has been the major music band from Congo Brazzaville of the mid-1990s.
They are making a modern, very danceable, soukous. Their first albums were the most successful ones, not only in their
home country but throughout Africa. Under the leadership of drummer Ramatoulaye
, 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 in 1998 to create off-shoots
such as Extra Musica International
in 1998 under the leadership of
, with guitarist Arnaud Laguna
. From Extra Musica
International a further spinoff was created, Z1 International
, led by
, with Pinochet Thierry
and Cyrille Malonga
The original group under Roga's leadership changed its name into Extra Musica Zangul
the 2001 album « Trop c'est trop »
, there was a long silence but a new album
« Obligatoire »
was released early 2004. Later that year,
decided to leave for a solo career, and in 2005, singer
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.
After all departures, Roga Roga
continues with Extra Musica, or what is left of it.