Eastside Radio’s Album of The Week: 23 Aug – 30 Aug
Eastside Radio’s Album of the week is LAST BAND STANDING by ORCHESTRE LES MANGELEPA on STRUT.
ORCHESTRE LES MANGELEPA is
Originally from Eastern Congo they moved to Nairobi and succeeded by mixing the massively popular music of their homeland with Kenyan influences and lyrics in Swahili. But despite their success in Africa, they didn’t tour in Europe until last year. This new studio album, their first for the international market, includes old favourites such as Maindusa, but also the new, keyboard-backed Ma Lilly, featuring the powerful, pained vocals of founder member Kabila Kabanze.
Album: Last Band Standing
Artist: Orchestre Les Mangelepa