The World Is Shaking Cubanismo From The Congo 1954-55

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  • 1. laurent lomande – maboka marie
  • 2. adikwa depala – matete paris
  • 3. adikwa depala – akei cimetiere
  • 4. andre denis – cherie n'aluli yo
  • 5. vincent kuli – yaka ko tala
  • 6. jean mpia – klim
  • 7. boniface koufoudila – ntango n'abali
  • 8. robert yuakarie – musinichkie
  • 9. albert bongu – koseke moniga te
  • 10. rene mbu – boma limbala
  • 11. adikwa depala – c.c.t ebongisi
  • 12. fabien libasi – bengela ngai bosele
  • 13. laurent lomande – elisa
  • 14. adikwa depala – moni, moni non dey
  • 15. boniface koufoudila – bino boton, bosele
  • 16. norbert yakari – kioo cha nyumba
  • 17. j.p ndagu – mokolo bafuti sanza
  • 18. boniface koufoudila – tokowela angelique
  • 19. laurent lomande – akimi magai na butu
  • 20. jean mpia – tika koseka
  • 21. adikwa depala – yoka ngal

Fired-up, originary African pop, conjuring the Congolese rumba from imported Latin 78s — with thumb pianos, kazoos, banjos, bottles, violins, and irresistible little songs about pimps, dope, clubbing, sex, death.

This album uncovers the dizzy beginnings of the golden age of African music — zinging with the social and political ferment of the independence movement and anti-colonianalism, after the Second World War — and the daredevil origins of Congolese rumba, the entire continent's most popular music in the sixties and seventies.

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