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JUPITER & OKWESS

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Nectar Lounge

412 North 36th Street

Seattle, WA 98103

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10.16 Tuesday (World)
STG Presents and KEXP's Wo' Pop Welcomes:
JUPITER & OKWESS
7:30pm Doors
8:30pm Show
$20adv / $23dos
21+

Nectar Lounge
412 N 36th St



JUPITER & OKWESS

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With their second album Kin Sonic, Jupiter and Okwess transcend the Congo’s unexplored musical heritage and dive into a pool of modernity. Jean-Pierre Bokondji, aka « Jupiter », a sort of ghetto Don Quixote, (or a lanky wading bird dressed in ageneral’s uniform), was born on the 16th December 1963, in Kinshasa. From East Berlin (where he grew up) to Kinshasa, from James Brown to the ultra-dominant Congolese rumba style, Jupiter decided to create his own mode of musical expression. Just like the writing of the African philosopher, Zamenga Batukezanga, Jupiter’s lyrics focus on the painful past, and how to overcome it.

Gathered around Jupiter are the Okwess faithful: Montana (of Staff Benda Bilili) on drums and Yendé on bass, guitarists Eric and Richard and the singer Blaise.

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