WINDHOEK-Known for over the past six years as the Shungu Legend Band (SLB), the group was formed by Andries Indongo, a Namibian, and Shungu Leonardo, from Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
The group has of late been making headlines out to gain to be recognition, with their latest public appearance at the Nice Restaurant on June 1. And what an eye-opener it was to the unconverted what their music is all about and what SLB is made of. African Rumba, Jazz, Bolero, Salsa and Shambo.
SLB consists of 12 members, three female and nine males. Shungu Leonardo is the bandleader and leading vocalist. Backing vocalists are Ramatu, Ampere and Poter. The other instrumentalists are Quicho on drums;Jean Ntsika on bass guitar; Rodrick Ntsika on lead guitar; Olloy on keyboard and Muchompa on percussions. Grace and Skiny entertain with their dancing repertoires.
The band manager, Andries Indongo, says the group is committed to promoting the African heritage and ethics to the world and to expose African music and its roots. “The group is influenced and inspired by legends such as Papa Wemba, Koffi Olomide, Salif Keita, Fela Kuti, Tate Kwela and Mariam Makeba.
Their debut album is called Beute’ Du Kalahari, meaning “a beauty of the Kalahari” and has 12 tracks. Andries says before the launch of their album nine months ago, they were already known for their three-track single CD, Good Solutions.
The band is the resident band of the Zenzo Lounge Bar and Restaurant, a Belgium and Namibian-owned business that has a tranquil joint with an open and spacious restaurant and lounge bar in the heart of the City of Windhoek.
Over the past six years of its existence, the group have had major performances at several events such as World Music Day, the City of Windhoek yearly cultural festival, the Namibian Independence celebrations as well as African Day celebrations.
The band is available for hire for both public and private functions and can be reached at cell number: 0813145953.