Mbongwana Star

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Mbongwana Star
Mbongwana Star (2015).jpg
Mbongwana Star performing at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Rome in Testaccio, Rome, Italy in 2015
Background information
OriginKinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Years active2013–present
LabelsWorld Circuit
Associated actsStaff Benda Bilili
MembersCoco Ngambali
Théo Ntsituvuidi
Liam Farrell (Doctor L)

Mbongwana Star[1] is a band from Kinshasa, the capital city of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Of the seven members of the band, two of them (Coco Ngabali and Theo Nzonza) were among the founding members of Staff Benda Bilili.[2][3]

The band is signed to the World Circuit label, on which they released their debut album, From Kinshasa, in 2015.[4] The album received "universal acclaim" from critics, according to Metacritic.[5]


  1. ^ "MBONGWANA STAR – Kinshasa's Afro-junk revolutionaries". Andy Morgan Writes. Retrieved 2016-04-11.
  2. ^ https://www.theguardian.com/music/2015/jun/18/mbongawana-star-breaking-out-of-kinshasa
  3. ^ Macfarlane, Clyde (13 May 2015). "Mbongwana Star Review". The Quietus. Retrieved 23 October 2015.
  4. ^ Gubbels, Jason (14 August 2015). "SPIN World Report: Mbongwana Star's Congolese Street Music, Fabiano Do Nascimento's Afro-Brazilian Folk Shredding". Spin. Retrieved 23 October 2015.
  5. ^ "From Kinshasa". Metacritic. Retrieved 23 October 2015.

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