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Makina Loca

Twenty years back Ricardo Lemvo started a band that brilliantly mixed Cuban music with rumba from his native Congo. Their fusion has been called seamless and infectious, and our music columnist Errol Nazareth says the party continues on the group's latest album, "La Rumba So Yo". The mix is wicked but it's the depth of their fusion that's impressive. For this album, Lemvo decided to go back to his roots. So, this time around, he mixed in the accordion-driven semba, which is one of Angola's most popular styles, as well as kizomba, which is also the name of a dance that's been enjoying a resurgence in popularity over the last few years. And he funked up a few traditional Angolan songs, as well.

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