KOKOKO! Make US Tour Debut & Announce SXSW Appearances
Congolese electronic band KOKOKO! are thrilled to bring their remarkable live show to US audiences and announce their debut appearance at SXSW 2019. Commencing at New York's Baby's All Right, KOKOKO! will then move on to Austin, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. They are booked to perform at five SXSW showcases, including the 2019 SXSW Opening Party on March 12th. All tour and showcase information listed below.
KOKOKO! Is a DIY collective pioneering an inspiring alternative music scene from the Democratic Republic of Congo. The band was born in Kinshasa when Makara Biano, Débruit, and a group of musicians from the Ngwaka neighborhood met. They channel a source of limitless creativity by hand-crafting string instruments and percussive inventions from recycled scrap material found in Kinshasa. It's this innovative instrumentation that gives KOKOKO! their psychedelic, never-heard-before sound - and caught the attention of Pitchfork, TIME, Resident Advisor, i-D, and AFROPUNK.
Since forming, the band have released a string of singles and their debut Liboso EP and embarked on their first sold-out European tour in 2018. 2018 also saw them performing across European festivals, likeRoskilde, Sonar, Dour, We Love Green, Lente Kabinet, Down The Rabbit Hole, and many more.Watch a recap of their explosive show in Brussels for a better understanding of the energy, adventure and expressionism KOKOKO! bring to their live performances.
Up next, KOKOKO! will be releasing their next single 'Malembe' on March 20th via Ici Records, with plans to release a full length album this summer.
Look out for KOKOKO! at SXSW 2019 and find all tour information below.
3.11 - New York, NY @ Baby's All Right - 8:00PM
3.12 - SXSW - SXSW Opening Party @ The Main - 7:00PM
3.12 - SXSW - Pearl Street House Party @ Pearl Street Co-op - 11:30PM
3.14 - SXSW - AdHoc @ Cheer Up Charlie's - 1:30PM
3.14 - SXSW - Levitation @ Hotel Vegas - 4:30PM
3.14 - SXSW - WOMEX @ Flamingo Cantina - 1:00AM
3.16 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Moroccan Lounge - 6:30PM
3.17 - San Francisco, CA @ Public Works - 8:00PM