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On the Rumba River

  • Release Date: Jun 06, 2008
  • Rated:
  • Runtime: 1 hr. 25 min.
  • Genres: Documentary
  • Director:Jacques Sarasin

Synopsis

Wendo Kolosoy was a former boxer and ship's mechanic from the Congo who in 1948 recorded a song called "Marie Louise" as Papa Wendo. Wendo's music, an infectious blend of Latin and African rhythms, took the nation by storm and he became an overnight star among the Congolese. However, while the sound Wendo created proved to have a lasting influence in the Congo, his own fame waned, and as he slipped into obscurity, he watched the sad history of his nation unfold, as the end of colonialism led to wave...more

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