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Les Belgicains

Na Tango Ya Covadia 1964-70 (LP)

Label: Covadia

Format: LP

Genre: Folk

Preorder: Releases 31st May, 2024


The compilation ‘Les Belgicains – Na Tango Ya Covadia 1964-1970’ (‘Les Belgicains’ during the time of Covadia 1964-1970) tells the remarkable story of the first Congolese student orchestras in Belgium. During that time Congolese referred to countrymen living in Belgium as ‘Les Belgicains’. The Congolese Rumba presented on this compilation blew a new, fresh wind through the musical landscape of Congolese popular music under the supervision of the legendary editor and producer Nikiforos Cavvadias (Ngoma label).  

All tracks are remastered from the original tapes. This album is available in a deluxe vinyl edition with gatefold sleeve (1LP) + insert

Cat. number: Covadia 001
Year: 2024
Compilation by Paul Kavvadias and Steve Van Acker released on the original Belgian label Covadia. The label was originally founded in 1964 by Nikiforos Cavvadias.