Mon 18 Apr 2011 to Sun 24 Apr 2011

by Various

From Congolese rumba’s intricate guitar lines to Mali’s evocative blues, in Africa the guitar is king. Discover the greatest riffs that you have never heard and find out why these ground-breaking players are heroes in their own land.

Featuring Bonus CD - SyranMbenza& Ensemble Rumba Kongo. Immortal Franco
Franco was Africa’s unrivalled guitar legend, whose music changed the sound of a continent. Twenty years after Franco’s death, Congolese guitar maestro SyranMbenza brings together a host of stars to celebrate his incredible musical legacy. Led by Mbenza, widely acknowledged as one of Africa’s best guitarists, this album features the honeyed voice of WutaMayi and bassist FlavienMakabi from Franco’s OK Jazz band.

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