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Remmy Ongala

Last mentioned in Dar es Salaam : Tanzania
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Remmy Ongala's Biography

Ramadhani "Remmy" Mtoro Ongala (1947 – 13 December 2010) was a Tanzanian guitarist and singer. Ongala was born in Kindu, Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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Remmy Ongala News Stories

  • Remmy Ongala, Tanzanian Musical Star, Dies at 63

      News Source: The New York Times | over 3 years ago
    Africa, the Tanzanian songwriter, singer, guitarist and bandleader Remmy Ongala released an ebullient dance track called Mambo Kwa Soksi (Things With Socks)...But it became one of Mr. Ongala's best-known songs in a career as Tanzania's most beloved
  • Musician who sang ‘Kifo’ takes a final bow

      News Source: Daily Nation | over 3 years ago
    Rating In Summary Lowest moment was when musician was declared a foreigner One of Tanzania's most colourful musicians, Dr Remmy Ongala, has left a legacy that will probably never be matched. Ongala, who, in his very characteristic style, gave himself
  • Tanzania mourns music's 'Doctor'

      News Source: BBC | over 3 years ago
    Tanzania music fans mourn 'the Doctor' Remmy Ongala often appeared at the Womad music festival One of Tanzania's most popular musicians, Remmy Ongala, has died at his home in Dar es Salaam. Born in neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo in 1947,

Remmy Ongala Blogs

  • Remmy Ongala « That's How The Light Gets In

      Blog Source: | over 3 years ago
    The band was named after Mzee Makassy, the leader and principal vocalist, but it was Remmy Ongala's driving guitar, particularly on the opening track, 'Mambo Bado', that grabbed your attention right from the first note. ...
  • Jeffrey Allen - Remmy Ongala obituary

      Blog Source: | over 3 years ago
    Remmy Ongala, who has died aged 63 after suffering kidney failure, was a guitarist, singer, songwriter and bandleaderwho dominated the east African music scene with what his record company accurately described as "serious dance music". ...
  • Maga Bo | Africa 90 Selection - - Worldwide ...

      Blog Source: | over 3 years ago
    There are a lot of key musicians that I had to leave out - Fela, Remmy Ongala, Brenda Fassie, Bonga, Soukous Stars, and that's just the beginning. This is a bit of a departure from my usual detailed mixes - there are no fancy beat ...

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