17 January 2008

Konono No.1

Normally I don't fall prey for the world music "Flavor of the Month", and I suppose that Konono No.1 is not a flavor of the month as such. However, I find this act remarkable. Apparently they made all their instruments and amplifiers from junk they found in their home country of Congo. The sound they make is amazing, sort of neither world nor electronic, but straddling both worlds. And with the African music revival we seem to be entering (see Jens Lekman's new album and Vampire Weekend), Konono No.1 are primed for it. Enjoy.
Konono No.1 - Lufuala Ndonga (sorry, Blogger seems not not let me link youtube video directly ... or I'm just dumb).

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