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KIN'GONGOLO KINIATA

Afropop Electrofunk
Kin'Gongolo Kiniata is the new generation of musicians from Kinshasa.Nourished by the sounds of the city, the group translates the frenetic life of the streets into their music.


They make their own instruments with recycled objects and explore sound textures to produce experimental Afro-pop with a punk energy between electro and Congolese rhythms.
The lyrics in Ingala (one of the most widely spoken languages in Congo) traverse various themes of hope and perseverance. A tribute to the itinerant workers, a song against the war in Congo, an encouragement to the youth of Kinshasa.


During the period when there were power cuts in Congo, the itinerant oil sellers brought people the necessary to produce light. The sound of the boxes they carried around sounded "kingongolo, kingongolo, kingongolo".

Tales & Ahlam Live
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1er single "Love you" + clip : le 05/06
2e single "Saabe aalek" : le 11/07
3e single  "Dakhilo" + clip : le 12/09
EP "Boussa" (focus track : "Tabiaa") : le 11/10

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Artists based in Kinshasa

Line up (5)

- Leebruno : singer, metal percussions

- Mille Baguettes : singer, drummer

- Ducap : singer, plastik percussionist

- Djino Bass : singer, bass

- Bébé Mingé : back vocal, kora, guitar

Note * The artists also create their own instruments, made of cans, plates, metals, plastic bottles etc...

Their first dates

22/06/17 - Jazz Kiff - Kinshasa / RDC

22/12/08 - Festival les Transmusicales - Rennes / FR

22/12/09 - Staccato - Miramont-de-Guyenne / FR

22/12/10 - Festival Africolor - Paris / FR

23/06/10 - Clandestino Festival - Goteborg / SE

23/06/16 - Grésilles en Fête - Dijon / FR

23/06/17 - L'Eclair - Epinay-Sur-Seine / FR

23/06/18 - Blonde de Venus - Bordeaux / FR

23/06/23 - Nova dans l'Herbe - Lyon / FR

23/06/25 - Couleur Café - Bruxelles / BE

23/06/27 - Native Instruments - Berlin / DE

23/06/29 - Fusion Festival - Lärz / DE

23/06/30 - Le Tamanoir - Genevillier / FR

23/07/01 - La Belle Electrique - Grenoble / FR

23/07/06 - Jeudi des Musiques du Monde - Lyon / FR

23/07/08 - L'Eté en scène - Villetaneuse / FR

23/07/09 - Concerts Flottants - Paris / FR

23/07/13 - Festival Rhyzomes - Paris / FR

23/07/22 - Le Lézard Vert - Saint Etienne de Fursac / FR

23/07/23 - Samba Al Pais - St Antonin Noble Val / FR

23/07/25 - Convivencia - Frontignan / FR

23/07/26 - Festival de Music du Monde de Sines / PT

23/10/26 - Womex - La Corona / ES

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