Ricardo Lemvo
Super Guitar Soukous
Heartbeat Soukous
Tabu Ley Rochereau

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A popular teenage dance music from '70s Zaire. From the French word for "shake," it is the generic name for an influential music of Zaire and the Congo that has spread across Africa. The style combines local musical ingredients with Cuban/Caribbean rhythms and elements of '30s and '40s American country music (the guitar sound of Jimmie Rodgers, for example).

Soukous Artists Highlights

Ricardo Lemvo
Ricardo Lemvo
Tabu Ley Rochereau
Tabu Ley Rochereau
Papa Wemba
Papa Wemba

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Soukous Album Highlights

Super Guitar Soukous
Various Artists
Super Guitar Soukous
Heartbeat Soukous
Various Artists
Heartbeat Soukous
Babeti Soukous
Tabu Ley Rochereau / Tabu ...
Babeti Soukous
Omana Wapi
Franco & Rochereau / Tabu ...
Omana Wapi
Bakitani
Bana O.K.
Bakitani
Africa Worldwide: 35th Anniversary Album
Tabu Ley Rochereau
Africa Worldwide: 35th ...

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Soukous Song Highlights

Title/Composer Performer Stream
J.T. Kanda Bongo Man
Liza Kanda Bongo Man
Iyole Kanda Bongo Man
Maria Valencia Papa Wemba
Aki Special Prince Nico Mbarga
Esclave Papa Wemba
Lisanga Ya Ba Nganga Franco / Franco & Rochereau / Tabu Ley Rochereau

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