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About Konono N°1

Hailing from Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Konono No. 1 took the international music community by storm in the early 2000s with their raw, propulsive take on likembe instrumentation and traditional zombo sounds. Using crude amplification devices and percussion instruments fashioned from used car parts, Konono No. 1 create a deep unrelenting groove that sounds as much like '70s krautrock and experimental electronic music as it does the traditional tribal sounds from which it is ultimately derived. Konono No. 1 have toured the world since the release of the landmark CONGOTRONICS album in 2005, and helped create an interest in the mesmerizing sounds emanating from the troubled streets of the Congo's capital city.

ORIGIN
Kinshasa, Congo
GENRE
World
FORMED
1966

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