September 4, 2014

4 Etoiles – 4 Grandes Vedettes de la
Musique Africaine, Afro-Rythmes 1983

4 Etoiles, front

On popular demand we’ve got us a classic album by
four of the most prominent Congolese artists. It wasn’t
posted here yet so good idea Mouhamadou. Singers
Nyboma and Wuta-May formed this group with guitar
greats Syran Mbenza and Bopol Mansiamina. delicious
Congolese sounds and voices you don’t want to miss.


1 Mayi
2 Mama-iye-ye
3 Zouzou
4 Maquereau


This entry was posted in


  1. Apurva 4 September 2014 at 16:04 - Reply

    Maquereau is irresistible fidgety and overflowing with musical happiness. Don’t miss. Thank you Moos for sharing so much of joy! Apurva from Pune, India.

    • Mouhamadou 4 September 2014 at 21:37 - Reply

      Maquereau is the song that makes me move my feet whenever I listen to it. Bopol really made a great song. Mama Iye Ye is also capturing with Syran Mbenza or Dally Kimoko solo line.

  2. Mouhamadou 4 September 2014 at 21:04 - Reply

    Thanks Moos for the quick response. Well, I have been hooked to this band for quite a while and I remember as a kid my father playing all those Congolese LPs from Franco to Sam Mangwana without forgetting Orchestre Bella Bella and much more. Sorry for being a pain, but if you have the self-titled Bopol with the song Cele in it, Aladji from Sam Mangwana, and some Gnonnas Pedro like Gabon (the maxi-single) and Les Femmes D’Abord (a classic album), that would be appreciated.

  3. CBlack 14 September 2014 at 16:34 - Reply

    Thanks so much for this. I fell in love with the Four Stars long ago when I used to be an avid listener to Afropop Worldwide. I always taped the shows (back in the cassette days), so I’ve got a whole box full of episodes. Now I’ve begun to make digital copies of some of my favorites, and that includes this band. If you’re interested, I’ve uploaded the file here:
    Thanks again for everything.

    • David S 4 August 2017 at 04:25 - Reply

      Dear CBlack, in case you see this: Is this the Feb 1996 Afropop show ending with Bopol and Nyboma playing a (great!) live acoustic version of “Double Double”? I have 2/3 of that show from my own cassette (starting somewhere in “Luila”), but would love the beginning. The link no longer works – email me if you see this and could provide. Many thanks.

    • Anonymous 20 October 2022 at 18:17 - Reply

      Can you repost the link please?

    • Anonymous 4 April 2023 at 10:44 - Reply

      @CBlack this link does not have any files

  4. […] 4 Grandes Vedettes de la Musique Africaine 1983 Wikipedia Discogs […]

  5. Fredd 5 July 2022 at 15:25 - Reply

    Just finding out about this great band and I’m in love with their music. Anyone with their other releases pliz share with me through my email Thanks Moos for sharing this

Leave A Comment