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Kanda Bongo Man (born 1955), from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, is a prominent soukous musician. He is most famous for the structural changes he implemented to soukous music. The previous approach was to sing several verses and have one guitar solo at the end of the song. Kanda Bongo Man revolutionized soukous by encouraging guitar solos after every verse and even sometimes at the beginning of the song. His form of soukous gave birth to the kwassa kwassa… read more

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  • Avatar for MrFrooz
    Off the fucking chain, man. KWASSA KWASSA
  • Avatar for CDPETE01
    seen him three times but not recently
  • Avatar for ashleydrees
    If you know of a Kanda Bongo Man gig in the EU in 2013... i would like to know.. it has been too long since i heard him.
  • Avatar for Targetlive
    The Amazing Kanda Bongo Man will Play late on Saturday at Bridlington's Musicport Festival, which runs from the 4th-6th of November. More info here: http://www.musicportfestival.com/festival-info/2011.html Musicport was established in 2000 to promote live music and music education in Whitby and the surrounding area with its primary event being Musicport World Music Festival each autumn. Over the last eight years the festival has grown year on year and has established itself as a prestigious event in the festival calendar attracting major names such as Rachid Taha, The Buena Vista Social Club presents Cachaito Lopez etc, Toumani Diabate, Levellers,Misty In Roots, Courtney Pine, Talvin Singh, Richard Hawley, Chumbawamba, Altan, Rolf Harris, Mory Kante, Osibisa, Kate & Anna McGarrigle, & Los De Abajo
  • Avatar for buslertq
    Was looking for some upbeat African pop music for a project... JACKPOT. This guy's outstanding!
  • Avatar for kahsartori
    :D
  • Avatar for themagicnumber7
    kwassa kwassa, kwassa!
  • Avatar for Tucanista
    ♪♫♥ ♥ ♪♫♥ ♥ ♪♫♥ ♥ ♪♫♥ ♥ ♪♫♥ ♥ ♪♫♥ ♥ ♪♫♥ ♥ ♪♫♥ ♥ ♪♫♥ ♥ ♪♫♥ ♥ ♪♫♥ ♥♪♫♥ ♥ ♪♫ ♥ DANCE~DANCE~!DANCE~DANCE~DANCE~!DANCE~DANCE~DANCE~DANCE
  • Avatar for StevePL
    great artist
  • Avatar for Caneles
    Lela in Central Park

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