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Samba Mapangala

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Samba Mapangala

Samba Mapangala has been played on NTS in shows including How the Other Half Lives, featured first on 14 March 2017. Songs played include Yembele, Yembele and Adija.

Singer Samba Mapangala hails originally from the Congo, but has lived and performed variously in Uganda, Kenya, and the United States. Mapangala formed the Orchestra Virunga in the early 1980s, and their scintillating mix of rhumba, soukous, and leaner African forms has become legendary. Polyrhythms, glittering guitar lines, and Mapangala's gorgeous, soaring voice.

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Yembele
Samba Mapangala, Orchestre Virunga
ASL1981
Yembele
Samba Mapangala, Orchestre VirungaASL1981
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Yembele
Samba Mapangala, Orchestre Virunga
Earthworks1990
Yembele
Samba Mapangala, Orchestre VirungaEarthworks1990
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Adija
Samba Mapangala, Orchestre Virunga
Virunga Records0
Adija
Samba Mapangala, Orchestre VirungaVirunga Records0
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