‘Ray Lema "On rentre KO, on sort OK !"’

16 Oct.'21
- 19:00

Tribute to Franco Luambo & Le Tout Puissant OK Jazz

With his Tout Puissant Orchestre Kinois de Jazz, Luambo Makiadi, aka Franco, has marked the history of Congolese rumba. A rich and unique vein of satire ran through his songs as he depicted everyday life in Congolese society, while he also singing of the devastation wrought by AIDS in the last decades of the 20th century. His musical philosophy was a profound influence on the Congolese musicians who followed him, including the acclaimed pianist Ray Lema. Thirty years after this legendary musician’s death, Lema pays tribute to him, surrounded by a host of exceptional musicians. With Fredy Massamba, the great voice of Congo-Brazzaville, the unrivalled bassist Michel Alibo, leading guitarist Rodriguez Vangama, Dharil Esso’s groovy drums, and a panoply of brass and percussion instruments, Ray Lema invites you to honour the memory of the great Franco to the intoxicating rhythm of the rumba.

Ray Lema
keyboards, voice
Fredy Massamba
Ballou Canta
Michel Alibo
Dharil Esso
Irving Acao
tenor saxophone
Rodriguez Vangama
Sylvain Gontard
Philippe Georges

Practical information


Hall M

Rue Ravenstein 23 1000 BRUSSELS

Sound level

Level 2 ≤ 95 db



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