The Rough Guide to Congo Gold is a world music compilation album originally released in 2008. Part of the World Music Network Rough Guides series, the release focuses on the soukous genre of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, with tracks from the 1960s to 90s. The compilation was produced by Phil Stanton, co-founder of the World Music Network. Martin Sinnock compiled the tracks and wrote the liner notes, and Brad Haynes & Marisa Lassman coordinated the project.
The Rough Guide to Cuban Street Party (2008). The Rough Guide to Congo Gold (2008). The Rough Guide to African Street Party (2008). Joseph Athanase Tshamala Kabasele (16 December 1930 in Matadi, Belgian Congo (now Democratic Republic of the Congo) – 11 February 1983 in Paris, France), popularly known as Le Grand Kallé, was a Congolese singer and bandleader, considered the father of modern Congolese music. He is best known for his role as leader of the band, Le Grand Kallé et l'African Jazz, in which capacity he was involved in a number of noted songs, including Indépendance Cha Cha. Le Grand Kallé et l'African Jazz
Rumba was invented in Belgian and French Congo in the late '30s/early '40s as a kind of re-extracted music, in that it married traditional Congolese and other African musical forms with those from the Caribbean and South America, which had evolved largely from African music in the first place. The new form gained dominance throughout Africa over the next couple decades, along the way picking up the name soukous (literally "shake", after a popular dance done to accompany the rumba), by which it is still known today in its myriad forms. Put to the Weekend at Bernie's test, seven-and-a-half of the 12 tracks on Rough Guide's collection pass, the half-point being awarded to the most recent one, Madilu System's "Biya", because it may be a little too lush to fit in the movie, proper, though it's bouncy rhythms and comfy '80s pop synths would be.
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Page 1 of 1 Start overPage 1 of 1. This shopping feature will continue to load items. Rough Guide To Highlife. The inter-locked guitars, swinging horn sections and sublime vocal harmonies are what make Congolese rumba the most exciting and infectious dance music in Africa. The Rough Guide To Congo Gold picks out some of the best examples from rumba innovators that include Franco & OK Jazz, Tabu Ley Rochereau, Docteur Nico, Sam Mangwana and Madilu. Artists Include: Ok Jazz, Sam Mangwana, Dr Nico & African Fiesta, African Jazz with Rochereau, Tabu Ley & Afrisa, Papa Noel & Carlito, Madilu, Wendo Kolosoy & Henry Bowane and Verckys & Orch.
1 –Wendo Kolosoy & Henry Bowane. 2 –Grand Kalle & L'African Jazz.
The Rough Guide series has operated in that arena for years, offering quick dips into musical forms most (Western) people have no point of reference for, and occasionally pulling together an introduction to an iconic artist with no real representation in mainstream American culture. The Guides have always had an objective component to them, aiming to offer a snapshot of, say, Malaysian music from traditional sounds to modern pop ballads, and as such they're typically eclectic and correspondingly hit-or-miss in terms of track selection . It's a strange mix, hopping around the globe from Guinea to French-controlled Reunion Island, Congo, Ukraine, Niger, and even the . for recent music that bridges genre and cultural divides with a rock or, often, hip-hop edge.