To celebrate D.R.C.’s 50 years of indepence I created an envelope series called ‘Indépendence cha cha’
Composed in 1960 by Joseph Kabasele Tshamala (Grand Kalle), the father of Congolese music, Independance Cha cha, became the anthem of not only the nationalist movement in the Belgian Congo, but also the newly independent states of Africa. The song was was first played at the Hotel Plaza in Brussels on January 27 1960 during the round table talks that set the date for Congolose independence.
Indépendance cha cha tozui e (Independence cha cha, we’ve won it)
Oh! Kimpuanza cha cha tubakidi (Oh! Independence cha cha, we’ve achieved it)
Oh! Table Ronde cha cha ba gagné o (Oh! The round table cha cha, we’ve pulled it off)
Oh! Dipanda cha cha tozui e (Oh! Independence cha cha, we’ve won it)