Kasai Allstars is a collective which regoups members from several other bands, including Masanka Sankayi and Basokin. They all originate from Kasai (a Congolese province of the size of France), but come from very diverse musical traditions, such as the Luba and the Lulua, which were thought to be incompatible until these musicians decide to put their resources together and form this "supergroup".

After recording several tracks for the Congotronics 2 album ("Buzz'n'Rumble from the Urb'n'Jungle"), Kasai Allstars went on to record and release the ...

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Musungu Elongo Paints His Face White To Scare Small Children (Official Music Video)



The legendary collective from the DRC Congo have recently released their 4th album Black ants always fly together, one bangle makes no sound, which marks a new milestone in their already rich history, as the band have incorporated their own approach to electronic music into their new tracks.

Musungu Elongo
is the 2nd video off the album. It was shot in Kinshasa, and directed by Kasai Allstars guitarist Mopero Mupemba.

This is the story behind the lyrics: in certain villages of the Basongye people, someone occasionally plays the part of a traditional character named Musungu Elongo. He covers his face with white clay to scare naughty little children. He runs after them and threatens to devour them if they don't behave (and if they don't give him candies and nuts).

The track was produced (as was the whole album) by Mopero Mupemba, and was mixed by Vincent Kenis.

Coming up soon: “Black Ants Remixes”, a digital EP containing 6 remixes of tracks off the album (made by Deerhoof, Khalab, Martin Meissonnier, Ekiti Sound, and Nihiloxica’s Spooky-J and pq), as well as a previously-unreleased original Kasai Allstars song.



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KASAI ALLSTARS - Beware the Fetish
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KASAI ALLSTARS - black ants always fly together, one bangle makes no sound (album)
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