Pride in Kinshasa as Congolese rumba joins UNESCO’s World Heritage List
17 December 2021 | 11:23 am
Kinshasa residents welcomed on Wednesday UNESCO's decision to add Congolese rumba to its list of global cultural treasures, although some older fans felt the genre lacked the storytelling power it had in the past.
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