Jean Serge Essous

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Jean Serge Essous (born 1935 Brazzaville - died November 25, 2009 in Brazzaville [1]) was a Congolese saxophonist, clarinetist, and cofounder of the Afrika Team in Paris, France, the band Bantous de la Capital in Brazzaville, Congo, OK Jazz, and Orchestre Rock a Mambo.[2][3][4]

On 11 October 2006, UNESCO designated Jean Serge Essous a UNESCO Artist for Peace by UNESCO Director-General Koïchiro Matsuura.[2]


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