Wednesday, April 25, 2012

VA - The Karindula Sessions: Tradi-Modern Sounds from Southeast Congo (2012)

In the south-eastern part of the Congo, young local musicians are creating their own tradi-modern style of music, which they call Karindula, a word which also designates the main instrument they use - a giant banjo made out of an oil barrel, a goat skin,  four strings, and an empty bag of powdered milk. After introducing the now-famous electrified traditional music of Congolese capital Kinshasa, Congotronics producer Vincent Kenis travelled to the mining city of Lubumbashi to record and film four Karindula bands during a 3-day mini-festival. Their wild, raw and dynamic performances are documented on this +90 min DVD & audio CD.

THE KARINDULA SESSIONS from Crammed Discs on Vimeo.

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