Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Congotronics: stream The Karindula Sessions

On June 30th, Le Guess Who? presents Congotronics vs. Rockers in Tivoli, Utrecht feat. Konono N°1, Deerhoof, Juana Molina, Kasai Allstars, Wildbirds & Peacedrums and Skeletons. A hybrid mix of various Western musicians toying around with the music from "tradi-moderne" Congolese bands. Tickets are available via venue Tivoli and Ticketservice for foreign visitors.

Producer Vincent Kenis is responsible for bringing the likes of Konono N°1, Kasai Allstars and Staf Benda Bilili to the West; his Konono N°1 productions obtained a BBC World Music Award and a nomination for a Grammy.

Kenis travelled to the Congolese mining city of Lubumbashi to record and film young local musicians who are creating their own tradi-modern style of music, which they call Karindula. The wild, raw and dynamic recordings, called 'The Karindula Sessions', are now available for streaming on 3VOOR12's 'Luisterpaal'.

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