Congotronics 2: Buzz 'n' Rumble from the Urb 'n' Jungle

Performers Various Artists

Crammed Discs | March 20, 2012 | Compact Disc

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Performers include: Sobanza Mimanisa, Kasai Allstars, Kisanzi Congo, Masanka Sankayi, Bolia We Ndenge, Basokin, Konono No. 1, Tulu.
When long-running Bazombo trance ensemble Konono No. 1 first thrilled Western ears to the sounds of amplified scrapheap percussion on the first installment of CONGOTRONICS (2005), it was a revelatory moment for audiences whose appreciation of African pop rarely ventured past the more obvious World Music platitudes. The series followup, CONGOTRONICS 2: BUZZ `N' RUMBLE FROM THE URB `N' JUNGLE, focuses on a handful of artists from the Kinsasha-based scene, all putting their individual stamp on electronically-treated percussion. From the majestic bass drones of "Koyile Nyeka Nyeka" by Kasai Allstars to the polyrhythmic concatenations of Masanka Sankayi's "Le Laboureur," a stunning variety of approaches is employed. And despite its seemingly distortion-fixated resemblance to the outer reaches of Western experimental music, this is, first and foremost, celebratory music with a joyous life-affirming purpose that belies the daily struggles encountered by its creators.

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: March 20, 2012

Genre: Congolese

Style: International

Number of Discs: 2

Studio/Mixed/Live: Live

Label Name: Crammed Discs

UPC: 876623001027

Found in: Congolese

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Congotronics 2: Buzz 'n' Rumble from the Urb 'n' Jungle

Congotronics 2: Buzz 'n' Rumble from the Urb 'n' Jungle

Performers Various Artists

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: March 20, 2012

Genre: Congolese

Style: International

Number of Discs: 2

Studio/Mixed/Live: Live

Label Name: Crammed Discs

UPC: 876623001027


Title Track Time
1.WA Muluendu - Masanka Sankayi/Kasai Allstars --
2.Koyile/Nyeka Nyeka - Kasai Allstars --
3.Kiwembo - Sobanza Mimanisa --
4.Kabuangoyi - Kasai Allstars --
5.Soif Conjungale - Kisanzi Congo --
6.Le Laboureur - Masanka Sankayi --
7.Bosamba Ndeke - Bolia We Nedenge --
8.Mulume - Basokin --
9.T.P. Couleur Cafe - Konono No.1 --

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Performers include: Sobanza Mimanisa, Kasai Allstars, Kisanzi Congo, Masanka Sankayi, Bolia We Ndenge, Basokin, Konono No. 1, Tulu.
When long-running Bazombo trance ensemble Konono No. 1 first thrilled Western ears to the sounds of amplified scrapheap percussion on the first installment of CONGOTRONICS (2005), it was a revelatory moment for audiences whose appreciation of African pop rarely ventured past the more obvious World Music platitudes. The series followup, CONGOTRONICS 2: BUZZ `N' RUMBLE FROM THE URB `N' JUNGLE, focuses on a handful of artists from the Kinsasha-based scene, all putting their individual stamp on electronically-treated percussion. From the majestic bass drones of "Koyile Nyeka Nyeka" by Kasai Allstars to the polyrhythmic concatenations of Masanka Sankayi's "Le Laboureur," a stunning variety of approaches is employed. And despite its seemingly distortion-fixated resemblance to the outer reaches of Western experimental music, this is, first and foremost, celebratory music with a joyous life-affirming purpose that belies the daily struggles encountered by its creators.
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