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News: The Congolese rumba, its origins to its registration with the intangible heritage of humanity

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Un concert de rumba congolaise dans le quartier de Kasavubu à Kinshasa, en République démocratique du Congo le 24 septembre 2021. © Reuters - Hereward Holland A Concert of Rumba Congolese in the district of Kasavubu in Kinshasa, in the Democratic Republic of Congo on September 24, 2021.

Since Tuesday night, the Congolese rumba is officially part of the intangible cultural heritage of humanity. A decision taken by UNESCO, meeting this week to study about sixty applications, including that of the Rumba jointly presented by the Democratic Republic of Congo and Congo-Brazzaville.

Today is a new step in the history already very rich in this music. Whether in Kinshasa or Brazzaville, the specialists situated the origins of this musical style in the Kongo Kingdom, on the west coast of Central Africa. It was practiced almost 500 years ago a dance called NKumba; A navel dance against navel known today under the name "glued-tight".

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later, with the negative trafficking in the 15th century, Africans will take their culture and music in the Americas. They will manufacture their instruments, more and more sophisticated, and this style will come back to Africa much later.

A music that takes its source in the Cuban Rumba

in its modern version, the Rumba has a little less than a hundred years. It comes from the Cuban Rumba of the 1930s and it takes its real boom in the 1940s.


Video: The Congolese rumba registered with the intangible cultural heritage of humanity (AFP)

since, The Rumba continues to evolve, celebrated by many artists, starting with Tabu Ley Rochereau, Papa Wemba, or Grand Kallé.

today, in the two Congolese capitals, we count on this registration for the World Heritage to give the Rumba a new awareness, including with the Congolese themselves.

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"The Rumba has fallen into the ears"

Sam mangwana is one of the legends of the Congolese rumba. At 76 years old, good luck, the one who made his classes with Tabu Ley Rochereau and Franco Luambo is back in Europe with a new record, lubamba. It was on the occasion of the release of this album three months ago that RFI met him and asked him to tell how he had discovered this music.

"I was a great deal of Joseph Kabasella, who is one of the first precursors of the modern Rumba in Central Africa. As I am from this generation of the rumba, I try from time to time to win a wink to perpetuate the style of the Rumba they had created in the 1950s. »

The musician Sam mangwana explains Having started listening to the Rumba at the age of 8 in Kinshasa: "The Belgian administration had a voice launcher system so that people can inquire and that's like that we knew Tino Rossi, Charles Aznavour, Jazz, Duke Elligton or Louis Armstrong!

It's also like that, says the artist, that he started to discover the Rumba, a child on the way to school: "That's how Rumba fell to me in the ears. »

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