Mbongwana Star + Dos Santos Antibeat Orchestra

Music, Latin and world
Mbongwana Star
Photograph: Florent de La Tullaye Mbongwana Star

Hailing from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mbongwana Star is a seven-piece band that fuses traditional Congolese rumba with contemporary rock and electronica. The group's 2015 release, From Kinshasa, features contributions from noted French producer Liam Farrell, who lends an otherworldly flourishes to the group's pulsing rhythms. Chicago's own Dos Santos Antibeat Orchestra opens the show with a set of Latin dance music. This free concert is part of the 2016 Millennium Park Summer Music Series.

By: Zach Long


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