Congolese music - rumba or soukous - has been at the core of African dance music for almost half a century, surpassing just about every other African pop style in existence. The Rough Guide To Congolese Soukous profiles the sweet guitar sound and hip-swinging rhythms of this superb dance rhythm, featuring tracks from some of Africa's greatest stars. Moving from song to inspired instrumentals at the challenging experimental edge, this is not an album to do without. Excellent Classic CD Choice of the Month
Artists include: Franco & Sam Mangwana, Pepe Kalle & Rigo Star, Kanda Bongo Man, Nouvelle Generation, Koffi Olomide, Rocherau and Zaiko Langa Langa.