Tag Archives: Congo

Konono No1 – Konono No1 Meets Batida (Crammed Discs)

Mixes the trademark sounds of the Congolese band Konono No1 (including lots of distorted finger piano) with the heavy percussion & electronic sounds of Batida, who hails from neighboring Angola but has long been based in Portugal. Mostly long, primitive, trancey tracks, with great rhythms & some fun vocals. Great for dancing!

Mbongwana Star – From Kinshasa (World Circuit)

Two Congolese musicians formerly with the Kinshasa street band Staff Benda Bilili teamed up with a French producer with an interest in raucous ethnic punk. The result is a nice fusion of raw, metallic, urban Congolese percussion & European electro vibes. Enjoy!