JFK is a solo project of Anthony Di Franco of Ramleh, Skullflower and Ax, one that dates back to 1987, when the first JFK album was released on Broken Flag. Active intermittently since then, JFK marks its thirtieth anniversary with Nganga, which will officially be released on Tuesday, April 18 on Chondritic Sound.
The term “nganga” literally refers to a certain creation made with an iron cauldron into which items such as bones and sticks are placed. On a spiritual level, it refers to the spirit of the dead that resides there. In Palo, a Cuban religion descended from the beliefs and practices of Central African slaves, it means the iron cauldron used to imprison evil spirits using chains, padlocks, knives, etc., which can be used for black magic.