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"Like a cultural rainbow, the music of MNGWA runs the spectrum of ethnic genres: latin, gypsy, balkan, dub, russian, carribean, mexican. You can add to that some contemporary indie folk, psych rock and a hint of a country twang. It’s a rich, intoxicating brew. An absolute delight. MNGWA calls it Vancumbia, and who knows it may be the sound of the future. I, for one, hope so."

- Mark Anthony Brennan, Ride the Tempo Music Blog

"The sound they’re creating is as eclectic as their backgrounds"

- Ruby Woodruff, Beatroute Magazine

"Mngwa are stringing together a number of cultural touchstones"

- Exclaim! Magazine

"Le groupe Mngwa, formé de 8 musiciens, propose des rythmes entraînants et des concerts pleins d'énergie à leurs fans. Si vous les voyez en spectacle, vous ne pourrez pas rester assis sur votre chaise."

- ICI Radio-Canada

Who is Mngwa? [ming-wah]

We need a party band for the strange new world. Rooted in the Afro-Latin soul of cumbia, MNGWA [pronounced ming-wah] blends elements of psych rock, surf, salsa, reggae, and hip hop into their polyrhythmic pot // Forever shifting but never dropping the groove.

With 8 full-time members from Mexico, Canada, Europe and Asia, the Vancouver ensemble draws inspiration from across the globe and invite all to join in the sonic frenzy.

Past Shows

  • DEC 30 Backstage Lounge 9PM
  • Jan 15 Red room 9PM
  • Feb 10 Venue, New York 9PM
  • DEC 30, 2015 Very Loooong Backstage Lounge, Montreal 10PM
  • Jan 15, 2015 Red room room room, Chicago 9PM
  • Feb 10, 2015 Venue, New York 9PM
  • DEC 30, 2015 Backstage Lounge 9PM
  • Jan 15, 2015 Red room 9PM
  • Feb 10, 2015 Venue, New York 9PM
  • DEC 30, 2015 Backstage Lounge 9PM
  • Jan 15, 2015 Red room 9PM
  • Feb 10, 2015 Venue, New York 9PM
  • DEC 30, 2015 Backstage Lounge 9PM
  • Jan 15, 2015 Red room 9PM
  • Feb 10, 2015 Venue, New York 9PM

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