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  1. Jules Shungu Wembadio Pene Kikumba commonly known as Papa Wemba (June 14, 1949 – April 24, 2016) was a Congolese rumba, later known as soukous,…

  2. Lokua Kanza is a singer, songwriter, and composer from the Democratic Republic of Congo (the greater Congo). He is known for his soulful, folksy…

  3. Staff Benda Bilili are a group of Congolese street musicians. They live around the grounds of the zoo in Kinshasa, and play music which is rooted…

  4. Konono Nº1 is a musical group from Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly known as Zaire). They combine three electric likembé (a…

  5. Kanda Bongo Man (born 1955), from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, is a prominent soukous musician. He is most famous for the structural…

  6. Tshala Muana is a singer from the Democratic Republic of Congo. She began her career as a dancer for the great Zairian singer Abeti Massikini,…

  7. Konono Nº1 is a musical group from Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly known as Zaire). They combine three electric likembé (a…

  8. Sam Mangwana (born February 21, 1945), is a Congolese soukous vocalist.

    Sam Mangwana was born in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo to Angolan…

  9. Kékélé is a Congolese band playing music rooted in the Congolese rumba style.

    Both lead singers, Bumba Massa and Loko Massengo, have careers…

  10. Tabu Ley Rochereau (Pascal-Emmanuel Sinamoyi Tabu, 13 November 1937 or 1940 – 30 November 2013) was a leading African rumba singer-songwriter…

  11. Antoine Koffi Olomide (born August 13, 1956), is a Congolese soukous singer, producer, and composer.

    Born in Kisangani, Democratic Republic of Congo…

  12. This is an incorrect tag for Koffi Olomidé. If this non-artist appears in your charts, do last.fm and yourself a favor. Fix your artist tags.

  13. Kasai Allstars is a collective revolving around 25 musicians, all based in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo. The collective was formed by…

  14. There are now at least two artists in this page.

    1) François Luambo Makiadi (6 July 1938 - 12 October 1989) was a major figure in twentieth…

  15. Zaiko Langa Langa (also spelled Zaïko Langa Langa and in other variants) are a seminal soukous band from DR Congo. The word "Zaiko" is a…

  16. Jean de Dieu Makiese (May 28, 1952 – August 11, 2007), popularily known as Madilu System, was a Soukous singer and songwriter born in Léopoldville,…

  17. Ricardo Lemvo has established himself as a pioneer with his innovative music, combining Latin and African elements from salsa to soukous with an…

  18. Pepe Kalle (November 30, 1951 – November 28, 1998) was a soukous singer, musician and bandleader from the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Pepe…

  19. Tabu Ley is Tabu Ley Rochereau, one of Africa's most influential vocalists and prolific songwriters, and a pioneer of soukous, the music that has…

  20. It's hard to believe that Wendo Kolosoy had his first hit in 1948, the evergreen "Marie Louise". Similar to what Rufus Thomas did for soul in the…

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