Concert: AfroPop Thursday Nov. 20, 2008 Pittsburgh Pa. USA
- We are very excited to present more Afro-Pop music from the
Democratic Republic of Congo! Afrika Yetu is proud to welcome for
their first Pittsburgh concert, the band voted "The Best African
Contemporary Band of the Year"
WENGE MUSICA BCBG
Date: Thursday, November 20 @ 7:30pm
Place: Byham Theater
101 Sixth St
WENGE MUSICA BCBG Afro-pop band brings internationally acclaimed
musicians and educators to Pittsburgh, PA for an extraordinary
weekend of master classes and an exciting concert. (More information
on the classes will be available soon)
WENGE MUSICA BCBG, a prominent Congolese music band at the center of
African popular music will hit Pittsburgh's stage, for the very
first time, on Thursday, November 20, 2008 at 7:30 PM at the Byham
Theatre. One of the most celebrated bands in the Democratic Republic
of Congo, with a core group of 23 musicians and dancers total, Wenge
Musica BCBG's reputation has swelled since its roots in 1981. Led by
JB M'Piana, the band creates an electrifying sound, filled with a
mix of traditional and contemporary ethnic styles, weaving a world
of mesmerizing dance and rhythm.
In recent years, a spirited but intense performance, has earned a
notable feather in their cap when, on Septermber 22nd 2001, they
performed at the 17,000-capacity Bercy arena in Paris. JB Mpiana
raised the charts with his 1997 album "Feux de L'amour" .
To view a sample of Wenge Musica BCBG's music click here to see
their YouTube video! There are over 40 other YouTube Video's of
Wenge Musica BCBG and JP Mpiana if you can't get enough!
Tickets are available at the box office or at www.pgharts.org