(or Djouna Mumbafu) has been known as a prominent animateur (atalaku) and
dancer in Empire Bakuba
. Among others, he revolutionarised Congolese music with
his choreographies and « atalaku »
yells. Following the death
of band leader Pepe Kalle
, Empire Bakuba fell apart into various factions such as Fondation Bakuba
, a former youth group set up by Pepe Kalle. Djouna was part of Delta Force together with
, but after some time Djouna decided to start a solo career.
In 2004, he released a first solo album « Tonnèrre de Brest »
and a live DVD, and in December of the same year he was a finalist for the Kora Awards
with the song
« 6600 Volts »
, but he didn't win the award. In Djouna's current band, called
Orchestre Big One
, the younger brother of Pepe Kalle, Ali Kalle
, is one of the singers. Ali Kalle's voice is
very much reminiscent of Pepe's voice.
A DVD with clips of « Tonnèrre de Brest »
came out in 2005.