Konono No. 1

If you are into experimental music or world music then this group should be of interest to you. Konono No.1 is an African 12-member band who use non-traditional instruments (car parts, scrap metal, etc.) in order to play their traditional music. Their microphones are carved from wood which adds a distorted sound to the music and they have made many of their own instruments from scraps of metal they have found. Hailing from the Congo capital of Kinshasha, the band plays a kind of hypnotic dance music that will have you moving every part of your body all at once. Once you are under the spell of their groove they do not let you go. The music features the call and response type of vocals with plenty of percussion to back it up. It is a live album in which you can imagine that the entire audience was up dancing throughout the entire show

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