Music Culture Wednesday Vol. 14

M’bilia Bel (born 1959) is a Rumba/World Music singer from the Democratic Republic of the Congo. She is known as the “Queen of Congolese and African Rumba”. She rose to fame after being discovered first by Sam Manguana and later by Tabu Ley Rochereau who really helped her to gain confidence, fully control her powerful soprano-voice and to reach to the summit of one of the best Congolese female singers.
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Music Culture Wednesday Vol. 13

Sam Fan Thomas (born 1952, Bafoussam) is a Cameroonian musician associated with Makossa. He began in the late 1960s and had his first hit with “Rikiatou”. His African Typic Collection was an international hit in 1984 and is perhaps his best known album. … More Music Culture Wednesday Vol. 13

Pitanga Weekender in Philadelphia 12/3/16-12/4/16

Eddy Vents’ intensive training course known for producing the finest kizomba and semba social dancers is headed to the East Coast for the very first time. Tickets and info click here SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3, 12-6 pm: Intermediate/Advanced semba. Only 20 spaces available. Applicants must submit a video to $100 tickets available until 12/2, which *includes* … More Pitanga Weekender in Philadelphia 12/3/16-12/4/16