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Best Soukous Bands/Artists

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Soukous artists list, with photos, ranked best to worst by votes. List of good soukous bands includes a filter so you can sort by the groups’s label and what albums they've put out. This list of the top soukous bands in the world includes all musicians who have released recordings that have gotten distribution, and is an up-to-date list. Soukous groups and artists are shown below along with any additional genres in which their music belongs. If available, you can also see information about where all soukous bands on this list got started. These are truly the greatest soukous bands of all time, since the most famous soukous artists ever are listed, and the order is decided by actual fans of the best soukous music.

You can click on the soukous band names to see more information about that particular notable soukous group. If they're near the top of the best soukous artist list, though, then they should have at least some information available. All the top soukous bands named on the list also have discographies on their pages if you click on the soukous band names themselves.

List features items like Vampire Weekend, Manu Dibango, and many more Every time you vote for an item you think deserves to be at the top, that item can rank higher. When checking out this list and making your votes, think competitively, for example: is Dr Nico Kasanda better than Barbara Kanam?

All important, significant and iconic names in soukous music history deserve your votes, so make sure to choose wisely. You can only vote once on this list.

The list includes all new soukous bands, and if there are any missing on the list, you can always add them yourself. Just make sure they aren't already on the list and check your spelling, because this is already an accurate compilation of the best examples of soukous, as well as a good place to start if you're asking yourself, or friends, exactly how to get into soukous music. Especially since the bands at the top of the list will at the very least be the best choices if you're looking for a list of good soukous bands with which to start out. No point in listening to them if they aren't actually good or even half-way decent soukous bands.

This list answers the questions "who are the best soukous bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest soukous musician ever?"

If you know enough about the genre, please vote based on the quality of the band's music instead of just voting for the most popular soukous bands that you might've heard of, but not really listened to closely enough to cast an informed vote.

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    Madilu System

    Soukous More
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    Rumba, Soukous, Music of Africa More
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    Wuta Mayi

    Soukous More
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    TPOK Jazz

    Soukous More
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    Félix Manuaku Waku

    Soukous More
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    Soukous, Pop music, Trip hop More
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    Hip hop music, Dancehall, Soukous More
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    Soukous, Music of Africa, World music More
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    Francois Luambo Makiadi

    Soukous More
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    Josky Kiambukuta Londa

    Soukous More
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    Rumba, Soukous, World music More
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    Soukous, Zouk, Reggae More
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    King Kester Emeneya

    Soukous More
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    Hip hop music, Soukous, Zouk More
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