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The Rumba Kings (15*) + ScreenTalk with director Alan Brain

Doc'n Roll Film Festival 2021

Rumba Kings

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.

Peru 2021 Dir Alan Brain 94 min 

Please note that this film contains scenes where racism is discussed, including some images viewers may find disturbing.

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