Konono No. 1 is my favorite modern Congolese amplified junkyard band. They create musical instruments from industrial castoffs — car parts and the like — hook it up to jerry-rigged speakers, and rock out. Their new album, Assume Crash Position, has a song entitled “Fula Fula” — like the famous Basenji of yore, Fula of the Congo. In the liner notes, I learned it means very fast.
Look — I caught her smiling!
It wouldn’t surprise me if Bowpi’s internal soundtrack sounds something like this: