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Konono No 1: Congotronics

Rob Young, The Wire, March 2005

IN AFRICA, corrupt and irresponsible governance has led some of the continent's most prominent modern musicians to cast themselves as surrogate leader figures — think of Fela Kuti and his republic of Kalakuta, "King" Sunny Ade, the priestly chieftainship of Youssou N'Dour.

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