Konono No.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 Mawangu, a virtuoso of the likembé (a traditional instrument sometimes called "sanza" or "thumb piano", consisting ...

News

KONONO N°1 MEETS BATIDA


New album out in Europe now!

"Konono meets Batida"


Crammed Discs are happy to announce the new album by Konono n°1 !

Konono No.1 founder Mingiedi Mawangu passed away


He was 85. He founded Konono No.1 in the 1960s and invented his own electrified likembe, which gave Konono No.1 its distinctive sound. He led the band and toured with them until a few years ago.

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

Live Dates

13/07/2016
BE
ANTWERPEN
with Tortoise
14/07/2016
CH
Zurich
15/07/2016
AT
Ottensheim
16/07/2016
NL
Leeuwarden
17/07/2016
BE
DOUR
21/07/2016
ES
Lanuza, Huesca
22/07/2016
PT
Lisbon
23/07/2016
FR
RIBERAC
24/07/2016
FR
SUMENE
29/07/2016
PT
Sines
30/07/2016
GB
London
31/07/2016
GB
Charlton Park
24/09/2016
FR
MARNE LA VALLEE
with Batida
06/10/2016
FR
REIMS
07/10/2016
NL
Utrecht
08/10/2016
NL
Amsterdam
09/10/2016
NL
Den Haag
14/10/2016
FR
NIMES
15/10/2016
FR
AGEN
19/10/2016
NL
Groningen
21/10/2016
BE
Sint-Niklaas
22/10/2016
BE
Diksmuide
28/10/2016
FR
Vendome

Releases

KONONO NO.1 - Assume Crash Position
KONONO NO.1
Assume Crash Position
craw60
KONONO NO.1 - Congotronics 1
KONONO NO.1
Congotronics 1
craw27
KONONO NO.1 - Konono No.1 meets Batida
KONONO NO.1
Konono No.1 meets Batida
cram261
KONONO NO.1 - Buzz'n'Rumble From The Urb'n'Jungle
KONONO NO.1
Buzz'n'Rumble From The Urb'n'Jungle
craw29

SOUNDS, Visuals & More

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