Old African Music

Orchestre Massako – Gnekelhe Mohi

An adept of folk rhythms, Jean-Christian Mboumba Mackaya, known as Mack-Joss, began his career as a musician when he was just 17 of age and he quickly established himself as a staple of Libreville’s nightlife scene, singing in various local bands. By 1966 he had released “Le Boucher”, his first hit which swept the African airwaves and earned him the respect of Franco, the legendary master of Congolese Rumba. Franco´s encouragement helped transform him from a Gabonese singer into an ascendent figure of pan-African culture.


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