‘Molokai’ is Papa Wemba’s third album with Real World, and also the name of his international band. This live studio performance from one of Africa’s greatest stars is a collection of classic hits and newer songs from the late 90’s, produced by John Leckie, reflecting that stage of Wemba’s musical odyssey.
Thirty-odd years in music and conspicuously the coolest man on the planet…
Wemba’s albums have never captured the full kinetic joy of his gigs. Until now.
Time Out (UK)
For newcomers to the Wemba club, Molokai offers a glimpse of the artist’s canon in a contemporary setting.
…recorded with startling clarity by British rock producer John Leckie…the album will remind longtime fans of the depth of his [Wemba’s] songwriting and vocal talents. For newcomers to the Wemba club, Molokai offers a glimpse of the artist’s canon in a contemporary setting.’