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Top 10 Songs: Lutumba Simaro

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This will be my first series of another round: TOP 10 songs 

This edition will be Lutumba Simaro. I will put them for your enjoyment. 

Here we go. My selections

10) Andre Kisangani 

9) Tala Merci Bapesaka na Mbwa 

8) Minuit Eleki Lezi 

7) Cedou 


6) Mbongo 
5) Coeur Artificiel 

4) Testament ya Bowule 

3) Mandola 


2) Ebale ya Zaire

1) Mabele 


That is my list. You may not agree. But if you feel different, please say any comment.

I will do this series less than I do with the Dream Duets but this series will continue from now on. 

Reflection: The poet Lutumba Simaro

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Hello my friends, in the Easter weekend, it is the time for me to speak one person that has so much greatness in Congolese Music. It is someone that does not get appreciated enough in my opinion. 

I am going into the reflection with the poet of Congolese Music. His name is Lutumba Simaro or some call him Simaro Masiya. Simaro is one special artist who always hold a great put into the Congolese Music scene. 

He was born in 1938. He would start his music career with some local bands before his life totally changed. He would join the great Congolese band Le TPOK Jazz with the leadership of then the young Franco. He would eventually become vice-president of OK Jazz after the departure of Vicky Longomba. Simaro and Franco would become a force in their songs. Franco had a tendency to be more straight forward and somewhat tough in his songs. Simaro had a tendency to be more colorful and more poetic and flowering like in his songs. 

Through out Simaro's musical career, he managed to make son…