• country:Netherlands
  • style(s):Afro
  • label:Zimbraz, Music & Word
  • gender:male
  • instrumentation:instrumental, vocal
  • artist submitted by:Giraffe Bookings

Line up

  • Benoit Martiny (Drums)
  • David Beukers (Tenor sax)
  • Ebou Gaye Mada (Percussion)
  • Frank Gones (Guitar)
  • Job Chajes (Baritone sax)
  • Merijn van de Wijdeven (Bass)
  • Michiel Bel (Guitar)
  • Ruben Montes (Percussion)
  • Thijs Van Millighen  (Alt sax)


Mdungu is a formation of nine international musicians based in The Netherlands. Their style is unique. Intense, raw and highly danceable. A fat horn section, a thriving rhythm section, lyrical guitars and a pinch of vocals are the cornerstones of the Mdungu sound. Mdungu is a match of African and Western music. Mixed with funk, rock, jazz and samba, played with heart and soul: African music the Mdungu way.

Mdungu was founded in 2003 by alto saxophonist Thijs van Milligen. From the start Mdungu is a most welcome guest on (inter)national stages and festivals.