Soukous Definition

A popular African dance music that originated in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, emphasizing modified rumba rhythms and a complex blend of melodies played on guitars, etc.
Webster's New World

Origin of Soukous

  • Perhaps (via Lingala) from French secouer to shake from Old French secourre from Latin succutere to jolt sub- sub- quatere to shake kwēt- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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