Ambiance Congo / The Other Black Music presents:


Today we will provide a special edition of Ambiance Congo. I have a discussion this afternoon with Alan Brain, director of the wonderful new feature-length documentary, The Rumba Kings.

As a part of this year’s Richmond International Film Festival, The Rumba Kings will have its premiere USA showing right here in Richmond, Virginia on September 11 at the Byrd Theatre.


Listen in today to learn about this landmark film and to hear some great music from the era and beyond.


To learn more about the film, see pictures and view the film’s trailer please visit:

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Find out more about the Richmond International Film Festival here:

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    Ambiance Congo / The Other Black Music    July 18th, 2021

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  • David Noyes says:

    I look forward to seeing you there!

  • Alice Joyce Howard says:

    You bet I will. I will be there with bells on. ­čść Love love the rumba music.

  • David Noyes says:

    Great that you got to hear it today, Alice. Will we see you at the premiere?

  • Alice Joyce Howard says:

    Hi David. Thank you for bringing this wonderful program to me. I can’t wait to see this great film. Give my regards and thanks to Alan. His knowledge of the history of Congo and the music is astonishing. I have the book Rumba on the River by Gary Stewart that I use as a reference. Has Alan given thought to writing a book? Peace. Alice

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