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Legendary Congolese soukous guitarist Diblo Dibala on July 22 at the Lula Lounge

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    Batuki Music Society and Afrique Nouvelle Musique present the legendary Congolese soukous guitarist Diblo Dibala and and his amazing musicians and dancers,
    Message 1 of 1 , Jul 11, 2012
      Batuki
      Music Society and Afrique Nouvelle Musique present the legendary Congolese
      soukous guitarist Diblo Dibala and and his amazing musicians and dancers, Matchatcha,
      on Sunday July 22nd at the Lula Lounge at 8:30 pm. 

       

      A virtuosic approach to the
      guitar has made Diblo Dibala
      one of the top instrumentalists of modern African music.  Known as ‘Machine Gun’ for his speed
      and skill on the guitar, Diblo Dibala was born in Kisangani, Democratic
      Republic of Congo (formerly Zaire) and moved to the capital Kinshasa where at
      the age of 15 years he joined the legendary Franco’s TPOK Jazz Group. Dibala continued to master
      his guitar chops performing with top bands such as Vox Africa, Orchestre Bella
      Mambo and Bella Bella.

       

      In 1981 Dibala moved to
      Paris, where the soukous music scene was a happening thing. Soukous, (from the
      French word ‘secouer – to shake’), a popular dance music is an outgrowth of
      Congolese rumba. This
      artfully produced, indefatigably upbeat music, with its genial voices and
      mesmerizing guitars, filled dance floors around the globe for much of the
      following decade.

       

      He rejoined Kanda Bongo Man,
      who he had played with in Bella Bella. Their first album, Iyole (1981), was a
      big hit: Kanda became a big star, and Dibala became the most sought-after
      session guitarist in Paris, working with Pepe Kalle and numerous top soukous
      musicians. Dibala’s huge European success with Kanda Bongo Man led to the
      formation of his own band, Loketo (meaning ‘hips’), featuring the work of the
      gifted vocalist Aurlus Mabele. In 1990 Diblo left Loketo to form Matchatcha,
      the name derived from a plant of the rainforest that causes a strong burning sensation
      after skin contact, with a few other Loketo members. His scorching guitar leads
      are featured on recordings by leading artists throughout the golden age of
      soukous music.  In many songs you
      can hear them calling out ‘Diblo’ when the guitar solo time comes around.

       

      This is music for the dance
      floor!

       

      Diblo Dibala and Matchatcha

      Date: Sunday July 22, 2012

      Time: 9:00 pm.

      Tickets: $15 at the door

      Venue: Lula Lounge, 1585
      Dundas St. W. Toronto

      To book dinner reservations
      (guarantee seating) 416 588 0307 www.lula.ca

      Info: www.batukimusic.com

      info@... 

       

      Batuki Music Society
      gratefully acknowledges the support of Ontario Arts Council and Canadian
      Heritage.

       

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      Batuki Music Society360A Bloor St. W.P.O. Box 68585Toronto, ONM5S 1X0
      batukimusic@... www.batukimusic.com
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