Then he sang for me. A few bars; to show the similarity and the difference, between soukous and zouk. That great voice sang just for me.
I know we're going to get a full blessing, those of us who gather in South Park on Saturday evening. During our conversation, he called soukous, "music for festival and carnival", so it's fitting that he should grace the South Park stage, as we celebrate each other over the coming weekend, at the Cowley Road Carnival.
It's the end of the month – payday. If you have fifteen pound spare, you can treat yourself to time with Kanda Bongo Man. I promise you, you'll be dancing all night, even when he's left the stage. Most of you will be going to see Roots Manuva. I'm going to see the Bongo Man.