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Congolese music

Dick Brummelman
 
Jetez L'eponge/J.B. Mpiana: Courage
Jetez L'eponge/J.B. Mpiana: Courage
"Vocals, syntns and barely contained guitar raunchiness are piled in sweetly harmonic layers, some tunes a jolly stomp, others, requiring soft-shoe shuffling on a highly polished floor."
Likambo Ya Ngana
Likambo Ya Ngana
"Franco was a legend in his time - originally from Congo (Kinshasa/Brazzaville), he is regarded as one of the most popular musicians ever among Africans in Africa."
Originalite
Originalite
"The roots of Franco's sound and the early sides with O.K. Jazz"
The Very Best of Kanda Bongo Man
The Very Best of Kanda Bongo Man
"2001 anthology of recordings from the godfather of the African music known as Soukous."
Rough Guide to Franco: Africa's Most Legendary Guitarist
Rough Guide to Franco: Africa's Most Legendary Guitarist
"An introduction to the finest tracks from Franco, arguably the greatest African musician of the twentieth century."
Coup De Chapeau: The New Wave Hits Kinshasa, 1969-74
Coup De Chapeau: The New Wave Hits Kinshasa, 1969-74
"With its cranked-up electric guitars and funky backbeat, Thu Zahina was the band that opened the breach for Zaiko Langa Langa in the late 1960s and early '70s"
The Rough Guide to Congolese Soukous
The Rough Guide to Congolese Soukous
"soukous - has been at the core of African dance music for almost half a century"
Molokai
Molokai
"This nice album of vocal work from the Congolese superstar Papa Wemba harks back to his childhood in Matongue."
Emotion
Emotion
".. an Afro-pop project that unapologetically criss-crosses African and American vocabularies and goes down easily....dance-happy world music.."
Papa Wemba
Papa Wemba
"The high-pitched, and often melancholy, tone of Wemba's beautiful singing style is reminiscent of his traditional and rural beginnings in Kassa and of his mother, who sang traditional mourning songs f"
Rough Guide To Music Of Africa
Rough Guide To Music Of Africa
"Fasten your seatbelts for a whirlwind trip across the African continent."
World 2006: a Selection of the Best Music from Around the World by BBC radio DJ Charlie Gillett
World 2006: a Selection of the Best Music from Around the World by BBC radio DJ Charlie Gillett
"Charlie Gillett's World 2006 takes us to all the corners of the musical world, with some of the greatest names in world music."
Magie
Magie
"A cosy album with Quartier Latin in central position."
Mutuashi
Mutuashi
"The leading singer of Mutuashi, the Afro-Cuban-influenced dance music of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Tshala Muana is known for her sensuous stage outfits and extremely sexy dancing."
Maria Tebbo
Maria Tebbo
"..With his own African all-Stars...Mangwana spread the springy soukous sound throughout Africa, incorporating a host of international influences.."
Kwassa Kwassa
Kwassa Kwassa
"More dance-floor fun comes from this very uptempo and infectious Congo pop."
BBC Radio 3 Awards for World Music 2006
BBC Radio 3 Awards for World Music 2006
"A Celebration Of Music From Around The World"
Kinavana
Kinavana
"It traveled from Congo to Cuba to Congo.... some say from Cuba to Congo to Cuba."