Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Kronos 1: Congotronics and Bazombo Trance

.:Konono N 1:.

Now to be quite honest this site really has nothing to do with Livepa. However the site does nicely describe a likemb, which is a sort of thumb piano. Konono N 1 utilizes a unique hybrid of this instrument, eletricfying what was once a classic acoustical instrument and adding amplifiers to it. To top it off look at the tools these men are using to create and perform music. Simply astonishing!!!!!!!!

A wooden Mic and the band's mixing board. No seriously.

The percussion set.


.:Konono N 1:. was founded over 25 years ago by , a virtuoso of the li(a traditional instrument sometimes called "sanza" or "thumb piano", consisting of metal rods attached to a resonator). The band's line-up includes three electric likembés (bass, medium and treble), equipped with built from magnets salvaged from old car parts, and plugged into amplifiers. There's also a rhythm section which uses traditional as well as (pans, pots and car parts), three singers, three dancers and a sound system featuring these famous megaphones.

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