Remmy Ongala and Orchestre Super Matimila
Songs For The Poor Man


Vinyl LP pressing. Remmy Ongala called his sound "ubongo beat," since "ubongo" means "brain" in Swahili and this was music with conscience and groove. Songs for the Poor Man was the band's first album to feature lyrics in English as well as Swahili, and the first recorded in the West. Here is a band firing on all cylinders: a bassist, saxophonist, three percussionists, and three guitarists delivering an East African take on soukous, while giving their leader's distinctive rasp the space to soar.

Format / LP
Released / 08/05/2022
Catalogue / RLW-800889
Barcode / 884108008898
Artist / Remmy Ongala and Orchestre Super Matimila
Label / Real World
Genre / World


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