soukous

soukous

[soo-koos]
noun
a style of central African popular dance music with electric guitars, Caribbean rhythms, and often several vocalists.

Origin:
1980–85; said to be < Lingala < French secouer to shake

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soukous (ˈsuːkʊs)
 
n
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
 
[C20: perhaps from French secouer to shake]

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