Kanda Bongo Man

Kanda Bongo Man
Kanda Bongo Man at Band On The Wall

Kanda Bongo Man

Fri 15th June 2012 – Doors open: 8pm

£17.50 advance

Time for some serious 'kwassa kwassa' moves on the dancefloor as Africa's most joyful popstar brings the party to town for what promises to be a fantastic night out.

Soukous is the pop music of Africa and Congo's Kanda Bongo Man is its master. Its joyful, mesmerizing, hip-shaking groove has led to stadium-size parties erupting at the many festivals this international superstar has played including the very first WOMAD in 1982. Last time Kanda Bongo Man played Band on the Wall he had the audience dancing 'kwassa kwassa' style all night - get ready to party!

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