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Ngoma was one of the first record labels intended to provide local African music to the people of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The label was created circa 1948 by the Greek businessman Nicolas Jéronimidis, and was active until 1968. Its catalog included many known artists at that time including Camille Feruzi, who is said to have popularized rumba during the 1930s, Antoine Wendo Kolosoy, one of the biggest names of all-time in Congolese music, the Angolan Manuel d´Oliveira, Léon Bukasa, Antoine Mundanda and Albert Luampasi, the guitarist who is said to taught a certain François Luambo Makiadi its first guitar chords.

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Rumba on the river : a history of the popular music of the two Congos; Gary Stewart; publisher: London [u.a.]; Verso, 2003. ISBN: 1859843689 9781859843680

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