Sunday 30 July 2017
Time: 9pm - 12 midnight
ID: Not Required
Rootmaster presents SAIDI KANDA & MVULA MANDONDO.
Mvula Mandondo – ‘When rain falls, the beans grow’.
Founded by internationally respected percussionist, Saidi Kanda, who first made his name with Remmy Ongala’s Orchestra Super Matimila, Mvula Mandondo presents an original concoction of Tanzanian village roots, urban rumba and Afro-Caribbean influences, blending traditional and modern instruments. Saidi Kanda’s vocal virtuosity accompanied by commanding guitar-driven rhythms will make you move. Relax and let strings, thumb piano and harmonies, beats and guitar rhythms wash over you like tropical rain. Thats if you can sit still. Spanning a versatile range of musical styles this new music holds a few surprises with new sounds and blends you have never heard before.