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Assume the crash position — Konono No.1's new album is here.  Click "Read More" for the inside dope.

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The band Konono No. 1 of the Democratic Republic of the Congo ("konono" translates from Lingala roughly as "assume the crash position") is like a musical Rorschach test.  While their style is based on the folkloric music of the Bazombo ethnic group, Americans and Europeans hear a whole host of similarities to far more familiar sounds — everything from Bo Diddley, punk rock and Krautrock to techno and Philip Glass.  Played primarily on homemade instruments (including bullhorns as speakers and pickups fabricated from discarded auto parts), Konono's long, loud jams are one of the world's most unique sounds.  You'll hear a track from their new album, Assume Crash Position, this week on Global A Go-Go.

Also this week: new English folk-rock; Malian guitar rave-ups, including a new live album from Vieux Farka Toure; Brazilian samba-soul, yesterday and today.

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    July 16th, 2010

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