Soukous African Regional and Ethnic Styles

Soukous, a combination of Cuba rumba and Congolese rhythms, arose in the 1950s. It is sometimes referred to as Lingala music as the lyrics were sung in Lingala, the interethnic trading language. The style became popular in London and Paris in the 1980s.

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See Also:
  • Soukous Radio - Radio station playing African and Caribbean music online.

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