- CD
Home Page | Newest Releases
More music from Franco and TPOK Jazz - Francophonic, Vol. 2: 1980-1989
Search for music
Need Help?

cd cover Franco and TPOK Jazz
Francophonic, Vol. 2: 1980-1989 (Stern's)

Volume 2 of the stunning Stern's collection of the master's work. 2 CDs of essential Congolese music.
Listen to sample tracks

See Volume 1


More info:
20 years ago, on the 12th of October 1989, François Luambo Makiadi - to his many millions of fans known simply as Franco – died in a hospital in Belgium. His body was flown back to Kinshasa, Zaire (now DR Congo), where it lay in state during four days of national mourning. • It is not possible to over-estimate the importance Franco had to Congolese and, through that, to all African music. For more than 3 decades he had been at its very core. When he sang and played, presidents quaked and more than a nation listened. • In this release we bring to a climax the story of the final 9 years of Franco’s life: a time when he had some of his greatest hits, when he made some of his strongest statements. It includes the superior, yet surprisingly rare, version of ‘Mario’, possibly his greatest hit. It includes tracks specially re-mastered and not previously released on CD. • In 2CDs and 48 pages of eloquent, thoroughly researched notes and rare photos, building on the success of Volume 1, Sterns are proud to present volume 2 in their labour of love: Francophonic. If you have any interest in music whatsoever – this is absolutely essential listening.

Other recordings you might like:

cd cover
Francophonic Vol. 1

cd cover
Ry-Co Jazz - Bon Voyage!

Your orders are placed on a secure server, so your information is safe and private.

Please note!
Most CDs have been imported from Europe or Asia. They are not all shrink-wrapped, and I am not going to con you by wrapping them here just to make you think they have been sterilized in America. We guarantee that the CDs and the contents are all brand new and in perfect condition. Whenever I can, I use recycled shipping materials. They may not look as pretty on the outside, but they save money and keep the trash dumps a little bit emptier.
All contents of these web pages ©2001-2007 FNI Multimedia / cdRoots unless otherwise stated.
All sound files and images are the property of the artists and record labels, and are used with their express permission.
Please do not use these files without contacting the appropriate copyright holders.