Quartier Latin Academia
in short) was formed by musicians that
have left Koffi Olomide
's band Quartier Latin
after alledged disputes about
their remuneration. As with so many Congolese bands, artistic or personal differences or financial difficulties led to
several personnel changes as some of the band members leave and create a band of their own, but drawing on the name of the original band.
Academia draws musically strongly on Quartier Latin's sound, but innovations can be heard on
« Sanction »
, mainly thanks to the
invited musicians and because of the heavy bass tuning. Also, the track are more up-tempo compared to the original Quartier Latin productions.
The band turned out to be unstable in personnel too, and and later albums were rather albums by singer Sam Tshintu
where the name Akademia was
used as the accompanying band.
Musicians on "Sanction"
Micke Evian, Lebou Kabuya.
Paty Basima "Bob Denard".
Luvengoka Zinga "Djoudjou Music", Kapangala.
Guy Synthé, Philippe Guez.
Somone Dolce & M'Boshi Bola.
Sam Tshintu "Che Guevara", Bouro M'Pela "Jean Scram", Modogo Balongana & Marie José Gibon.
Jacky (Nég'marrons) & Pit Bacardi on track 2 Faux patron