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Jephte Zagabe, AKKA, bass

Jephte Zagabe

AMANI ZAGABE Jephté, is a Congolese guitarist artist born in Goma on March 20, 2001 in love with sound and the variation of harmonies in 2014, he met the guitar at his church where he learned to play his first notes, in In order to mature his talent in 2016, he trained with a guitarist from the country named JOSEPH AMISI to improve his performance. His music is a fruit of the journey between blues and jazz, pop style, passing through folk and traditional Congolese sounds, with a strong influence of the great virtuosos of the African guitar such as the Cameroonian Richard Bona and Etienne Mbappe, the Congolese Cédric Béton but also the American Marcus Miller, Victor Wooten and Franck Brunot by his prowess and his sense of doing well, he is solicited in several meetings and festivals, including the AMANI festival where he plays in 2022 with nightingales tenors, WAUMBA festival, the humanitarian aid festival… He is involved in several artistic projects and initiatives in his city, Goma more particularly in the weekly Sanaa-weekend. 
 

PROFESSIONAL TRAINING 

2022: training in musical theory with the great artist Etienne mbappe (France) 

— Online training with a school from France Music Academy 

— International Training in musical harmony with Lavon Rushing (America) and with Jasmine Banare (France)

PROFESSIONAL PATHWAYS 

 2022: plays at the concert called Rappons vrai with the artist Jenny Paria at the French Institute of Goma 

- Plays at the concert named Amuka Goma by the artist Patricia furaha at the French Institute of Goma 

- concert JUA (Bukavu) produced as part of the music in africa live program by the music in africa foundation and its partners with 

- the daring artist ELEKTRA from Goma and freed MUSHAGA from Bukavu Performs in a project called Art for Resilience 

- with artist Jenny Paria and at the concert called Rapponds 

- Plays at the concert named MASAUTI with tenor nightingales at the French Institute of Goma 

- Plays at the WAUMBA festival with the artist primo kayenga and Chico iceberg AMANI festival (8th edition) with the tenor Rossignols 

- Plays with his music team at the gospel concert of the artist Glody tchambu from Kinshasa

2021: plays at the gospel concert of the artist Fifi ngoy from Dubai 

- Play at the festival vis pour les autres with the group rossignols ténors humanitarian aid festival with the artist Magic pinokio and JKM Rambo 

2020: plays in many projects in belazik label with some artists like Robat King, popal isse, ponda beat and Bellamy paluku 

- plays at the concert of the daring artist ELEKTRA named WAZO performs in a live session at AKA with artist yeremia vindu, yusubu kasereka, Maké Knock (France) and Franck Coulibaly from France 

2019: gospel concert with the artist favor of Uganda 2018: 

concert with the artist el George from Kinshasa 

 2017: a concert with Danny in a la cronishe church in Gisenyi

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Salomon Zagabe, AKKA, guitare

Salomon Zagabe

SALOMON NAMEGABE ZAGABE affectionately called SALANAZA, is a Congolese guitarist artist, born in Goma on November 21, 2000. In love with sound and variation of harmonies, in 2014, he met the guitar at his church where he learned to play his first notes. In order to mature his talent, in 2016, he did his guitar training at the Foyer Culturel de Goma, where he continued with several other courses and workshops. He participates in the guitar course for the creation of the show “Le bonheur”, hosted by Frank PEETERS from Belgium, produced by Wallonia-Brussels. His music is a fruit of the course between Blues and Jazz, passing through folk and traditional Congolese sounds, with a strong influence of the great virtuosos of the African guitar such as the Congolese Lokua Kanza, the Kenyan Eugene Masupo but also the American Stella Andrea. By his prowess and his sense of doing well, he is requested in several meetings and festivals, including the AMANI Festival, where he plays in 2019 with the Tanzanian superstar Professor JAY, the Hadisi Urban Festival, the International Theater Festival of Kivu… He intervenes in several artistic projects and initiatives in his city, Goma, and more particularly in the weekly Sanaa-Weekend.

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Jukim Kika, AKKA, claviers

JULIEN KIKA

affectionately called JUKIM is a PIANIST artist, born in Goma on January 15, 2001. In love with sound and good music in 2018, he met the piano at his church where he learned to play his first notes in order to to mature his talent. 

 PROFESSIONAL TRAINING 2022 Training in music theory with maestro didier BULONZA and dad JUSTIN (DR Congo) 

2019 Piano training in the music school of the Foyer Culturel de Goma PROFESSIONAL CAREER 

2022 Plays at the JUA concert (Bukavu) produced as part of the Music In Africa Live program by the Music in Africa foundation and its partners with the artist Osée ELEKTRA from Goma and Freed MUSHAGA from Bukavu. 

Performs at the Amani Festival (edition 8) with the Ngoma Ambassador project team Play at the rap slam concert of jenny paria, concert AMUKA GOMA of patricia furaha organized at the french institute of goma 

Play at the Concert with the Congolese rapper artist Depaul BAKULU 

In the space of the cultural production center 

2020  Plays at the World Music Day concert organized by the French Institute of Goma with Magic PINOKIO, osée elektra and lil-B piano 

Play at the ABOMINGA concert of majoos (LUBUMBASHI) in the great hall of cap kivu 

Plays at the MOLONGI concert by FIFI NGOY in the hall, youth center 

Plays at the concert PLUIE DE GRACE by the group the grace 

Plays in galed conference organized by Fruit of Glory Youth (EGD) 

REFERENCE PERSONS 

 Elisha ABUMBA (Communication Officer at the French Institute of Goma) 

Mrs. CARINE LUBANDA (Director of the cultural center of Goma) 

Yeremia VINDU (Regional Director of Music Beyond in Goma)

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