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The Congo All Stars

A hot summer sound guaranteed to have you up on your feet.

Get your dancing shoes on for this rare appearance by some of Democratic Republic of Congo’s finest musicians, led by Koko Kanyinda – a master percussionist who made his name in the 1970s with the likes of Samba Magawana and Virunga Jazz, Papa Noel and Magelepa Band.

Bringing soukous right up to date, The Congo Allstars create an irresistable mix of funky rumba beats and cutting-edge dub reggae. Expect a sizzling show that confirms why Congolese soukous is the most passionate dance music in the world.

Originating in the Congo, but incorporating influences from Cuba, Haiti and South America, soukous literally means ‘to shake’, so if you like your music loud and lively this one is for you!