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Related to African Rumba: Congolese rumba
A rumbalike West African dance music originating in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
(Music, other) a style of African popular music that originated in Zaïre (now the Democratic Republic of Congo), characterized by syncopated rhythms and intricate contrasting guitar melodies
[C20: perhaps from French secouer to shake]
a style of central African popular dance music with electric guitars, Caribbean rhythms, and often several vocalists.
[1980–85; said to be < Lingala < French secouer to shake]
A popular form of African dance music that originated in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (then called Zaire) in the 1970s.