Mandinga (band)

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Mandinga
Formatia Mandinga.jpg
Mandinga in 2009
Background information
OriginBucharest, Romania
GenresLatin pop, Salsa
Years active2002–present
LabelsCat Music
Websitewww.mandinga.ro
MembersBarbara Isasi
Alex
Chupi
Zach (Valle)
El Niño
Omar
Tony
Past membersElena Gheorghe
Elena Ionescu

Mandinga is a Romanian pop group band from Bucharest. The original soloist of the band was Elena Gheorghe who left in 2005. From 2006 until 2016, the lead vocalist was Elena Ionescu. Ionescu left the band in March 2016 to pursue a solo career and was replaced by Spanish singer Barbara Isasi.[1]

After winning the Romanian national final, the group represented Romania in the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 and placed 12th with the song "Zaleilah".[2]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Singles[edit]

International singles
List of singles, with selected chart positions
Year Title Peak chart positions Certifications Album
ROM
[3]
NED
[4]
SWE
[5]
2012 "Europarty" Club de Mandinga
"Zaleilah" 2 78 48
"Papichulo"
2013 "The Mac Mac Song"
"La Vita E Bella"
"Cinéma"

References[edit]

  1. ^ Honciuc, Bogdan (14 March 2016). "Romania: Elena Ionescu leaves Mandinga to pursue solo career". Wiwibloggs.
  2. ^ "It's Mandinga for Romania | News | Eurovision Song Contest - Baku 2012". Eurovision.tv. Retrieved 2012-03-17.
  3. ^ Airplay 100 on KissFM (Podcast April 29, 2012) Archived April 26, 2013, at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ Belgium Flanders Ultratip Chart
  5. ^ SwedishCharts.com Mandinga discography (Sweden)