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


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


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



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


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batukimusic@yahoo.com www.batukimusic.com
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