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Orchestre Les Mangelepa (Kongo)

Palác Akropolis, Kubelíkova 1548/27, Praha 3 - Žižkov, 130 00

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1. 11. 2017
19.30

Originally from the Swahili-speaking Eastern Congo Orchestre Les Mangelepa were formed 40 years ago in Kenya. They have released more than 13 albums and penned some of East Africa’s best-loved songs. At their peak they kept fans busy producing hit after hit; from Zambia to Uganda and from Kenya to Tanzania their brilliant arrangements and superbly crafted songs kept East Africa marching to their beat. In the 1970s their stage shows were breath-taking; afro hairdos, jump-suits, bell-bottoms and platform shoes. They looked the part and now in their 70es, Mangelepa are the unsung elder statesmen of a classic sound that still shakes the dance-floor.

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