The capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kinsasha, has long been a major home for pan-African styles of popular music like rumba, soukous and kwassa kwassa. Long-time performers on the Kinsasha scene include Profetzion (formerly of Holokaust, later Les Guérrisseurs), Fatima CIA and the rapper Passi. Rumba is both a family of music rhythms and a dance style that originated in Africa and traveled via the slave trade to Cuba and the New World. ... // Soukous is a musical genre that originated in the Congos during the 1930s and early 1940s, and which has gained popularity throughout Africa. ... Kwassa Kwassa (or kwasa kwasa) refers to a dance rhythm where the hips move back and forth while the hands move to follow the hips, and was very popular in Africa in the late 1980s. ... Passi City is a 5th class city in the province of Iloilo, Philippines. ...
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