By Bob W. White
Drawing partially on his reviews as a member of a neighborhood dance band within the country’s capital urban Kinshasa, White deals terribly bright money owed of the dwell tune scene, together with the rather contemporary phenomenon of libanga, which comprises shouting the names of rich or robust humans in the course of performances in trade for monetary help or safety. With dynamic descriptions of the way bands practiced, played, and splintered, White highlights how the ways in which strength was once sought and understood in Kinshasa’s renowned track scene reflected the charismatic authoritarianism of Mobutu’s rule. In Rumba Rules, Congolese communicate candidly approximately political management, social mobility, and what it intended to be a bon chef (good chief) in Mobutu’s Zaire.
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