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Samba Mapangala

Rita Ray introduces one of East Africa's biggest stars, Samba Mapangala, with Orchestra Virunga in concert at the 2009 Sauti za Busara Festival in Zanzibar. Mapangala took the sounds of soukous and rumba from Congo-Zaire, making his own blend with traditions from Uganda and Kenya. In Zanzibar he sings to a Swahili-speaking audience in an event that also features celebrated guitarist Syran Mbenza.

Presented by Rita Ray
Produced by Roger Short

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Saturday 4th July, 15:00

Mapangala: Virunga
Samba Mapangala & Orchestra Virunga
Recorded at the Sauti Za Busara Festival, Zanzibar, by BBC Sound Engineer James Birtwistle

Mapangala: Malako Disco
Samba Mapangala
Recorded at the Sauti Za Busara Festival, Zanzibar, by BBC Sound Engineer James Birtwistle

Mapangala: Bi Kidude
Samba Mapangala
Recorded at the Sauti Za Busara Festival, Zanzibar, by BBC Sound Engineer James Birtwistle

Mapangala: Nyama Chuma
Samba Mapangala
Recorded at the Sauti Za Busara Festival, Zanzibar, by BBC Sound Engineer James Birtwistle

Interview with Samba Mapangala

Mapangala: Obama
Samba Mapangala
Recorded at the Sauti Za Busara Festival, Zanzibar, by BBC Sound Engineer James Birtwistle

Mapangala: Dunla Tunapita
Samba Mapangala
Recorded at the Sauti Za Busara Festival, Zanzibar, by BBC Sound Engineer James Birtwistle

Mapangala: Tafuta Kazi
Samba Mapangala
Recorded at the Sauti Za Busara Festival, Zanzibar, by BBC Sound Engineer James Birtwistle

Interview with Samba Mapangala

Mapangala: Vidunge
Samba Mapangala
Recorded at the Sauti Za Busara Festival, Zanzibar, by BBC Sound Engineer James Birtwistle

Mapangala: Vunja Mufupa
Samba Mapangala
Recorded at the Sauti Za Busara Festival, Zanzibar, by BBC Sound Engineer James Birtwistle

Mapangala: Sungula
Samba Mapangala
Recorded at the Sauti Za Busara Festival, Zanzibar, by BBC Sound Engineer James Birtwistle

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Sat 4 Jul 2009 15:00