|Jean Mastaki Bafa
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1965 - birth in Bukavu
- nursery school, Primary and Secondary School between Bukavu et Goma.
1980 - music course at 'Centre Culturel Francais', Bukavu.
1982 - formation of his first music group The Joy composed of young students from the town, follow-up musical education with Reverend Father ALDO Rottini, a Xaverian of Italian origin.
1986 - moves to Kinshasa and develops his musical skill in the music groups BONGO FOLK (later OKWESS), KALAMASOUL The APPOLONIANS (Greco-Congolese group), ORIENTAL (Lebanese), and as a musician of the Variety at hotels such as 'Hotel Intercontinental', 'Hotel Memling' etc...
1998 - founds his own group and breaks away from the music of 'interpretation', starting a very 'adventure' of research on the folklore of the region of the 'Grand Lacs' (Great Lakes).
1998 - Participant of the contest "A song of peace"
2000 - Principal defender of the so-calledSolfège couleur, a new approach to musical notation initiated by the MUKENDI.
Jean is a member of the group AMIS DE DON BEPPE