Jules Shungu Wembadio Pene Kikumba (14 June 1949 – 24 April 2016), known professionally as 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 Sape look and style through his musical group Viva la Musica, with whom he performed on stages throughout the world.
This album has an average beat per minute of 119 BPM (slowest/fastest tempos: 87/182 BPM). See its BPM profile at the bottom of the page. Album starts at 87BPM, ends at 147BPM (+60), with tempos within the -BPM range. Try refreshing the page if dots are missing). Recent albums by Papa Wemba.
Papa Wemba - Molokai.
Mwana Molokai - The First Twenty Years, 2004. Mwana Molokai - The First Twenty Years, 2004.
A double album covering 20 years that documents Papa Wemba's rise from stardom in Zaire (now . Congo) to international renown with the group 'Viva La Musica'. Papa Wemba was a vital and dynamic figurehead in the rejuvenation of Congolese music and founder of the controversial yet influential 'Sapeur' (Société Ambianceurs et Persons Élégants) movement that elevated the wearing of fashionable clothes to the status of a cult. Papa Wemba has been more or less the voice of soukous since it took off, known as much for his fashion style as his remarkable singing
Tracklist: 01. Excuse Me (02:06) 02. Zero (04:26) 03. Bakwetu (04:54) 04. Image (04:51) 05. If the Children Cry (04:07) 06.
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