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Konono No 1

If you don’t like L’Orchestre Folklorique Tout Puissant Konono No 1, then you are just dead inside.  They’re like the ultimate version of every chiming jumping Zimbabwean guitar band Peel and Andy Kershaw played in the 80s — their supremacy being down to that sound, that plangent blown-out sound, those fucked-up electrified thumbpianos being blasted through ancient tannoy horns.  CONGOTRONICS went everywhere with me for about a year. Just a taste:

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