Helmie Bellini avec Phil Hilfiker & Hilaire Penda
“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.
PASS in Paris: Helmie Bellini
Born in Brazzaville, Helmie Bellini is a composer, singer and poet based in Paris. Her music fuses Congolese roots, pan African influences and jazz traditions, especially the greats who continue to inspire her: Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Nina Simone. In 2011, Bellini released her debut album Il était une voix. Currently she is working on Kongo Square, a project she describes as “a tribute to my ancestors taken from my land to the islands of the West Indies and the United States”. For …