Francois Luambo Makiadi

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Birthday
6, 1938
Birthplace
DR Congo
Death Date
Oct 12, 1989 (51)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
6, 1938
Birthplace
DR Congo
Death Date
Oct 12, 1989 (51)

About

Congolese rumba musician who was known as the Sorcerer of Guitar and who also founded the group OK Jazz.

Before Fame

He played harmonica as a child.

Trivia

His biggest song, "Mario," was released in 1985; it was about a gigolo who lives off of his older lover.

Family Life

He started playing music at his mother's market stall, Ngiri-Ngiri.

Associated With

He was a jazz musician like Louis Armstrong.