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Title:

TANGO YA BA WENDO

Country:Zaire 1993
Format:16 mm
Language:OF m. engl. UT
Length:52 Minutes
Film series:Jenseits von Europa IV


Director :Kwami, Mambu Zinga
 Popovitch, Mirko
Cinematography:Penez; Jean-Louis
Editing:Mora, Marie-Hélène
Music:Kolosoy, Wendo
Sound:Léon, Daniel
  
Cast:Kolosoy, Wendo
Producer:Atelier Jeunes Cinéastes


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In Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, “Tango Ya Ba Wendo” is the term given to the decade of the 1940s and 50s, a time when Antoine Kolosoyi, or “Wendo,” triumphed as the pioneer of Zairian rumba. In 1992, Wendo is almost 70 years old. The Congolese singer and adventurer tells of his life, his mother as a traditional singer, his first job - as a mechanic, his beginning in songs during colonial times, followed by success and then oblivion. This film has brought back to the forefront the career of legendary Congolese musician, considered by many as the “father of Congolese music.” (http://fifda.org)

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