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Is rumba Congolese? 

Born in the 40’s from the fusion of traditional Congolese music and Cuban music, a sort of soundtrack was born and gave rhythm to the changes in Congolese society until its independence. How widespread was this music in Africa? Who were its main stars? What remains today of these identity beats and their authors? BRIFF takes stock of the situation with two exceptional documentaries

The Rumba Kings

by Alan Brain

2021 / Peru, USA / 94' / FRST: EN

Bakolo Music International

by Benjamin Viré & Tom Vantorre

2020 / Belgium / 86' / ST:

Super Rumba


2021 / @BRIFF Village / Super Rumba / ST:

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