For decades, Congolese musicians have made major waves throughout the world with rumba, soukous, ballads, and ndombolo. Music is a critical export for both the Congo and the Democratic Republic of Congo. The Congolese diaspora has migrated to the West but has not forgotten its roots. In Europe, Congolese musicians fills their raps with calls to home. Today's French rap is filled with lyrics in lingala, rumba guitar riffs and first hand stories of what it's like to deal with day-to-day life as an immigrant. French music has undergone a "Congolization". Born in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo but raised in France, he's paved the way for the majority of the men on this list. The superstar got his start rapping in college with the hip-hop group Sexion d'Assaut, which was comprised of 8 rappers from all over Paris.
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Lubangi Muniania runs Tabilulu Productions and is an international consultant on African art and culture for a variety of institutions. Over the years, Lubangi has been a key source of expertise on Congolese music for Afropop Worldwide. On April 11, , Lubangi dropped by the Afropop office in Brooklyn for a deep conversation about recent developments. You were born in Congo, right?
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Culture Trip stands with Black Lives Matter. Papa Wemba is such an important figure in Congolese music that it is nearly impossible to compete with him. Regardless of the popular hits and artists of the moment, the first name that comes to mind when thinking about Congolese music and rumba is Papa Wemba. He then composed several politically-themed songs, which became very famous. During a span of 40 years in the music industry, Franco produced over albums and approximately 1, songs to his name. His music blended Cuban rumba with local Congolese rhythms, attracting both the young and the elderly. His influence can be heard in local music today, and remains popular in nightclubs. With several gold records in his career, Koffi Olomide is a superstar of fast soukous ndombolo music.
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