Four bands from the mining city of Lubumbashi. Karindula, after the key instrument — a giant banjo made out of an oil barrel, a goat skin and four strings. Wild, upstart, booming, rootsy. Great to have film.
Remixes, reworks, tributes and what have you, by a cast of thousands including Deerhoof, Shackleton, Animal Collective, Mark Ernestus, Juana Molina and Andrew Bird.
Cooking James Brown Congotronics style, featuring the brilliant teenager Roger Landu on his home-made one-off one-string satonge lute. (Check Youtube.) Championed by Massive Attack, amongst others.
Electronic dance collaborations with Damon Albarn, Natacha Atlas, Rachid Taha and others, crossing North African forms like gnawa with clubby takes on dub, hip hop and rock.
Fabulous rocking Saharan trance from this band — five women and four men — formed in a refugee camp during the Tuareg uprising of the early nineteeen-nineties. Via the team behind Congotronics.