‘Papa Lolo’ hit song composer plans Kenya tour

Former TPOK Jazz guitarist says he will visit Nairobi for a performance in March. PHOTO| COURTESY

What you need to know:

  • Riding on the popularity of the song, Mose Fan Fan, who is now based in Britain, is planning a Kenyan tour next month or early in March. His guitarist Fiston Lusambo is currently in Nairobi finalising the tour arrangements.

  • Papa Lolo was first released in 2005, but only started getting popular in Kenya three years ago, thanks to the impact of social media in music promotion.

  • Mos Fan Fan’s last big hit was Dje Melasi, released in 1973 when he was a member of Franco’s TPOK Jazz. He used to play the solo guitar for Franco’s outfit, one of the best guitarists of his generation.

Congolose rumba musician Mose Fan Fan was little known in Kenya up to around three years ago. His last great composition dates back to 1973, when he was a member of the TPOK Jazz in Kinshasa.


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