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Remmy Ongala & Orchestre Super Matimila

And The Beat Goes On: A profile of Remmy Ongala

Remmy Ongala was Tanzania's most famous musician and originator of the bongo beat.

Real World Sessions: Remmy Ongala & Super Matimila, 17 August 1991

Rupert Hine and Stephen W Tayler look back on the 1991 session which yielded Remmy Ongala's 'Mambo'.

Mambo: Track by Track

A look at the lyrics and themes on Remmy Ongala & Orchestre Super Matimila's album Mambo.