Mbongwana Star – From Kinshasa

Coco Ngambali & Theo Nsituvuidi from the extraordinary Congolese group Staff Benda Bilili, a group of paraplegic musicians who formed in an abandoned zoo no less, return with a new project which fuses traditional rhythms with modern production techniques to thrilling, hypnotic effect.

Konono #1 add their trademark thumb-piano groove to stand-out track ‘Malukayi’ but the whole album is a gloriously maddening sensory overload which galivants through so many genres it’s head-spinningly wild. Awesome stuff!

 From Kinshasa

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