Planet Afropop closes out 2023, focusing on celebratory music from the Democratic Republic of Congo. First, Mukwae notes some of the year's trends in global African pop. Then we go to the streets of Kinshasa with live music from Kin’Gongolo Kinyata, recorded at WOMEX 2023 in Spain. We end at the 35th Anniversary Dance Party at SOB’s in New York City with Samba Mapangala and Soukous Stars. It's a rollicking finale to an eventful year in African music.