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Ry-Co Jazz

Produced in Leopoldville, Congo in 1958 by Henri Bowane originally simply for a brief tour of the inside, the group highlighted Freddy N’Kounkou (b. 1934, Congo; vocals) and Jerry Malekani (b. 18 Apr 1938, Congo; electric guitar), Jerry Malekani (b. 18 Apr 1938, Congo; electric guitar), M’bilia Modern casino (vocals) and Panda Garcia (bass) augmented by way of a changing pool of various other musicians (varying in amount from two to 15). They performed a deviation of Congolese electric guitar pop with solid Latin affects, plus whichever dance tempo was popular at that time (calypso, highlife and also the twist). Completely on the highway through the entire 60s, they performed all over Western world Africa, in Paris and, from 1967, the French Caribbean (where that they had a deep influence over the advancement of the neighborhood musical lifestyle). Carrying out a three-month tour of Algeria, which they were became a member of by Manu Dibango, Ry-co Jazz split in 1972. Malekani shifted to become regular person in Dibango’s band.

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