Faustin Linyekula

Luambo Franco Tribute with Faustin Linyekula & Jose Pereelanga

Luambo Franco Makiadi, simply known to many as Franco, was the founder of the group TPOK Jazz and is considered one of the originators of the modern Congolese sound. Over the course of 40 years, he produced more than 150 albums and 1000 songs. His style of music, a seamless blend of Cuban rumba and Congolese rhythms, can still be heard in popular music across the continent today.

Almost 30 years after his death, Faustin Linyekula, accompanied by guitarist Jose Pereelanga, will pay tribute to the Congolese master on PASS in Amsterdam on Tuesday 13 December.


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PASS in Amsterdam: Faustin Linyekula

Faustin Linyekula is Congolese artist, dancer, choreographer and founder of Studios Kabako in Kisangani. Linyekula’s works are inspired by, among other forms, Ndombolo and examines his personal story within the context Congo’s rich yet tumultuous history. In Le Cargo (2011), exploring his own personal narrative, Linyekula investigates his relationship with dance, the physical language through which he has told his country’s stories, as he searches for traces of this cruel history on his body. Faustin Linyekula will be on PASS …  ( continue reading

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African Futures: Africa’s Speculative Futures and New Imaginaries

            “What kind of speculative futures do artists from different disciplines imagine? Much thought-provoking work has been produced when artists engage with ideas of the future and how contemporary realities in Africa potentially provide answers to questions yet to come.” On the 29 of October, 2015, PASS will be streaming the panel discussion “Africa’s Speculative Futures and New Imaginaries” that features Jean-Pierre Bekolo (Cameroun) as the keynote speaker, and Sherif Adel (Egypt), Pamela Phatsimo Sunstrum …  ( continue reading

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