Mankala’s sound is greatly influenced by a variety of styles, from the joyous sounds of Soukous, Township and Sungura music to the hypnotic grooves of Afro-beat and the Desert blues, making an original high energy African fusion with distinctive style and positive message.

A multi-national collective of musicians with a common love for African music, Mankala are: Christian de Juan (Spain/UK) – guitars, backing vocals; Simwinji Zeko (Zambia) – guitars, backing vocals; Sisanda Myataza (South Africa) – vocals; Bi Do (Ivory Coast) – djembe, percussions; Mark Leaver (Wales) – lyrics, vocals; Guillaume Ottoviani (France) – bass; Paolo Adamo (Italy) – drums.