Biography All Music Guide
All Music Guide:
Samba Mapangala left Zaire and settled in Kenya in the late '70s. He first led a soukous band of Zairian musicians called Les Kinois (Kinshasa Boys). When they broke up, he looked for local talent and formed Virunga, a group that takes soukous and adds Kenya's benga beat, as well as Western rock and blues influences.