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Atalaku: The rubbish that gave Soukous its bounce

Rubbish is arguably the most creative juice Congolese music has served its insatiable listeners world over. Yes, rubbish, for that is what atalaku originally meant really.

Started in 1980, this rubbish would save Zaiko Langa Langa from extinction, help in the creation of a new music concept called generique, and become a distinctive profession within bands.

Over the years, the atalaku phenomenon has created jobs for many creative musicians in the two Congos.

Atalaku is a Kikongo word pointing one to “look at” or “focus on.” In music, they are animators who rap short words to whip up the dance floor……CONTINUE READING…….

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