Verckys Kiamuangana Mateta

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Verckys Kiamuangana Mateta, is a soukous recording artist, composer, saxophonist and band leader, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). He was once a member of the soukous band TPOK Jazz, led by François Luambo Makiadi, which dominated the Congolese music scene from the 1950s through the 1980s.[1]

In 1969, Verckys Kiamuangana left TPOK Jazz and formed his own band, Orchestre Vévé.[2] Verkys also managed two other bands, which he owned: Orchestre Kiam and Orchestre Lipua Lipua. Among the musicians who played for Verkys in the 1970s are Nyboma Mwandido and Pepe Kalle. During the early 1980s Verckys quit the music scene, to pursue other interests.[3]


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