BERLIN ·Konono Nº1 is a Grammy nominated musical group from Congo. they combine three electric likembé (a traditional instrument similar to the mbira) with voices, dancers, and percussion instruments that are made out of items salvaged from a junkyard.

the group's amplification equipment is equally rudimentary, including a microphone carved out of wood fitted with a magnet from an automobile alternator and a gigantic horn-shaped amplifier. the group achieved international renown beginning in 2005, with its DIY aesthetic appealing to many fans of rock and electronic music.

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