Congolese Rumba – Africa to Cuba and Back

Air Date:
Heard On The Odyssey Series
Album Cover: Congo: Congolese Rumba (Rumba Congolaise), Melodie, 2003

Have you ever listened to a song, a grand orchestral work, or heard for the first time a style of music and fell madly in love? I did when the sound of Congolese rumba stopped me in my tracks. The year was 1994, and though I had courted many African and Cuban genres, I was endlessly charmed by the unanticipated marriage of both.

Episode Credits

  • Dr. Jonathan Øverby Host
  • Dr. Jonathan Øverby Producer
  • Tom Blain Technical Director

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