Congotronics

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Congotronics is a genre coined to describe the electro-traditional mixtures which are being made in the suburbs of Kinshasa in Gongo. When the people of the countryside came to the city, they found that the noise around them made it difficult to play their music loud enough for it to be heard by their ancestors. They electrically hooked up their makeshift instruments (the thumb-piano is a specialty) in a DIY style and this distorted their music to a radical mutation that has been compared to avant-rock, electronica and trance.

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2 comments:

slö said...

thanks, this is absolutely marvelous.

xenmate said...

No probs ;)