soukous

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sou·kous

 (so͞o′ko͞os)
n.
A rumbalike West African dance music originating in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

[Perhaps (via Lingala) from French secouer, to shake, from Old French secourre, from Latin succutere, to jolt : sub-, sub- + quatere, to shake; see kwēt- in Indo-European roots.]
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soukous

(ˈsuːkʊs)
n
(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]
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sou•kous

(ˈsuˈkus)
n.
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]
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soukous

A popular form of African dance music that originated in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (then called Zaire) in the 1970s.
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Their past work continues to inspire the future of Congolese rumba music through the spirit of Somo Somo Ngobila.
Congolese rumba was not his creation, but he redefined and popularised the genre until, transformed into the galvanising style known as soukous, it dominated Africa's airwaves for decades.
With Tokooos, Fally is attempting to take his style, deeply rooted in Congolese rumba, mainstream.
The singer and multi-instrumen-talist will be a highlight for many of this year's attendees, and will showcase her wide musical palette with sounds from Congolese Rumba to Cameroonian Bikoutsi.
Kenyan authorities deported the Congolese rumba star on Saturday after video footage of him appearing to kick one of his female dancers went viral.
Their paintings feature bar scenes, parties, musicians playingthe Congolese rumba popularised by guitarist Franco, sapeurs (t hose young men who belong to the selfstyled Societe des Ambianceurs et des Personnes Eelegantes, for whom dandyism is a religion), and quarrels between neighbours.
Their paintings feature bar scenes, parties, musicians playing the Congolese rumba popularised by guitarist Franco, sapeurs (those young men who belong to the self-styled Societe des Ambianceurs et des Personnes Eelegantes, for whom dandyism is a religion), and quarrels between neighbours.
His infectious school of Congolese rumba has always found a receptive audience in the north east and Kanda did not hesitate when asked by the Jumpin' Hot Club to fly over from his current home in South Africa for this showcase concert at Sage Gateshead.
One positive contribution to North East culture by refugees is Karibu Musica, the region's first Congolese rumba band.
British-born Latin pianist Sara McGuiness and Congolese singer Jose Hendrix Ndelo form the backbone of a band which mixes Congolese rumba, salsa, soukous and Cuban son styles into one irresistibly danceable whole.
In Kinshasa, home of the swaying Congolese rumba, 200 people at a local church have succeeded in creating a concert hall orchestra to bring Handel, Beethoven and Mozart to the heart of Africa.
With the help of Arts Council funding, it will organise two national tours of live music each year - the first with Freddie McGregor and a full live band throughout June and July, and the second featuring Congolese Rumba super band Odemba OK Jazz All- Stars in September and October.