Congolese big band Zaiko Langa Langa at Le Poisson Rouge in Manhattan

 
Zaiko Langa Langa and crowd at Le Poisson Rouge

Zaiko Langa Langa and crowd at Le Poisson Rouge

One of the great if not the greatest Congolese groups of the 70s, 80’s and 90’s in a configuration featuring contemporary musicians led by founding member Nyoko Longo performed a two hour show at Manhattan’s Le Poisson Rouge.

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The group featured six vocalists and a revolving band of musicians

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Nyoko Longo reached out into the audience to shake hands with bassist Lokito of the Soukous All Stars

Nyoko Longo reached out into the audience to shake hands with bassist Lokito of the Soukous All Stars

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“Jossart” Nyoko Longo, founding member and leader of current configuration

“Jossart” Nyoko Longo, founding member and leader of current configuration

 
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local artists including Nkumu Kataly on drums perfomed with the touring members of the band

local artists including Nkumu Kataly on drums perfomed with the touring members of the band

Sekouba   Bolomba, African reggae artist from Cote d’Ivoire opened the show with music from his new album

Sekouba Bolomba, African reggae artist from Cote d’Ivoire opened the show with music from his new album