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soukous

[soo-koos] /ˈsuˈkus/
noun
1.
a style of central African popular dance music with electric guitars, Caribbean rhythms, and often several vocalists.
Origin
1980-1985
1980-85; said to be < Lingala < French secouer to shake
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soukous

/ˈsuːkʊs/
noun
1.
a style of African popular music that originated in Zaïre (now the Democratic Republic of Congo), characterized by syncopated rhythms and intricate contrasting guitar melodies
Word Origin
C20: perhaps from French secouer to shake
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