Bonga - 'Bairro'

[Lusa Africa 562212]
(available from HarmoniaMundi 02087099500)

Superb release from Bonga with a nice balance of moods and rhythms which range from where his native Angolan semba shows influences of morna from the Cape Verde to changing gear so that soukous guides us to the dance floor. Now in his 60’s but this is a real return to earlier form. Recommended.