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Rumba on the river : a history of the popular music of the two Congos

Author: Gary Stewart
Publisher: London ; New York : Verso, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Rumba on the River" presents a snapshot of an era when the currents of a tradition and modernization collided to produce unique music along the banks of the Congo River. It is the story of Twin  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gary Stewart
ISBN: 1859843689 9781859843680
OCLC Number: 60128952
Description: 436 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Prologue: a mighty sound: Mobutu and the musicians, 1997 --
Difficult delivery: Bowane, Leopold II, Stanley, Brazza, Kamba, Feruzi, and Wendo, 1946 and before --
Why don't you make a record? Olympia, Ngoma, Opika, and Loningisa, 1946-1950 --
The brains of the music: Jhimmy, Kabasele, and African Jazz, 1950-1955 --
In need of a name: Essous, Franco, and O.K. Jazz, 1955-1956 --
A change in mentality: Kasavubu, Lumumba, Rock'a Mambo, O.K. Jazz, and Orchestre Bantou, 1957-1959 --
Celebrations and sorrows: Kasavubu, Lumumba, African Jazz, and O.K. Jazz, 1960-1961 --
Congo music: Orchestre Bantou and Ry-Co Jazz, 1960-1963 --
Money changes everything: African Jazz, African Fiesta, Moüse Tshombe, O.K. Jazz, and Orchestre Bantou, 1963-1965 --
Revolution: Mobutu, Franco, Bavon Marie Marie, Kwamy, Docteur Nico, Rochereau, and Essou, 1965-1967 --
Dances and disorder: Docteur Nico, Rochereau, Sam Mangwana, and Franco, 1968-1969 --
Rhythm of the time: Franco, Verckys, Bella Bella, Zaïko Langa Langa, Bavon Marie Marie, Franklin Boukaka, and Rochereau, 1969-1970 --
The name game: Vévé, Trio Madjesi, Afrisa, Fiesta Sukisa, O.K. Jazz, and Bantous de la Capitale, 1971-1973 --
The guys have it: Abeti, Franco, and Mobutu, 1973-1974 --
What goes up ... : Mobutu, George Foreman, Muhammad Ali, Tabu Ley, Bella Bella, and Zaïko Langa Langa, 1974-1976 --
... Must come down : Abeti, M'Pongo Love, Papa Wemba, Franco, and Tabu Ley, 1975-1978 --
Exodus: Bantous de la Capitale, Mobutu, African All Stars, Verckys, Koffi Olomide, and Docteur Nico, 1977-1980 --
Paris: Franco, Pamelo Mounk'a, Bopol, Pablo, M'Pongo Love, Kosmos, Kanda Bongo Man, and Les Quatre Etoiles, 1979-1982 --
Article 15: Kabasele, Sam Mangwana, Franco, Tabu Ley, Mbilia Bel, and Docteur Nico, 1980-1985 --
You can't tell the players without a program: Empire Bakuba and Clan Langa Langa, 1979-1985 --
Crossroads: Tshala Muana, Abeti, Rigo Star, Les Quatre Etoiles, Loketo, Kanda Bongo Man, Tabu Ley, and Mbilia Bel, 1985-1988 --
Get out your program again: Clan Langa Langa, Koffi Olomide, and Empire Bakuba, 1985-1989 --
Matters of life and death: Bantous de la Capitale and O.K. Jazz, 1985-1989 --
The gray nineties: O.K. Jazz, Wenge Musica, Bantous de la Capitale, Soukous Stars, Abeti, Papa Wemba, and Tabu Ley, 1989 and after.
Responsibility: Gary Stewart.

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