Pepe Kalle

Pepe Kalle (November 30, 1951 - November 28, 1998) was a soukous singer, musician and bandleader from the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Pepe Kalle was born Kabasele Yampanya in Kinshasa (then Léopoldville), but later assumed the name of his mentor, Grand Kalle. With a multi-octave vocal range and a dynamic stage presence, the 190 cm (6 feet 3 inches) and 136 kg (300 pound) vocalist recorded more than three hundred songs and twenty albums during his two decade-long career. Known affectionately as "the elephant of African music" and "La Bombe Atomique", Kalle entertained audiences with his robust performances. In the late 1980s and early 1990s, Kalle fused elements of the fast paced version of soukous produced in Paris studios. His 1990 album, Roger Milla, a tribute to the exploits of the great Camerounian footballer, is a classic example of this arrangement.

Ce chale carnaval

Label: Afro Rythmes | Released: 2007 | Length: 40'58"


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1 - Ce Chale Carnaval

9' 49"

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2 - Djoni Bitoto

6' 44"

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3 - Tiembe Raid Pa Moli

8' 03"

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4 - Ndako Ya Zeke

9' 29"

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5 - Azanga

6' 53"

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