Best described as Tracy Chapman meets Salif Keita, Mapumba’s versatility combined with his energetic stage presence makes his shows a kaleidoscope of experiences that linger long after the concerts end. Mapumba’s music carries messages promoting a loving, peaceful and thriving communities, with conscious lyrics that address issues ranging from xenophobia and
gender violence to environmental sustainability and family affairs.
Two songs from his first album, Mapumba (2004), which he sold 5,000 copies within 3 months of its release, were featured on Putumayo compilations and led to him touring North America in 2010. He has toured internationally since and performed in Zambia, DR Congo, Kenya, Mozambique, Benin, South Africa, USA, Canada, Puerto Rico, France, Belgium, Switzerland, and Dubai.
He has shared the stage with prominent artists including: Miriam Makeba, Oliver Mtukudzi, Salif Keita, Judith Sephuma and has played for dignitaries including Nelson Mandela and Bill Clinton. Mapumba has written music for South Africa’s multi-award winner Judith Sephuma and was featured with multi-award winner Steff La Cheff (Swiss hip hop artist) on her top chart
album.
Mapumba is involved with a variety of projects and collaborations,  including: Kongo Elektro (since 2011) which is an afro-fusion electronic live performance duo with producer-DJ Dan Eppel, Zane Mbizo (2017) afro-pop singer who’s music he writes and produces, and various other musical projects.
Mapumba’s greatest musical influences include: Congolese rumba music, Ndaya Cilombo (mother), Papa Wemba, Jean Bosco Wabayeke (one of DRC’s earliest Swahili artists in the 1970’s), Ferre Gola (DRC), Zambian Kalindula music style, artist PK Chishala, South African traditional/afro-pop artist Jabu Kanyile, Stevie Wonder, Sting and Boyz II Men.