was formed in 1981 as a young outfit of modern soukous music.
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.
Around 1990, Wenge Musica split between two factions, Wenge Musica BCBG
and Wenge Musica Aile Paris
(=Paris-wing, later referred to as Wenge L Paris or Wenge El Paris)
under singer Marie Paul Kambulu
together with Alain Mwanga "Zing Zong'
and Aimé Bwanga
. The latter left El Paris around 1993 to form
leaves the band in 1998, Marie-Paul remains
as the sole leader of Wenge El Paris.
The Paris wing has not had the same level of success compared to the Kinshasa based factions Wenge BCBG
Wenge Maison Mère