Gasandji is a congolese alternative, soul and jazz-fusion musician. Listen to her nice piece “Na lingui yo”:
Tabu Ley Rochereau (born 1940) is a musician from the Democratic Republic of the Congo. He is the leader of Orchestre Afrisa International and one of Africa’s most influential vocalists and prolific songwriters. Along with guitarist Dr Nico Kasanda, Tabu Ley pioneered soukous; he internationalised his music by fusing elements of Congolese folk music with Cuban, Caribbean, and Latin American rumba. Here is the song “Mokolo Nakokufa”
Kaysha, born in Kinshasa 1974, is a pop, R&B and rap musician who immigrated to France. He already won some awards, e.g. the Kora Award for the best African artist in 2000. Here’s his song “Si tu veux de moi”:
Makoma is an award-winning Christian, pop, R&B and dance musical group from Kinshasa, DRCongo based in the Netherlands. Made up of 6 siblings and a non-family member. Sing in Lingala, English, French, Dutch and German. Here is their song “Evolution”
Gasandji is a congolese alternative, soul and jazz-fusion musician. Here’s her great song called “Libéla“:
This was a Music-Suggestion from Admin, thanks!
My niece is in Guinea Bissau since October 2011. As she now hears a lot of african music, she advised me to listen Staff Benda Bilili.
Staff Benda Bilili are a group of street musicians in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. They live around the grounds of the zoo in the country’s capital city, Kinshasa, and play music which is rooted in rumba, with elements of old-school rhythm “n” blues and reggae.
Their song “Polio”, linked to “Moto Moindo”
Staff Benda Bilili are a group of Congolese street musicians living around the grounds of the zoo in Kinshasa, and playing music which is rooted in rumba, with elements of old-school rhythm’n’blues and reggae. The core of the band consists of four senior singers/guitarist, who are all disabled (they suffered from poliomyelitis when they were young) and move around in spectacularly customized tricycles. I made the album Tres Tres Fort as a christmas gift for my mother, so I couldn’t post this earlier, and here’s the song “Moto Moindo“:
This was a Music-Suggestion from Zdenko!
Nico Kassanda(1939-1985), better known as Dr. Nico was a great pioneer of soukous music, who started playing in the young age of 14 years. Here’s his song “Bougie Ya Motema“:
Found this on The Thrill :)
Rigo Masiala is a great reggae musician from Congo DR. Here’s his nice song “Rigo Masiala“:
Papa Wemba is a Congolese rumba musician, good known in Africa. Here’s his song “Notre Père Rumba” :
This was a Music-Suggestion from Kweli(check out his blog!), thanks!