1 - 4 June 2022

THE RUMBA KINGS documentary film

3 June • MKC Kino Frosina, 20:00

Directed by:ALAN BRAIN
Runtime:94 minutes

The Rumba Kings celebrates the epic quest of Congolese Rumba. The music that helped the Congo fight colonial oppression, find freedom and forge a new identity. In the 1950s, when the Democratic Republic of the Congo was a Belgian colony, a generation of Congolese musicians fused traditional African rhythms with Afro-Cuban music to create the electrifying beat of Congolese Rumba. A beat that would carry Congo through its independence and captivate the entire African continent with its infectious groove, mesmerizing guitar licks, and smooth vocals. The Rumba Kings features music by Franco Luambo & OK Jazz, Grand Kallé & African Jazz and Docteur Nico & African Fiesta Sukisa. The Rumba Kings is not only a musical ride but also an emotional experience about how music can break barriers, heal wounds, and bring hope.