Legendary Congolese musician Kanda Bongo Man is set to tour Australia late this month, kicking off in Melbourne, followed by Adelaide and Sydney.

He is known for the structural changes he implemented to soukous music. The previous approach was to sing several verses and have one guitar solo at the end of the song. Kanda Bongo Man revolutionized soukous by encouraging guitar solos after every verse and even sometimes at the beginning of the song. His form of soukous gave birth to the kwassa kwassa dance rhythm where the hips move back and forth while the hands move to follow the hips.



Date: Friday 28 October 2016
Time: 5pm – 1am
Venue: Croatian Catholic Centre Sunshine
Cnr. Fitzgerald Road & Whiteside Avenue, Sunshine, Victoria 3020
More info: Call 0423 283 409


Date: Friday 4 November 2016
Time: 6pm til late
Venue: Dom Kopernika-Copernicus Hall
260 Grand Junction Road, Athol Park, SA 5012 Australia
More info: Call 0423 283 409


Date: Saturday 5 November 2016
Time: 8pm til late
Venue: Factory Theatre
105 Victoria Rd, Marrickville NSW 2204, Australia
More info: Call 0423 283 409



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