Artist Profiles: Dominic Kanza

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 music for many years. He founded the websites and Angel produced several TV 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 albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World.


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