Remains Of Papa Wemba Arrive DR; Burial Holds Next TuesdayEntertainment, Featured, Latest News Thursday, April 28th, 2016
BALTIMORE MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The body of popular singer, Papa Wemba, who died about two weeks ago in Abidjan, has arrived the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
Familily members, fans and muscicians were among those who besieged the Kinshasa’s airport, waiting for the arrival of the remains of the African music icon.
Already, an all-night concert in his honour has held in Abidjan, the city where he collapsed and died on stage while on a live performance.
Also, many of the Africa’s top musicians including, Cameroon’s Manu Dibango have paid tribute to Papa Wemba. Dibango described Papa Wemba as the “voice of Africa”.
Burial arrangement indicates that Papa Wemba will be interred Tuesday next week, after lying in state in a stadium Monday, in Kinshasa, DR Congo’s capital.
Expectedly, government officials and diplomats will participate in the memorial service for the singer at the airport before the body is taken to a morgue.
The late Music legend who died at the age of 66, was considered one of Africa’s most influential musicians of his generation.
Amongst his legacies in the continental Musical industry is that he pioneered modern Congolese soukous music, which spread through the continent.
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