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Bantou Mentale unveils trippy music video for ‘Château Rouge’
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Bantou Mentale unveils trippy music video for 'Château Rouge'

An experimental music video for Bantou Mentale debut album’s main single, “Château Rouge”. Afro-punk band Bantou Mentale composed of singer Apocalypse, drummer Cubain Kabeya, guitarist Chicco Katembo and producer Doctor L are paying tribute to the Parisian […]

8 albums you need to hear this week
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8 albums you need to hear this week

In this week’s selection: the afro-punk debut album from Bantou Mentale, Sun Ra’s rediscovered live in Poland, the sophomore album of afro-pop star Amanda Black and more to hear this week. Sun Ra Arkestra – […]

The French festival Trans Musicales unveiled the full line-up for its 41st edition
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The French festival Trans Musicales unveiled the full line‑up for its 41st edition

Trans Musicales more than ever resonates with truly global sounds. Started in 1979, the 3-day-event is considered as one of Europe’s most respected events. Dedicated to exploring the trends that will define tomorrow’s musical landscape, Trans Musicales is […]

Afro-punk band Bantou Mentale announces debut self-titled album
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Afro‑punk band Bantou Mentale announces debut self‑titled album

Thundering Kinshasa meets Paris soundworld. Bantou Mentale is bringing a new punk rock, African style, to the table but without the aggression because, according to drummer Cubain Kabeya, the Congo is “a country with a lot […]

Bantou Mentale shares visuals for ‘Mama Ho!’
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Bantou Mentale shares visuals for 'Mama Ho!'

A highly energetic and psychedelic music video, as a preview for their forthcoming EP on  Glitterbeat Records, No Romance. Bantou Mentale comes from the meeting of Kinshasa’s energy and Paris’ cavernous electronic sounds. Electronic sounds, distorted signals and broken beats make up […]

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