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soukous

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noun sou·kous \ˈsü-ˌküs\

Definition of soukous

  1. :  popular guitar-driven dance music created in the Democratic Republic of the Congo under the influence of Cuban rumba



Origin and Etymology of soukous

African French (of Brazzaville and Kinshasa) soucous, soukous, a dance popular in the late 1960s, alteration of French secousse jolt, jerk


First Known Use: 1982


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