King of Soukous (1991) As the audience for modern African music grows in the U.S., the releases just keep coming. King of Soukous , from Paris-based Aurlus Mabele with… Aurlus Mabele with Loketo World
Music Review

King of Soukous (1991)

EW's GRADE
C+

Details Lead Performance: Aurlus Mabele with Loketo; Genre: World

As the audience for modern African music grows in the U.S., the releases just keep coming. King of Soukous, from Paris-based Aurlus Mabele with Loketo, is further evidence that modern soukous bands are turning Zaire's lovely party music into disco for the '90s. Relentlessly danceable, completely heartless. C+

Originally posted Aug 30, 1991 Published in issue #81 Aug 30, 1991 Order article reprints