Air Congo

Boston-based African style band AIR CONGO play music from the 1960’s-70’s Kinshasa/Brazzaville scene–the music of Docteur Nico, Tabu LeyLes Bantous De La CapitaleFranco et l’Orch TPOK Jazz, and more!  Drawing inspiration from the instrumental sessions that Tabu Ley’s band Afrisa recorded to be played on the jets of Congo Air, our instrumental readings of this amazing music are upbeat dance ravers of another age.

Nathaniel Braddock: electric guitar
Richard Garcia: alto saxophone
Frank Ojeda: upright bass
Fran Vielma, Ben Paulding: percussion

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