..Kuru Yaka..* Et L'Orchestre Viva La Musica* Papa Wemba ..Kuru Yaka..* Et L'Orchestre Viva La Musica* - Niekese! Elengi Hein!!(LP) Time International Production TIP 02 Belgium 1983 Sell This Version
AC-10017 Papa Wemba - Beloti album art Viva La Musica De Papa Wemba Viva La Musica De Papa Wemba - Beloti (Album) Disco Stock AC-10017 Japan 1984 Sell This Version
REM 140 Papa Wemba - Champs-Elysees - Firenze album art Papa Wemba "Kuru Yaka"* Et Strervos Niarcos* Papa Wemba "Kuru Yaka"* Et Strervos Niarcos* - Champs-Elysees - Firenze(LP, Album) Rythmes Et Musique REM 140 France 1984 Sell This Version
1312 Papa Wemba - Evolution... Et Felisance album art Papa Wemba, Rive Kono, Pacha (9) Et Viva La Musica "New Look"* Papa Wemba, Rive Kono, Pacha (9) Et Viva La Musica "New Look"* - Evolution... Et Felisance(LP, Album) Not On Label 1312 France 1985 Sell This Version
007/85 Papa Wemba - La Guerre Des Stars - Likambo Ya Mopatasi album art Papa Wemba, Lita Bembo, Bozy Boziana*, D'jenga-K Esperant* Papa Wemba, Lita Bembo, Bozy Boziana*, D'jenga-K Esperant* - La Guerre Des Stars - Likambo Ya Mopatasi(LP, Album) Tchika 007/85 France 1985 Sell This Version
SDI 119 Papa Wemba - 8e Anniversaire album art Ekumany Papa Wemba Le Kuru de Kuru* Avec Koffi Olomide, Viva La Musica Ekumany Papa Wemba Le Kuru de Kuru* Avec Koffi Olomide, Viva La Musica - 8e Anniversaire(LP, Album) Gillette D'Or SDI 119 France 1985 Sell This Version
GIP/004 Papa Wemba - L'Esclave album art Papa Wemba L'Esclave (Album) Gitta Production GIP/004 Belgium 1986 Sell This Version
BMP 001 Papa Wemba - Siku Ya Mungu album art Papa Wemba Siku Ya Mungu(12", Album) Black Music (6) BMP 001 France 1986 Sell This Version
AC-10026 Papa Wemba - Ceci-Cela = セシ・セラ album art Papa Wemba / Lidjo Kwempa Et Orchestre Viva La Musica* = オルケストル・ヴィヴァ・ラ・ムジカ* Papa Wemba / Lidjo Kwempa Et Orchestre Viva La Musica* = オルケストル・ヴィヴァ・ラ・ムジカ* - Ceci-Cela = セシ・セラ (Album) P-Vine Special, Pili-Pili AC-10026 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
ESP 8438 Papa Wemba - Love Kilawu "Amour Fou" album art Papa Wemba Ekumani*, Orchestre Viva La Musica* Papa Wemba Ekumani*, Orchestre Viva La Musica* - Love Kilawu "Amour Fou" (Album) Disques Espérance ESP 8438 France 1987 Sell This Version
ESP 8449 Papa Wemba - Papa Wemba album art Papa Wemba Papa Wemba (Album) Disques Espérance ESP 8449 France 1988 Sell This Version
ESP 8459 Papa Wemba - Le Jour J (Nouvelle Generation A Paris) album art Papa Wemba, Modogo Gian Franco Ferre* et L'Orchestre Viva La Musica* Papa Wemba, Modogo Gian Franco Ferre* et L'Orchestre Viva La Musica* - Le Jour J (Nouvelle Generation A Paris) (Album) Disques Espérance ESP 8459 France 1988 Sell This Version
ESP 8450 Papa Wemba - Au Japon album art Papa Wemba Au Japon (Album) Disques Espérance ESP 8450 France 1989 Sell This Version
DSK1M Papa Wemba - Mokili Ngele Un Pas Qui Va Un Pas Qui Revient album art Viva La Musica Sous La Direction De Papa Wemba Viva La Musica Sous La Direction De Papa Wemba - Mokili Ngele Un Pas Qui Va Un Pas Qui Revient (Album) Dario Production DSK1M France 1989 Sell This Version
ESP 8466 Papa Wemba - Place Vendome La Nouvelle Generation album art Modogo Gian Franco Ferre* & Papa Wemba & L'Orchestre Viva La Musica* Modogo Gian Franco Ferre* & Papa Wemba & L'Orchestre Viva La Musica* - Place Vendome La Nouvelle Generation (Album) Disques Espérance ESP 8466 France 1989 Sell This Version
MA 4032, JL 0033, FI 04 Papa Wemba - Femme Sans Bijoux album art Viva La Musica De Papa Wemba Avec Stino L'As De La Chorale* Viva La Musica De Papa Wemba Avec Stino L'As De La Chorale* - Femme Sans Bijoux (Album) Mayala, Jaloux Jaloux, Flash International MA 4032, JL 0033, FI 04 France 1989 Sell This Version
66875-1 Papa Wemba - Papa Wemba album art Papa Wemba Papa Wemba (Album) EMI France 66875-1 France 1988 Sell This Version
LP125-1-2 Papa Wemba - Je Ne Regrette Rien album art Joe Moubiala & Papa Wemba Joe Moubiala & Papa Wemba - Je Ne Regrette Rien (Album) La Sape Inc. LP125-1-2 Belgium 1990 Sell This Version

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DeBaz

DeBaz

April 26, 2021
Tu nous manques beaucoup, Jules Shungu Papa Wemba! La légende de la musique congolaise!!
shadeleroy12

shadeleroy12

October 21, 2020
The King Papa Wemba ! Roi de La Sape !!
tomgboko

tomgboko

October 20, 2020
We miss you Papa Wemba Jules Shungu Wembadio Pene Kikumba!!
delicesbouenza

delicesbouenza

April 4, 2019
In 1969, he was one of co-founders of the group Zaiko Langa Langa with M'Vula N'Yoka Longo and he began his career with this group before leaving them in 1974. He was the first African artist to have had a golden record with his album "Emotion". It is known to have propelled several artists such as Koffi Olomide, Reddy Amisi and more others with his band Viva La Musica.
On April 24, 2016, Papa Wemba dies on the stage of the 8th edition of the FEMUA, organized by the group Magic System, later 20 min of show. A national mourning of three days is decreed in DRC.
After more than 40 years of career was one of Africa's most popular and prominent musicians in World music.
delicesbouenza

delicesbouenza

April 4, 2019
Jules Shungu Wembadio Pene Kikumba
Known affectionately as the "Kuru Yaka", "Foridoles" (shrinkage of Formateur des Idoles) was a Congolese singer, songwriter, performer, producer and actor.
Born on 14 June 14 1949, Lubefu, Kasaï-Oriental, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
Died on 23 April 2016 after collapsing on stage in Abidjan in Ivory Coast (aged 66).

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