Congolese Music Star, Aurlus Mabélé Dies From Coronavirus

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Aurlus Mabele – New Times

Congolese music star Aurlus Mabélé has died. According to stories from household and kinfolk Mabélé aged 67 died on Thursday from coronavirus.

Mabélé’s daughter, French singer Liza Monet introduced the demise of the Soukouss legend on her Twitter web page:

“My dad died of coronavirus this morning … Thank you for honoring his memory. It is a great legend of the Soukouss that the Congolese people lose today. I am inconsolable and collapsed. My dad whom I love so much … Aurlus Mabele …
Fellow member of the supergroup Loketo, Mav Cacharel, also said on Facebook that he had died of coronavirus.”

Mav Cacharel, a fellow member of Mabélé’s music group Les Ndimbola Lokole, additionally introduced the demise of Mabélé in a Facebook publish;

“Good night everybody, I’ve the unhappy information to announce the demise of my well-known pal, brother and collaborator Aurlus Mabélé, which occurred this Thursday, March 19, 2020 at 14 pm, within the Paris area, from the follow-up of the coronavirus.

“I address a special thought to his family and children. May the peace and protection of the Lord remain in us.”

Aurlus Mabélé was admitted to hospital on Thursday and died on the identical day.

Mabélé, whose actual identify is Aurélien Miatsonama, was generally known as the “King of Soukous”. The singer and composer who was initially from Congo-Brazzaville moved to France within the 1980s.

In 1974, he created the band “Les Ndimbola Lokole” with Jean Baron, Pedro Wapechkado and Mav Cacharel. He was one of many first Paris-based Soukous Stars and set the requirements with a number of Long Plays (LPs) within the 1980s.

Mabélé is understood for hits corresponding to Liste Rouge, Embargo amongst many others.

According to BBC Afrique, Mabélé’s supervisor Jimmy Ouetenou, mentioned talks have been already underway with the Congolese authorities for him to be buried in his dwelling nation.

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