Staff Benda Bilili has barely conquered the world or "music anthropologist" Vincent Kenis is already introducing us to something completely different. In the extreme South-East of Congo he (re-)discovered karindula music. This rhythmic trance music developed in the 1970s, and though it is not exactly clear whether that happened in Congo or neighboring Zambia (where it is known as kalindula), the genre was named after the main instrument karindula-musicians use: a large four string bass banjo made up of an oil barrel covered with a goat skin. During a three-day mini festival Vincent Kenis followed four different ensembles and the resulting recordings can be heard on 'The Karindula Sessions'. The CD in this package only counts six songs (the opening track already lasts a good half hour on its own), but to really get an idea of this music and its accompanying dance Kenis also recorded a one and a half hour DVD. It remains fascinating to see how Africans can still throw a great party with no means at all. Ambiance!