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Ottawa

Kin Gongolo Kiniata & DEF MAMA DEF

Kin'Gongolo Kiniata is the new generation of musicians from Kinshasa. Nourished by the sounds of the city, the group translates the frenetic life of the streets into their music.

Kin Gongolo Kiniata & DEF MAMA DEF
Kin Gongolo Kiniata & DEF MAMA DEF

Time & Location

Jul 12, 2024, 9:00 p.m. – Jul 13, 2024, 2:00 a.m.

Ottawa, 27 York St, Ottawa, ON K1N 5S7, Canada

About the Event

Axé Worldfest presents

Kin Gongolo Kiniata & DEF MAMA DEF

Dakar Beats to Kinshasa Streets: Experience Afrofuturism. An extraordinary double bill.

w/ XANNIE

Friday, July 12 2024

Act I🇨🇩

Kin'Gongolo Kiniata is the new generation of musicians from Kinshasa. Nourished by the sounds of the city, the group translates the frenetic life of the streets into their music. They make their own instruments with recycled objects and explore sound textures to produce experimental Afro-pop with a punk energy between electro and Congolese rhythms.

The lyrics in Ingala (one of the most widely spoken languages in Congo) traverse various themes of hope and perseverance. A tribute to the itinerant workers, a song against the war in Congo, an encouragement to the youth of Kinshasa...

During the period when there were power cuts in Congo, the itinerant oil sellers brought people the necessary to produce light. The sound of the boxes they carried around sounded "kingongolo, kingongolo, kingongolo...".

Act II🇸🇳

DEF MAMA DEF is a thrilling musical encounter between two rising stars of Senegalese hip hop. Mamy Victory and Defa.

Their coming together has shaken up Dakar’s music scene, sparking a wave of interest and excitement in this new collaboration. The themes and melodies of their songs are deeply rooted in Senegalese culture and history, while the duo remain open to international influences.

Discover the electrifying sounds of Senegal’s hottest new band, mixing elements of Amapiano, Hip Hop and Afro beats to create a unique and unforgettable experience for audiences around the world.

Doors at 9pm

$20 in advance / more at the door

w/ Promotional partners Quata Quata

With support from Heritage Canada

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