Followed by a recorded Q&A with director Alan Brain.

The history of Belgium's colonial rule over the Democratic Republic of Congo is brutal, “an entire kingdom was turned into a factory”. But in the 1950s, whilst under Belgian rule, a new music was born. A fusion of African rhythms and Afro-Cuban music with a dash of something all their own, Congolese rumba took the country through independence and the whole continent by storm with its infectious groove, captivating guitar licks and smooth vocals.

Using a blend of engaging interviews, news reports and archive footage, with an electrifying soundtrack, The Rumba Kings shows the beauty that can come out of darkness through music. Presenting a comprehensive history of a vibrant movement and genre, this is a real treat for all music lovers. 

  • Release Date :
  • 13 Nov 2021
  • Certificate :
  • 12A
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