This inspiring African dance song by Congolese performer Kanda Bongo Man is the centerpiece of his most popular album, Kwassa Kwassa. In class we use this song to accompany kwassa kwassa dancing, which is hip-shaking, leg-jiggling fun.

Country: Democratic Republic of Congo
Language: French? Lingala?
Genre: Soukous

Kanda Bongo Man’s Sai

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Engineering: Amon, Studio Brooklyn, New York


  • Abdoulaye Diabaté (Guinea, Guitar)
  • Francois Nnang (Cameron, Vocals)
  • Sean Dixon (U.S., Bass/Drums)

(c) Kanda Bongo Man. Translation and arrangement by Jay Sand with permission.

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