While we may be sweating in the streets today, this video from Samba Mapangala was shot in the “my-face-hurts-it’s-so-cold” of last December here in New York City, making these dancers’ outfits seem that much more impressive. Turns out New York’s Finest were not too happy with the crowd they attracted in Time Square.
Mapangala and his Orchestra Virunga are some of the most beloved musicians from the Golden Era of Lingala music in Kenya in the ’70s and ’80s. This track from their new album Maisha Ni Matamu (Life Is Sweet) shows Samba can still get his groove on. Enjoy:
Contributed by Henry Molofsky