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Konono N°1 – CONGOTRONICS

June 15th, 2006 · No Comments

Konono

You can almost hear the raw hacked electricity humming across and amplifying their music…

“KONONO N°1 was founded over 25 years ago by Mingiedi, a virtuoso of the likembé (a traditional instrument sometimes called “sanza” or “thumb piano”, consisting of metal rods attached to a resonator). The band’s line-up includes three electric likembés (bass, medium and treble), equipped with hand-made microphones built from magnets salvaged from old car parts, and plugged into amplifiers. There’s also a rhythm section which uses traditional as well as makeshift percussion (pans, pots and car parts), three singers, three dancers and a sound system featuring these famous megaphones.”

KONONO N°1 | Sample Track | Playing at MTL Jazz Fest

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