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Konono No 1

Konono No 1 Meets Batida



Released: 1st Apr 2016


2LP + download

Released: 1st Apr 2016


an exciting, unheard-of new strain of Afro-electro music - For this album, the legendary Congolese band has joined forces with acclaimed Angolan / Portuguese artist Batida aka Pedro Coquenão.

As has been well documented, Konono N°1 are based in Kinshasa, DRC, but originate from the Bakongo ethnic group, which lives in a region straddling the border between the Congo & Angola. Hence certain similarities between Konono's rhythms & some types of Angolan music from which Batida has drawn inspiration for his albums & shows. This encounter was obviously bound to happen...but was nevertheless quite an adventure: blending the worlds of electronics beats & organic grooves was a challenge to which the parties have risen beautifully. if you fell for mbongwana star's awesome 'from kinshasa', you'll definitely dig this!



Konono No 1 Meets Batida


  1. Nlele Kalusimbiko
  2. Yambadi Mama
  3. Tokolanda
  4. Bom Dia
  5. Kinsumba
  6. Nzonzing Família
  7. Kuna America
  8. Um Nzonzing