Track of the week : Mbongwana Star – Malukayi

I hate the term ‘world music’ relegating all music from outside the first world (i.e. about 90% of it) to a kind of ‘other’ category. But I thought that as my song to start your week this week was from outside my usual Western Europe/North American sphere of influence, I’d do the same for my track of the week.

Mbongwana Star are from Kinshasa and combine electronics and propusive, funky percussion with more traditional African vocals to create a sound unlike anything I’ve heard before. The whole album is fantastic, but lead single ‘Malukayi’ gives a flavour. Enjoy!

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