Story: Africans

Congolese musician Sam Manzanza

Congolese musician Sam Manzanza

Sam Manzanza (shown here in Wellington, 2003) has been in New Zealand longer than most African immigrants. He arrived in the 1980s after marrying a Dunedin woman, and has since been a driving force in promoting African music – especially drumming.

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Carl Walrond, 'Africans - Assimilation and culture', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 14 July 2024)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 1 Mar 2015