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Nkisi by Camille Blake

NON Worldwide’s Nkisi on music as a sonic tool

by Editor | 9th March 2018

SHAPE Platform is a pan-European initiative designed to give the underground music scene exposure on its own terms. The SHAPE Class of 2018 is as exciting as you’d imagine, which is why we’re showcasing picks from this year’s selection every Friday… This week’s highlighted artist is… sonic activist Nkisi, one of the founders of the NON […]

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KOKOKO!

by Editor | 23rd August 2017

Described as “the soundtrack of Kinshasa’s tomorrow”, KOKOKO! are an incendiary collective who make future-facing music out of discarded objects from the past, including old type-writers and pitched water bottles. The pumping, percussive grooves they conjure have been dubbed ‘tekno kintueni’, music fit for the dancefloor but also indicative of a cultural uprising against falling […]

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Kasai Allstars

by Editor | 11th May 2017

Kasai Allstars are a 25-piece musical collective hailing from the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The 15 core members belong to five different ethnic groups, each with its own language and musical tradition. ‘Kapinga Yamba’ is a track taken from Around Félicité, the soundtrack album from Alain Gomis’ film Félicité, released on […]

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Nkisi by Camille Blake

NON Worldwide’s Nkisi on music as a sonic tool

by Editor | 9th March 2018

SHAPE Platform is a pan-European initiative designed to give the underground music scene exposure on its own terms. The SHAPE Class of 2018 is as exciting as you’d imagine, which is why we’re showcasing picks from this year’s selection every Friday… This week’s highlighted artist is… sonic activist Nkisi, one of the founders of the NON […]

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