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  • blog October 19, 2017

    Konono No. 1’s Frontman Augustin Mawangu Mingiedi Has Died

    The Congolese band Konono No. 1 has announced the death of their frontman, Augustin Mawangu Mingiedi, due to complications from diabetes. The 56-year-old had taken over lead likembe duties for his father, Mingiedi Mawangu, who founded and led the band … Read more »

  • botb September 21, 2017

    Best of The Beat on Afropop: Congo Music 101—Merveilles du Passé

    Musicologist Ken Braun, who for many years made African records available to us fanatics in the States via distribution by Sterns Music, sat in for a time as the “African Beat” columnist for The Beat. In this BOTB article published … Read more »

  • review September 20, 2017


    Tokooos, the new album from the Kinshasa-born Congolese artist, musician, producer, executive producer and philanthropist, Fally Ipupa, will enthrall African music lovers. This is Fally Ipupa’s fourth solo album, and the most ambitious in years. With Tokooos, Fally is attempting … Read more »

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