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Thierry Antha is an American Citizen of the Congo’s origin. Former journalist of the Congo’s national radio and television, he is specialized in the coverage of the Congo’s politics and show business for decades. His expertise to the Congo Music is second to none. As a matter of fact, with his late co-host Emile Lukezo Luansi, he has authored Franco Luambo’s expose of the Congolese musicians’ union to the Institute Makanda Kabobi to officially rebuke Fonior’s scam and fraud of Congo Rumba and Rumba Lingala in the Congo.

From his radio and TV programs, Thierry Antha has built up a flood of personal and professional relationship with Congolese megastars to the point that even after he migrated to the United States he kept close ties with most of them as music producer and promoter for decades. Names like Joseph Kabasele, Franco Luambo, Tabu Ley Rochereau, Antoine Wendo Kolosoy, Papa Wemba, Vicky Longomba, King Kester Emeneya and all the big wigs of the Congo Music have heavily relied on his media expertise and professionalism for the advocacy of their cause and career. This explains why the Crimes of Rumba has never been exposed with such meticulousness and overwhelming evidences from the colonial state and the Congolese musicians’ testimonies against Fonior’s scam and fraud.

Interestingly, Thierry Antha’s expertise on the Congo Music has been broadened by his coverage and promotion of the Caribbean music for decades through Haiti Observer Weekly Newspaper as editor of the Business and Entertainment sections. He writes with a rare authority and expertise about the universality of the Congo Music in the Congo’s diaspora in the Americas and throughout the Caribbean islands. Songwriter, arranger, producer and promoter of the Congo Music he has penned many songs among which “Ngomba na Ngomba” co-produced, arranged and released by Manuaku Waku with Grand Zaiko Wawa on Veve Edition has remained its biggest hit so far. However, his latest production with General Defao’s new album which contains more than six songs is certainly bound to become a huge musical success. Because it was purportedly written and produced to outmatch the colonial state’s engineering of the South American cash crops of the late 1950s.

 

COMING SOON DEMISE OF RUMBA, VOLUME II OF CONGO MUSIC


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