Video Tuesday: Bush Rock comme le Hip Hop

Just caught news that one of my favorite African bands, Konono No.1 has a new project bubbling up in their native Kongo. This one sees the crew who blasted onto the scene a few years ago with their inspiring DIY aesthetic and amplified thumb-pianos, blazing new trails through the bush with the addition of dutty rapper Bolaji lacing their newfound bounce with the freshest raps since Solaar hit the scene.

Here I’ve got the video for the song “Karibu Ya Bintou”—which apparently means “Welcome to Life In Limbo”

And another for “Congo” which I found looking for the first…


One Response

  1. Thank you for the post, Marcus.
    Konono No. 1 is the feature article
    in the April 2010 issue of The Wire.
    Check out
    Have an enjoyable day.


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