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Obituary: Papa Wemba - Africa's rhumba king

Obituary: Papa Wemba – Africa’s rhumba king

The king of rumba rock, Congolese music star Papa Wemba, died after he collapsed during a performance in Ivory Coast. As one of Africa's best known musical ambassadors, Wemba popularised the distinctive sounds of soukous-rumba dance music across the globe.

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