The Gift of Congolese Dance

I am blessed to have friends who indulge my obsession with Congolese music. I’ve recently received an abundance of gifts from them, and I am passing this one along to you!

Way back on Episode 2, I thought I would share some old dances but realized I barely had samples of any. Thanks again to the internet and other Congolese music enthusiasts out there, we can now see what they looked like. In this clip, one of my favorite bands, Zaiko Langa Langa, displays dances from the early ’80s, including the cavacha, which I’ve been dying to see. A shout out to Lubangi Muniania for sharing!

And I found the one below on YouTube of a Zaiko concert probably from the ’90s. Not only do they sing some of my favorites from that period, but they show off all the dances that accompanied them.

I hope you’ll enjoy it as much as I did!


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