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Kanda Bongo Man: King of Soukous

Music for Change part of our Global Music Series.
Kanda Bongo Man is one of the biggest stars in world music and one of the leading exponents of Africa, Kanda revolutionised the Congolese favourite music of soukous after parting with Orchestra Belle Mambo to take up a solo career in Paris in 1979.

Championed by John Peel and Andy Kershaw in the late 80s, Kanda played a key role in introducing African and world music to the mainstream. Now with a huge and loyal fan base, his music still receives regular airplay on stations including BBC Radio 3 and Radio 6 Music.

Kanda’s music has always been driven by optimism and happiness. His exhilarating performances are exciting and energetic yet deeply rooted in the Congolese tradition. With his incredible seven-piece band behind him, don’t miss Kanda Bongo Man bring the joyous music and dance of central Africa for an unforgettable sunshine experience.

Details

Date

Saturday 28 September 2019

Time

8:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Phone

01227 769075

Email

boxoffice@kent.ac.uk

Web

https://thegulbenkian.co.uk/events/kanda-bongo-man/

Tickets

  • Full - £12.00

Gulbenkian Theatre
University of Kent Canterbury
Giles Lane
Canterbury
Kent
CT2 7NB

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