Sunday, May 1, 2016

Konono No. 1 Meets Batida

Konono No. 1 is a revered and percussion and Afro-beat collective from the Congo, which has been thrilling fans -- and energizing dance floors -- since the '60s..  On Konono No. 1 Meets Batida they collaborate with Angola-born, Portugal-based dance producer Pedro Coquenao, who works under the name Batida.  The result is an enchanting, pulsating dance masterpiece that showcases the best of Konono No. 1's forward-pushing rhythms enhanced by samples and electronic touches by Batida.  Additional musicians and guest vocalists contributed to the project, and the production blends it all together into a seamless musical musical banquet that has the feel of a live performance from a large, and very enthusiastic band.

It is Sunday, the sun is shining and Konono No. 1 Meets Batida is shaking my house via multiple Sonos speakers.  I have a smile in my face and know this will be a good day.

Konono No. 1 Meets Batida is out now via Belgian label Crammed Discs.  And be prepared for more from Crammed Discs in the upcoming months, because they are releasing some very, very good music.

Konono No. 1 on Facebook
Batida on Facebook
Batida on Soundcloud
Crammed Discs page for album
Crammed Discs

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