Music Videos of the Democratic Republic of Congo

Date

From 20 May 2017 to 13 August 2017

Schedule

11:00–22:00

Place

Garage Auditorium
Music Videos of the Democratic Republic of CongoMusic Videos of the Democratic Republic of Congo

DESCRIPTION

Accompanying the exhibition Congo Art Works: Popular Painting, Garage is screening music videos made by two contemporary Congolese musicians.

Composer, singer and dancer Ferre Gola’s favorite genre is rumba, a very popular style in Africa. One of the most successful musicians of present-day Congo, at various times Gola has been nominated for "Best Francophone" in the MTV Africa Music Awards and the African Muzik Magazine Awards in the “Best Male Central Africa” category.

The rapper Baloji’s recordings are a mixture of styles, including traditional African music, soul, funk, jazz, and electronics. The word “baloji” initially meant “man of science” in Swahili. However, during the colonial period, it acquired an opposite meaning—“man of magic”. In his lyrics, Baloji turns to the past and present of the Democratic Republic of Congo, recalling the colonial history of the country and highlighting the social issues relevant today.

HOW TO TAKE PART

Free admission

Schedule

Music Videos of the Democratic Republic of Congo

Unité&Litre

Baloji feat Mipipo

4’35’’, 2015


Karibu Ya Bintou

Baloji with Konono N°1

6'10'', 2011


Le Jour d'Après (Independance Cha Cha)

Baloji with Royce Mbumba

3'48'', 2011


Boss

Ferre Gola

5'43'', 2016


Seben

Ferre Gola

4'36'', 2015

Date
May 20–August 13, 2017
Time
11:00–11:30, 14:35–15:00, 18:05–18:30
Place
Garage Auditorium