Papa Wemba

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Legal name: Jules Shungu Wembadio Pene Kikumba


Jules Shungu Wembadio Pene Kikumba (14 June 1949 – 24 April 2016), better known by his stage name Papa Wemba, was a Congolese singer and musician who played Congolese rumba, soukous and ndombolo. Sometimes dubbed the King of Rumba Rock, he was one of the most popular musicians of his time in Africa and played an important role in world music. He was also a fashion icon who popularized the La Sape look and style through his musical group Viva la Musica, with whom he performed on stages throughout the world.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1989 The Kershaw Sessions Papa Wemba 1
1992 Le Voyageur Papa Wemba 1
1995 Emotion Papa Wemba 3
1996 Wake Up Koffi Olomidé & Papa Wemba 1
1998 Molokai Papa Wemba 1
1998 Nouvelle Ecriture Dans L' Viva La Musica avec Papa Wemba 1
1999 M’zée fula ngenge Papa Wemba 1
2001 Bakala Dia Kuba Papa Wemba 1
2005 Papa Wemba Papa Wemba 1
2010 Notre Pere Rumba Papa Wemba 1
2014 Maître d'école Papa Wemba 1
Ceci-Cela Papa Wemba & Orchestre Viva la Musica 1
Kuru Yaka Papa Wemba 1
M'fono yami Papa Wemba 1

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