The Congotronics series is devoted to the strange and spectacular electro-traditional mixtures which are being concocted in the suburbs of Kinshasa, Congo.

Konono N°1, Kasaï Allstars, Ndara, Sobanza Mimanisa and Kisanzi Congo are what they call in the Congo "tradi-moderne" bands.  Most of these musicians left the bush to settle in the capital. In order to continue to fulfill their social role and make themselves heard by the ancestors (and, more concretely, by their fellow citizens) despite the high level of urban ...


Exciting debut shows for Congotronics vs Rockers

The first 2 concerts (in Brussels and Madrid) have been amazing!

Enthusiastic audiences... great reviews (see below)... and 22 ecstatic band members*, who can't wait to get together again for the tour, which starts on June 26.

Watch the first live excerpts from the premiere at Cirque Royal.

(Konono No.1, Deerhoof, Juana Molina, Kasai Allstars, Skeletons' Matt Mehlan and Wildbirds & Peacedrums).

All dates and more info here

review + plenty picture here:

and here:


And here's an excellent live review in the NME:

Live Dates

No current live dates available!


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