Travel Blog

3 Mar

La Rumba de Kingsway


“La Rumba de Kingsway” combines elements of dub, cumbia, and reggaeton to imagine a daydream theme for the unpolished urban beauty of East Vancouver’s historic Kingsway, the oldest and oddest strip in the city.

Mngwa is 9 musicians from Mexico, Canada, and Russia playing psychedelic latin music. An unusual proposition in Canada, but fitting within the anything-goes vibe of Vancouver. With their debut Vancumbia Ambush EP, the shifting groove monster of a band sinks its teeth into the progressive global music scene. Based in East Vancouver but spilling across many sonic and cultural borders, Mngwa has begun what promises to be a wild and singular journey. This is music for the strange new world.

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