On tour in East Africa with Samba Mapangala and his band Virunga: Destination Nairobi and Sauti za Busara festival in Zanzibar. The adventures continue with U.S. tour performances and studio recording.
Saturday, May 19, 2012
Life Is Sweet - Summer Tour 2012
Gearing up now for performances in England, Netherlands and Los Angeles, CA, in June-July! Samba has not appeared in UK since 2007 at WOMAD, and a short tour of England in 2006 promoting the Song & Dance album, so we are looking forward to meeting and greeting his many many fans at events including Africa Oye in Liverpool (2 days, performing June 23 and June 24--free admission), and AfrikaFestival in Hertme, Netherlands July 8, as well as other gigs in and around London. And hang tight, Los Angeles: Virunga kicks off the Skirball Cultural Center's summer Sunset Concerts series on Thurs. July 26! Full details at our Facebook fan page and ReverbNation .
CC Smith, editor/publisher/journalist for The Beat Magazine, public radio DJ and Africanist for 29 years. Since the closing of The Beat in 2009, I am now working with Afropop.org as Editor at Large, and also manager for Samba Mapangala and Orchestra Virunga.