28 June 2016

Congo-Kinshasa: Papa Wemba's Last Recorded Song Released

Photo: Papa Wemba/Facebook
Papa Wemba.

Bongo flava star Diamond Platinumz has paid tribute to fallen Congolese Rhumba maestro Papa Wemba, who passed away on April after collapsing on stage, by finally releasing a much-awaited for collabo the late legend musician featured him dubbed 'Chacun pour soi' translated as "Every Man for Himself".

The Wasafi Records president met Papa Wemba during his Europe tour dubbed From Tandale to the World in Paris, France where he had been living before his death. The meeting happened three weeks prior to the "Show Me the Way" hit maker's death and the legend decided to feature him on the track that was his last ever recorded song before meeting his maker.

LISTEN: "Every Man for Himself"

The three minute long song is a blend of the new and old generation of African music. With Diamonds' versatility, the song is a blend of Bongo Flava and Rhumba, sang in three different languages Lingala, French and Kiswahili. The question remains if or when the video of the song will be released.


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