Congolese Musical Legend Said To Be In Brussels Hospital

Jul 23rd, 2008 // 3 Comments

tabu.jpgThe Voice of Lightness: Congo Classics 1961-1977. It’s the album I have put on for pleasure more than almost any other in the past 12 months.) A few days ago, Ken Braun of Sterns Music emailed that he’d gotten indirect word from a former bandmate that Tabu Ley is in Brussels’ St. Luc’s Hospital; he hadn’t gotten word of his condition. Tabu Ley is in his late 60s and in addition to music has spent several years working in the Kinshasa government; still, nothing has reached English Google as of yet. [Tabu Ley's Sterns Music discography]

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  1. mhulot

    His collection from last year is wonderful, one of the most enjoyable listens on my ipod. And his album with Franco is, of course, classic. I just downloaded a collection of his work with Sam Mangwana from emusic that I can’t wait to listen to.

    A real giant of music. I wish him the best.

  2. Captain Wrong

    The Voice of Lightness? *checks eMusic* Sweet. eMusic has provided a wealth of African music lately.

    Thanks for the heads up on this one. I’m kind of a n00b with the African stuff.

  3. GhostOfDuane

    Just grabbed this off eMusic as well. thanks for the tip.

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