Zaiko Langa Langa (also spelled Zaïko Langa Langa and in other variants) is a popular Contemporary band from DR Congo. Their music and creativity has greatly influenced Congolese and African popular culture like no other band has done. Voted and crowned band of the century in DR Congo " Zaiko remain the most influential band ever in the history of African music
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Zaiko Langa Langa (also spelled Zaïko Langa Langa and in other variants) are a seminal soukous band from DR Congo. The word "Zaiko" is a portmanteau for the lingala phrase Zaire ya bankoko, meaning "Zaire of our ancestors", where "Zaire" must be read as a reference to the river by that name, now called Congo. The sound of Zaiko Langa Langa was revolutionary with respect to the soukous tradition. In the last album, Nyoka Longo invited many former Zaiko musicians like Malage, Beniko Popolipo; and a retired Congolese musician Tony Dee Bokito. He also recruited from Kinshasa, the son of late Dindo yogo, Lola Muana.
The sound of Zaiko Langa Langa was revolutionary with respect to the soukous tradition. The percussion rhythms were adapted from traditional Congolese music and the sebene became more prominent. Their vocal lines made a large use of the call and response schemes. Some album covers (including those of Les merveilles du passé and Zekete Zekete) report the first word as Zaiko, while others use a diaeresis (. The official web site of the band has both variants. Langa Langa" is sometimes written "Langa-Langa" (for example on the cover of Le beau temps, Zaire-Ghana, Pacha Labaran and the Le meilleurs souvenirs series).
Zaiko langa langa official. ZAIKO ZAI from Zaire river KO from the Empire of Kongo. Promote artist ↑. report.
Listen to albums and songs from Zaiko Langa Langa. Avis de recherche "Nkola Mboka".
Album · 1988 · 12 Songs. Nippon Banzai Zaïko Langa Langa. Listen on Apple Music. Franco Et Le Tout Puissant OK Jazz.