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“KOKOKO! is an explosive new musical collective that thrives on ingenuity and induces a frenetic trance.” —TIME
Using instruments constructed from typewriters, glass bottles, engine parts, and various containers, this Congolese music collective makes irresistibly danceable music that they call “tekno kintueni.” Inspired by electronica, hip-hop, and African musical styles, KOKOKO!’s organic, exuberant sound, created in collaboration with French producer Débruit, merges political messaging with hypnotic dance rhythms. At the forefront of artistic originality, the band recycles yesterday’s junk into tomorrow’s propulsive sounds, straight from the heart of Kinshasa.
Copresented by the Cedar.
The Cedar Cultural Center, 416 Cedar Ave. S, Minneapolis
$20 ($16 Walker members) in advance; $25 ($20) at the door
Presented as standing room with limited seating.