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KOKOKO! Is the Raw, Alternative Sound of Kinshasa

This ambitious project marries modern Congolese music with the gritty punk of 1970s New York.

KOKOKO! and their innovative, handmade dance tunes come out of the burgeoning city of Kinshasa.

The ambitious new project marries two distinct worlds, fusing the modern metropolitan landscape of Kinshasa's raw and underground alternative sounds against the no-wave and post-punk integrity of 1970s New York. The band's more energetic tracks boast the uncompromising attitude of early Grace Jones records and the cosmopolitan spunk of Talking Heads' seminal, coke-fueled LP, Remain In Light.

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