Kanda Bongo Man Requested to Meet Me — Eddy Kenzo
Musician Eddy Kenzo is gearing up to release his 9th album titled 'Made in Africa'. The singer held a listener’s session on Thursday and sampled some of the songs on his album.
The album features one of Africa’s biggest legends, Kanda Bongo Man.
Kenzo said that he featured a Kanda song, Monie remix, on the album on the legends request.
“He came to Uganda and requested to meet me. I was surprised that he knew who I was. It was humbling. He lauded me for lifting the African style of music and being original. He then asked me to do a remix of his song, Monie.”
Kanda Bongo Man is a Congolese soukous musician. Kanda Bongo Man was born in Inongo, Democratic Republic of the Congo. He became the singer for Orchestra Belle Mambo in 1973, developing a sound influenced by Tabu Ley.
Kanda Bongo Man has a long list of stages that he has played on across the globe. Stages that include Glastonbury Festival, Central Park, New York & WOMAD festival