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We are here to restore the recorded legacy of Franco Luambo Makiadi and TPOK Jazz, the greatest band to ever exist.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Continuing the Legacy with Somo

Dearest Friends,

This is Isaac, brother of the late Kasongo Musanga who started this blog.

It has taken me a long time to recover from my brother's tragic death but now I feel it is time to continue his work. I want to thank you all for your kind words of support, it meant a lot to me to know Kasongo's work was appreciated by so many.

Since he died I have spent a lot of time going through the record collection he inherited from our father and the material he owned. There are too many riches to keep them hidden.

I will not have time to be so prolific as Kasongo was with uploading material here, but I will upload when I have time.

Today I upload a symbolic TPOK Jazz album 'Somo', this album was made after Franco left his mortal body, but his spirit remains in the album and so it is moving for me to post it as a dedication to the memory of my brother and father whose spirits will remain here forever.

I think this is the best post-Franco album of TPOK Jazz. So many greats on this record. Josky, Malage, Dizzy Madjeku and of course Simaro included.

The song Tumba Masikini is one of the final examples of TPOK Jazz at their majestic best.

1. Pablo tumbajika
2. Mokili mbanga
3. Charlie
4. Tumba masikini
5. Zena mama na lolita
6. Na kisoko


  1. Isaac, thank you. I had not dared to hope to see this site revive. May this continue to be a lasting legacy both to the Master and to your Brother.

  2. I bought the CD of this on Ebay a few years ago - it's seriously one of my most played CDs. Love it!

  3. Thanks for masterpiece! Do you know the rest of the members that are on this LP?

  4. Isaac - I just recognised you are continuing Kasongos work - I'm really satisfied about that!!! Many thanks for this wonderful album!

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