Exactly one year ago, on 14/12/2021, the Congolese rumba was inscribed on the UNESCO list of intangible cultural heritage. The cradle of rumba is, of course, in the Democratic Republic of Congo (Kinshasa) and the Republic of Congo (Brazzaville), but some important pages of Congolese rumba were also written in our country. The Congolese group Mythique Rumba Congolaise International (MRCI), Mythique Rumba for short, is celebrating in the heart of Matonge and is inviting some of the most prestigious names in rumba for a first “anniversary concert”. The guests will be revealed on our website as they become available.
Mythique Rumba Congolaise Internationale (MRCI) is an orchestra specialising in Congolese rumba. It is composed of talented performers, some of whom are internationally renowned. The orchestra never ceases to popularise the great classics of this mythical and danceable music that highlights the African scene and continues to conquer the world. It revives the work of such unmistakable artists as Kallé Jeff, Tabu Ley Rochereau, Franco Luambo Makiadi, Nico Kasanda, … Not forgetting those of subsequent generations: the Soki brothers, Nyboma, Pepe Kallé, Wuta Mayi, Papy-Tex and Josky.