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Konono No.1: Congotronics (Crammed Discs)

Will Hermes, Spin, May 2005

IN FEBRUARY the Motherland finally got its own MTV channel; vive la revolucion! Sure, there may be just one TV for every 16 people in sub-Saharan Africa, but as a vehicle for boosting regional culture and pushing AIDS info, MTV-Base Africa is good news. And if its programming is anything like the Konono No. 1 video clip that intrepid blogs like the Suburbs Are Killing Us were linking to earlier this year, we suggest petitioning your cable provider immediately.

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