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|Extra Musica has been the major music band from Congo Brazzaville of the mid 1990s.
They are making a modern, very dancable, soukous. Their first albums were the most successful ones, not only in their
home country but throughout Africa. Under the leadership of drummer Ramatoulaye and guitarist
Roga Roga, Extra Musica has been successful for many years and produced several albums.
After a few years, problems of financial and managerial nature were felt
by various members of the original band. After the departure of Guy Guy Fall in 1996, others
left to create off-shoots such as Extra Musica International under the leadership of
Quentin Mouyasko, with guitarist Arnaud Laguna. From Extra Musica
International a further spinoff was created,
Z1 International, led by Régis Touba, with
Pinochet Thierry, Durell Loemba and Cyrille Malonga.
The original group under Roga's leadership changed its name into Extra Musica Zangul. After the 2001 album « Trop c'est trop », there was a long silence but a new album « Obligatoire » has come out early 2004. Later that year, Doudou Copa decided to leave for a solo career, and in 2005, singer Oxygène decided to leave Extra Musica to create Universal Zangul. Oxygene's departure has been perceived as a heavy blow to the original band. Nevertheless, a new album was released in December 2006.
Musicians on "Etat-Major" (1998):
Vocals: Oxygène (Mbon Sylvain), Doudou (Elenga Laka Bienvenu Dominique), Abilissi (Samba Brice) & Herman.
Animation: Kila Mbongo (Mazikou Ghislain).
Animation d'ensemble: Ramatoulaye, Sonor, Espé, Herman, Oxygène, Doudou, Abilissi.
Solo & rhythm guitar: Roga Roga (Ibambi Okombi Rogatien).
Bass: Espé Bass, Sonor.
Keyboards & horns: Christian Kingstall, Roga Roga.
Drums: Ramatoulaye (Ngolali G.).
Tumbas: Gildas Pozzi, Emery Mbonda.
Cabasa: Roga Roga.
Maracas: Roga Roga, Espé Bass, & Rama.
Formed: 1993, in Brazzaville
Extra Musica around 1998
|Sorcellerie (Kindoki)||2011||Letiok Production||Album by Roga Roga & Extra Musica|
|La main noire||2006||Sonima||2 CD|
|Obligatoire||2004||JPS Production CDJPS 240|
|Trop c'est trop||2001||JPS Production CDJPS 150|
|Anthologie 2000||1999||Globe Music||Les meilleurs tubes "non-stop"|
|Best of Extra Musica - La Legende Congolaise||1999||T.B.E. TBE006|
|Shalai||1999||JPS Production CDJPS 048|
|Etat-major||1998||Blue Silver 50689-2|
|Ouaragan (Champions d'Afrique)||1997||Blue Silver 50660-2|
|Confirmation||1996||Sonodisc CD 61409|
|Les nouveaux missiles||1995||Blue Silver 50488-2|
|Albums by Extra Musica International (Quentin Moyascko):|
|Virgule||2007||QEMI / Wedoo Music WMCD14|
|Super Helico||1999||Simon Music-SIPE|
|Album by Guy-Guy Fall & Extra Musica:|
|Côte Ouest||1998||Sonodisc-Denide CD87809|