Koko Kanyinda is an outstanding drummer and vocalist from Congo with an incredible wealth of experience. His musical career began performing with musicians such as Docteur Nico, Papa Noel and Sam Mangwana, and later with bands like Vox Africa and Cercul Jazz. In 1977, Koko formed the highly successful Mangelepa band in Kenya and recorded 17 singles and 2 albums with them. Koko decided to settle in Britain in 1990 but has continued to teach and perform in many different countries including Finland, Spain, Italy, USA and Australia through WOMAD, amongst other organisations. He also works with theatre-in-education companies such as Iroko and Zuriya.