The cooperation between Deerhoof, Kasai Allstars, Konono no 1, Wildbirds & Peacedrums, Juana Molina and Matt Mehlan of Skeletons shows their potential to create danceable and pulsating melodies as Congotronics International.
It is wonderful that the documentation of this extraordinary meeting has been published, even though we had to wait ten years for this to happen. On that day in Paris, right before the concert in Café de la Danse, I had the opportunity to talk to Augustin Makuntima Mawangu, who then told me: “Konono music does not exist without dance”. He was right. A few hours later, people left their seats and the whole room fell into a dancing trance in front of the stage. You will do the same while listening to Where’s The One?, I promise.