Playing tracks by
Orchestre Vox-Negros, Dr Nico et African FIesta, Franco et Ok Jazz, Joseph Kabassele et l'African Jazz, Ry Co Jazz and more.
This show was 3rd in the global latin chart, 3rd in the global afrobeat chart, 7th in the global vinyl only chart, 7th in the global world music chart and 31st in the global jazz chart.
A lovely mix focusing on Congo's 60's latin infused music : Merengue, Cha-cha and of course Rumba. Beautiful and melodic vocals, hard Conga playing, early psychedelic guitars and neckbreaking basslines compose this unique afro-latin blend which influenced the whole continent. One of the first "modern" musical genre to come out of Africa (with Highlife). I am especcially found of the early Sebene which you can listen to in several rumbas here, the second part of the tracks, dedicated to the dancers: mostly instrumental, with only screams from the singers to tease the audience, with often sax or guitar choruses and always a big work of the rythmic section, bass and congas. More Sebene, maybe even with a funky flavor, will be presented later in a volume 2 showing of some Congolese music from the 70's. I hope you will like this one because I liked selecting those tracks!