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Mutuashi
Tshala Muana
Mutuashi
Genres: World Music, Pop, Latin Music
 
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The rare singer who--as in "Muyinga"--makes a political confab between a pair of village elders sound like big fun, Tshala Muana is the Zairean queen of mutuashi, a traditional dance rhythm from her native Kasai region. Pr...  more »

      
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All Artists: Tshala Muana
Title: Mutuashi
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Stern's Africa
Release Date: 10/22/1996
Genres: World Music, Pop, Latin Music
Styles: Africa, Caribbean & Cuba, Afro-Cuban
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 740042106925

Synopsis

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The rare singer who--as in "Muyinga"--makes a political confab between a pair of village elders sound like big fun, Tshala Muana is the Zairean queen of mutuashi, a traditional dance rhythm from her native Kasai region. Produced by Ibrahim Sylla, of Africando fame, Mutuashi is a fertile Afro-Cuban collaboration of fine Congolese and Latin musicians recorded in Paris and New York. Tradition melds smoothly into stylish modernity when, for example, charanga violins chastise responsible men in "Mudlavi (Greed)." On a pair of ballads, Muana croons convincingly (in Tshiluba and Lingala) about doing the right thing, but all bets are off and the soukous rumba runs rampant during the album's three final tracks, when guitar star Daly Kimoko gets an extended opportunity to strut his breezy and fluid virtuoso stuff. --Richard Gehr
 

CD Reviews

Hip Gyrating Music
Matthew Kogana | Toronto,Canada! | 11/30/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I have had this CD for about two weeks! If this were a vynal record you would be hearing the scratches already from all the replays I have put this CD through! TSHALA! WOW!"