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Konono Nº1 is a musical group from Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly known as Zaire). They combine three electric (a traditional lamellaphone similar to the ) with voices, dancers, and percussion instruments that are made out of items salvaged from a junkyard. The group's amplification equipment is equally rudimentary, including a microphone carved out of wood fitted with a magnet from an automobile alternator.

The group was formed by Mingiedi Mawangu, a likembé player and truck driver… read more

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  • R.I.P. Mingiedi Mawangu
  • so goddamn good
  • Pictures of the show in Berlin via Popkontext.de http://www.popkontext.de/index.php/2013/04/14/konono-no-1-am-11-4-2013-im-festsaal-kreuzberg-berlin/
  • Several songs remind me of the Samba from Rio de Janeiro. Of course the roots of samba are in africa and listening to this songs I have no doubt of that.
  • Sanford and Son Afrobeat
  • Incredible!!!
  • we we're dancing through whole concert... it was really great!
  • It`s funny, but... no! I seen live on Off festival and never again!
  • i had put off getting their albums for a few months...so glad i slapped some sense into myself and picked them up
  • This is NOT the correct tag. Konono N°1 is the correct tag. See http://www.konono.net/. Your scrobble should point to http://www.last.fm/music/Konono+N°1 not this page.

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