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The Seductions of Soukous (VIDEO)

Michal Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Michal Shapiro

Dancing has been the way that people have celebrated the world over, ever since we had feet. And my personal dance epiphany occurred when I was invited to my first Haitian party.

They Don't Call Him Papa Wemba For Nothing!

Michal Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Michal Shapiro

Associated with soukous and Congolese rhumba, Papa Wemba is a major force in his own right, cranking out hit after hit. His band turned in a stellar set, pulsing with irresistible beats, infectious riffs and fluid guitar lines.