Konono No.1's proud and brave leader Augustin Mawangu Mingiedi has passed away yesterday. He'd been ill for several months. We are devastated. But Konono N°1 are indestructible, and we've been continuing to work and perform. After Mingiedi and Augustin, the torch of lead likembe player has now been passed to the 3rd generation, to Augustin's son Makonda, who is fronting the band with original singer Menga Waku.
La lieu du concert du 31 mars a changé! Soyez avertis. La semaine prochaine on vous fait découvrir le nouveau clip 'Yambadi Mama' par la super Catarina Limão ! The concert place has changed for March 31st. Check it out! Next week we'll post a new video 'Yambadi Mama' by the incredible Catarina Limão !
New video from "Konono N°1 meets Batida"! Premiered on Les Inrockuptibles! http://www.lesinrocks.com/inrocks.tv/konono-no1-batida-distribuent-de-joie-clip-de-bom-dia/
This coming Sunday, Sept.4 at 10:30 pm, a new episode of pop-O-rama (on Belgian TV Canvas) will explore the music & instruments of Konono N°1... The show also will be viewable afterwards online, on the program's website. http://www.canvas.be/poporama