JM BOLANGASSA // BRAZZAVILLE PERCUSSIONS EP

Founder member of seminal Afro Disco group M’Bamina, JM Bolangassa comes through with 3 tracks of raw and unadulterated percussion, pairing virtuoso playing with complex drum machine arrangements and sparse synths that sit on the fault line between traditional Congolese rhythms and modern electronic music.


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About the artist
Percussionist Jean-Marie Bolangassa arrived in Paris in 1967 as part of the Ballet Nationale du Congo and has been a lynchpin of the European scene for over 40 years – heading up the cult Afro Disco band M’Bamina and playing with a legion of stars including Tabu Ley Rochereau, Koffi Olomide and Ryco Jazz as well as supplying drums for innumerable Coupé Décalé and Ndombolo crews.


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