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 ...


Congotronics vs Rockers Tour = 30 day discount at 30%

30% discount on selected Congotronics CDs & LPs ! Only until July 30th!

We here at Crammed Discs have gone completely crazy about Congotronics vs Rockers! This amazing project bringing together members from Konono No1, Kasai Allstars, Deerhoof, Juana Molina, Wildbirds & Peacedrums, Skeletons and Hoquets (for four of the concerts), is how we choose to celebrate our 30th anniversary.

We are so absorbed in the tantalising sounds coming out of the rehearsals and concerts that we think it is a good idea to share the "roots" of this project, by offering a special discount during the Congotronics vs Rockers tour.

30/06/2011 NL Utrecht Le Guess Who
02/07/2011 DK Roskilde Roskilde Festival
03/07/2011 DE Berlin HKW (Haus der Kulturen der Welt)
06/07/2011 FR Metz Place de la Republique
09/07/2011 FR Paris Cafe de la Danse
12/07/2011 GB London The Barbican
14/07/2011 ES Benicassim Fib
17/07/2011 FR Carhaix Les Vieilles Charrues
21/07/2011 CH Nyon Paleo Festival
23/07/2011 PT Sines Festival Musicas do Mundo
30/07/2011 JP Yuzawa-machi Fuji Rock Festival

So from the 30th of June to the 30th of July, we are offering a 30% discount on the following releases from our Congotronics Series:

 Konono N°1 - Congotronics - The disc that started it all!
  Konono N°1 - Live at Couleur Café
  Konono N°1 - Assume Crash Position

 Kasai Allstars - In The In The 7th Moon...

 Congotronics 2 - Buzz'nRumble in the Urb'n'Jungle

 Tradi-mods vs Rockers - Alternative takes on Congotronics

& last but not at all least The Congotronics Vinyl Box Set

And to make the cake even sweeter, we will trow in a free Congotronics vs Rockers pin if you order 3 or more discs!

Our present to you!
Hope to see you at one of the concerts and happy listening!

Live Dates

No current live dates available!


CONGOTRONICS - Beware the Fetish
Beware the Fetish
CONGOTRONICS - Assume Crash Position
Assume Crash Position
CONGOTRONICS - Congotronics 1
Congotronics 1
CONGOTRONICS - In The 7th Moon, The Chief Turned Into...
In The 7th Moon, The Chief Turned Into...

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