Samba Mapangala – Free Download – “Les Gorilles des Montagnes”
Hey guys, just got this from Samba Mapangala’s publicist and thought I should share it with the rest of you.
Free download: “Les Gorilles des Montagnes“, a new single by Samba Mapangala in partnership with World Wildlife Fund to aid in protection of endangered mountain gorillas of the Congo’s Virunga National Park.
An upbeat dance song commissioned by WWF to increase awareness of conservation in the Congo Basin, “Les Gorilles des Montagnes” (The Mountain Gorillas) begins with the still-stunning, instantly recognizable a cappella prelude to Samba’s 1981 hit “Tolinga Virunga” (We Love Virunga). But then the beat drops into a beautiful new melody and lyrics telling of the need to preserve the rare mountain gorillas and their fragile environment, and expressing gratitude to the park rangers who risk their lives daily to prevent poaching and illegal charcoal production. WWF will use this music to reinforce its efforts in East Africa and Congo, especially in the Goma and Bukavu regions where years of war and turmoil have impacted the gorillas’ habitat in the Virunga mountains, home to around half of the world’s remaining 700 mountain gorillas.