DRC's Samba Mapangala on 40 years in the music business
5 July 2012 Last updated at 14:49 BST
He has been on the music scene for over forty years and made more than a dozen albums.
The musician Samba Mapangala was born in the Democratic Republic of Congo but became an established name across East Africa before finding international acclaim and settling in the United States.
Focus on Africa's Salim Kikeke went to meet him in London.