REMMY ONGALA

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Ramadhani "Remmy" Mtoro Ongala (1947 – 13 December 2010) was a Tanzanian guitarist and singer. Ongala was born in Kindu near the Tanzanian border, in what was Belgian Congo at the time, now the Democratic Republic of the Congo. A rising musician since the late 1980s, Remmy Ongala was part of the soukous scene (a Congolese kind of Rumba), which in conjunction with his Orchestre Super Matimila (named after the businessman who owned the band's instruments)he helped to transmute to the Tanzanian music often called Ubongo, the Swahili word for brain, in Tanzania, which in turn led to Tanzanian hip-hop particularly in the city of Dar es Salaam during the 1990s. Ubongo is usually perceived by artists and listeners alike as "conscious" music, one that actively contributes to Tanzanian soundscape with socio-political commentary. Believing in the abolishment of racism and social injustice, Ongala infuses his lyrics with these messages. His read more...
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REMMY ONGALA Nalilia Mwana album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Nalilia Mwana
African Fusion 1988
REMMY ONGALA Dance With Remmy Ongala On Stage album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Dance With Remmy Ongala On Stage
African Fusion 1988
REMMY ONGALA Songs For The Poor Man album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Songs For The Poor Man
African Fusion 1989
REMMY ONGALA Mambo album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Mambo
African Fusion 1992
REMMY ONGALA The Kershaw Sessions album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Kershaw Sessions
African Fusion 1994
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Sema
African Fusion 1996

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