DRC Music

  • flutes carved from bamboo
  • trumpets made from gourds or animal hides
  • drums
  • stringed instruments


Many villages have village historians who hand down stories through song, from generation to generation

Wenge Maison Mère is a popular pop music band

Kofi Olomide is a popular singer of Lingala music

(Willis, Terri. Democratic Republic of the Congo: Enchantment of the World. New York, NY: Children’s Press, 2004.)


Lesson Plan Ideas for Music in DRC

  1. Watch videos online of popular singer Kofi Olomide singing Lingala music.
  2. Watch video online of the popular pop music band, Wenge Maison Mère.