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KONONO NO 1

 
""Assume Crash Position" is the new album from Congolese street band Konono No.1, the fourth volume in the Congotronics series from Crammed Discs. Once again recorded in their home domain of Kinshasa, DR Congo by Congotronics series producer Vincent Kenis, the ...
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CRAW60 | CRAMMED DISCS

Konono No.1 was founded over 25 years ago by Mingiedi, a virtuoso of the MBIRA ("sanza" or "thumb piano", consisting of metal rods attached to a resonator). The band's line-up includes three electric MBIRAs, equipped with hand-made microphones built from magnets ...
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CRAW27 | CRAMMED DISCS

Aside from steaming versions of Kule Kule and Mama Liza (which were featured on the band's acclaimed Congotronics debut album) and Nsimba & Nzuzi (another version of which was released digitally), these pieces have never been released before. They were recorded at ...
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CRAW45 | CRAMMED DISCS

"Konono No.1 from Kinshasa, Congo, was founded more than 25 years ago by likembe (thumb-piano) virtuoso Mingiedi Mawangu. The band was one of the first groups to use electric amplified likembes. They build everything themselves. The pick-ups are made from hammered bits ...
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AS-09 | TERP RECORDS