Congolese Rumba: ‘Mobali Ya Bato’ by Lutumba Simaro Massiya and Mbilia Bel – VIDEO

Enjoy and dance to this to Congolese Rumba “Mobali ya bato” by Lutumba Simaro Massiya and Mbilia Bel.

Lutumba is a veteran Rumba rhythm guitarist, songwriter, poet and bandleader in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. He was a key member of TPOK Jazz headed by Franco Luambo Makiadi, the band which dominated African music scene from the 1960s through the 1990s.

Mbilia Bel is a Congolese songbird who is also known as the Queen of Congolese Rumba. She rose to fame after being discovered by Tabu Ley Rochereau.