Recorded live in Central Park, New York by Afropop Worldwide.
Personnel: Kanda Bongo Man (vocals); Solo Sita (vocals); Nene Tshakou (guitar); Fio (drums); Leonie & Fatou (dancer).
Audio Mixer: Kooster McAllister.
Liner Note Author: Sean Barlow.
Recording information: Central Park Summer Stage, New York, NY.
Unknown Contributor Role: Nene Tchakou.
The Man's Central Park gig pretty much sums up the pros and cons of contemporary big-name soukous. It dances on non-stop with the idiom's patented driving prettiness, beguiling as all-get-out but without peaks and valleys, in a steady-state hyper-competence that never sags but never builds. These guys can play endlessly without effort or attention: in fact, if they went home their instruments would just keep on trucking all by themselves. ~ John Storm Roberts, Original Music