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date: 19 October 2020

Muana, Tshalalocked

(13 Mar. 1958– ), singer,
  • Allen J. Fromherz


was born Elizabeth Tshala Muana Muidikay in the town of Lubumbashi in the Katanga region of the Democratic Republic of Congo. The second of ten children, her father, Amadeus Mudidikay, was killed in the northeastern Congolese town of Watsa during the 1964 Simba revolt By the age of two Elizabeth had begun to sing while she lived with her mother Alphonsine Bambiwa Tumba at the Kibembe military camp in Lubumbashi Bambiwa Tumba moved the young Muana a play on words given muana also means child in Lingala to the city of Kananga located in the Kasai region of the Congo After completing her primary and secondary education in Kananga in the early 1970s Muana decided to leave the region Apart from the death of her father Muana had also suffered in other ways She had been forced into an arranged marriage and had lost a daughter in infancy Wanting ...

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