MNGWA

MNGWA

Mngwa (Pronounced [ming-wah]) is an 8-piece experimental Latin band based in Vancouver, but their spirit is rooted in the cumbia of South America. Far removed from a cohesive Latin music scene, Mngwa has created their own singular style, mixing psych rock, dub, hip hop, and surf influences into their afro-latin polyrhythmic pot. After 3 years of blasting unsuspecting Canadian audiences, Mngwa is pushing their northern strain of cumbia ever-further, reaching fans of Latin music worldwide.

With band members from across Europe, Canada and Mexico, Mngwa makes wild new music that jumps many boundaries without ever losing the groove. Following a breakthrough 2015 that included the release of their debut Vancumbia Ambush EP, Canadian festival appearances, and a Mexican tour, Mngwa is preparing to record their full-length debut and broadcast their sound into the distant cosmos.

Videos

MNGWA - Que Mngwa Llegó [Official Music Video]
In this Video Artist(s) MNGWA
Posted: Oct. 15, 2019

Shows

Garden City Grooves VI – FREE Opening Night Kickoff
MNGWA, HRISTO
Studio Robazzo
Thu. November 21st 8pm
Free
Garden City Grooves is taking over Victoria once again with three jam-packed days of an astonishingly diverse array of groove and rhythm to get the capital city jumping once again; and we're getting kicked off on Night 1 with a very special, completely FREE party to get us started in style!

Vancouver's groove-juggernaut MGNWA is coming across the Georgia Straight to lay down the funky-fresh sounds that define this incredible band. While the musical spirit of MGNWA is rooted in South American cumbia, their Vancouver home has allowed MGNWA ample opportunity to absorb influences from far and wide, blending hip-hop, dub, psychedelic rock and even surf rock into their ultra-unique sonic stew. Their undeniable talent and energy has helped get them on the radar of Latin music fans worldwide, and with members from across Europe, Mexico and Canada, the band is seemingly limitless in the variety of sounds it can build.

Joining MGNWA for our kickoff party is legendary west-coast selector, HRISTO. A man of indefatigable taste and knowledge, Hristo comes armed with a mind-boggling arsenal of rare and interesting records from around the world of music. You may never know what exactly a visit from Hristo is going to yield, but you can be guaranteed, it's going to be impossible not to dance.

TRUE LOVES AND MNGWA IN CUMBERLAND BC!
The Waverley Hotel
Sat. November 23rd 10pm
$17.50 - $22 advancce Ticket Info
Victoria BC Ska & Reggae Society is proud to present a mixture of northern soul (True Loves) and Afro-cumbia (MNGWA) on Saturday, November 23 at The Waverley Hotel. Both of these bands are playing on Victoria's 6th Garden City Grooves concert series and we are excited to bring them up to the Comox Valley for an evening of world class music.
One of the crown jewels of Pacific Northwest music scene, the seeds of this incredible band were planted at a 3-man jam session in Seattle in 2014 and the ensuing years have seen True Loves grow into a 8-piece behemoth and a true musical force. The bands live performances are the stuff of legend, garnering them millions of views on YouTube and appearances at festivals around North America. The band is its own block party, building temporary temples of rhythm for true groove-seekers to come get down and commune with the groove gods.

Vancouver's groove-juggernaut MNGWA is coming across the Georgia Straight to lay down the funky-fresh sounds that define this incredible band. While the musical spirit of MNGWA is rooted in South American cumbia, their Vancouver home has allowed MNGWA ample opportunity to abMNGWAsorb influences from far and wide, blending hip-hop, dub, psychedelic rock and even surf rock into their ultra-unique sonic stew. Their undeniable talent and energy has helped get them on the radar of Latin music fans worldwide, and with members from across Europe, Mexico and Canada, the band is seemingly limitless in the variety of sounds it can build.