Konono N°1's "Congotronics" album introduced the world to the strange and spectacular electro-traditional mixtures which are being concocted in the suburbs of Kinshasa, Congo. World music, electronica and avant-rock aficionados have all been equally amazed by this otherworldly music, which has driven the international press to come up with some surprising comparisons (from Can and Krautrock to Jimi Hendrix, Lee Perry and proto-techno!...).

The band was founded back in the 1960s by Mingiedi, a virtuoso of the likembé (a traditional instrument sometimes called "sanza" or "thumb piano", consisting of metal ...

News

Congotronics vs Rockers voted #1 London gig of 2011


... by London-based live blog Londonears

Congotronics vs Rockers Tour = 30 day discount at 30%


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

Exciting debut shows for Congotronics vs Rockers


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

Follow the writing sessions for Congotronics vs Rockers !...


10 Congolese and 10 indie artists in 6 countries are currently swapping files to prepare this incredible project.

Congotronics vs Rockers: first tour dates announced


The exceptional tour by the collaborative ensemble featuring Konono N°1, Deerhoof, Juana Molina, Kasai Allstars, Wildbirds & Peacedrums and Skeletons is taking shape!

Konono No.1 win Grammy, tour Europe


The award for "Best Pop Collaboration" went to 'Imagine' by Herbie Hancock, Pink, India.Arie, Konono No.1, Seal, Jeff Beck & Oumou Sangare

Congotronics Vinyl Box Set has arrived !


This strictly limited edition contains 7 vinyls (incl. the new Konono) and downloads of all Congotronics albums

Special Congotronics vinyl box to include the new Konono No1 album


We will soon announce details of the limited-edition Congotronics box, which will include vinyl versions of 5 albums + plenty more goodies

Live Dates

29/01/2015
GB
Glasgow
30/01/2015
GB
London
31/01/2015
GB
London
01/02/2015
GB
London
03/02/2015
CZ
Prague
04/02/2015
DE
Nuremberg
05/02/2015
BE
Gent
06/02/2015
DE
Dusseldorf
07/02/2015
DE
Bremen
08/02/2015
DE
Berlin
10/02/2015
PL
Warszawa
13/02/2015
CH
Zurich
14/02/2015
CH
Bern
15/02/2015
CH
Basel
18/02/2015
SE
Malmo
19/02/2015
NO
Oslo
20/02/2015
SE
Goteborg
21/02/2015
DK
Copenhagen
25/02/2015
FR
JOUE LES TOURS
26/02/2015
FR
ANNECY

Releases

KONONO NO.1 - Assume Crash Position
KONONO NO.1
Assume Crash Position
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KONONO NO.1 - Congotronics 1
KONONO NO.1
Congotronics 1
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KONONO NO.1 - Buzz'n'Rumble From The Urb'n'Jungle
KONONO NO.1
Buzz'n'Rumble From The Urb'n'Jungle
craw29
KONONO NO.1 - Alternative Takes on Congotronics
KONONO NO.1
Alternative Takes on Congotronics
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SOUNDS, Visuals & More

Contains videos & live footage, free mp3s & streams, pictures, press quotes & clippings, and maybe even personal contributions from the artist.