Orchestra Maquis Original

Originally known as Orchestre Super Gabby, Orchestre Ma Quis Du Zaire was formed in 1963 in a town called Kamina in Zaire's Shaba province. The founding members of the group are: Tshinyama Katay, Tshimbuiza Tshinsense (Nhuza Viking), Mbuya Makonga (Adios), Tshibangu Katay, Ilunga Lubaba, Mutombo Lufungula, Mwema Mudjanga and Mwema wa Mwamba. Together they approached a businessman who ran a bar and restaurant and also owned musical instruments and after discussions it was agreed that they perform at the bar.

During the following six years of hard work they acquired enough money to purchase their own musical instruments. In 1971 the band's name was changed to Orchestre Maquis du Zaire and the following year, while on a tour of countries neighbouring Zaire, they decided to settle in Tanzania's capital of Dar es Salaam where they received a wonderful reception from musical lovers.


Orchestra Maquis Original Discography Tracks


EOMLP 501 Orch. Maquis* In Nairobi - Masua Featuring Nagai Mwana Malole(LP) CBS EOMLP 501 Kenya 1982 Sell This Version
EOMLP 502 Orch. Maquis* Malelisa(LP, Album) Zeze CBS EOMLP 502 Kenya 1983 Sell This Version
Orchestra Maquis Original Karubandika (Album) Ahadi Kenya 1986 Sell This Version
AHD (MC) 007 Orch. Maquis Original* Clara(Cass, Album) Ahadi AHD (MC) 007 Tanzania Unknown Sell This Version
AHD (MC) 005 Orch. Maquis Original* Anjelu(Cass, Album) Ahadi AHD (MC) 005 Tanzania Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

052 Orch. Maquis du Zaire* Moni Mambo(7") Ken-Tanza 052 Kenya 1982 Sell This Version
EOM 5001 Orche. Maquis du Zaire* Tokoni Kowela Mbongo(7") Editions Omaco EOM 5001 Kenya 1982 Sell This Version
EOM 5002 Orch. Maquis Du Zaire* Ngai Mwana Malole(7") Editions Omaco EOM 5002 Kenya 1982 Sell This Version
042 Orch. Maquis du Zaire* Umekwama(7") Ken-Tanza 042 Kenya 1982 Sell This Version
AHD 05 Orchestra Maquis Original Karubandika(7") Ahadi AHD 05 Kenya 1985 Sell This Version
020 Orch. Maquis* Maiga(7") Ken-Tanza 020 Kenya Unknown Sell This Version
EOM 5004 Orchestre Maquis du Zaire* Serieux Ya Mukoko(7") Editions Omaco EOM 5004 Kenya Unknown Sell This Version
KT 007 Orch. Maquis* Kiongo(7") Ken-Tanza KT 007 Kenya Unknown Sell This Version

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