is one of the latest stars from Kinshasa. He grew up with music
of Tabu Ley Rochereau
and Lutumba Simaro
which might explain the fact that his music is more melodic and with more emphasis
on the lyrics than generally in present day Congo music. Therefore, a comparison can be drawn with the music of
At the end of 2003, he released his
first album « Je m'appelle toi (Love moi) »
and it was an instant success.
Both in Congo and elsewhere, the album was well received and sold relatively well, which is not easy in the highly
competitive Congolese music scene. The album offers a variety of rhythms, with nice guitar solos. There
is not a song on the album that is really disappointing.
Karma Pa can be seen as an exponent of a new generation, a carrier of hope for the continuity of the
popularity of Congolese music, currently under pressure from the increasingly popular music from Côte d'Ivoire.