kokoko!

Bursting out of a Kinshasha block party, Congolese outfit Kokoko! brings the electrified Afro-pop groove to brighten up any day on debut album, ‘Fongola’. This is probably the very definition of the phrase ‘urban music’: the collective fuses the house beats of DJ débruit with a series of home made instruments upcycled from cans, engine parts, plastic containers and other debris from the Kinshasha streets, creating its own uniquely vibrant take on the clamour of city life. Fans of Mbongwana Star, Baloji & Konono #1 will dig this!

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