As Aipate launches Exploring Afro-Dance blog series, we have shared some of the top Lingala and Soukus hits of the 90s and 2000s. List is un-ordered, of course.
“Etat Major” by Extra-Musica
“Loketo” by Aurlus Mabélé
“Coupé Bibamba” by Awilo Longomba feat Jocelyne Béroard
“Si Tchah” by San Fan Thomas
“Roger Milla” by Pépé Kallé
“Bane” by Oliver N’Goma
“Zouk La Se Sel Medikaman Nou Ni” by La Medicina
“Karibu Yangu” by Tshala Muana
“Monie” by Kanda Bongo Man
“Premier Gaou” by Magic System
“Loi” by Koffi Olomide
“Gate Le Coin” – Awilo Longomba
This list is intentionally brief so as to provide the reader/listener with the chance suggest additions. Please, comment below with the Soukus/Lingala songs that you think should be on this list.