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Various - Congo 70 - Rumba Rock (African Pearls series)

Congo 70 Rumba Rock
Various - Congo 70 - Rumba Rock (African Pearls series)
(2xCD) Syllart/Discograph 6139342, 2008-08-18

Tracklisting CD1 :
01. Franco et OK Jazz - Boma l'heure
02. Papa Wemba et Viva la Musica - Zonga Zonga
03. Dr Nico - Tu m'as déçu Chouchou
04. Johnny Bokelo et Conga Success - Tambola Na Mokili
05. Grands maquisards - Maria Mboka
06. Trio Madjesi Sosoliso - Sex Madjesi
07. Lipua Lipua - Kamale
08. Zaiko Langa Langa - Fievre Mondo
09. Franco et OK Jazz - Kamikaze
10. Mando Negro Kwala Kwa - Masamba JM
11. Bombenga et Vox Africa - Simone

Tracklisting CD2 :
01. Empire Bakuba - Nazoki
02. Tabu Ley Rochereau - Maze
03. Bantous de la capitale - Makambo Mibale
04. Bella Bella - Lipua Lipua
05. Franklin Boukaka et Manu Dibango - Le Bûcheron
06. Dewayon et Co-Bantou - Camarade ya Kinshasa
07. Verckys - Nakomitunaka
08. Grands Maquisards - Toko Senga Na Nzambe
09. Elegance Jazz - Ngalula Marthe
10. Franco et Ok Jazz - Azda
11. Bavon Marie Marie & Négros Succès - Libangana Libumu
12. Sakade Band - Beya Moke

Note : this compilation follows "Congo 60 - Rumba On The River" (60s congolese music) - also on Syllart

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Press Release :

In the 1970’s, Congolese musicians, bandleaders and singers began to break free from the influence of Cuban music. The Congolese sound became pure Rumba Rock, and its powerful rhythm and ringing guitars influenced many other orchestras on the African continent. This was an era of epic competition between the pioneering orchestras of African Jazz or OK Jazz.

This Rumba Rock compilation showcases a time where from both sides of the Congo River, tough musicianship, fierce competition, great singers, and talented bandleaders paved the way for a golden era of Congolese music.


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