Poly Muzalia, Kinshasa, BBC Africa
Lutumba Simaro, who was considered to be one of the greatest composers of the Congo song, bowled after a musical career of 63 years. He died on Sunday at the age of 81.
His many supporters continue to pay tribute to him. The tributes are suspended by a number of musician titles, including "Mabele", one of Lutumba Simaro's favorite songs.
The artist died from the name "The Poet" on Saturday. And spontaneously, many fans, celebrities anonymous, pay tribute to him.
"I listened to Lutumba's songs when I was my daughter, I loved her music, her words had an educational, moral dimension, but no obscenity in her songs," she said. admirer of the late musician.
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Listen to the Poly Muzalia report:
Lutumba Simaro was born in 1938, began his career in the late 1950s in Micra Jazz. In 1961, the guitarist and lyricist integrated the legendary and powerful Jazz OK. In this famous orchestra he will perform most of his musical career.
Lutumba Simaro, a great composer and lyricist, has been responsible for a number of hits from the Congo song.
During his lifetime, the artist was already entitled to national recognition. On the occasion of his 80th birthday, a statue was erected in his honor.
A walk from Kinshasa was named after him. Today, his many supporters expect a funeral at its peak.