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In the 7th moon… – Kasai Allstars

Issue No. 2118

The Kasai Allstars

The Kasai Allstars

In a striking mix of the traditional and the avant garde, a collective of 25 musicians from the Democratic Republic of Congo blend a hypnotic mix of acoustic instruments, electric guitars, soul vocals and thumb pianos distorted by extreme amplification.

The volume is an important element of trance dance music.

At first the sound appears simply repetitive, but there is a sophisticated structure behind the interacting rhythms.

In the 7th moon the chief turned into a swimming fish and ate the head of his enemy by magic
Kasai Allstars
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Tue 9 Sep 2008, 18:55 BST
Issue No. 2118
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