b. 1963, Zaire. After working for two years as a harmony vocalist with Papa Wemba’s Viva La Musica, Eleison went solo in 1982, scoring a big hit with ‘Sans Preavis’ (still accompanied by Viva La Musica), and even bigger ones the following year with the television-themed ‘Dallas’ and ‘Dynasty’. Since then she has remained semi-active on the Kinshasa club scene, but has released little of note in recent years.
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