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Sam Mangwana with Dino Vangu
Sam Mangwana sings Dino Vangu

A return to the Golden age of Congolese rumba brings singer mangwana back together with guitarist Dino Vanguand create a rumba sound that harkens back to the days of Franco. With Nana Akumu (formerly with T.P.OK Jazz) and bassist Miguel Yamba (Zaiko Langa Langa) at the core of the band, Sam Sings Dino is unsweetened, mellow rumba without the pyrotechnics that begat speed soukous.

"This is more than mere nostalgia; it packs more TNT per square inch than anything Mangwana has done in a while. The music is measured and carefully constructed to bring out the ambiance of the time when you could still hold your partner up close, dance cheek to cheek and dream, but listen to "Marie Kembo," "Femmes Africaines," and "Kiyedi." Mangwana's voice is timeless and Vangu's coquettish, devilish guitar fritters like a bright-colored African Kingfisher among the rustling of tall reeds." - Opiyo Oloya, RootsWorld

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