Documentary Month 1st - 31st July 2021

The Rumba Kings
Online Screening

The Rumba Kings

Music + Film + Art + Literature

The Rumba Kings celebrates the epic quest of The Democratic Republic of The Congo, an African nation that fought colonial oppression, found freedom, and forged a new identity through music. In the 1950s, when the Democratic Republic of the Congo was a Belgian colony, a generation of Congolese musicians fused traditional African rhythms with Afro-Cuban music to create the electrifying beat of Congolese Rumba. A beat that would carry Congo through its independence and conquer the entire African continent with its infectious groove, captivating guitar licks, and smooth vocals.

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