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8 October 2006
Format: Audio CD
If you're a bad dancer, it's probably best to listen to this album on your own because the chances are that you'll find it impossible not to go bopping across your living room. This is among the best offerings from the king of Soukous and it's a lively & joyous album that's bound to leave you with an enormous sense of well-being. Papa Wemba is very popular in Africa, especially in his home country, Congo, and has been one of the leading lights in bringing the music of that continent to the World Music scene in the West.
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Expand your musical horizons
27 April 2016 - Published on Amazon.com
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Ashamedly I have to admit that I did not know who Papa Wemba was. I happened to read an article about his passing last week which led me to look up some of his music. Sure glad I did. The first cut "Maria Valencia" showcases Papa's hauntingly unique high pitched voice. It may catch you off guard but I encourage you to keep listening. The album is full of driving percussive rhythms making it difficult not to move with the music. Slickly produced with outstanding musicianship, by the third listen you'll be humming the songs in your head. I challenge you to expand your musical horizons and give this album from a giant of World Music a listen.
Taste and See!
19 October 2003 - Published on Amazon.com
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This CD was my introduction to Papa Wemba years ago. I purchased it while in Tokyo where there was quite a following for this magnificent singer. This CD is still powerful, flavorful, just plain ol' tasty...some of the best mixing I've ever had the pleasure of experiencing. The musicianship is outstanding, world class. Buy it, you won't be disappointed. "D"