soukous


sou·kous

noun \ˈsü-ˌküs\

Definition of SOUKOUS

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

Origin 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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