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  • interview April 15, 2016

    Vincent Kenis Interviewed: Konono No. 1 Meets Batida

    We’ve been following the excellent tradi-modern Congolese group Konono No. 1. since their debut record in 2004 on Crammed Discs. Vincent Kenis is a Belgian producer who brought this excellent group to international attention to Konono No. 1 and the … Read more »

  • blog March 31, 2016

    Exclusive! New Track by Konono No. 1

    Fans of electrified lamellophones rejoice: Konono No. 1 has another album coming out and you can hear a track from it right now. The track is called “Tokolanda” and if it’s any indication, the Congolese group’s next album, Konono No.1 … Read more »

  • blog April 24, 2015

    Ex-Members of Staff Benda Bilili Team Up With Konono No. 1

    Staff Benda Bilili was a globe-spanning success story–a collection of inventive youths and polio-stricken veterans, homeless musicians from the biggest city in the Democratic Republic of Congo, who channeled the classic Congolese rumba into two incredible albums, before disappearing all … Read more »

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