Posts tagged ‘Papa Wemba’

Literature Cafe: Papa Wemba and Black Dandy, Sept. 27 2017 @ Alliance Française

Papa Wemba | Image via Alliance Française, Nairobi

Date: September 27, 2017
Venue: Alliance Française
Time: 6.30 pm
Free Entry

Join Didier Bokelo Bile, author of the biography, ‘Papa Wemba: icon of African music from generation to generation’ as he discusses the parallel worlds of ‘the man’ and the ‘artist’.

The King of Rhumba Rock, Papa Wemba, or Jules Shungu Wembadio Pene Kikumba, was also the undisputed king of the ‘sapeurs’.


September 15, 2017 at 11:10 am Leave a comment

Screening: The Importance of Being Elegant (on Papa Wemba, King of the Sape), Sept. 18 2017 @ Alliance Française

Photo by Baudouin Mouanda | via Alliance Française, Nairobi

Date: September 18, 2017
Venue: Alliance Française Auditorium
Time: 7 pm
Entry: Free

An eye-opening film that follow Papa Wemba, the King of the Sape. It is also an unusual insight into what it means to be an immigrant in contemporary Europe.

September 14, 2017 at 9:02 am Leave a comment

The Koroga Festival feat. Papa Wemba and Dan Aceda, Aug. 24 2014 @ Arboretum Gardens

Kuroga Festival
Date: August 24, 2014
Venue: the Arboretum Gardens
Time: from 11 am
Tickets: KES 2000 at the Gate

Performances by: Papa Wemba – Congolese Rhumba Maestro and Dan Aceda – Kenya’s Crown Prince of Benga

August 19, 2014 at 1:24 pm Leave a comment

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