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In this second album, innovative Belgian-Congolese artist Baloji lays the foundations for a futuristic style of African, post-hip hop sound which brings together all the musical elements which nurtured him to date. Kinshasa Succursale ('Kinshasa Branch Office') is a truly tri-continental affair, which draws equally from European rock & pop, US soul, funk & hip hop, and a wide variety of Congolese genres, from old-school rumba to the traditional-modern sound exemplified by Konono No.1. Baloji (whose name in Swahili means 'sorcerer', quite a name to live up to) displays creative talents which are not restricted to music: he's already produced two impressive videos for songs from this album, and is working on a short film to illustrate a third song.
In this second album, innovative Belgian-Congolese artist Baloji lays the foundations for a futuristic style of African, post-hip hop sound which brings together all the musical elements which nurtured him to date. Kinshasa Succursale ('Kinshasa Branch Office') is a truly tri-continental affair, which draws equally from European rock & pop, US soul, funk & hip hop, and a wide variety of Congolese genres, from old-school rumba to the traditional-modern sound exemplified by Konono No.1. Baloji (whose name in Swahili means 'sorcerer', quite a name to live up to) displays creative talents which are not restricted to music: he's already produced two impressive videos for songs from this album, and is working on a short film to illustrate a third song.
876623006510

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Format: CD
Label: CRDC
Catalog: 183
Rel. Date: 03/06/2012
UPC: 876623006510

Kinshasa Succursale
Artist: Baloji
Format: CD
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In this second album, innovative Belgian-Congolese artist Baloji lays the foundations for a futuristic style of African, post-hip hop sound which brings together all the musical elements which nurtured him to date. Kinshasa Succursale ('Kinshasa Branch Office') is a truly tri-continental affair, which draws equally from European rock & pop, US soul, funk & hip hop, and a wide variety of Congolese genres, from old-school rumba to the traditional-modern sound exemplified by Konono No.1. Baloji (whose name in Swahili means 'sorcerer', quite a name to live up to) displays creative talents which are not restricted to music: he's already produced two impressive videos for songs from this album, and is working on a short film to illustrate a third song.
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