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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 new album from emblematic Sahrawi culture activist Aziza Brahim, Khuli Chana’s third studio album, the second EP from afrobeat prince Ghetto Boy and many more to hear… Sahari Aziza Brahim The Saharawi singer-songwriter […]

Sankayi band’s ‘Il ne faut pas intervenir’ resurfaces on a short live video
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Sankayi band's 'Il ne faut pas intervenir' resurfaces on a short live video

Before releasing Kinshasa 1978, an album of unreleased recordings from four bands of Kinshasa, Crammed Discs unveils a rare video of the song ‘Il ne faut pas intervenir’ performed by Masanka band. Filmed in the […]

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 […]

Crammed Discs to release a tremendous album of unreleased tracks from Kinshasa’s bands
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Crammed Discs to release a tremendous album of unreleased tracks from Kinshasa's bands

Crammed Discs presents a bi-dimensional album of unreleased recordings from four bands of Kinshasa made in 1978. It is also accompanied with brand-new reconstructions made by the highly-respected French producer Martin Meissonnier Photo: Mbuyamba Nyunyiof Sankayi & Kasai Allstars by […]

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 […]

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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 […]

Baloji’s new short movie Zombies tackles an over-connected generation
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Baloji's new short movie Zombies tackles an over‑connected generation

Baloji is back with a self-directed short movie featuring songs from his album. He also announces a re-released of 137 Avenue Kaniama as a one-track mixtape, titled Kaniama: The Yellow Version, on May 3. Baloji’s 137 Avenue Kaniama was one of […]

New video: KOKOKO! – L.O.V.E. feat Nyangombe
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New video: KOKOKO! ‑ L.O.V.E. feat Nyangombe

Date: 25 janvier 2019 EP: Liboso Following the release of their EP Liboso last december, KOKOKO! share their new video clip for the track “L.O.V.E.” featuring Rachel Nyangombe, a long standing figure in the Kinshasa music scene. This new video highlights […]