|Konono No1 Meet Batida|
Selected new electro-Congoloese alongside tracks by legendary band Konono (formed 1966) from Kinshasa, DRC who released "Konono No1 Meet Batida" this month. For the album Konono joined forces with acclaimed Angolan/ Portuguese artist Batida for the album. "Konono No1 Meet Batida" released on April 1, 2016 and was recorded in Batida’s garage-cum-studio in Lisbon, and reflects the city’s vibrant, cosmopolitan music life. Also featured this week are Congolose drum 'n bass and other forms of right-sounding electronica.
"At the African Club, there are no bad tracks." Fari Bradley, 2016.
About Konono No.1 The grammy award winning trio combine three electric likembé (a traditional instrument similar to the thumb piano or mbira) with voices, dancers, and percussion instruments made out of items salvaged from a junkyard (this is something close to our heart). For some reason they also distinguish themselves by using a microphone carved out of wood fitted with a magnet from an automobile and a gigantic horn-shaped amplifier!
Broadcasts on air, on digital and online:
Saturdays 11:00 - midnight on Resonance104.4FM in London.
Repeats Tuesdays 04:00-05:00am GMT.
We are also on Fridays 19:30-20:30 GMT on ResonanceFM's offshoot station Resonance Extra, which broadcasts on digital and online in Brighton, UK.
Podcasts - www.mixcloud.com/fari