Franco

Franco
1938 - 1989

Franco  Spanish Guitarist

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First Name Franco
Middle Name Luambo
Last Name Makiadi
Alternative Name Franco
Age 51 (age at death) years
Birthday 6th July, 1938
Birthplace (modern-day Democratic Republic of the Congo)
Died 12th October, 1989
Place of Death Mont-Godinne, Province of Namur, Belgium
Zodiac Sign Cancer
Nationality Spanish
Occupation Text Singer, songwriter, guitarist
Occupation Guitarist
Music Genre (Text) Rumba
Music Genre International, Percussion
Year(s) Active 1950-1980s, 1950s–1980s
Music Style Soukous, Central African, African Traditions, Afro-Pop, Highlife
Music Mood Organic, Rollicking, Energetic, Playful, Cheerful, Fun, Summery, Amiable/Good-Natured, Earthy
Instrument Guitar, Vocals
Instrument (text) Guitar, Vocals
Record Label Loningisa, Choc
Associated Acts 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.

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