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Papa Wemba

voc, 1949-2016 CD, Kasai-Oriental
Singer of World
A.k.a. Jules Shungu Wembadio Pene Kikumba Kourou-Yaka Bokul

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.

  • Vocals
  • Backing Vocals
  • Drums
  • World
  • Folk
  • Latin
Popular Tracks   
Yolele on Emotion by Papa Wemba
Ye te oh on Papa Wemba Live New Morning by Papa Wemba
Show Me the Way on Emotion by Papa Wemba
Wake up on Wake Up by Koffi Olomide & Papa Wemba
Kaokokokorobo on Pôle position by Papa Wemba & Viva La Musica
Chacun pour soi on Forever de génération en génération by Papa Wemba
Mi Amor on 100% Papa Wemba Vol.3 by Papa Wemba
Rail On on Emotion by Papa Wemba
Maria on M'zée fula ngenge by Papa Wemba
Est-ce-que on Nouvelle écriture by Papa Wemba, Viva La Musica & Mzee

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Band Members

Title Artist Year Type
Forever de génération en générationPapa Wemba2016Album
Kuru YakaPapa Wemba & Viva La Musica2014Compil.
Maitre D'Ecole (Rumba na Rumba)Papa Wemba2014Album
MolokaiPapa Wemba2012Album
Notre Père RumbaPapa Wemba2010Album
Au Village MolokaiPapa Wemba Et Kester Emeneya - Viva La Musica2008Compil.
Kaka YoPapa Wemba2008Album
8è Anniversaire De Viva La MusicaPapa Wemba2006Album
Ye Te OhPapa Wemba2006Single
Sans RatureDidier Milla, Papa Wemba, Madilu System, Koffi Olomide2005Album
Mwana Molokai - The First Twenty YearsPapa Wemba & Viva La Musica2004Compil.
Somo TropPapa Wemba2003Album
Mawe (Ron Trent Remixes)Papa Wemba2003Album
100% Star Bakala Dia KubaPapa Wemba2001Album
HiroshimaPapa Wemba & Viva La Musica2001Album
Les Tribulations Du Sapeur Du KasaïPapa Wemba2001Compil.
M'zee Fula NgengePapa Wemba2000Album
ZeaPapa Wemba1999Album
Mwana MatebuPapa Wemba & Viva La Musica1999Album
M'zée Fula-NgengePapa Wemba1999Album
MolokaiPapa Wemba1998Album
Dans LViva La Musica Avec Papa Wemba1998Album
Show Me The WayPapa Wemba1998Single
Show Me The WayPapa Wemba1998Single
Mokili PitiePapa Wemba1997Album
20e Anniversaire Vol.1 "Nouvelle Ecriture"Papa Wemba Et Viva La Musica1997Album
Nouvelle EcritureViva La Musica & Papa Wemba1997Album
Voyage Ya PotoPacha & Viva La Musica De Papa Wemba1996Album
Wake UpKoffi Olomide & Papa Wemba1996Album
Show Me The WayPapa Wemba1995Single
Pole PositionViva La Musica & Papa Wemba1995Album
EmotionPapa Wemba1995Album
Sad SongPapa Wemba1995Single
YolelePapa Wemba1995Single
ForidolesPapa Wemba et Viva La Musica1994Album
Kershaw SessionsPapa Wemba1994Album
Maria ValenciaPapa Wemba1993Single
Le VoyageurPapa Wemba1992Album
Mokili NgelePapa Wemba1991Album
Mingelina B 52Evoloko Jocker Et Les Langa Langa Stars Avec La Participation De Papa Wemba1991Album
Biloko Ya MotoViva La Musica De Papa Wemba1990Album
Je Ne Regrette RienJoe Moubiala & Papa Wemba1990Album
Biloko Ya MotoViva La Musica De Papa Wemba1990Album
Papa WembaPapa Wemba1989Album
Au JaponPapa Wemba1989Album
Place Vendome La Nouvelle GenerationModogo Gian Franco & Papa Wemba & Viva La Musica1989Album
M'Fono Yami / Hambayi EdePapa Wemba1988Single
M'Fono Yami / Hambayi EdePapa Wemba1988Single
Papa WembaPapa Wemba1988Album
Le Jour JPapa Wemba, Modogo Gian Franco1988Album
M Fono YamiPapa Wemba1988Album
Ceci-Cela = セシ・セラPapa Wemba / Lidjo Kwempa Et Viva La Musica1987Album
La Vie Est BellePapa Wemba1987Single
Love Kilawu "Amour Fou"Papa Wemba & Viva La Musica1987Album
Siku Ya MunguPapa Wemba1987Album
L'EsclavePapa Wemba1986Album
Rivila - Soyons - HumainsPapa Wemba de Viva La Musica, Le Poète Efongé Gina du Clan Langa-Langa1986Single
Papa Wemba et l'orchestre Viva La MusicaPapa Wemba Et Viva La Musica1986Compil.
Siku Ya MunguPapa Wemba1986Album
Papa Wemba EkumanyPapa Wemba Et Viva La Musica1985Album
8e AnniversaireViva La Musica, Papa Wemba, Koffi Olomide1985Album
Papa Wemba Et Viva La MusicaPapa Wemba Et Viva La Musica1985Album
Dans Champs-Elysees - FirenzePapa Wemba Et Stervos-Niarcos1984Album
Niekese! Elengi Hein!!Papa Wemba Et Viva La Musica1983Album
Mwana MolokaïPapa Wemba, Viva La Musica1983Album
Viva La MusicaViva La Musica De Papa Wemba1983Album
MalimbaPapa Wemba / Hector Zazou1983Single
Papa Wemba Le Kuru YakaPapa Wemba1982Album
Papa Wemba "Le Jeune Premier" Et L'Orchestre Viva La MusicaPapa Wemba Et Viva La Musica1981Album
Franco Presente Papa Wemba A ParisPapa Wemba Et Viva La Musica1980Album
Fleur BetokoPapa Wemba, Viva La Musica1978Single
Mabele Mokonzi (Elou)Papa Wemba & Viva La Musica1977Album
La Retrouvaille Historique De Papa Wemba Et MavuelaPapa Wemba, Mavuela SomoAlbum
Les Surdoués Du Clan Langa-LangaZaiko Langa Langa, Gina Wa Gina, Papa Wemba, Evoloko Jocker, Mavuela SomoAlbum
Beau Gosse Ya ParisPapa Wemba, Viva La MusicaAlbum
Consolation / Amoureux DecuGina Efonge / Papa WembaSingle
Dans Leurs Merveilles Du Passé (1977/1985)Papa Wemba et Djo NoloAlbum
BelotiViva La Musica de Papa WembaAlbum
Avec L'œil Du Grand Maître FrancoLengi Lenga Na Guidon Des Les Casques Bleus, Lita Bembo & Orchestre Stukas, Papa Wemba & Viva La MusicaCompil.
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