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Jupiter & Okwess

Thu, Jul 19, 2018
  • 12PM

MetroTech Commons
304 Bridge St (Brooklyn)

RUN TIME: 2hrs
July 2018
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Thursday July 19, 2018
Performances no longer available.
“Jupiter Bokondji is remarkable both for the sense of danger and urgency he puts into in his music, and for the way he matches an extraordinary variety of Congolese rhythms and languages against western influences”
—The Guardian (UK)

This spirited Congolese group plays exhilarating grooves matched only by the exuberance of their live sets. Charismatic band leader Jupiter Bokondji represents the innovative scene of street musicians in Kinshasa, with a mission to reactivate the forgotten rhythms and melodies of Congo by injecting them with the urban groove of the city. With lyrics focusing on overcoming the country’s painful past, Jupiter & Okwess’ political messages range from criticism of the DRC government to calls for the Congolese to realize greater potential for their homeland. The group comes to MetroTech in support of its 2017 album Kin Sonic, a slice of universality showcasing a unique combination of Afropop, traditional Congolese rhythms, funk, and rock.