What is Kongo?
Kongo is Hong Kong's first world-class fusion band. A power trio made up of three instrumentalists (including two who contribute vocals), all at the top of their craft and passionate about making music to the highest possible standard, Kongo is a one of a kind band, carefully designed to reshape the face of the music scene not just in Hong Kong or Asia, but worldwide.
Audiences are often spellbound by the larger than life performance the band gives on stage yet cannot help be moved by the enticing beats.
What does the music represent?
Pushing the boundaries of music, the music Kongo plays cannot be put into just one category, however, we have tried to define it here.
Kongo's music combines elements of rock, blues, jazz, funk and more, while Afro-Cuban / Latin and African rhythms contribute to driving the beat. The music combines raw feel and energy with technical prowess, incorporating odd time signatures, occasional polyrhythms and other such methods of space-time manipulation whilst packaging them in a way that can be accessible to mainstream audiences.
With a mission to be the first world class band to come out of Hong Kong and put serious music and musicianship into the mainstream, the songs are infectious and catchy yet demonstrate high levels of skill and are designed to gradually expose mainstream audiences to progressively more advanced and varied forms of music, arranged in a way they can appreciate and digest.
What does the future hold?
New music, shows and projects coming soon! Check history section for any significant upcoming performance updates.