Soukous

Congolese rumba
Rumba Lingala
Cuban son
Lingala
rumba: Best of Rumba !, Best of Rumba vol 2
related: kwasa kwasa, zouk

Artists found by genre keywords:Rumba Congo by Kékélé,
BOKOULE BIDAMA, African Master Series Pt.1 (Remastered) by Rock-A-Mambo
(unrelated?) EMI WA WA LOWO RE, African Master Series Pt.3 (Remastered) by West African Rhythm Brothers

Compilations that may overlap: Music of Congo on 78 Rpm (1955 – 1960)
Africa Roots Of Salsa
AFRICAN LIFE VOL.1
AFRICAN LIFE VOL.2
AFRICAN LIFE VOL.3
AFRICAN LIFE VOL.4
AFRICAN LIFE VOL.5

30s-40s
Afro-Cuban son:
The Music of Cuba / The Cuban Son / Recordings 1936 (Septeto Nacional Ignacio Piniero)
Septeto Habanero, Trio Matamoros and Los Guaracheros de Oriente

50s
Congolese rumba:
Antoine Kolosoy, also known as Papa Wendo, with his regular band, Victoria Bakolo Miziki
Grand Kalle et l’African Jazz (also known as African Jazz) led by Joseph Kabasele Tshamala (Grand Kalle): Le Grand Kallé: His Life, His Music – Joseph Kabasele and the Creation of Modern Congolese Music, Vol. 1,
Vol 2,
Rénovation-Grand Kalle et L’African Jazz,
Edition Veve – Ma Vicky Yee Zozo by Joseph Kabasele
Surboum Africaine Vol. 2
Félicité (Live)
CHAUFFEZ AFRICAN JAZZ, African Master Series Pt.2 (Remastered) by L´African Jazz
OK Jazz later renamed TPOK Jazz (Tout Puissant Orchestre Kinshasa, meaning “all-powerful Kinshasa band”) led by Franco (Franco Luambo) (One of the musical innovations of Franco’s band was the mi-solo (meaning “half solo”) guitarist, playing arpeggio patterns and filling a role between the lead and rhythm guitars.):

50s-60s
Tabu Ley Rochereau and Dr. Nico Kasanda formed African Fiesta
Papa Wemba and Sam Mangwana joined

Congolese “rumba” eventually evolved into soukous.
Tabu Ley Rochereau
Dr Nico Kasanda
Koffi Olomide:
N’djoli, Ba La Joie 78-79
Tshala Muana
Wenge Musica.
Lipua-Lipua,
Veve,
TP OK Jazz
Bella Bella
Compilations:
Soukouss Party,

younger Congolese musicians looked for ways to reduce that influence and play a faster paced soukous inspired by rock n roll: Zaiko Langa Langa, Pepe Kalle: Kanda Ya Nini? by Grand Pepe Kalle Mpanya, Trahison Hadas – Le Plus Grands Succès De L’orchestre Empire Bakuba Et Pépé Kallé Kabasele Yampanya,
Empire Bakuba, Papy Tex

East Africa in the 1970s (spreading to Tanzania, Kenya)
influenced the genres highlife, palm-wine music, taarab and makossa
related dance craze: cavacha
Zaiko Langa Langa:
The Hits Zaiko Langa Langa Vol.1
Orchestra Shama Shama
Tanzanian bands: Simba Wanyika, Les Wanyika, Super Wanyika Stars
Kenyan: Orchestra Makassy, Super Mazembe
Samba Mapangala and his band Orchestra Virunga,
Les Mangelepa
incorporated: benga music for “Swahili sound” or “Congolese sound”

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