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Big Freedia and her dancers perform on the Congo Square Stage during the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival on Saturday, May 6, 2017

Big Freedia and her dancers perform on the Congo Square Stage during the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival on Saturday, May 6, 2017

New Congo Music 2014 - Werrason Ingredients Galz Dancing on www.djerycom...

New Congo Music 2014 - Werrason Ingredients Galz Dancing on www.djerycom...

In photos: Congo music legend Papa Wemba (1949-2016)

In photos: Congo music legend Papa Wemba (1949-2016)

Papa Wemba: Congolese Musician Dies at Age 66 After Collapsing Onstage Wemba collapsed on stage during his performance at the FEMUA 2016 festival in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, outlets reported. He was known as the pioneer of the rhumba rock sound.

African Masks - Goma Mask: this site has a ton of African masks and info on them

African Masks - Goma Mask: this site has a ton of African masks and info on them

Congo music refers to the genre most commonly known as Soukous. Which is widely performed in both Congos.

Congolese guitarist Diblo Dibala to play Bastille Day party

Congo music refers to the genre most commonly known as Soukous. Which is widely performed in both Congos.

His pioneering blend of African, Cuban and Western sounds became one of Africa's most popular music styles. Wemba also toured around the world, and recorded with British artist Peter Gabriel. "I would put him in the same bracket as Fela Kuti when it comes to influence on African music," said DJ Edu, BBC 1xtra's African Music Ambassador.

Papa Wemba, Congo music star, dies after stage collapse

His pioneering blend of African, Cuban and Western sounds became one of Africa's most popular music styles. Wemba also toured around the world, and recorded with British artist Peter Gabriel. "I would put him in the same bracket as Fela Kuti when it comes to influence on African music," said DJ Edu, BBC 1xtra's African Music Ambassador.

WELCOME TO KARIFEST BLOG.  News. Events. Entertainment. Politics.Lifestyle.Promotions.Inspiration...: CONGO MUSIC STAR, PAPA WEMBA DIES AT 66

WELCOME TO KARIFEST BLOG. News. Events. Entertainment. Politics.Lifestyle.Promotions.Inspiration...: CONGO MUSIC STAR, PAPA WEMBA DIES AT 66

Punu Lumbo (Gabon Congo) Musical instrument

Punu Lumbo (Gabon Congo) Musical instrument

Watch "My Song:" Mista Poa's Dreams for a Better Democratic Republic of Congo #music #DRC

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Watch "My Song:" Mista Poa's Dreams for a Better Democratic Republic of Congo #music #DRC

Afro Fiesta are from Democratic Republic of Congo but are based in South Africa. Their music is heavily political – especially in relation to their home country. “As a musician you have to inspire people into a better Congo,” says Afro Fiesta’s singer Mermans... - #Afro, #Change, #Congo, #Dr, #Fiesta, #Political, #Sing, #World_News

Afro Fiesta are from Democratic Republic of Congo but are based in South Africa. Their music is heavily political – especially in relation to their home country. “As a musician you have to inspire people into a better Congo,” says Afro Fiesta’s singer Mermans... - #Afro, #Change, #Congo, #Dr, #Fiesta, #Political, #Sing, #World_News

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