Diblo Dibala & Matchatcha
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|Diblo Dibala became famous in the 1980s as the solo guitarist of
Kanda Bongo Man. Long before that, when he was still in Zaire, he had
already played with Franco's TPOK Jazz, and groups like Vox Africa
and Orchestre Bella Bella.
In 1986, he left Kanda Bongo Man's band to join Loketo, a Zairean super band of that decade headed by singer Aurlus Mabele, with Mav Cacharel and Mack Macaire as other members.
In 1990, he created Matchatcha with Freddy de Majunga on rhythm guitar and Miguel Yamba on bass, as well as Antoinette Yelessa and Joelle Esso. The band name was derived from a plant of the Zairean tropical forest causing a strong burning feeling after skin contact. This is exactly what happens when listening to the music of Matchatcha, burning and steaming soukous, with the outstanding qualities of Diblo as a solo guitar player. This is music for the dancefloor!
Matchatcha underwent several personel changes over the years but Diblo Dibala managed to keep the band together.
Apart from his solo albums, he is frequently asked to work as a studio guitarist on numerous African CDs.
Born: Diblo Dibala was born 1954 in Kisangani
Matchatcha members (1993)
Diblo Dibala solo guitar, vocals
Otis Mbuta vocals
Laskin Ngomateke vocals
David Mondo vocals
Jean-Pierre Kinzaki rhythm guitar
Komba Bellow Mafwala drums
Serge Bimangou percussion
Fellyko Tchikala 'Mbuji-Mayi' bass
|Toute le monde "Everybody"||2011||2D.Prod|
|Special Dance||2006||2D Prod. 5470-2|
|Ça passe ou ça casse||2003||Melodymaster|
|Méchant garçon||2001||JPS Production CDJPS 144|
|Iwooh, cris de joie||2000||Melodymaster 02111-2||Also on DDR 003|
|Pas Moi||1999||JPS Production CDJPS 037|
|Dernier jugement||1998||Melodie 08888-2||Also on DDR 002|
|My Love||1996||Atoll Music 8660|
|Best of...||1994||Afric'Music AF 057|
|Aimer la danse/Nyekesse||1994||Afric'Music AF 017|
|OK Madame||1993||Afric'Music AF 015|
|Laissez passer||1992||Afric'Music AF 007|
|Boum-tonnère||1990||Afric'Music AF 005|
|Albums with Loketo:|
|Extra Ball||1991||Shanachie SH-64028||Originaly released as Explosion in 1989|
|Soukous Trouble||1990||Shanachie SH-64025|
|Super Soukous||1989||Afric'Music||Later re-released on Shanachie SH-64016|
|Mondo Ry||1989||JIP 41008-2|
|Super K - Amour et Souvenir||198?||Jimmy's production||LP|