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Fred · June, 2007

I am a consultant and freelance journalist currently living in Kinshasa.

I used to keep a blog called Extra Extra. These days I can neither confirm nor deny the existence of a new, anonymous one.

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Latest posts by Fred from June, 2007

D.R. of Congo: Rhumba stars of today and yesterday

  13 June 2007

As Francois recently observed in Du Cabiau à Kinshasa [Fr], “Music and dance probably share the podium with Jesus among the top reasons for living for a majority of the Congolese people.” For a hint of the obsessive enthusiasm with which Congolese music fans trade gossip about the star musicians and debate their merits, you only have to visit forums such as AfroMix, AfricaAmbience and CongoPage [Fr]. However, despite the massive popularity of Congolese music all over Africa, the blogosphere remains relatively quiet on the subject.

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