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Franco Luambo

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Kimpa Kisangameni Franco Luambo 10:10
Bourreau Deg Coeurs Madilu System, Franco Luambo 09:14
Nganda Lopango Batekisa Franco Luambo 12:39
Mamou Madilu System, Franco Luambo 11:03
Tantine Franco Luambo 08:17
Eperdement Madilu System, Franco Luambo 12:14
Temps mort Franco & le T.P OK Jazz 10:25
Boma Ngai Ngai Na Bomayo Madilu System, Franco Luambo 12:05
Mono Muntu Tsala Muana, Franco Luambo, T.P.O.K. Jazz, N'Tesa Dalienst 03:51
Zenaba Madilu System, Franco Luambo 05:51

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Franco Luambo, also known as Franco, is the father of Congolese rumba, also known as Zairean rumba. His revolution began in 1955, when he formed the group OK Jazz for Orchestre Kinois de Jazz. This imposing figure kept Africa dancing until his death in 1989, but never really broke through in the West. The quintessence of a style that has since spawned many heirs can be found in the 2008 compilation Francophonic, Vol. 1: 1953-1980