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Le Grand Maitre Luambo

Le Grand metre Luambo Makiadi aka Franco will always be remembered as one of the biggest african stars. He had music in his blood and after all these years after his death his music still is part of our lives. He was a true pioneer through his talent, words, and work. You will forever always be in our lives.

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Born: July 6, 1938 in Sona-Bata, Zaire

Genre: World

Years Active: '50s, '60s, '80s

There's no doubt that Franco was, in every sense of the word, a big man in African music. Sometimes weighing in at 300 pounds, he also earned his nickname as "The Sorcerer of the Guitar," making it sing like no one before, with effortless, fluid lines. Also an accomplished composer and vocalist, Francois Luambo Makiadi remains a towering figure even in death, probably the greatest the Congo (later Zaire) has ever produced, and as the leader of the long-running O.K. Jazz group, he was one of the fathers...
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1986-1987-1988, Franco
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  • $9.99
  • Genres: World, Music
  • Released: Jan 01, 1994

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