Papa Wemba: Rhumba, Elegance and the Passing of an Era
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Lifestyle Papa Wemba: Rhumba, Elegance and the Passing of an Era

Just more than half a century ago, in the Belgian Congo, a baby was learning his first words, words that would grow into music and diffuse from Kinshasa into the veins of Africa’s dance floors with its soft melody, rhythmic cadences and hot guitar riffs. That baby grew up to become Papa Wemba – Le Pape de la Sape, Kasai Nightingale, King of Rhumba, a master of his art and musical genius.