Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Behind the Scenes with Samba Mapangala, Banning Eyre, and The Afropop 25th Anniversary Gala

Breaking news! We are delighted to announce that Samba Mapangala has been invited to perform at Afropop Worldwide's 25th Anniversary Gala Concert, Thurs. Sept. 19 in NYC. He will do an acoustic "Samba Unplugged" set, backed by none other than the Hon. Banning Eyre on guitar. Rehearsal clip of Samba and Banning practicing "Mongali" for the Afropop Gala. Tickets are still available for this benefit concert to support the continuing efforts of Afropop Worldwide, the premier showcase for African music.The lineup for Afropop’s 25th Anniversary Gala just keeps getting better! Joining the bill alongside Grammy Award nominee Bassekou Kouyate, Malian star Mamadou Kelly, and Sudanese vocalist Omer Ehsas is the Congolese master vocalist Samba Mapangala! Mapangala is one of the few musician from his golden period of Congolese music still actively performing, touring, and recording, and so it is with great joy that we announce that he has joined the bill of artists performing at the gala on the 19th of September.

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