The Salvation Choir is a Congolese Rumba band from Congo and Tanzania based in Kansas City, Missouri. With over 20-some members, the multigenerational group features family members and friends who immigrated to the midwest from Congo and Tanzania. Their exuberant sound is a blend of Congolese rumba, Seben/Soukous, and African gospel music.
The choir has been featured on NPR, the Kansas City Star, The Pitch, and the internationally renown record company Dust-to-Digital. They were recently named the “Best New Band in Kansas City” by the editors of Kansas City Magazine. They've performed in cities across the Midwest and they're scheduled to perform at Boulevardia (Kansas City's largest outdoor music festival) in June 2023.
You can see the choir perform each Sunday at their church: Light Of Hope Congregation. The church meets every Sunday in Independence, Missouri.
Light Of Hope Congregation
1101 W Walnut St
Independence, MO 64050
Church services start at 10:30 AM and all are welcome. The services are in Swahili but a choir member will help translate in English.
Message from The Salvation Choir Swahili:
Tuna wasalimu ktk Jina La Yesu , Tunatambulika kama "THE SALVATION CHOIR" chini ya. Uhongozi wa kanisa la "Light of Hope Congregation: Community of Christ” Tunamtumikia Mungu kazi kupitia Njia ya Uhimbaji kama inavyosema zaburi 150, Ungana Nasi ili tufanye kazi ya Bwana kwa pamoja kama kitabu cha (Isaya 60) kinavyo sema “Ondoka, uangaze; kwa kuwa nuru yako imekuja, Na utukufu wa Bwana umekuzukia.”
More Information About Congolese Rumba:
‘The soul of the Congolese’: Rumba added to UNESCO heritage list