Chiili Fried, London's premier global beat session, is back and at a brand new venue, the beautiful basement bar Cotton's Rhum Jungle, just down the road from our original home Darbucka. For our first session we've got live music from one of the true legends of African music...Samba Mapangala & Orchestra Virunga!
Born in DR Congo and now resident in the USA, Samba has one of the sweetest voices in Africa. He formed Virunga whilst in Kenya in the 1980s and recorded the timeless classic "Malako Disco". Last year saw Virunga's return with the wonderful album Maisha Ni Matamu (Life is Sweet) and tonight they'll be rocking Rhum Jungle with their beautiful guitar driven sound. This is the Virunga London show that will end in time for the last train home.
On the decks: Chilli Fried resident DJ and host Jamie Renton will be spinning an extra-special selection of tropical dancefloor classics from Africa and beyond.