Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Konono No.1

This posse sounds as bad ass as they look. Konono No.1 have been around since the 60s, and they either tweak, modify or straight up make their own instruments. Hailing from Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, their percussion instruments are made out of items from a local scrap yard, and the result is a compelling sound that has won them fans all across the globe. I love the fact that they are just trying to make music, their own version of their local music on a shoe string budget, and they manage to grab the attention of indie kids all over the world that play their music along side groups like Can, Kraftwerk and Sonic Youth.

Play this clip, and "Assume the Crash Position" just like their latest Lp tell you to do:

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