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The Rumba Kings celebrates the epic quest of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, an African nation that fought colonial oppression, found freedom, and forged a new identity through music. In the 1950s, when the Democratic Republic of the Congo was a Belgian colony, a generation of Congolese musicians fused traditional African rhythms with Afro-Cuban music to create the electrifying beat of Congolese Rumba. A beat that would carry Congo through its independence and conquer the entire African continent with its infectious groove, captivating guitar licks, and smooth vocals.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    94 minutes
  • Language
    French, Lingala
  • Country
    United States, Peru
  • Director
    Alan Brain
  • Producer
    Alan Brain, Monica Carlson
  • Cast
    Manu Dibango, Papa Wemba, Simaro Lutumba
  • Cinematographer
    Alan Brain, Christopher Luna Victoria
  • Editor
    Alan Brain