Preview: Kongo Dia Ntotila @ Rich Mix (London; Thursday 24th May 2018)

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Kinshasa’s calling! On Thursday, Haile Music and Rich Mix will host a quintessential Congolese music night, presenting Kongo Dia Ntotila on the Shoreditch venue’s stage.

The London-based band, formed by Kinshasa-born Mulele Matondo (vocals and bass) and David Lessie (drums), plus British John Kelly (guitar), Will Scott and Mike Soper (trumpets), will give a ‘sneak listen’ of their new album, as well as bringing plenty of Central African joy in the form of soukous rhythms, afro-funk grooves and jazzy vibes.

Titled 360, the upcoming work from the quintet indeed gives a panoramic view of African music, welcoming on board reggae and Latin influences too.

So, get your best smiles ready and join us at Rich Mix for one of the most uplifting shows of the month. Good times and plenty of dances guaranteed!

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From the first jazz-solo drum rhythms of David Lessie that opened the show, to the cyclical afro-lead from John Kelly’s guitar, every beat of each song resonated throughout the grooving crowd, and certainly through band leader Mulele Matondo, who I’m sure jived to every single note of the show, constantly…

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