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Konono Nº1

Konono Nº1 has been played on NTS over 20 times, featured on 24 episodes and was first played on 5 March 2013.

Konono Nº1 is a musical group from Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly known as Zaire). They combine three electric likembé (a traditional lamellaphone similar to the mbira) with voices, dancers, and percussion instruments that are made out of items salvaged from a junkyard. The group's amplification equipment is equally rudimentary, including a microphone carved out of wood fitted with a magnet from an automobile alternator.

The group was formed by Mingiedi Mawangu, a likembé player and truck driver who passed away…

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Um Nzonzing
Konono Nº1, Batida
Crammed Discs2016
Um Nzonzing
Konono Nº1, BatidaCrammed Discs2016
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Paradiso
Konono No. 1
Word Magazine2006
Paradiso
Konono No. 1Word Magazine2006
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Malukayi
Mbongwana Star, Konono Nº1
World Circuit2015
Malukayi
Mbongwana Star, Konono Nº1World Circuit2015
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Masikulu Dub
Mark Ernestus, Konono Nº 1
Congotronics2010
Masikulu Dub
Mark Ernestus, Konono Nº 1Congotronics2010
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Paradiso
Konono No. 1
Gonzo Circus2005
Paradiso
Konono No. 1Gonzo Circus2005
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Lufuala Ndonga
Konono Nº1
Crammed Discs2010
Lufuala Ndonga
Konono Nº1Crammed Discs2010
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Kule Kule
Jherek Bischoff, Konono No 1
Word Magazine2011
Kule Kule
Jherek Bischoff, Konono No 1Word Magazine2011
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Paradiso
Konono No1
Rough Trade2013
Paradiso
Konono No1Rough Trade2013
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Lufuala Ndonga
Konono Nº1
Crammed Discs2004
Lufuala Ndonga
Konono Nº1Crammed Discs2004
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Paradiso
Konono Nº1
Crammed Discs2004
Paradiso
Konono Nº1Crammed Discs2004
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