Omona Wapi


Omona Wapi by Shanchie Records at Your Free Album. MPN: unknown. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. One of the more memorable and least anticipated collaborations in Congolese music, this early-1980s production joins Falstaffian guitar legend Franco Luambo Makiadi (1938-89) with Tabu Ley Rochereau (1940- ), the famed band leader and soukous pioneer. Where Franco fused traditional music with Afro-Cuban rhythms, the prolific Tabu Ley used a variety of international genres (disco, reggae, etc.) to rev up the regional style. Rivals during much of their respective careers, Franco and Rochereau comb


Omona Wapi by Shanchie Records
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One of the more memorable and least anticipated collaborations in Congolese music, this early-1980s production joins Falstaffian guitar legend Franco Luambo Makiadi (1938-89) with Tabu Ley Rochereau (1940- ), the famed band leader and soukous pioneer. Where Franco fused traditional music with Afro-Cuban rhythms, the prolific Tabu Ley used a variety of international genres (disco, reggae, etc.) to rev up the regional style. Rivals during much of their respective careers, Franco and Rochereau combine their talents here for a record that's brimful of Franco's sinuous and rippling guitar lines, Rochereau's sweet high-tenor vocals, solid rolling rhythmic support, sporadic horns, and some of Africa's best backing vocalists. A short album at 33 minutes, its four tracks begin with a rousing celebration of the summit meeting itself. --Richard Gehr

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Manufacturer:
Shanchie Records
Category:
Congo
MPN:
unknown
Release Date:
1991-07-01
UPC:
016351432421
Part Number:
unknown
Genre:
World Music
Artist:
FRANCO & ROCHEREAU
Publisher:
Shanchie Records
Audience Rating:
NR (Not Rated)
Publication Date:
1991-07-01
Binding:
Audio CD
Item Weight:
0.2 pounds
Item Size:
4.94 x 0.45 x 5.5 inches
Package Weight:
0.18 pounds
Package Size:
4.97 x 0.54 x 5.55 inches

 


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