Photo by Martin Sinnock, Paris Olympia 2002
I was deeply saddened by the passing of Vieux Rochereau a little while back.
I was moved beyond words by the recent loss of King Kester Emenya.
His music was a voice, an energy, an elegance that has been a huge part of my life for the past thirty years.
The program today is a tribute to the life and music of Jean Emeneya Mubiala Kwamambu, King Kester Emeneya. Upon my request, many songs presented here were chosen by his friend Martin Sinnock.
I'm including a link to the wonderful article that Martin wrote for the Africa Sounds site some years back.
It is probably the best article written about the King in any language and it's so full of information, photographs and more that I refer you to the article in lieu of posting album covers or any more of my humble writings. HIGHLY recommended!!!!
Here is the program:
or here if the above has expired:
Here is the track list: