Kanza means happiness in the Lingala language. Dominic Kanza was born in Kinshasa (D.R. Congo). He is a band leader, singer and guitarist, providing dazzling melodic lines that circle above his group’s rumba spiced beat.
Kanza has performed with Congolese star Papa Wemba, jazz legends Pharoah Sanders and Bill Laswell, and has worked extensively with Paul Simon.
Author: Angel Romero
Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.