23 November 2012

Zambia: JB Mpiana Dates Lusaka Tonight

CONGOLESE Rhumba maestro JB Mpiana is tonight expected to perform at the Government complex in Lusaka.

Jean-Bedel Mpiana wa Tshituka aka JB Mpiana is in the country to perform again after he wowed the nation in 2009 when he had just released his masterpiece Que Est Ton Problem album.

He just released another album last year called Mpunda which this time around will be the main highlight of the show after it won him a nomination at this year's Kora Awards in the Best Male Artist Central Africa category with the song called La Danse Du Cheval.

The 45-year-old Ndombolo star, is one of the celebrated artistes from Congo DR who comes from the once famous Wenge Musica BCBG, which he led together with his long-time partner Werrason.

JB Mpiana is no stranger to the Zambian music lovers as his albums Ndombolo, Toujour Humble, Titanic, Kipe Ya Yo and Que est ton Problem enjoyed and are still enjoying massive air-play both on radio and in clubs. With a band

boosted by the drummer Seguinon Mignon and vocalist Chay Ngenge aka Bluetooth, the Wenge Musica is surely poised to send the Zambian music lovers into agog.

While still with his colleagues, Werrason, Didier Masela, Alain Makaba, Blaise Bula and Titina Capone in the Wenge Musica BCBG, the band took Rhumba music by storm and were a force to reckon with in the music circles as they traveled world over for a series of performances that saw them perform in Zambia in the 90s.

JB Mpiana released a solo project in 1997 Feaux De L'Armour (Ndombolo) a move which made other big names feel unappreciated and that led to the break-up with Werrason and forming his own Wenge Musica Maison Mere while Masela, Makaba and Bula decided to also go solo.

Todate although he has a whole new band, Mpiana has managed to stay on top in Congo DR performing to large audiences across the country and in the Diaspora.

The Zambian show is expected to be another huge show that the Congolese will do considering the fact that it is to be held at the state of the art Government Complex which the artiste is familiar with as he has performed in similar facilities in Europe and the USA.

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