Juanita Euka - Mabanzo

Juanita Euka - Mabanzo

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This item is scheduled to be released on 25th March 2022.

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The debut solo album by Congolese vocalist, Juanita Euka.

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A familiar face to many from London’s vibrant live music scene over the last decade, Juanita has fronted London Afrobeat Collective’s dynamic live shows, the fusions and cross-pollinations of Animanz and maverick Cuban collective Wara.

Born in RD Congo and brought up in Buenos Aires, Juanita’s upbringing involved many different musical influences, not least her uncle, Congolese rumba giant Franco Luambo Makiadi. “In Argentina, I listened to a wide range of style from AfricanAmerican artists to Dominican stars like Juan Luis Guerra, the Congolese greats like my uncle and Papa Wemba and various music from Argentina including Mercedes Sosa. Some of my main inspirations were (and still are) international Afro-Cuban artists like Celia Cruz and La Lupe.” Moving to the UK aged 14, she immersed herself in London’s own sounds, from garage to grime.

On Mabanzo (meaning ‘Thoughts’), Juanita brings her many and varied musical influences into play and pulls no lyrical punches. Killer dancefloor single ‘Na Lingi Mobali Te’ is pure contemporary Congolese guitar gold, ‘Mboka Moka’ channels ‘80s boogie and Quincy horn stylings on an anthem for personal struggle and ‘Baño de Oro’ brings a heavy Afro-Cuban workout. Elsewhere, the epic ballad ‘Sueños de Libertad’ is an impassioned call for freedom and the lilting ‘For All It’s Worth’ champions love over materialism.

Tracklisting

LP Edition
A1.Alma Seca
A2. Mboka Moko
A3. For All It’s Worth
A4. Sueños De Libertad
B1. Baño De Oro
B2. Nalingi Mobali Te
B3. Motema
B4. Blood

CD Edition
1. Alma Seca
2. Mboka Moko
3. For All It’s Worth
4. Sueños De Libertad
5. Na Lingi
6. Blood
7. Baño De Oro
8. Motema
9. Camarades
10. War Is Over
11. Irresolute
12. Alma Seca (Acoustic Version)

Artist: Juanita Euka
Label: Strut
Catalogue: STRUT248LP
Barcode: 4062548033861
Format: LP or CD
Release Date: 25th March 2022

This product is a pre order and is scheduled to be released 25th March 2022.

This product is available on preorder with a limited discounted price.

                               

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When is this released?

Juanita Euka - Mabanzo is available for preorder now and has a scheduled release date of 25th March 2022. In the event of any delays to this date, we will try to keep this page updated, specifically in the 'release updates' tab. Sadly, we are seeing a lot of date changes in 2022 so please bear with us.

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