Tag Archives: Soukous

Ret-RAW Saturdays: Dr Sakis – Volcanic Girls

There is nothing as entertaining as a the DRC’s soukous dance music video. You might not need to necessarily watch one because you love the song, but maybe because of the dance moves that are featured on it. Soukous ruled the large part of the 90’s as a staple on the African music scene, not […]

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Major African Music Artists to Perform Pro Bono for PLAD’s STOP Africa Land Grab Concert — Sunday, September 21st at the Warner Theatre in Washington, DC

Washington, DC — Performing for the first time ever in DC – The legendary Mbilia Bel from the Democratic Republic of Congo, artist producer Didier Awadi from Senegal, emerging artist Hanisha Solomon from Ethiopia, Ray-Son from the Democratic Republic of Congo, the incredible Simply Chrysolite and Naledi Ya Tshawane who both hail from South Africa! PLUS […]

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Ret-RAW Saturdays: Kanda Bongo Man – Kwasa Kwasa Mania – Liza

The title for king for king of soukous/kwasa kwasa is always has always been disputed and or not specific to an individual artists. However, here is one artist who took his claim to the title, not by words but by his music. Kanda Bongo Man was a force to be reckoned with in the Congolese […]

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Ret-RAW Saturdays: Awilo Longomba – Gate Le Coin

If you don’t remember hearing this playing at a party over the last decade or so, then you hardly ever attended an African party in that said period. It is Awilo Longomba’s “Gate Le Coin”, an electrified Soukous tune that was ubiquitous around radio stations and parties back in its time. The video is a […]

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Crawley (UK): Top African (DRC) Musician at Town’s Black History Event

UK:Crawley’s Black History foundation will be celebrating their 5th birthday at the Hawth Theatre with an evening of entertainment for the entire family on Saturday (October 19). The headline act is the undisputed ‘King of Soukous’ and African music legend, Kanda Bongo-man, who will be performing with his full band. Kanda Bongo-man is notably the […]

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VIDEO ALERT: Fally Ipupa – Bruce

Here is a nice refreshing song from the DRC’s Fally Ipupa. The song Bruce has a fitting video clip, featuring typical classy Congolese fashion. The video is largely set around a boxing ring, showing ring rivals and also love rivals having a go at each other around the scene, following “Ali Bomaye!” shouts. The style […]

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