Diblo Dibala & Matchatcha at Habari Africa Festival @ Harbourfront Centre, Toronto [12 August]

Diblo Dibala & Matchatcha at Habari Africa Festival


288
12
August
22:30 - 02:00

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Harbourfront Centre
235 Queens Quay West, Toronto, Ontario M5J 2G8
Habari Africa Festival presents Congolese guitar maestro Diblo Dibala & Matchatcha at the Brigantine Room at Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay West, Toronto on Saturday August 12, 2017.

A virtuosic approach to the guitar has made Diblo Dibala one of the top instrumentalists of modern African music. Known as ‘Machine Gun’ for his speed and skill on the guitar, Diblo Dibala was born in Kisangani, Democratic Republic of Congo (formerly Zaire). This is music for the dance floor!

Diblo Dibala moved to Kinshasa at the age of 15 years and joined the legendary Franco’s TPOK Jazz group. Dibala mastered his guitar chops performing with top bands such as Vox Africa, Orchestre Bella Mambo and Bella Bella. In 1981 Dibala moved to Paris, where the soukous music scene was a happening thing. This upbeat music, with its genial voices and mesmerizing guitars, filled dance floors around the globe for much of the following decade. He joined Kanda Bongo Man, and their first album, Iyole (1981), was a big hit. Dibala became the most sought-after session guitarist in Paris, working with Pepe Kalle and numerous top soukous musicians. Dibala’s success led to the formation of his band, Loketo, featuring the gifted vocalist Aurlus Mabele. In 1990 Dibala left Loketo to form Matchatcha. His scorching guitar leads are featured on recordings by leading artists throughout the golden age of soukous music. In many songs you can hear them calling out ‘Diblo’ when the guitar solo time comes around.

Tickets on sale $15 call the box office at:
(416) 973-4000 press 1

Online: my.harbourfrontcentre.com/single/SelectSeating.aspx?p=30359

Info: harbourfrontcentre.com/whatson/music.cfm?id=9453&festival_id=268
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