African grooves with a more laidback feel can be found on this excellent retrospective. Leader Verckys is one of the titans of Congolese music, a former Franco associate whose exploration of the region's folkloric rhythms like the cavacha was laregly responsible for the soukous beat which followed. The ten tracks here are magnificent, upful rhythm zephyrs.' The Wire
Verckys Kiamuangana Mateta is one of the most influential figures in the history of Congolese (Zaïrean) music. As a saxophonist,…
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