Franco Luambo Makiadi  

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Franco Luambo Makiadi passed away on 12th Oct 1989 aged 51.


Franco Luambo Makiadi is a member of the following lists: Former members of TPOK Jazz, People from Bas-Congo and Soukous musicians.


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    François Luambo Luanzo Makiadi (6 July 1938 – 12 October 1989) was a major figure in twentieth century Congolese music, and African music in general. He is widely referred to as Franco Luambo or, simply, Franco. Known for his mastery of rumba, he was...

    First Name Franco
    Middle Name Luambo
    Last Name Makiadi
    Alternative Name Franco
    Age 51 (age at death) years
    Birthday 6th July, 1938
    Died 12th October, 1989
    Zodiac Sign Cancer
    Occupation Text Singer, songwriter, guitarist
    Music Genre (Text) Rumba
    Music Genre International
    Year(s) Active 1950-1980s
    Music Style Soukous, Central African, African Traditions
    Instrument Guitar, Vocals
    Instrument (text) Guitar, Vocals
    Associated Acts OK Jazz, TPOK Jazz
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