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LPR & World Music Institute Present: KOKOKO! with Jitwam - In the Round

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(Le) Poisson Rouge

158 Bleecker Street

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LPR & World Music Institute Present: KOKOKO! with Jitwam - In the Round at (le) poisson rouge

6:30pm doors | 7:30pm show | 18+

$20 General Admission Advance | $25 General Admission Day of Show

A wind of change is blowing over the cultural landscape of Kinshasa. An amazing alternative scene is thriving far for the occidental fantasies of “world music.” It is explosive and vibrant.

These sounds are emanating from the ghetto and downtown clubs of the Congolese capital in between the government-imposed power cuts. The artists actually bring something alive in the chaos of the 3rd biggest african city. They have strong new ideas with DIY constructed instruments and a powerful and unique drive. This movement is more expressive, lively, spontaneous and direct compared to most big cities’ scenes, like London, Berlin etc… It’s raw, free and open creatively more like NYC in the ’70s and ’80s or Berlin in the ’90s if it has to be compared to artistic movements. It’s inventing everything from nothing and it’s happening now and you can experience it through the recordings, the videos and KOKOKO! ‘s incredible live shows.

The band was born in Kinshasa when Makara Bianko, débruit and a group of musicians from the Ngwaka neighbourhood met. They rehearsed and recorded together in a self made studio made of material gathered around. After one month of playing and creating new sounds they improvised a block party on a building site of the Kato street ghetto, that would be the 1st performance of KOKOKO! And will define the collective that also includes art performers and dancers.

Supported by Pitchfork , TIME , i-D, BBC6 , Afropunk andfeaturedatTED’s TEDGlobal2017 conference or Resident Advisor’s live videos , KOKOKO! is the DIY collective pioneering an inspiring alternative scene from the Democratic Republic of Congo. Their introductory video amassed over 2 million views across various platforms, and their hypnotic debut EP, TOKOLIANA, found favour in Resident Advisor , Bandcamp Daily , and BBC Radio 1.

KOKOKO!’s have now released 5 tracks into the public mainstream an dhave collaborated with other African artists on remixes and music. Now signed to Transgressive Records they are workign towards their debut album, due out in Q2 2019.


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