Orchestre Les Mangelepa

Mangelepa

First ever London gig for one of the greatest Congolese rumba big-bands of all time.

Forming in the 1970s Les Mangelepa are household names across East Africa where over the last 42 years they have penned over 13 albums and some of Africa’s biggest and best hits. Originally from Eastern Congo, the band settled in Kenya and were popular across the whole region from Uganda to Zambia.

"It’s evident that Orchestre Les Mangelepa are as potent today as they were in the 1970s, when they sported platform shoes and became dancefloor heroes across east Africa." Robin Denslow' ★★★★ The Guardian

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