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Africa Worldwide: 35th Anniversary Album
Tabu Ley Rochereau
Africa Worldwide: 35th Anniversary Album
Genre: World Music
 
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From Zaire, Tabu Ley Rochereau is the creator of the highly-danceable soukous style. Influenced by Cuban rhythms and rhumba music (which, of course, originated in Africa), Tabu Ley began recording in Africa in the late '50...  more »

      
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All Artists: Tabu Ley Rochereau
Title: Africa Worldwide: 35th Anniversary Album
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Rounder
Release Date: 9/3/2009
Genre: World Music
Style: Africa
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 011661503922

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From Zaire, Tabu Ley Rochereau is the creator of the highly-danceable soukous style. Influenced by Cuban rhythms and rhumba music (which, of course, originated in Africa), Tabu Ley began recording in Africa in the late '50s. Over the next two decades, he rose in popularity to become one of the most revered musicians in the French-speaking world, and his influence as a trendsetter continues to this day. This 35th Anniversary Album is a newly-recorded "greatest hits" collection: a retrospective of many of Tabu Ley's most beloved songs played by his fiery Orchestre Afrisa International. Tabu Ley has assembled many of Zaire's brightest musical lights for the latest edition of his band, including singers Djeffard Lukombo Mayemba, Wawali Bonane Bungu, and Munoko Dodo Gisalu, and the remarkable lead guitarist Huit-Kilos. Produced by Scott Billington.

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The Best Hits of the Fabulous Tabu Ley
Jonathan Musere | Los Angeles, California | 12/20/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The Congolese peoples (of the former Zaire) have for decades been universally admired for their sweet voices, tantalizing dance moves, and creative rhythmic music. Tabu Ley and group display all this in this astounding collection primarily sung in the Lingala language. It is a collection of hits that, among other things, display personl affection, the love for Africa, and above al a love for music and singing. The long-running Tabu Ley is one of the famous tradition of Congolese singers that have included persons like Lwanzo Luambo Makiadi Franco. This is an album I have listened to, over and over again, for years since it came out. You are guaranteed to love it and never put it down, as you appreciate the strength and creativity of African music!! Enjoy, Enjoy!!"