Former Super Mazembe Star Kasongo wa Kanema, Rhumba maestro who led the successful Super Mazembe troupe which stole the show and created waves in the music scene in 1980s will be buried on Wednesday.
Kasongo who collapsed and died at his home will be buried on Wednesday in Nairobi, according to the family, they have agreed to have him buried in Nairobi’s Lang’ata Cemetary
Speaking to the Nation last weekend, Longwa Disco said the family had agreed to have him laid to rest at the Lang’ata cemetry this week and further details will be communicated to his fans and friends in due time.
Longwa Disco whom himself is a son to Longwa Didos, the former Super Mazembe Band leader confirmed that the family will be giving details of the funeral arrangements in due course to enable his fans and other well-wishers contribute towards his send-off.
The veteran musician who served Super Mazembe for close to 40 years as a guitarist, singer and composer had been battling diabetes and hypertension and had suffered a stroke a few years ago.
He joined Super Mazembe in 1978, teaming up with Longwa Didos, Lovy Longomba, Loboko Passie, Dodo Doris, Rapok Kayembe, Alley Katele and Bukalos wa Bukasa. The late Kasongo was among the last three surviving band members of Super Mazembe band that had ten members.
The veteran musician, who served Super Mazembe for four decades as a guitarist, singer and composer, will be best remembered for the 1980 Kasongo composition that took the whole East Africa by storm and is still popular today in East Africa and beyond.