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  1. From Kinshasa to the Moon
  2. Shegue
  3. Nganshe
  4. Masobelle
  5. Coco Blues
  6. Malukayi (Feat Konono N1)
  7. Suzanna
  8. Kimpala
  9. Kala
  10. 1 Million C'est Quoi?

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Welcome to the rue Kato. Welcome to Kinshasa. Welcome to System ‘K’.

There was a time when Africa’s third most populated city was number one in musical terms. The whole continent danced to its premium musical exports: rumba and soukous. Then war, corruption and chaos bought Kinshasa to its knees and its population fell back on what the French wittily refer to as Système D, after the French words se débrouiller and se démerder. Roughly defined, Système D means to cope, get by and hack out a living at the coalface of poverty with only your wits to guide you and your courage to protect you.

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