Bakolo Music International

DR Congo

Saturday 27 October: 00:00-00:45: Twin Stage A – Plaza de la Música (Auditorio Alfredo Kraus)

Formed by the late rumba maestro Wendo Kolosoy, BMI is the longest-serving rumba group to be based in DRC’s capital Kinshasa. They play a classic old-style Congolese rumba, with lyrics in Lingala, French, and Bantu languages. These pioneers of the 1950’s are returning to the stage, celebrating the 70th year of the group.