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51 (age at death) years
6th July, 1938
(modern-day Democratic Republic of the Congo)
12th October, 1989
|Place of Death||
Mont-Godinne, Province of Namur, Belgium
Singer, songwriter, guitarist
|Music Genre (Text)||
Soukous, Central African, African Traditions, Afro-Pop, Highlife
Organic, Rollicking, Energetic, Playful, Cheerful, Fun, Summery, Amiable/Good-Natured, Earthy
OK Jazz, TPOK Jazz
François Luambo Luanzo Makiadi (6 July 1938 – 12 October 1989) was a major figure in 20th-century Congolese music, and African music in general. He is referred to as Franco Luambo or simply Franco. Known for his mastery of African Rumba, he was nicknamed by fans and critics "Sorcerer of the Guitar" and the "Grand Maître of Zairean Music", as well as Franco de Mi Amor by female acolytes.