Author Topic: THIS COMEDIAN WAS JUST AS POPULAR MUSICALLY IN KIN AS MAISON MERE (1997-99)  (Read 482 times)

Matebu on: September 13, 2017, 21:09

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Le comédien le plus suspect  ;D




He and his band were performing in every neighborhood of Kin mostly for free as most were suffering from the effects of war. Powerful génériques and great lyrics from Mbuta himself

MwanaMokili #1 on: September 14, 2017, 11:32

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Le comédien le plus suspect  ;D




He and his band were performing in every neighborhood of Kin mostly for free as most were suffering from the effects of war. Powerful génériques and great lyrics from Mbuta himself

Indeed!!

I rememebr his dance Helicopter!!!

You have evoked memories of this man. I will dig up the old compact Tape, dust it an dplay it on auto reverse for my trip upcountry this weekend.

whateever happened to Mbuta and his team?
Are they still playing or di they break up ( Like most groups when the money kicks in... )

Thanks Man.

princesab #2 on: September 14, 2017, 13:37

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ZamundaPrince #3 on: September 14, 2017, 15:05

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Where is Diego Lee Tupac the vocalist? Wali Kikomba was based in Nairobi Kenya singing with rhumba Japan the last time I checked. Mbuta Likasu was immensely popular this sides of East Africa but unfortunately fell prey to con promoters when he came for a concert. Promoter deserted him after concert and was left to do mini concerts for air ticket back home

ZamundaPrince #4 on: September 14, 2017, 15:26

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from his most recent release. He's maintained the same style and has some melodious vocalists too

Matebu #5 on: September 14, 2017, 18:53

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Indeed!!

I rememebr his dance Helicopter!!!

You have evoked memories of this man. I will dig up the old compact Tape, dust it an dplay it on auto reverse for my trip upcountry this weekend.

whateever happened to Mbuta and his team?
Are they still playing or di they break up ( Like most groups when the money kicks in... )

Thanks Man.

He signed the worst record deal of all time, which prevented him from releasing an album for over a decade. Probably didn't read the fine print.

He released a comback album a few years back Carnival "Evidi Badi" or Everybody  ;D. Really great album with lots of remixes for his popular songs, including my favorite Grace à dieu


He has a band again, and performs regularly in various Kin neighborhood and East Africa. Nowadays he doesn't need a fake pillow belly  ;D.



Franco Pepe Kalle #6 on: September 14, 2017, 23:02

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Celezino and Mbuta, did they have a friendship or not? Just want to know.

MwanaMokili #7 on: September 15, 2017, 06:14

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Indeed!!

I rememebr his dance Helicopter!!!

You have evoked memories of this man. I will dig up the old compact Tape, dust it an dplay it on auto reverse for my trip upcountry this weekend.

whateever happened to Mbuta and his team?
Are they still playing or di they break up ( Like most groups when the money kicks in... )

Thanks Man.

He signed the worst record deal of all time, which prevented him from releasing an album for over a decade. Probably didn't read the fine print.

He released a comback album a few years back Carnival "Evidi Badi" or Everybody  ;D. Really great album with lots of remixes for his popular songs, including my favorite Grace à dieu

He has a band again, and performs regularly in various Kin neighborhood and East Africa. Nowadays he doesn't need a fake pillow belly  ;D.

Thanks a lot Matebu for the update.

It is really sad when new musicians venture into the business with little or no knowledge of how to contract or get contracts done to protect their Intellectual Proprty. The annals of African music are littered with sad stories of musicians who were done in by greedy promoters, producers et al.

Good to hear Mbuta is back on his feet. His Ndombolo dance and generique cries of 'Tokoningisa mboka mobima' still ring in my ears.  He probably would have developed into a big star by now if his journey had gone differently...

I agree he now does not need a fake belly and the spectacles also seem to be real now, not the ones with no glasses in them ( Lol!!)

I will look up his new album and see if his music has grown over the years....