rumba on the river


The Rumba Kings, a new documentary film by director Alan Brain.

Rumba in Kinshasa, a short documentary from Darmouth Films.

Archive of articles and reviews by The BEAT magazine's columnists Bob Tarte and Dave Hucker:

Excellent source for discographical information:

World music news, reviews, store, and much more:

Watch rare footage of Docteur Nico performing with Tabu Ley: 

Franco discography:

Verckys & Veve discography:

Rock a' Mambo discography:

News and reviews of African music:

Excellent radio programs, CD reviews, and music blogs:

The BEAT magazine:

Read about music and life in pre-war Sierra Leone at:

Bibliography of books and articles on African music: