Remmy Ongala & Orchestre Super Matimila

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Totally Hot 00:48 Tools
Totally Hot - Soundtrack Version (Explicit) 00:47 Tools
Totally Hot (Soundtrack Version (Explicit)) 00:47 Tools
Kipenda Roho 06:26 Tools
Dodoma 06:45 Tools
Nasikitika 06:21 Tools
Pamella 05:25 Tools
Muziki Asili Yake Wapi 05:31 Tools
Nasikitika (I Regret) 06:24 Tools
Karola 05:46 Tools
Karola (Carol) 05:48 Tools
Kifo (Death) 06:57 Tools
Mrema 09:38 Tools
Sauti Ya Mnyonge (The Voice of the Underdog) 08:35 Tools
Dole (OK) 08:35 Tools
I Want To Go Home 08:09 Tools
Usingizi (Sleep) 09:14 Tools
One World 05:22 Tools
Penzi Lauwa 09:30 Tools
Kifo 09:15 Tools
No Money, No Life 08:36 Tools
Usingizi 07:48 Tools
Mariam Wangu (My Own Mariam) 08:36 Tools
Sauti Ya Mnyonge 08:34 Tools
Dole 06:56 Tools
Kidogo Kidogo (Little by Little) 09:34 Tools
Living Together (Tupendane) 04:39 Tools
Totaly Hot 04:39 Tools
What Can I Say? (Niseme Nini) 09:57 Tools
Mariam Wangu 07:07 Tools
Lombamba (Sahala Yayala) 09:57 Tools
Waseme Waseme 04:34 Tools
Mwanza 05:05 Tools
Players 04:48 Tools
Mwungo (Naloba) 06:06 Tools
Totally Hot ('Kipenda Roho' edited) 00:47 Tools
Inchi Yetu (Our Country) 05:23 Tools
Remmy Ongala & Orchestre Super Matimila - Kipenda Roho 00:47 Tools
Fadhili Ni Utumwa 04:39 Tools
Kipenda Roho (Edit) 00:00 Tools
Nalilia Mwana 00:00 Tools
Totally Hot; Kipenda Roho 00:47 Tools
Kapenda Roho - Remmy Ongala & Orchstre super Matimila 00:00 Tools
Kilio (The Fish Song) 04:31 Tools
Tamwiki 04:14 Tools
Nalia Mwana Libala 04:11 Tools
Libaba 00:00 Tools
Inchi Vetu (Our Country) 00:00 Tools
Kipenda Ro 00:00 Tools
Narudi Nyumbani 00:00 Tools
Mariamu Pts. 1 & 2 00:00 Tools
Kapenda Roho 00:00 Tools
Ndumila Kuwili 00:00 Tools
Sika Ya Kufa 00:00 Tools
Maisha - BBC Session 24/06/1993 05:06 Tools
Arusi Ya Mwanza 06:11 Tools
Tembea Ujionee 06:11 Tools
Amisa - BBC Session 24/06/1993 06:11 Tools
Nalia Mwana 06:11 Tools
Kilio ( The Fish Song) 06:11 Tools
Totally Hot [Edit of Kipenda Roho] 07:38 Tools
Totally... 06:11 Tools
Mnyonge Hana Haki 06:11 Tools
10 - Totally Hot 06:11 Tools
Libala 05:07 Tools
Waseme Waseme - BBC Session 24/06/1993 05:07 Tools
Fadhili Ni Utumwa 05:07 Tools
Totally Hot [Soundtrack Version (Explicit)] 05:07 Tools
Tamwika 05:07 Tools
Orchestre Super Matimila & Remmy Ongala - Totally Hot 05:07 Tools
Ndumila Kuwili (Don't Speak with Two Mouths) 05:06 Tools
Players (live) 07:38 Tools
Totally Hot (Featuring an edit of "Kipenda Roho") 05:07 Tools
Mnyonge Hana Haki (The Poor Have No Rights) 07:38 Tools
Totally Hot (Soundtrack Version ) 05:07 Tools
Tottaly Hot 05:07 Tools
Tembea Ujionee (Travel And See For Yourself) 05:07 Tools
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Remmy Ongala and his Super Matimila Orchestra are without doubt Tanzania’s most well known band, and have performed many times in Europe and the USA. Remmy Ongala is originally from Zaire/Congo. He lost his mother when he was nine years old and had to take on the responsibility of raising his siblings. As a 17-year-old he was in a youth band, Bantu Success, as a singer and drummer. This was not popular with his family, so Remmy had to leave the band. Two years later he was again involved with music when as a guitarist he joined a few groups, among them Mickey Jazz in Zaire and Grand Mika Jazz in Uganda. In 1978 he moved to Tanzania and joined his uncle’s band, Orchestre Makassy in Dar es Salaam. In 1981 he joined forces with Matimila, an 18-member band owned by a local businessman. Later on he formed Super Matimila and developed a style based on three guitars, bass and drum, plus saxophone. Remmy Ongala based his music on Soukous, that he proffers in a more raw version than usual, rooted as it is in local Tanzanian traditions. He sets great store by Swahili lyrics that often have political stings against the wielders of power of all description, but he also shows a loyal defence of the common man’s condition. Because of the lyrics’ so-called healing properties he is called “The Doctor” and is an enormously popular man in the Sinza neighbourhood, on the outskirts of Dar es Salaam, where he lives with his English wife, five children and a parrot. The last few years he has not been able to perform as often as before, due to his suffering from diabetes. Read more on User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.