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Virunga Volcano
Samba Mapangala & Orchestre Virunga
Virunga Volcano
Genres: World Music, Pop
  •  Track Listings (6) - Disc #1


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All Artists: Samba Mapangala & Orchestre Virunga
Title: Virunga Volcano
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Earthworks [Virgin]
Original Release Date: 9/29/1998
Re-Release Date: 12/2/1995
Genres: World Music, Pop
Styles: Africa, India & Pakistan
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 740042151628, 075679140845, 5012981001629

CD Reviews

Sweet vocals, swinging session
Matthew Watters | Kell's Restaurant & Bar, Mongouge | 09/15/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Another treasure to add to your growing collection of great African recordings. SAMBA MAPANGALA took his skills as a musician from Zaire to East Africa in the 70's and finally settled in Kenya, where he became a big hit. These tracks were developed and recorded by his group ORCHESTRE VIRUNGA in the early 80's, and all hum with creative energy. Complementing the rich vocals of SAMBA and FATAKI are some sublime guitar licks from various master guitarists and a bubbling bass. Check out LAWI SOMANA'S solo on AHMED SABIT (Track 2), which teases the senses so exquisitely, and helps make this track a classic. Another noticeable feature of the album is the jazzy horn section. (Total music: 53 min.)"
Something new for North Americans.
brando clark | slat lake | 02/05/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Ever wonder if it were possible to bottle magic and sell it what would people do? Probably ignore it and pay attention to somethingcommon, boring, or stupid.In an age where we have tohe ability to make better music why are people listening to Brittany Spears and Moesha?This is real music made by a real musician!!If you like African music at all, you will love this album.THANK YOU Mapangala!"