Showtime: 21:00 - 22:00
Damage: Free Stream
OCCII TV live concert – KONONO N°1 (09-02-2003, 59 minutes): WATCH IT HERE: https://vimeo.com/536489971
This is almost one hour of live registration of ORCHESTRE TOUT PUISSANT LIKEMBE KONONO NO.1 DE MINGIEDI (Kinshasa, D.R. of Congo). The Ex guitarist Andy Moor, who was on tour with the band already for some days before they came to the OCCII, borrowed a camera from a friend and decided to film the whole Konono N°1 concert. Arnold (in The Ex since 2009) found a copy of the film in the archives and decided this video should be shared with the world. We are sure the world will agree because no one can sit still watching this document and everyone will get into the congotronic trance. Enjoy with us.
Filmed by Andy Moor. Live Sound Grrrt. Compilation, editing and mastering by Arnold de Boer.
On February 9, 2003 a twelve piece band from the Democractic Republic of Congo came to play at Amsterdam’s independent cultural center OCCII.
They were on tour through Belgium and the Netherlands together with Dutch underground band The Ex.
The Ex played first. Then three electronic likembe players, three drummer-percussionsists, three singers and three dancers took the stage and set a sold-out venue on fire.
250 punks, rockers, jazzers and noisers were set to dance. Sweat was dripping from the walls and the ceiling. Smiling faces, twinkeling eyes and minds in a cross continental swirl.
It was a once-in-a-lifetime experience. This band would never tour in this line-up again. It was the start of a world conquest of what later would be called “Congotronics“.
The name of the band?
ORCHESTRE TOUT PUISSANT LIKEMBE KONONO NO.1 DE MINGIEDI
On April 17 2021, 9:00 PM OCCII will screen the full live concert video of Orchestre Tout Puissant Likembe KONONO N°1 (Kinshasa, D.R. of Congo) for the very first time!