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Remmy Ongala 1947-2010
Known as "The Doctor", Remmy Ongala is based in Dar es Salaam with his band, Orchestre Super Matimila. In Tanzania, Remmy's popularity amongst the people, particularly the young, is unrivalled - only the President is better known.
The steady, melodic drive of Zaïrean-style soukous is at the root of Matimila's music, lifted by the fluid East African guitar style and infectious Tanzanian rhythms. The music has a broad, spacious quality, with hints of Latin and Caribbean influence. Above this soar the rich, soulful vocals of Remmy Ongala.