JUPITER & OKWESS INTERNATIONAL (CD)
Friday 06.07.12 - 02:30 - Cosmopol
For practically a lifetime, Jupiter Bokondji has worked hard to show how the ethnic diversity in DR Congo can result in something other than civil war.
Okwess International is a band of talented young people from the provinces in the war-ravaged country. Together, they play adventurous sunshine pop with the healing zebola dance as a starting point.
With Jupiter – "the rebels' general" – in front, the well-playing band tells the story of a Congo that doesn't rhyme with distress, drought and death. Jupiter & Okwess International provides access to a golden palace of music where funk, party and guitar tones rule.
Label: All Other / import
Band schedule is ready in May
Roskilde Festival releases the time schedule in May, if everything works out at least somewhat according to plan.
We don’t do it until then to make the best schedule possible for our audience. When we, for various reasons, are forced to make changes late in the process, we have a better chance at putting together a programme that considers both the spreading of genres, the performer's touring plans and safety at the festival.