Published on: Friday, November 15, 2019 Arts & Humanities

African Music Stories and Concert with Georges Collinet and Samba Mapangala on Nov. 22

An Evening with Georges Collinet and Samba Mapangala 

Nov. 22 at 8 pm

Takoma Park Community Center

7500 Maple Avenue

Free event with $10 suggested donation

Legendary radio broadcaster Georges Collinet, aka Maxi Voom Voom from VOA and Afropop Worldwide, will share rare unseen footage and stories from his 50 years covering African music and culture. Then Congolese master vocalist Samba Mapangala will join DC Highlife Stars for musical interludes and an acoustic set to end the evening.

Eme and Michael from Takoma Radio’s Jolly Papa Show will host the event and lead the band through their unique blend of classic highlife and rumba along with some newer dance hits. The concert, which is sponsored by the City’s Takoma Park Arts series, is free and no tickets are required. There is a $10 suggested donation to support the performers. Don’t miss this one-night-only event!