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Emeneya Mubiala, aka KING KESTER EMENEYA, was born in
Even back in the days of Les Anges Noirs (The Black Angels), his university band, Emeneya had decided to create music in his own image. Enrolled at the
When he met Papa Wemba in 1977, he decided to give up his studies and devote himself to music. Until 1982, he was one of the group VIVA LA MUSICA’s leading lights and recorded fifteen or so albums with them. Although their ways have since parted, Papa Wemba and Emeneya (who has since become King Kester) still have great respect for each today.
The VICTORIA ELEÏSON band that he founded in 1982 is still a matchless testing ground and springboard for new talent in Congolese music. For Emeneya, innovation is not just a question of using new technologies, it also means building on tradition. After all, Emeneya was the man who brought back brass… Bright new talents - Viva La Musica, Zaïko Langa Langa, etc. – had rewritten the rules of Zairean rumba laid down by the greats - Franco, Rochereau and Kallé – replacing them with “animation” (verbal improvisation), singing and yells. But in
KING KESTER is a reference for some and a model for others. His gifts as a singer-songwriter and showman have won him a reputation that extends well beyond the “Kin” scene. A talkative and tireless creator, he has performed all over the world with his VICTORIA ELEÏSON band, establishing himself as one of the three top sellers in modern Congolese music. In
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