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November 10, 2000 | ROSEMARY CLANDOS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Sam Mangwana, an innovator of the Congolese rumba, and his seven-member band will heat up the stage today at Cal State Northridge with a sound stew served up in 10 different languages. Mangwana blends serious African drum rhythms, delicate syncopated Cuban guitar and a bit of European instrumentation via the accordion to make his music. Mangwana was born in the Congo, where his culture fusion training began at an early age when he attended international concerts.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 10, 2000 | ROSEMARY CLANDOS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Sam Mangwana, an innovator of the Congolese rumba, and his seven-member band will heat up the stage today at Cal State Northridge with a sound stew served up in 10 different languages. Mangwana blends serious African drum rhythms, delicate syncopated Cuban guitar and a bit of European instrumentation via the accordion to make his music. Mangwana was born in the Congo, where his culture fusion training began at an early age when he attended international concerts.
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ENTERTAINMENT
November 2, 2000
* World Music--Congolese singer Sam Mangwana will give a concert Nov. 10 at Cal State Northridge, 18111 Nordhoff St. $9-$15. (818) 677-2488. * A Cappella Concert--The West Valley Chorus will perform Nov. 11 at the Madrid Theatre, 21622 Sherman Way, Canoga Park. $14.50-$16. (877) 746-4688. * Comedy Show--Comics Hal Kanter, Gerry Bednob, Frankie Pace and Bruce Smirnoff will perform Nov. 11-14 at the University of Judaism, 15600 Mulholland Drive. $23-$30. (310) 476-9777, Ext. 203.
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November 9, 2000
Congolese singer Sam Mangwana will perform Friday night at Cal State Northridge. Mangwana and his nine-piece band combine melodic and rhythmic elements of African, Caribbean, Latin and European music to create Congolese rumba or soukous. Mangwana's 1998 CD "Galo Negro" featured his soulful vocals backed by guitar, accordion, driving percussion and a female chorus. * Sam Mangwana, 8 p.m. Friday in the Performing Arts Center at Cal State Northridge, 18111 Nordhoff St., (818) 677-2488. $9-$15.
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May 7, 1998 | JERRY CROWE
* Led by singer Richard Ashcroft, right, the Verve will be at the Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim with Massive Attack on Aug. 14. Tickets go on sale Saturday. . . . Tickets will also be available Saturday for the Furthur Festival, featuring the Other Ones (Grateful Dead alumni Mickey Hart, Phil Lesh, Bob Weir and Bruce Hornsby), Rusted Root and Hot Tuna, July 22 at the Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre. . . . James Taylor will be at the Pond on Aug.
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October 29, 1990 | DON SNOWDEN
It's hard to imagine the cooperative approach of the Quatre Etoiles (Four Stars) in the competitive context of the American pop world. At the Music Machine on Saturday, not only did the Four Stars perform a hit song by Kass Kass, a side venture of two of its members, but the group also backed singer Sam Mangwana in his local debut.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 9, 2000
* World Music--Congolese vocalist Sam Mangwana will sing at 8 p.m. Friday at the Performing Arts Center at Cal State Northridge. Mangwana and his nine-piece band combine melodic and rhythmic elements of African, Caribbean, Latin and European music to create Congolese rumba, or soukous. Mangwana's 1998 CD, "Galo Negro," featured his soulful vocals backed by guitar, accordion, driving percussion and a female chorus. The campus is at 18111 Nordhoff St. $9-$15. (818) 677-2488.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 12, 1999
Reassembling for their first tour in four years--and their first in support of a collaborative album since 1991--Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers hit the road with material from the new "Echo" and a back catalog of classics. * Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre 8808 Irvine Center Drive, Irvine. 8 p.m. Also Saturday. $25.50 to $56.50. (949) 855-2863.
NEWS
June 5, 2003 | Don Heckman, Special to The Times
Koffi OLOMIDE in action is a sight to behold. Elegant as a peacock, garbed in designer fashions, the Congolese singer-songwriter moves with the slender sensuality and charismatic demeanor of a male diva. His concerts in Africa and Europe, where his music has brought the rhythms of the Congo into the Afro-pop mainstream, are major stadium events, comparable to a performance by a Michael Jackson or a Bruce Springsteen.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 12, 1996 | RICK VANDERKNYFF, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When world-music styles are joined, the fit can feel forced, and even the best-intentioned projects can end up as self-conscious experimentation. But Ricardo Lemvo and his band Makina Loca manage a blend of Cuban and Central African traditions that is seamless and organic--and infectious. Lemvo has a leg up on the competition.
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May 7, 1999 | DON HECKMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
She is known as "The Pride of Lebanon," and with good reason. Her name is Fairouz, and her voice, her image and her presence have been central to Middle Eastern cultural life for decades. On May 15, she makes her Las Vegas debut in a one-night U.S. appearance that is sure to draw fans from around the country. It takes place at the Grand Garden arena of the MGM Grand, with ticket prices ranging from $50 to $300. It's not hard to understand the appeal of Fairouz's music.
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