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...The Congolese bandleader Joseph Kabasele, known popularly as Le Grande Kallé, helped to establish and modernize African jazz during the age of decolonization. Born in the former Belgian Congo in 1930, Kabasele came from a prominent family...

Democratic Republic of Congo

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VI : Locations: Africa and the Middle East

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 54,275,000 (2002) The Democratic Republic of Congo (formerly Zaire) has borders with Sudan, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and Tanzania to the east, Zambia and Angola to the south, the Republic of Congo (Brazzaville...