Kongo Dia Ntotila
Unfortunately, Kongo Dia Ntotila have cancelled their show at Poplar Union on Saturday 14 March. Here is a statement from the band:
“Dear friends and fans, unfortunately we have decided to postpone our show at Poplar Union on Saturday 14 March.
Not all of our band members have been able to make the journey to London due to international travel restrictions and it seems that many audience members would rather not come. We would rather give you the best show we can, so have decided to postpone until a later date in the year.
We are so sorry for such short notice, it has been such a difficult decision. Poplar Union will process a full refund for those who have purchased a ticket for the show.
Be well, and take care of each other.”
Kongo Dia Ntotila bring a fusion of African roots-inspired beats and bass grooves with jazzy guitars and soul-rousing synergistic brass.
What to expect
The Kongo Dia Ntotila sound is a blend of Africa’s finest dance music styles, revived and modernised. The band draw on a breadth of African rhythmic and sonic traditions, with a strong foundation of Congolese rumba and the sunshine sounds of seben guitar, seamlessly fused with a neat dose of jazz. It is pure Afro-joy: dance-inducing beats, polyrhythmic guitars, grooving bass and soaring brass. The band comprises three UK jazz players on guitar, saxophone and trumpet; with drummer, bassist and 2nd guitarist from Kinshasa, DRC, all led by Mulele Matondo, whom Max Reinhardt has called “a visionary bassist”. They’ve had inclusion in The Guardian’s playlist of the month’s best music, and live sessions on BBC Radio London, BBC 6 Music and Soho Radio.
Kongo Dia Ntotila – Diantoti | Live @ Tropical Pressure Festival 2019 | RouteNote Sessions
“a great combination of sophistication, energy, musicianship and pure life-affirming spiritual uplift!” – Tom Robinson, BBC
“Wherever they go they bring a raucously joyful party with them.” – Max Reinhardt, BBC
⭐⭐⭐⭐“A euphoric joy” – MOJO magazine, 360° album
“an untrammelled party sound” – The Arts Desk
“An all around incredible album” – Songlines magazine
“Incredible musicianship.” – Cerys Matthews, BBC 6 Music
“Kongo Dia Ntotila have honed their thing to an audience-thrilling precision; this is music custom-built for outdoor shows in the sunshine.” – The Vinyl District
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