Photos – MNGWA at the Imperial, Vancouver, Oct 15 2016
– photos by Pavel Boiko
MNGWA opening for Quantic at the Imperial, Vancouver on Saturday night.
According to the group’s website, “Mngwa is an eight-piece experimental Latin band based in Vancouver, but their spirit is rooted in the cumbia of South America. Far removed from a cohesive Latin music scene, Mngwa has created their own singular style, mixing psych rock, dub, hip hop, and surf influences into their afro-latin polyrhythmic pot. After 3 years of blasting unsuspecting Canadian audiences, Mngwa is pushing their northern strain of cumbia ever-further, reaching fans of Latin music worldwide.”
In 2015, the band released their debut EP, Vancumbia Ambush. Mngwa also made several Canadian festival appearances and toured Mexico.
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