Conceived in the late 80s as a reaction to the polished sound of Zairean pop, the sound of Classic Swede Swede was raw, pure energy.

Classic Swede Swede's music is inspired by Mongo traditions and its famous vocal polyphonies. They were banned by Kinshasa radio for “obscenity”, which must have played a part in their rise to fame. But it is certainly above all their minimalistic instrumentation (vocals, an array of drums, and tow distorted harmonicas),  the catchy  rawness of their sound and their  incredibly infectious beat which  took by charm the “land of a thousand dances”.


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CLASSIC SWEDE SWEDE - Miles Ahead (Toleki Bango)
Miles Ahead (Toleki Bango)