Jean Bosco Mwenda

Jean Bosco Mwenda

Born: 1930, Bunkeya, Belgian Congo
Died: September 1992, Zambia

Also known as: Mwenda wa Bayeke.
He was a pioneer of Congolese fingerstyle acoustic guitar music. He was also popular in other African countries, particularly in East Africa, and in the late 1950s and early 1960s was briefly based in Nairobi, where he had a regular radio show and became a profound influence on a generation of Kenyan guitarists.


Jean Bosco Mwenda Discography Tracks


Jean Bosco Mwenda Mwenda Wa Bayeke (Album) Mountain Records (2) 1994 Sell This Version
CD 21 Jean Bosco Mwenda Shaba - Zaïre(CD, Album) Museum Collection Berlin (West) CD 21 Germany 1997 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

R 01/82 Mwenda Wa Bayeke* Bibi Thereza(7") Shekeza Production R 01/82 Zaire 1982 Sell This Version
CO.167 Losta Abelo & Jean Bosco* Losta Abelo & Jean Bosco* - Mulimagi Na Éville / Simba(Shellac, 10") Gallotone CO.167 South Africa Unknown Sell This Version
GB.1587 T Mwenda Jean Bosco* Masanga / Sokuchomale Jikita(Shellac, 10") Gallotone GB.1587 T Kenya Unknown Sell This Version
GB.1588.T Mwenda Jean Bosco* Mamlia E / Bombalaka(Shellac, 10") Gallotone GB.1588.T South Africa Unknown Sell This Version
CO.113 Jean Bosco Mwenda and Losta Abelo Jean Bosco Mwenda and Losta Abelo - Mapendano Bosco Abelo / Lizzie(Shellac, 10") Gallotone CO.113 Unknown Sell This Version
N 106 Jean Bosco* / Backlrimbla Jean Bosco* / Backlrimbla - Bosco Mpangi Ya Munu / Emile Molangi(7", Single) Victoria (8) N 106 France Unknown Sell This Version