Robert Maseko n' the CongoBeat
About Robert Maseko n' the CongoBeat
Radio Afric-Aye proudly honored internationally-celebrated songwriter Robert Maseko as one of excellent musicologist. Robert Maseko was named as the Rhythm King par Excellence because of his “unique and indelible influence on the first Afro-British Pop generations of music makers in the UK and worldwide,” joining a long list of past honorees Afro-Euro music makers that includes Papa Wemba,Youssour N'dour, Salif Keita..recognized by grand Festival like Glastonbury with Peter Gabriel. This single OUT NOW, prove clearly the high quality of is music skills in Writing, Composing and Arranging music.
Robert Maseko is a music master, music maker, singer songwriter, producer, arranger, music teacher and an outstanding Congo- British, master drummer. The Congolose rhythm king of the North of England, from Kinshasa, now lives in Middlesbrough and described by the Musicport Festival as “one of the finest ambassadors of African music based in the UK”, performing countrywide with his band The Congobeat. He was nominated ‘African Ambassador par Excellence’ and invited to join a band called The Roots of Africa, to tour worldwide representing African Music and Arts. “This has always been an important part of my music, that it is not just for dancing, performing and recording, but is also educational. My music speaks out, telling the truth about the many disturbing issues of today.” In 1993 he moved to Johannesburg with the Kwasa Kwasa Stars and played alongside Papa Wemba, Kofi Olomide and Hugh Masekela. Over the years he has also performed and recorded with Youssou N’dour, Frank Leppa and George Benson.
A household name on the UK and African live music scene, Robert Maseko's trademark is to blend the bass line Rumba music with soul rythms, so expect Rumba Soukous with Zouk undertones and dance routines to match! Robert Masekosound has Kinshasa pedigree stamped all over it, with classic Congo Soukous when sizzling guitar meet with bubbling Likembe (Thumb piano) with Robert Maseko's elegant and acrobatic vocals with lyrics in Lingala,swahili,french and english the artist and musicologist always head for expansives teritory - By Koni Music.