Tabu Ley Rochereau
The voice of lightness! Such a chill groove!
RIP Congolese Rumba and soukous phenomenon Tabu Ley Rochereau, known to some as the ‘African Elvis,’ to others as ‘The Voice of Lightness.’ Here are four favorite tunes of his. Of the four I think ‘Fetiche’ and ‘l’Age de l’Amour’ are the most ‘Voice of Lightness’-y. Great horns throughout, and because it’s African it must necessarily be in some wise danceable.
Let All-Africa Soukous Grand-Champion Tabu Ley Rochereau & l’African Fiesta National occupy the next four minutes of your life with a pan-Atlantic, pan-African groove full of the bird-calls of Dr. Nico Kasanda’s guitar (himself an influence on Jimi Hendrix), hot horns, and the rhythmic vocal of Rochereau .