Video:Samba Mapangala and Orch. Virunga concert in Washington DC

Songwriters & Poets 2013 is excited to present this feature show on Saturday, June 15, 2013.
East African legend Samba Mapangala will perform for the first time in Washington DC since 2009 with his six-piece dance band Orchestra Virunga to kick off his summer US tour. This rare appearance at Club Heaven in the Adams Morgan entertainment district features an international superstar hitting the stage at an intimate Washington, DC venue. Think about it … this would be like seeing Paul McCartney in concert at a music club in Bombay, India!

This will be a full night of entertainment, also featuring warmup performances by poet Tasha Hill, and wordly blues/rock from DC-based trio Sitali.

This is a 21+ show. Doors open at 8pm.

Advance tickets online: Tickets are $10 in advance. $15 at the door.

Headlining Artists: Samba Mapangala

Supporting Artists: Sitali

Style: Blues World African

Venue Info

Event Website:

Show Date: Saturday, June 15, 2013 – 8:00pm

Venue: Club Heaven

2327 18th St NW  Washington, DC 20009
(202) 667-4355


Biographical information:

Samba Mapangala and his group Orchestra Virunga are one of the classic dance bands from the Golden Age of African music, on a par with the great African orchestras such as Afrisa, Baobab, Bembeya Jazz and Poly-rythmo de Cotonou.

Known and loved for his astounding voice throughout East Africa and beyond for the last 30 years, Samba created an innovative mix of the best Congolese rumba and soukous with an earthier Kenyan style, hallmarked by delightful melodies, exuberant arrangements, irresistible rhythms.

CC Smith
Virunga Management
Representing Samba Mapangala and Orchestra Virunga

48051 Bayshore Dr.
Belleville MI 48111

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