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King of Soukous

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King of Soukous

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
Producers:
Sound Wave, WEA
genre:
World

We gave it a C+

As the audience for modern African music grows in the U.S., the releases just keep coming. King of Soukous, from Paris-based Aurlus Mabele with Loketo, is further evidence that modern soukous bands are turning Zaire’s lovely party music into disco for the ’90s. Relentlessly danceable, completely heartless. C+