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TITLE
Le Grand Kalle: His Life, His Music
FORMAT
2CD/BOOK

LABEL
CATALOG #
STCD 3058-59CD STCD 3058-59CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
10/29/2013

Joseph Kabasele -- "The Grand Kallé" as he was known to colleagues, fans, and even heads of state -- lies at the very center of the great mosaic that is African popular music. Without him, the picture would be unrecognizable. In the turbulent and euphoric times that surrounded Congo's independence in 1960, Kallé and his rumba band, Orchestre African Jazz (which included musicians such as Manu Dibango, Dr. Nico and Tabu Ley Rochereau) was the most influential in Africa. Their sound has rung around the world ever since. Le Grand Kallé is the latest in Sterns Africa's acclaimed series of boxed sets devoted to the greatest Congolese stars (previous titles include Francophonic, The Voice of Lightness, and Bel Canto). Featuring recordings that have been out-of-print for decades as well as Kabasele's most famous and enduring works, this double album features a keenly researched and illustrated 108-page book that reveals the man, his music and its context as never before.