Inspired by the event of life itself, ‘KEEP THAT JOY’ comes from a place of humanity, and fulfilling the need to lift each other’s spirits! KISSANGWA is asking those of you who are having frequent ups and downs, to listen to this track and you’ll know what to do!
An encouraging release from this multi-talented artist, ‘Keep That Joy’ is presented to us by AKONGO REKORDS. The song itself grew over 10 years! A well crafted piece of music to evoke pure joy and spread positive energy to its listeners. Featuring the talents of Mike Soper, William Scott, John Kelly, Chris Bakalanga and Mulele Matondo, this track was recorded at AKONGO MUSIC Studios. With a music video on the way depicting an exact circumstance where the all important musical message of KISSANGWA is received by a depressed woman, we are fully reminded to
‘KEEP THAT JOY’!
“KISSANGWA is the heartbeat of four of our five songs around the world. His rhythm and timing represent the beat that unites us all.” – PLAYING FOR CHANGE
KISSANGWA is a Congolese professional artist, a multi-talented singer, drummer, composer and producer! His music is a blend of traditional Congolese music along with some AFRO JAM – AFRO JAZZ & AFRO SOUL! His devotion to music led him to play with the legendary Takinga, the famous Groupe Jolino, the talented Kool Matope and finally the exceptional Kunda Sisters. KISSANGWA isn’t known for moving only the Congolese audience with his rhythms and beats. His exceptional live performances have taken him to South Africa where he moved in the early 00’s and performed with many artists: Vivian Jones – Erni Smith – Judith Sephuma – Jimmy Dludlu – Claire Phiilips – Melanie Scholzt – Maya Spencer and Steve Dyer.
KISSANGWA also share a stage with some of the best South African artists, most recently, Jonathan Butler. While playing with Afro Fiesta, KISSANGWA wrote “MATINDA” which came out as number 4 on “Heart FM 104.9″ Top 40 Chart South Africa, in 2006! His last production included the NEW BRIDGE albums: “Reflection of love” and “All I need”. KISSANGWA is currently working with the London based band “KONGO DIA NTOTELA”, 2021 will be a big year for this artist!
‘Keep That Joy’ is available now via all major platforms.
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