Friday, August 27, 2010



The music of Gabon is heavily influenced by the rumba, both the Cuban that was broadcast by Radio Belgian Congo, who formed the first modern orchestra of the country. It was not until the late 1960’s until musicians would take the Afro-Cuban rumba as well as jazz, rhythm ‘n’ blues and combine them with traditional Gabonese elements like “ndjemb√©” and “bwiti” to define their own sound.

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