Formed in 1981, Langa Langa Stars are one of the many splinter groups from Zaire’s revolutionary ensemble Zaiko Langa Langa, playing in the same raw-edged, streetwise vein. Keeping track of the various members of the group is complicated by their propensity for solo and group collaborations with other zaiko groups, including Choc Choc Stars. In the mid-80s they were joined by Evoloko ‘Joker’, the original vocalist with Zaiko Langa Langa. The mainstay of the band, however, is Bozi, with whom they have perfected a rough-toned Zaiko style without ever threatening to establish its native popularity on foreign shores.
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