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KOKOKO!

KOKOKO! is a collective of artists and musicians formed in Ngwaka, Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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'KOKOKO! excel at turning chaos into euphoria' — Pitchfork

Brought together with the help of local production company La Belle Kinoise, the project melds a group of punk-spirited local musicians with prolific French bass producer débruit. After building a recording studio together out of mattresses, wood and a ping pong table, the collaborators began exploring each other’s ideas, sounds, and cultural influences. What emerges is a radical and urgent style blending self-built instruments and futuristic production that hints at psychedelia, disco, and rugged post-punk.

Coming off the back of a trail-blazing introductory short We are KOKOKO! which amassed over 2 million views across various platforms, they released their debut EP TOKOLIANA in June 2017. Follow up EP TONGOS’A found the band further exploring themes of survival in the DRC’s current political climate and features raunchy ghetto anthems, tropical bass lines but remains routed in folkloric tradition.

'KOKOKO! is an explosive new musical collective that thrives on ingenuity”' — TIME

Live they perform as an explosive 5 piece ensemble propelled by their customised junk percussion, home-built instruments and vocal mantras. Following a debut European tour in spring 2017, KOKOKO! returned to play 19 dates the following autumn including Amsterdam Dance Event, Milan’s Linecheck Festival, and a residency at the London Jazz Festival.

Contact

Mark Slater

Territory

Europe (except France, Benelux, GAS, Italy)

Tour dates

16.05.18
Toulouse, FR
Rio Loco Festival
25.05.18
Ljubljana, SI
Gala Hala
27.05.18
Oostzaan, NL
Lente Kabinet
01.06.18
Rouen, FR
Rush
02.06.18
Paris, FR
We Love Green
03.06.18
Lourmarin, FR
Yeah! Festival
14.06.18
Barcelona, ES
Sonar Festival
15.06.18
Marseille, FR
Marsatac Festival
15.06.18
Toulouse, FR
Rio Loco Festival
16.06.18
Marseille, FR
Marsatac Festival
23.06.18
Nancy, FR
L’Autre Canal
29.06.18
Beuningen, NL
Down The Rabbit Hole
01.07.18
Pescara, IT
IndieRocket Festival
06.07.18
Gagnef, SE
Gagnef Festival
07.07.18
Roskilde, DK
Roskilde Festival
13.07.18
Lisbon, PT
NOS Alive
15.07.18
Dour, BE
Dour Festival
19.07.18
Nyon, CH
Paleo Festival
20.07.18
Brittany, FR
Festival Des Vieilles Charrues
21.07.18
Cartagena, ES
Mar De Musicas Festival
22.07.18
Sallent de Gallego, ES
Festival Pireneos Sur
27.07.18
St Nazaire, FR
Festival des Escales
28.07.18
London, UK
The Hangar
29.07.18
Wiltshire, UK
WOMAD
10.08.18
Helsinki, FI
Flow Festival