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Baloji au festival Les Suds à Arles
Baloji was born in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and now lives in Belgium. He's passionate about poetry and politics, and recorded an album, Kinshasa Branch, with musicians from Kinshasa, Larousse Marciano and other talented musicians and singers.
African music is refreshing and has diverse poetic roots, traditional and urban. Between traditional Congolese rhythms (rap, soukous, afrobeat or rumba), soul sensuality and pop arrangements, Baloji - whose name means, sorcerer - successful mix of genres and emotions ... A delicate alchemy, committed and stylish! He sometimes performs with brass instruments and sometimes without, as here is this festival performance. Nevertheless, Baloji has immense presence and sensuality on stage.
More info about Baloji: www.baloji.com.
More info about the Les Suds a Arles music festival in southern France 13-19 July 2015: www.suds-arles.com/ (in French).