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...The Congolese bandleader Joseph Kabasele, known popularly as Le Grande Kallé, helped to establish and modernize African jazz during the age of decolonization. Born in the former Belgian Congo in 1930, Kabasele came from a prominent family...
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...Pascal-Emmanuel Sinamoyi, known as Tabu Ley, was a Congolese composer and singer-songwriter famous for experimenting with the Latin rumba to make it a national style, the Congolese soukous. Tabu Ley was born on November 13, 1937...

Hip-Hop in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XII : Genres: Sub-Saharan Africa

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Hip-hop culture, and rap music in particular, began to gain popularity among young people in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) in the early 1990s, though still eclipsed by established genres such as rumba and ndombolo. While some...

Democratic Republic of Congo

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VI : Locations: Africa and the Middle East

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 54,275,000 (2002) The Democratic Republic of Congo (formerly Zaire) has borders with Sudan, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and Tanzania to the east, Zambia and Angola to the south, the Republic of Congo (Brazzaville...