Le Grand Kallé 'His Life, His Music' Album Review - Rolling Stone
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Le Grand Kallé ‘His Life, His Music’ Album Review

In the Sixties and Seventies, Le Grand Kallé remapped an entire continent’s music. He adopted Cuban rumba and became the first Congolese musician to record with an electric guitar. His “Independance Cha Cha” (1960) was the soundtrack of a revolution, and his bands spawned world-historic bandleaders Manu Dibango and Tabu Ley Rochereau. This two-CD overview does him full justice, up to and including the riveting liner notes.

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