Wildbirds & Peacedrums / Congotronics vs. Rockers

An exceptional tour by a collaborative ensemble featuring KONONO N°1, DEERHOOF, JUANA MOLINA, KASAI ALLSTARS,
WILDBIRDS & PEACEDRUMS and SKELETONS. This show is a live extension of “Tradi-Mods vs Rockers: Alternative Takes on Congotronics”, the indie scene’s tribute album to Congotronics

The music created by Congolese bands Konono N°1 and Kasai Allstars (collectively known as ‘Congotronics’) has been
enthusiastically acclaimed by everyone in the indie rock scene, from artists to fans to media. Released at the end of 2010, the epic double-album entitled Tradi-Mods vs Rockers: Alternative Takes on Congotronics was a collective tribute by 26 rock and electronic artists, who came up with their own, creative interpretations of the Congotronics bands’ music.

The logical next step in this transcontinental encounter: this spring & summer, a special collaborative ensemble consisting of ten Congolese and ten indie rock musicians will get together to create a common, entirely fresh repertoire, building bridges between their respective worlds, for what promises to be one of the most spectacular musical events of 2o11.

Appearing under the name CONGOTRONICS vs ROCKERS, the ensemble will include Konono N°1, Kasai Allstars, mighty US band Deerhoof, unique Argentinian artist Juana Molina, explosive Swedish experimental pop duo Wildbirds & Peacedrums, & inventive Brooklyn band Skeletons (represented by their leader Matt Mehlan), 2o musicians in total, all performing together. Scheduled from June 26 to July 31, 2o11, this special tour includes selected dates at major festivals & venues around Europe & Japan.

Skrivet av Skiva | 16 februari, 2011

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