The Rumba Kings

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The Rumba Kings

Alan Brain
  • Thursday, October 13, 2022 11:00 AM Book

In the fifties, when the future Democratic Republic of Congo was still a Belgian colony, an entire generation of musicians fused traditional African tunes with Afro-Cuban music to create the electrifying Congolese rumba, a style that conquered the entire continent thanks to an infectious rhythm, captivating guitar sounds and smooth vocals.

Simaro Lutumba, Roitelet, Manu Dibango, Paul Mwanga, Papa Wemba, Verckys Kiamanguana, Brazzos, Papa Noel, Kuka Mathieu, Manuaku, Guvano, Maproco, Petit Pierre, Bombenga, Rolly, Fagus Izeidi, Paul Mizele, Bikunda, Rex Lusukamu, Yossa Taluki, Fracasseur, Manda Tchebwa, Clément Ossinondé, Jean-Pierre Nimy Nzonga, Lubangi Muniania, Biyevanga Lengemi, Christos Papadimitriou, Mathilda Benatar, André Yoka Lye Mudaba, Raoul Yema Die Lala, Jean Goubald Kalala, Yves Luambo, Jean 'Jamais Kolonga' Lema, Victor Cornelis, Aime Bassay, Jhimmy, Grand Kallé, Docteur Nico, Franco, King Baudouin of Belgium, Patrice Lumumba, Thomas Kanza, Jean Bolikango, Joseph Kasa-Vubu

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