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Jean-Bosco Mwenda

Jean-Bosco Mwenda

MRI-118
Release Notes
  • Featuring 12 rare songs of beautiful, complex fingerstyle guitar & Mwenda’s warm voice, and 2 beloved classics – all restored from original 78 RPM discs
  • Includes an insert with full lyric translations

The pioneering Congolese guitarist best known for the song “Masanga,” this is the first compilation ever dedicated to Jean-Bosco Mwenda! Perhaps the greatest influence on central and eastern African guitarists, Jean-Bosco created a totally unique approach to the acoustic guitar in the 1950s, which caught like wildfire across the continent.