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ARTIST
TITLE
Kita Mata ABC
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
RETRO 018CD RETRO 018CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
4/28/2015

Originally released in 2005. The second generation of Congolese pop groups emerged in the 1970s, and one of the engines of its rapid and prominent rise was a relatively new medium in Central Africa: television. No band benefitted from TV more than the Stukas. These guys put on a show, week after week, that was as entertaining to watch as it was to hear, and vastly more people around the country could get in on the fun than could ever get into a club in Kinshasa. The star of the Stukas was Gaby Lita Bembo, the energetic lead singer wearing flashy clothes, often brandishing humorous stage props, and always coming up with new dance moves. But the Stukas' visual appeal wouldn't have held up long without their substantial musical appeal, and RetroAfric wouldn't have put this compilation together if the band (which included guitarists Samunga Tediangaye and Bongo Wende, bassist Ngouma Lokito, and drummer Awilo Longomba) hadn't been so talented, tight and dynamic.