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Biography

Born: 1955 in Inongo, Zaire

Genre: World

Years Active: '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s

Soukous, the dance music of Zaire, was updated by Paris-based vocalist and bandleader Konda Bongo Man. With his high tenor vocals alternating between lyrics in Lingala and French, Bongo Man and his band, which has included influential guitarists Diblo Dibala in the 1980s and Rigo Star in the 1990s, has sparked dancing in audiences around the globe. The New York Times wrote, "Zairean soukous is a lilting, rippling, dance groove that seems to smile from every register, with melody and rhythm inseparable....
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Djessy, Kanda Bongo Man
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  • $3.96
  • Genres: World, Music
  • Released: Jan 01, 1981

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