- Audio CD (26 Sept. 2011)
- Number of Discs: 2
- Format: Double CD
- Label: Nascente
- ASIN: B005J4CBAO
- Average Customer Review: 3 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 156,197 in CDs & Vinyl (See Top 100 in CDs & Vinyl)
King Of Kwassa Kwassa: The Best Of Kanda Bongo Man Double CD
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Kanda Bongo Man is a giant of African music and the artist credited with introducing
John Peel to African music. His fans number Vampire Weekend (“Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa”), Paul Simon and John Peel.
All the tracks were recorded for Joe Boyd’s Hannibal records between 1984-91, an
era we can look back on today as the high watermark of Parisian soukous, and
showcase a band at the height of their powers.
Behind his soaring voice Kanda employed Diblo Dibala and Rigo Star, two lead guitarists
who are widely considered as the best soukous guitarists who ever lived.
Diblo was recruited from the band led by the legendary Franco whilst Rigo’s scorching
licks graced albums by Paul Simon and it was their twinning that gave Kanda’s music
a wonderfully joyous, ringing quality. They both feature extensively on the “King of
This 2CD set features tracks from the three studio albums Kanda recorded for Joe
Boyd’s Hannibal Record label plus earlier recordings making “King of Kwassa Kwassa”
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Sooo much great Soukous that will keep your spirit dancing to the rhythm's of Congolese Rhumba of these early masters of this incredible
guitar style & dance music.
i would absolutely recommend this as a great place to begin your journey into Soukous or Kanda Bongo Man & Diblo Dibala.
Instead of buying his early CDs, this greatest hits collection delivers over 2 hours of his early & best work in one collection.
Turn this music on & "Forget your troubles & DANCE" !!!