Undoubtedly, Congolese have music in their blood; and it is one of the arts through which they’ve come to best express their outstanding creativity. The most striking fact is that most Congolese musicians are exclusively self-taught and exceptionally gifted.
The art of The Democratic Republic of the Congo is influenced by a number of cultures. The country itself is home to more than 200 linguistic and ethnic groups. The sheer number and variety of styles of mask produced by the Congolese over the centuries has led to the country’s recognition as a center of traditional artistry.
Congolese fashion revolves around the colorful print fabrics called “pagne”. The cloth, made in bolts two yards wide, is usually cut for resale into strips two to six yards in length.