Lokua Kanza

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Lokua Kanza
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Lokua Kanza, Innsbruck, 2010
Background information
Birth name Pascal Lokua Kanza
Born April 1958
Bukavu, Belgian Congo
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter
Labels BMG, Universal Records
Website www.lokua-kanza.com

Lokua Kanza (born April 1958) is a singer-songwriter from the Democratic Republic of the Congo. He is known for his soulful, folksy[clarification needed] sound.


Lokua Kanza was born Pascal Lokua Kanza in Bukavu in the province of Sud-Kivu, in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo. He is the eldest of eight children, with a Mongo father and a Tutsi mother from Rwanda. In 1964, the family went to live in Kinshasa in a middle class area, until the day when Pascal's father, a ship's captain, died. His mother then moved to a much poorer area of the city, and Pascal had to work to feed the family. As well as singing in churches[clarification needed]. Lokua Kanza sings in French, Swahili, Lingala, Portuguese, and English.


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