Articles tagged rumba

Monday, September 28 2009

Syran Mbenza & Ensemble Rumba Kongo: Immortal Franco: Africa’s Unrivalled Guitar Legend

A Franco tribute led by Syan Mbenza was always likely to be played with fidelity.


Tuesday, August 4 2009

Various Artists: The World Is Shaking: Cubanismo from the Congo, 1954-55

Honest Jon's is doing something unusual here, taking us back to the early days of the style, opening a window into the years before the Greats came along.


Wednesday, November 7 2007

Bi Kidude: Zanzibara 4 / Various: Zanzibara 3

Zanzibara 3 is Afro-retro comfort food, hot soup for chilly evenings. Zanzibara 4 asks more from you.


Friday, August 17 2007

Los Herederos pounds out seldom-heard Afro-Cuban beat


Tuesday, July 17 2007

Papa Noel: Café Noir

Papa Noel's songs sound even more Cuban than you would expect from the doyen of a music scene inspired by Cubans.


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