On the Rumba River - Wendo

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Travelling up and down the majestic river Congo on a disheveled boat, the young orphan Antoine Kolosoy composed his first songs on a beat up old guitar. As he gained renown, the young “Wendo,” as he was now known, was persecuted by the church and his music banned by the Belgian Colonial authorities, who feared his joyful rhythms would stir unrest. Wendo became a professional boxer for a time, but he never put down his guitar for long, and when his first album was released in 1948 he became the first superstar of Congolese Rumba. (...) More

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Original Title On the Rumba River - Wendo
German Title On the Rumba River - Wendo
French Title On the Rumba River - Wendo
Other Titles On the Rumba River - Wendo
Directed by Jacques Sarasin
Country Democratic Republic of the Congo (Kinshasa)
Available Formats 35mm, DVD
Screenplay Jacques Sarasin
Film Editing Bernard Josse
Soundtrack Wendo Kolosoy
Cinematography Remon Fromont
Sound Philippe Lecocq
Production Fairbleu Paris
Runtime 85 Min.
Language lingala, französisch

Actors

Dokumentarfilm documentaire
Wendo Kolosoy Wendo Kolosoy
Mbinga Kabata Tejos Mbinga Kabata Tejos
Antoine Moundanda Antoine Moundanda
Joseph Munanga Maproko Joseph Munanga Maproko

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Credits

Original Title On the Rumba River - Wendo
German Title On the Rumba River - Wendo
French Title On the Rumba River - Wendo
Other Titles On the Rumba River - Wendo
Directed by Jacques Sarasin
Country Democratic Republic of the Congo (Kinshasa)
Available Formats 35mm, DVD
Screenplay Jacques Sarasin
Film Editing Bernard Josse
Soundtrack Wendo Kolosoy
Cinematography Remon Fromont
Sound Philippe Lecocq
Production Fairbleu Paris
Runtime 85 Min.
Language lingala, französisch

Actors

Dokumentarfilm documentaire
Wendo Kolosoy Wendo Kolosoy
Mbinga Kabata Tejos Mbinga Kabata Tejos
Antoine Moundanda Antoine Moundanda
Joseph Munanga Maproko Joseph Munanga Maproko
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