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Zong Zing All Stars (2012) 07

4th July 2012 at Guildhall Yard, London EC2.


City of London Festival (free event), www.colf.org/.


Country: Congo (British resident). Style: Cavacha (Souskous & other styles).


Lineup: Fiston Lusambo (g), Papy Luyeye (g), Nzaya Nzayadio (v), Gianni Calucci (v), Jay Paine (bass g), Jean Mulamba (d), Saidi Kanda (congas), Antoine Luta (dancer).


Led by guirarist Fiston Lusambo, the Zong Zing All Stars were formed in 2007. Members of the group had played previously in the bands of Papa Wemba, Tabu Ley Rochereau, Samba Mapangala and General Defao, and in the Choc Stars. They describe their music as Cavacha - “the root beat from DRC Congo which created Soukous from Congo, Makosa from Cameroon and Coupez decallez from Ivory Coast”.

In this photo: Nzaya Nzayadio.

More information: www.facebook.com/ZongZingAllstars.


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Taken on July 4, 2012