Soukous meaning

so͝o'ko͝os
A rumbalike West African dance music originating in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
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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.
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(music) A genre of African popular music resembling rumba, which originated in the Congo region in the 1930s.
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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