Tag Archives: rumba

RIP: Papa Wemba

Musician Papa Wemba has died on stage at the age of 66… par actutete Congolese star collapses and dies at African music festival After 40 years as one of Congo’s biggest stars, singer Papa Wemba died on stage at a music festival in Abidjan on April 24 2016. The 66 year-old star was giving one… Read More »

RIP: Tabu Ley Rochereau

Congo’s respected Tabu Ley Rochereau died in Brussels, Belgium on Saturday November 30. He had suffered a stroke in 2008, and his condition had deteriorated in recent days. Tabu Ley was one of a few performers that defined modern rumba, with hits such as “Adios Thethe” and “Mokolo nakokufa” (the day of my death). In… Read More »