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Soukous Trouble
Loketo
Soukous Trouble
Genres: World Music, Pop, R&B
 
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Loketo founder Diblo Dibala's smoothly syncopated 16th-note patterns virtually define 1990s soukous. Bearing an impeccable pedigree--including stints with the legendary Franco's TPOK band in Zaire and with Kanda Bongo Man ...  more »

      
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All Artists: Loketo
Title: Soukous Trouble
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Shanachie
Release Date: 6/27/1990
Genres: World Music, Pop, R&B
Styles: Africa, Soul
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 016351642523, 016351642547, 803680478752

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Loketo founder Diblo Dibala's smoothly syncopated 16th-note patterns virtually define 1990s soukous. Bearing an impeccable pedigree--including stints with the legendary Franco's TPOK band in Zaire and with Kanda Bongo Man in Paris--Diblo formed Loketo (which means "hips") with vocalist Aurlus Mabele in the mid-'80s. Released about the time Loketo broke up (1990), Soukous Trouble is as fine an album as this memorable live band ever recorded. The title track celebrates Mabele's sizzling "soukous infernal" and sets the pace for a half-hour's worth of ecstatic intertwining guitar lines, railroad-rhythm drumming, and the constant encouragement of the group's three lead singers. Skipping old Congolese rumba's slow intros, Loketo launch immediately into the uptempo sembe section that makes modern Parisian soukous the nonstop electric dance party it has become. --Richard Gehr

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Loketo Loketo.
Bobo | Ikperejere, Uboma Nigeria. | 12/10/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This CD is a must have to all lovers of Soukous music and alike. I can't stress enough how I like this CD, to put it in perspective, I rate it 5+, if there is such ratings. Please pick it up if you haven't done so."
Worth it for Diblo's guitar
Robert Duhrke | 11/27/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Nice clean sound with Diblo Dibala's guitar playing featured up front. His playing just keeps everything moving. Good female vocal backup on some of the tracks.It's good, soukouss fans will like it."
Le meilleur groupe du fin des annees quatre-vingt huits!
Robert Duhrke | 06/19/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Loketo remain for me my most memorable Zairean band from the late 80's, about the time I was a school leaver. However, the album they recorded with Aurlus Mabele "SOUKOUSS LA TERREUR" is their finest work."