The complete rumba & Sebene guitar Method by Pepe Felly Manuaku
Félix Manuaku Waku, also known as Pépé Felly is a Congolese virtuoso guitarist. He has been described as the most prominent Congolese solo guitarist of his generation, and is credited with establishing the guitar as the main instrument in contemporary Congolese music.
He is generally considered to be one of the greatest Congolese guitarists of the 20th century. His extensive use of puill-off, chromatic scale, diminished, tremolo, melodic counterpoint during improvisation and Sebene (dancing part), use of a chord-melody style of playing and outstanding knowledge of chord inversions and progressions opened up new possibilities for the Congolese modern guitar and had a profound influence on later guitarists.
In addition to his extensive solo work, Pepe Felly is remembered for his long- term partnerships with singer Papa Wemba and pianist Ray Lema and Nzenze.
A graduate of the Kinshasa Academie des Beaux Arts, he was one of the founders of the popular Congolese musical group Zaiko Langa Langa, and his rapid guitar-playing style[ was a distinctive feature of the group's music. In Zaiko Langa Langa he attracted critical praise for his ability to play continuously without a break, and earned the nickname "the magician of the guitar". He was noted also for his mastery of the sebene technique and creativity at highest level.
He left Zaiko Langa Langa in 1979 to found another group, the award winning Grand Zaiko Wawa, which in turn cultivated a new generation of prominent Congolese musicians.
He did the collaboration with many international musicians around the globe such Jimmy Cliff. Also performed with James Brown in Kinshasa during the rumble in the jungle fight between the late Mohamed Ali and George foreman.
His name is forever attached to the band Zaiko Langa Langa . The music lovers find themselves in a journey that will leave Congolese rumba rhythm until Cavacha, through traditional sounds and others.
Manuaku Waku now lives in Lausanne, Switzerland, where he pursuing is career as a solo artist.
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