Kinshasa, May 12th, 2021 (CPA).– The Congolese reggaeman Kassim Lafraz, delivered, on Tuesday, a concert at the restaurant « Le Barbecue », in Gombe municipality, as part of the 40th anniversary of the disappearance of the late Robert Nesta Marley alias Bob Marley, died at 36 years old, on May 11th in 1981, in Miami city in USA, following a long generalized cancer
Congolese reggaeman Kassim Lafraz, during this event, said it was important to honor Bob Marley on the 40th anniversary of his death. “He was a legend of the reggae style that influenced several African musicians around the world through his messages and his rhythm”, he said.
He played, on this occasion, various songs of the reggae style, in particular “Like a bird”, “In your arms”, “Paka Weh”, as well as certain pieces of Bob Marley including “No woman no cry”, “One love « .
This event saw the participation of reggaemans artists such as: Cize Kosi, Jah Poba, Haadji Kosi, Man Shalako, Rasta Bob and others.
Kassim Lafraz is an artist born in Kinshasa and raised in Katanga. He came to appreciate the hip hop and reggae style. He began his career in 1996 with his group called « Lafraz » which allowed him to make several collaborations with artists from Lush. He released his first album titled « BOOM HIP HOP » in 2010 featuring with the French Dj Orphée.
It should be remembered that Bob Marley was born on February 6th, 1945 in Nine Miles city, Jamaica. He was a singer-songwriter and an undisputed icon of the reggae style and “Ratasfari” movement.
He has, thanks to his music, inspired other artists, such as: the Ivorian Seydou Koné, alias Alpha Blody and the South African Lucky Dube and others. ACP /MUILUA/PN