Label: R.M.U. - 910 • Format: Cassette Album • Country: Congo, Democratic Republic of the • Genre: Folk, World, & Country • Style: African, Soukous
Empire Bakuba is an influential soukous band that formed in Zaire now Democratic Republic of the Congo in The name of the band refers to the Bakuba Kingdom ; it is sometimes reported as Empire Bakuba du Grand Kallein honor of Grand Kallethe "father of Congolese music", who was also bandleader Pepe Kalle 's mentor.
The band has never formally disbanded, although its activity has been scarce since Pepe Kalle's death in Compared to that of 5 - Peak Oil Hypothesis - Dusting It Off popular soukous bands of the time, such as Zaiko Langa LangaEmpire Bakuba's sound was characterized by the strong influence of Congolese traditional and tribal music. Empire Bakuba's Sac Of Reliac - Da Critix - Sure Slick performances were highly scenographic, with frontman Pepe Kalle, who was six feet tall and weighing pounds,  accompanied by dwarf dancer Emoro.
In the band had to face Emoro's sudden death. By this time, the apex of Empire Bakuba's success had passed, yet the group remained quite popular. Emoro was replaced by three Pygmy dancers and Empire's live performances became even more similar to circus shows.
For a while, Empire Petshi Pour Ida - Empire Bakuba - Empire Bakuba was considered by the media to have ceased to exist. Bynevertheless, Papy Tex had recovered and become the new leader of the band, which released a few more albums. Papy Tex is still with Empire Bakuba, although the band has not been very active in recent years.
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