Ray Lema is an accomplished musician, composer, arranger and singer, born in Congo and currently residing in France. Over the years he has played with bands of Tabu Ley Rochereau, Joseph Kabasele and Franco, and his own band, Ya Tupas won the French Maracas d’Or award in 1978.
He has published around twenty albums and composes regularly for theater and movie trailers. He has received numerous awards in his career, most noteably the Django d’Or, a Charles Cros Award and Officer of Art and Culture.
Ray performs piano solo or with Nzimbu, his African vocal quartet or his afro-jazz quintet.
Ray Lema will be accompanied by the Saka Saka band.