soukous
noun Etymology: African French (of Brazzaville and Kinshasa) soucous, soukous, a dance popular in the late 1960s, alteration of French secousse jolt, jerk Date: 1982 popular guitar-driven dance music created in the Democratic Republic of the Congo under the influence of Cuban rumba

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  • Soukous — Soukous/Lingala/Congo Stylistic origins Congolese music other traditional African Music Cultural origins late 1930s in The Congos (esp. Kinshasa and Brazzaville) Typical instruments Guitar (esp. fingerstyle) bass (esp. acoustic) drums …   Wikipedia

  • Soukous — Soukous, auch Rumba Lingala; ist ein ursprünglicher Musikstil der traditionellen afrikanischen Musik aus der Kongo Region. Der Soukous beeinflusste vor allem den Merengue in der Dominikanischen Republik. Seine Ursprünge liegen in den 1930er und… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Soukous — (también conocido como Lingala o Congo, y antes como rumba africana) es un tipo de música originada en los dos países antiguamente llamados Congo Belga y Congo Francés durante los 30 y comienzos de los 40 y que ganó popularidad por toda África.… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Soukous —   [französisch, su kuz], rumbaähnliche (Rumba) Form der populären Musik aus Zaire, die schon in den Siebzigerjahren durch in Paris lebende Emigrantengruppen in Europa bekannt wurde. Die Bezeichnung ist ein in Frankreich erfundenes Kunstwort, das… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • soukous — [so͞o′ko͞os΄] n. a popular African dance music that originated in Democratic Republic of the Congo, emphasizing modified rumba rhythms, a continuous blend of melodies and rhythms played on guitars, etc …   English World dictionary

  • Soukous —  Ne doit pas être confondu avec Sukus. Le soukous (parfois écrit soukouss) est un style de musique dont l origine est l ancien Zaïre, devenu République démocratique du Congo. Il prend ses racines dans la rumba cubaine des années 50. Il… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • soukous — ˈsüˌküs noun ( es) Etymology: African French (of Brazzaville and Kinshasa) soucous, soukous, a dance popular in the late 1960s, alteration of French secousse jolt, jerk, from Middle French, from feminine of secous, past participle of secourre to… …   Useful english dictionary

  • soukous — /sooh koohs /, n. a style of central African popular dance music with electric guitars, Caribbean rhythms, and often several vocalists. [1980 85; said to be < Lingala < F secouer to shake] * * * …   Universalium

  • soukous — noun A genre of African popular music resembling rumba, which originated in the Congo region in the 1930s …   Wiktionary

  • soukous — [ su:ku:s] noun a style of African popular music with syncopated rhythms and intricate contrasting guitar melodies. Origin perh. from Fr. secouer to shake …   English new terms dictionary

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