Championed by John Peel and Andy Kershaw in the late 80s, Kanda Bongo Man played a key role in introducing African and world music to the mainstream. Known as the King of Soukous, Congolese star Kanda is most famous for his mesmerizing guitar solos that gave birth to the famous Kwasa Kwasa dance.
Now with a huge and loyal fan base, his music still receives regular airplay on stations including BBC Radio 3 and Radio 6 Music.
Kanda’s music has always been driven by optimism and happiness. His exhilarating performances are exciting and energetic yet deeply rooted in the Congolese tradition. With his incredible seven-piece band behind him, don’t miss Kanda Bongo Man bring the joyous music and dance of central Africa for an unforgettable sunshine experience.