A venue in Constantine has announced it will be holding an evening of African music.

The man who 'single-handedly gave the world the infectious Kwasa Kwasa dance' - Kanda Bongo Man is one of the best known stars of world music, and one of the first pioneers of African Soukous music.

Kanda Bongo Man will be playing at The Tolmen Centre in Constantine on Saturday December 11 at 7.30pm.

Championed by John Peel and Andy Kershaw in the late 80’s, Kanda Bongo Man developed a loyal fanbase and was reportedly a key figure in the introduction of African & World music to the mainstream.

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His music can still be regularly heard on mainstream radio such as BBC 6 Music and BBC Radio 3.

Driven by optimism and happiness, his exhilarating performances are fast moving and exciting combinations of dance music and dance moves rooted deep in the Congolese tradition.

A spokesperson for the Tolmen Centre said: "As the saying goes – 'If Kanda Bongo Man doesn’t make you want to dance, call an ambulance, you’re dead."

Still hugely popular today, Kanda Bongo Man tours with the backing of his incredible band.

For more information, visit the Tolmen Centre website at: www.tolmencentre.co.uk