Author Topic: Why was Werrason never giving Coreen Polystar a chance to play lead ?  (Read 428 times)

Mfumu Vata on: June 05, 2023, 15:29

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Manzambi94 #1 on: June 05, 2023, 18:44

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Didn't he play the lead in Malewa the one where they had the video in the woods  and in Jugement Merlin Button the Primus AD inteoducing Merlin? If I am not mistaken he played both of those songs by using the upper part of the guitar contrario to what most Congolese lead guitarust do especially in generique with playing the lover part  era close to the hole

Mfumu Vata #2 on: June 05, 2023, 23:21

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I dont remember Maison Mère having a videoclip in the woods in Malewa.

Its  not what I meant. My question was why Werrason was never giving Coreen Polystar the chance to play lead in generiques and sebene songs ? Back in the days when they used to play in streetbands he had the repution of being a big solist and when being in Anti Choc, many said he would get Congolese music-scene his hands in the future as lead guitarist like Alain Makaba and Beniko Popolipo. But it didn't happen.

He joined WMM just before Double Zenith and when he was still there in Kinshasa after they came back, Bill Clinton gave him the nickname of Coren to refer to Japonais’ depature, saying “The Japanse is gone and the Korean arrived”. Polystar adopting the name. But on the end he never ended up by playing lead next to Flamme and Mogratana who came months later got that privilege. Instead of looking for solists after Flamme, Christian,  later Kimbangu's departure and when fans considered Arc en Ciel as weak to look for a solist next to play next to him, they could easily give Polystar that opportunity.


The guitar Polystar played in Jugement is not a lead but rhythm. Its like how late Simaro lutumba played rhythm in but his guitar having the main role like most rumba’s of the 70s & 80s. Another good example is Mongali of Tabu Ley. Btw Jugement’s rhythm is inspired from Lutumba’s guitar of faute ya commercant.



World Music Afrique #3 on: June 08, 2023, 20:30

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I dont remember Maison Mère having a videoclip in the woods in Malewa.

Its  not what I meant. My question was why Werrason was never giving Coreen Polystar the chance to play lead in generiques and sebene songs ? Back in the days when they used to play in streetbands he had the repution of being a big solist and when being in Anti Choc, many said he would get Congolese music-scene his hands in the future as lead guitarist like Alain Makaba and Beniko Popolipo. But it didn't happen.

He joined WMM just before Double Zenith and when he was still there in Kinshasa after they came back, Bill Clinton gave him the nickname of Coren to refer to Japonais’ depature, saying “The Japanse is gone and the Korean arrived”. Polystar adopting the name. But on the end he never ended up by playing lead next to Flamme and Mogratana who came months later got that privilege. Instead of looking for solists after Flamme, Christian,  later Kimbangu's departure and when fans considered Arc en Ciel as weak to look for a solist next to play next to him, they could easily give Polystar that opportunity.


The guitar Polystar played in Jugement is not a lead but rhythm. Its like how late Simaro lutumba played rhythm in but his guitar having the main role like most rumba’s of the 70s & 80s. Another good example is Mongali of Tabu Ley. Btw Jugement’s rhythm is inspired from Lutumba’s guitar of faute ya commercant.




Kapaya was the no.1 lead soloist in Maison Mere for years. Werrason himself is a fan of complicated riffs, being a lead guitarist is competition. When Kapaya left, Werra kept trying to fill the void, Kapaya remains one of the greatest guitarists in the history Clan Wenge behind Makaba, Japonais, Mboka Liya and Ficarre. Why Werra chose Mogratana instead of Polystar?

Alas, Polystar did a superb job with Anti Choc (his debut on Position Eyebani, but Bella Bongo was the main soloist at the time). Polystar also played on a couple tracks on Aimelia's Constat album.