Mdungu is a formation of nine international musicians based in The Netherlands, that plays African music with a jazz touch. Their music travels between the music of the Griots of Mali, the Afrobeat of Nigeria and the Mbalax of Senegal. The music that Mdungu makes is not purely African, as their roots also lay in jazz, rock, funk and surf. Their style is unique. Intense, raw and highly danceable. Mdungu was founded in 2003 by alto saxophonist Thijs van Milligen.