Kanda Bongo Man

Date: 9 May 2008 - 19:00
Promoter: Heart Of The World
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Event details: Kanda Bongo Man is one of the foremost figures in modern African popular music. He formed his first band as a 15-year-old in 1973, toured in Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya and theDR Congo (Zaire) with their newly created Soukous, a music style that is a cross between Caribbean rumba rhythms and traditional African music. In 1983 Kanda Bongo Man played WOMAD in the UK and his international reputation was born. The Bongo Man (his father was also called Bongo Man) sings in Lingala, and his high speed form of soukous gave birth to the kwassa kwassa dance rhythm where the hips move back and forth while the hands move to follow the hips.

Why not also join Theodore Menelik-Mfuni for a dance class in both African and Salsa before the performance?

Ticket info Tickets £12.00 (£10.00 conc.) / with meal £20.00 (£15.00 Conc.) - Under 18s - Free
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