Since this blog has been started I have blogged on two female artists, Mpongo Love and Mbilia Bel. Both artists owe their career to Tabu Ley. Mpongo Love's career jump started when she met Tabu Ley's saxophonist at the time Empompo Loway Deyesse and Mbilia Bel went from singing back up for a few artists before becoming Tabu Ley's right hand (as well as wife). Tabu Ley's career spans over 50 years beginning with his first recording "Bessama Muchacha" under Joseph "GRAND KALLE" Kabasele's African Jazz. He later formed L'Ochestre Afrisa International which, along side Franco et TP OK Jazz, was the most succeful African band of its time. Here is a more complete Biography of the Congolese great, Tabu Ley and his accomplishments:
Here are a couple of his biggest hits, and one he wrote for Mbilia Bel:
AFRICA MOKILI MOBIMBA
ESWI YO WAPI (sung by Mbilia Bel)
TAMBOUR D'AFRIQUE AIRS TONIGHT @ 10pm to 12am EASTERN STANDARD TIME
click www.radiotriomphe.com at showtime
and enjoy the show. This week Guy is still on vacation so there will be another re-broadcast. This time it will be of Show #9 featering Zaiko Langa Langa guitarist Pepe Felly Manuaku. PEACE...