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Voyage musical avec Ray Lema

Tonight: Ray Lema selecting records and speaking with Bintou Simporé.

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Merci Vladimir Cagnolari for the conversations on Congolese music with Ray Lema​ Thursday evening. Stories of guitarist Papy Noel and more…

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Check the Facebook group and Twitter pages for updates also. Read our profile of Ray Lema here.

 

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Mo Laudi – DJ set

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Who no know Mo go know: profile and audio here.  ( continue reading

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PASS in Paris: DJ Mo Laudi

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As a DJ, producer and boss of Globalisto Records, Mo Laudi is notorious for his energy and openness to a world of sounds. Upon moving from South Africa to Europe, he established weekly residencies in London and Paris where he specialised in playing house, kwaito and a wide spread of electronic dance music including UK funky, Azonto, kuduru, and trap. For the PASS pop-up in Paris, Mo Laudi will be DJing live.  ( continue reading

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ClamLab

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with Andy Amadi Okoroafor talking fast and not slowing down for anyone.  ( continue reading

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Cinémas du Congo with Jean-Pierre Bekolo, Mwezé Ngangura & Chéri Samba

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What happens when two film-makers and a painter sit down in a gallery in Paris to discuss Congolese cinema? Tune in now to know. Profiles of Jean-Pierre Bekolo and Mwezé Ngangura here and here.  ( continue reading

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PASS in Paris: Andy Amadi Okoroafor

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In his own words, Andy Amadi Okoroafor works with images. Whether for his magazine, exhibitions, fashion, film, books, or other goings-on envisioned in his ClamLab, he is known for a distinct striking style. Clam Magazine has been published since 1999 putting out two copies a year. As a director, Okoroafor’s debut feature film, Relentless, was released in 2010 and he has also created music videos for Bantu and Nneka among others. For the PASS pop-up in Paris happenings, Okoroafor will translate his imagery onto the radio-waves for a live …  ( continue reading

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PASS in Paris: Mwezé Ngangura

Mwezé Ngangura

Born in Bukavu, Mwezé Ngangura is something of a veteran in Congolese filmmaking. His two short films, Tamtam électronique (1973) and Rhythm and Blood (1975) were made while studying in Belgium then on his return to DRC (then Zaire) he became a college lecturer and also made many television documentaries. These documentaries offer a wide angle on life in Kinshasa, including a portrait of the painter Chéri Samba. Ngangura will reunite with Chéri Samba at our PASS pop-up in Paris to discuss Congolese cinema with …  ( continue reading

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PASS in Paris: Jean-Pierre Bekolo

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From lesbian vampire sci-fi flicks to alternative tips for how to mine the continent, Jean-Pierre Bekolo is a unique voice in 21st century cinema. He is the author of titles including Quartier Mozart (1992), Le complot d’Aristotle (1996), Les Saignantes (2005), and Mudimbe’s Things and Words (2015). Bekolo lives and works in Yaounde. Many of his films and more are available to watch via Bekolo’s Kino TV channel. His movements can also be followed via bekolopress.wordpress.com. During the PASS pop-up in Paris, Bekolo will sit with director Mwezé …  ( continue reading

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Helmie Bellini avec Phil Hilfiker & Hilaire Penda

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“Let’s go to Congo, let’s go to Congo, let’s go to Congo…” More on Helmie Bellini and her Kongo Square project here.  ( continue reading

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PASS in Paris programme

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Starting today, 4pm (CET). Lock into the live stream for many variations on the beautiful in the Congolese world of sounds (shout out to Achille Mbembe).   ( continue reading

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