Release Date: Jul 5, 2019
Genre(s): Electronic, Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, International, Central African, Congolese
Record label: PIAS
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Fongola, by KOKOKO! is one of those things that makes you stand back and ask "Whoa, how did this happen?" The answer is as simple and as complex as anything in this world, as the precarious craziness of the city of Kinshasa generates an energy of rebellion that crashes through the hard times of life in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Fongola reimagines the lo-fi strangeness of mid-period Talking Heads, and the punk disco of ESG, and instead of lurking in the dark of ennui, explodes into a world of dance electronica and Afro-futurism ….
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