Monday, April 9, 2007


Before delving into the history of the one Pepe Felly it's only right that I give a background history of the band for which he played solo guitar, Zaiko Langa Langa. Zaiko Langa Langa is an orchestra (or band) whose history is very deep. Beginning with it's four original members.

Origins of Zaiko Langa Langa

As i gather more information of each band that introduce over time you'll notice that the bands were always shifting, switching and ditching members, and also forming new bands. In some cases they kept their own bands and still collaborated with other ochestras. From the future looking back it just seemed like musicians were just really all about putting out music. but not just that but putting out GREAT music. [It's like I can sense the] innovation and collaboration and just the all around love of music and freeing up the people with the music (even if it wasn't always the most political music), all of that really makes it hard for one not to romanticize about that time period especially when the music we were left with is so beatiful.

More Zaiko History

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Zaiko Langa Langa holds a special place for my family. My mother's uncle was once a guitar soloist and composer for the group (top row, second from the left, MATIMA MPIOSSO). My parents basically knew them (whoever was in the band at the time in the late 70s when they met) and on top of that my father is good friends with Pepe Felly. I won't give too much more away. Tomorrow I will continue with that... for now I leave you with some of Zaiko Langa Langa's early songs. Enjoy:

Zaiko Wawa 1
Elo 1 & 2
Massamba w/Empire Bakuba



Ronald said...
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ms bazu said...
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ms bazu said...

peace ronald.

you're right MATIMA K. MPIOSSO wasn't a singer but a composer and musician for the band. PEACE