Hillside Summer Festival 2017

July 14 - 16

Mbongwana Star

Mbongwana Star

Mbongwana Star features a new generation of Kinshasa, (D.R.-Congo) musicians embodying the concept of change (mbongwana). Led by Coco Ngambali and Theo Nzonza (Staff Benda Bilili) along with maverick Parisian producer Doctor L (Tony Allen), the band croates a sound that embodies the “smashed-together” nature of the surroundings from which it was born, fusing traditional Congolese rhythms with European post-punk bass and busted electronics from recycled and reconstructed instruments, amplified and distorted in unexpected ways.

Performance Schedule

  • Friday, July 14th at 8:30pm

    Main Stage