Since last summer when the final new band line up was set in stone at their Latitude Festival performance on the BBC Introducing stage, Kongo Dia Ntotila have enraptured new audiences across the UK, winning over even the most cynical gig-goer. Charismatic front man Mulele Matondo is guaranteed to get you not just moving, but singing along too, to their Afro-JOYFUL fusion of beats and grooves seamlessly blending the best of African dance styles with sweet UK jazz sounds... welcome to Kongo jazz.
This is not Afrobeat and the 'world music' genre is too small for their sound. Neil March (Fresh on the Net, Demerera Records, Trust the Doc) is calling them "absolutely one of the most exciting bands on the planet right now". Everyone from Cerys Matthews to MOJO Magazine is talking about their "incredible musicianship" and joyful sound.
This is not marketing copy. Every word is actual fact. And it needs to be seen to be believed!
A few live reviews:
"Wherever they go they bring a raucously joyful party with them." Max Reinhardt, BBC Radio 3
"A great combination of sophistication, energy, musicianship and pure life-affirming spiritual uplift!" Tom Robinson, BBC 6 Music
"Sensational!" Rita Ray, BBC World Service/SOAS Radio
"...Musicians of the very very highest standard..." Tom Robinson, BBC 6 Music
At this special TEN YEAR ANNIVERSARY SHOW, due to popular demand, the band will play a double set for double fire. We are also offering a couple of extra special ticket bundles:
£25 ticket entry includes signed vinyl of new album 360°
£15 ticket entry includes signed CD of new album 360°
Your signed CD/Vinyl will be available for you to collect on the night. We can keep them safe for you until you finish dancing and are ready to leave and take them home with you!
CDs and double vinyl will also be available on the night at full price so grab this deal while you can coz you will so wish you did when that last note plays and you want to take some of that magic home with you!
What the press are saying about the album, 360°:
"...one hell of a triumphant noise ... it will enrich your life" Roland Monger, Listen With Monger
"Incredible musicianship." Cerys Matthews, BBC 6 Music
"A euphoric joy" ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ MOJO Magazine
"An all around excellent album" ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Alex De Lacy, Songlines Magazine
"An untrammelled party sound" Thomas H. Green, The Arts Desk
"Kongo Dia Ntotila have honed their thing to an audience-thrilling precision; this is music custom-built for outdoor shows in the sunshine." Joseph Neff, The Vinyl District
On the night we will also have our very first album 'Seben Steps to Heaven' released in 2012, available to buy on CD.
For the guitar geeks, we are throwing in a FREE #AfroJOY guitar plectrums (while stocks last) to any interested advance ticket buyers (limited availability - first come first served on the door, so get there early!)
This is possibly TOO MUCH FIRE! Come burn up the dance floor with us!
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