Sam Mangwana and the African Allstars

Sam Mangwana is one of the superstars of African music. Born in Congo to Angolan parents, his music epitomized the Pan -African ideals of post-colonial Africa. Never one to stand still, he has embraced a whole mix of musical styles in Africa, including salsa, hi-life, and as well as his beloved Rumba Congolese. Whether he sings in Lingala, Swahili, Spanish, Portuguese, or French, his vocals are instantly recognisable. With a ten-strong band featuring veteran members of the Congolese music scene, this is gorgeous music; it surges with yesterday, lifting the spirit for tomorrow whilst setting the body in motion.