Lolo Lolitta

Congo-Brazzaville Lolo Lolitta

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#? lolo-lolitta-and-his-likwe-likwe-band-mavoungu.jpg 1978 [3, 34:32] Lolo-Lolitta and his Likwe-Likwe Band - Mavoungu (Establishment Bonne Musique EBM-LPS-005) studio mini • new music 6.50 “Good” Africana
#? le-grande-lolo-lolitta-julie.jpg 1979 [4, 30:19] Le Grande Lolo Lolitta - Julie (Société Ivoirienne Du Disque SID-LPS-014) studio mini • new music 7.60 “Brilliant” Africana
date.png 11-Jul-2014
notes.png Unable to complete. Alas, not enough information to compile an accurate discography. A casual investigation suggests that Lolo Lolitta had headline billing on several albums from the late 70s to mid 80s.


Born in Congo-Brazzaville, Lolita Babindamana is an internationally renowned dancer, choreographer, singer and musician who has been teaching dance worldwide for over 30 years. As a singer he is most commonly known by his stage name Lolo Lolitta which, as far as I can tell, can be interpreted along the same lines as Richard Penniman billing himself as Little Richard. Lolita began dancing at the age of 4 and went as far as being a dancer-choreographer with the National Ballet of Congo-Brazzaville. In his African years of the late 70s and early 80s it seems to have been the singing which was to the fore in his work, and for several years he recorded several albums with his pal, Pambou Tchicaya Tchico. At this time he seems to have been a bit of a wanderer, recording in several central African countries and living for some time in Ivory Coast and Nigeria. Like Tchico Tchicaya , Lolita moved to Paris circa 1983, where he concentrated his energies on teaching African dance.

In 1996 Lolita founded Ballet Theatre Lokolé dance company which has toured throughout France and Africa. An example of a true artist, Lolita’s virtuosity in singing, dance, drumming and mbira playing extended his performance experience outside the theatrical world in to the fields of television and radio throughout Europe, the USA, and the Caribbean. He went on to collaborate with a number of African music legends including Soukouss Machine, 4 Etoiles (Les Quatre Etoiles) and Kanda Bongo Man. Currently Lolita teaches music and dance classes in Paris, France; in addition he holds regular workshops throughout the rest of France as well as in Switzerland, Italy, Germany and the USA.

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