Another African Music Icon has left us too soon …
L’Orchestre Veve band leader and famous saxophonist Georges Kiamuangana Wazolambongo Mateta aka Verkys is no more.
The great saxophonist Verckys Kiamuangana Mateta , died of a stroke at the Kinshasa Medical Center aged 78.
Although recognized as a talented and prolific musician of all time, he was even more notable as the first indigenous African to own a record label and for introducing many major Congolese artists to the world through his recording studio and his Veve label.
He was a member of the rumba group TPOK Jazz , led by François Luambo Makiadi Franco , which dominated the Congolese music scene from the 1950s to the 1980s.
He later formed L’Orchestre Veve.
He contributed greatly to the formations of L’Orch Lipua Lipua , L’Orch Kiam and L’Orch Les Kamale.
Rest In Peace , Great Baobab …