KOKOKO! are a Congolese Kinshasa-based collective. It consists of musical instrument inventors from the Ngwaka neighbourhood, electronic producer débruit, Makara Bianko (aka the Lingwala devil) and his dancers bursting forth from the Lingwala neighbourhood. Back in 2018, they released a new EP titled Liboso.
In 2019, they’re back with their first full-length. Fongola is out now via Transgressive which was co-produced with Xavier Thomas aka Débruit, which says about the album: “You can trace the seeds of Fongola back to so many different places. It began in Kinshasa in the Ngwaka neighbourhood where DIY experimental musical instruments are made, and the Lingwala neighbourhood where Makara Bianko sings every night on electronic loops with his dancers and where the band first met.
They shared a new video for the track “Zala Ma“. Check it below.