de Palenque à Mantongé - Bolingo - AFH1022
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Performance 7 July 2018. Rhythms came to the New World at the time of the slave trade. The resulting music rebounded back to Africa and played a major role in the development of the Congolese rumba in the 1950s and 1960s. This transatlantic boomerang kept going back and forth, resulting in the 1980s and 90s in Colombia in the Champeta, a fusion of African styles like soukous and highlife with Caribbean music. The group that came to Hertme originates from a different pedigree and from a far more recent moment of time. Alé Kumá, one of the most important Afro-Colombian bands, led by Leonardo Gómez Jattín, invited the Congolese guitar veteran Dizzy Mandjeku (ex-TPOK Jazz) to Colombia. The result, was that eleven musicians came together in Brussels to unite Congolese rumba with Afro-Colombian traditions. 'De Palenque à Matongé' is the story of transatlantic cooperation between the heart of Afro-Colombian culture, the village of Palenque de San Basilio, one of the many walled villages built by fugitive African slaves, and Matongé, the heart of the Congolese community in Brussels, but even more so, the part of Kinshasa where the music never stops.