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Kanda Bongo Man "Le Rendez-Vous Des Stades"

This week we're featuring Kanda Bongo Man with his album "Le Rendez-Vous Des Stades". This Congolese musician has been making music since the early seventies and still performs to this day. I'm not certain, but I have an inkling that this record is perhaps a compilation and not a true album, worth a spin either way.

The first song by Kanda Bongo Man I ever heard sounded suspiciously familiar, that's because Columbia's Tribu Baharu covered one of his songs on their album "Pa'l Màs Exigente Bailador". They changed the title from "Bili" (which is featured on this album) to "Ingrid", both versions of the song are solid gold in my opinion. Enjoy! 


#marinagrooves is our weekly series of posts that delivers fantastic albums that you should know about. Follow us on instagram or sign up for our mailing list, we'll be posting every Friday under the hashtag #marinagrooves and #fridayalbum. Some of the music is brand new, some has been around for decades, some is homegrown and some is from the farthest reaches of the globe. All the albums are posted as a tribute to the music we love and want to share with our fans.

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