Remmy Ongala

Nalilia Mwana

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Life gets very confusing in East Africa. Ongala is Congolese by origin, and his group consists mostly of expatriate Zairians. Not that the sound is soukous: it's a mix of truly Tanzanian elements with early-'70s boucher. The results are highly individual -- and, given that contemporary Tanzanian bands just don't get recorded, not to be passed up.