Little is yet known about Mbongwana Star (www.mbongwanastar.com ), a newly formed band from Kinshasa, Congo. Made up of a sprawling network of shanty-towns and night shelters, day-to-day life in the city is far from easy, but the band don't want your sympathy. Tired of the pre-conceptions around African music, Mbongwana Star (‘Mbongwana’ means ‘change’) are creating their own identity, fusing traditional Congolese rhythms with post punk and electronics. Rhythms are laid bare, voices honed, guitars given a new sonic garb. The result is revolutionary.
‘Malukayi’ is a single taken from Mbongwana Star’s full length album, which will be released this May on World Circuit.
European audiences will be able to catch the first glimpse of the 7- piece band live this April and May. Tour dates here (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mbongwana-Star/709659799121254?sk=app_308540029359)