My first impression of Jupiter Bokondji and his band Okwess was that their sound resembled Fishbone filtered through traditional African music. That’s not to say that the players in this Congolese ensemble actually take any cues from the legendary ska-punk band—rather, both groups combine African rhythms with rock, funk, and the occasional jazzy flourish. Jupiter […]
Revisiting an old favorite by Sam Mangwana’s 80s band Tiers Monde Cooperation
“If I write it down that would be American food,” Francine Maombi says.