Sat, Oct 02|
Blaise Labamba & Kotakoli (DR Congo) - $ 10
Oct 02, 2021, 9:00 p.m.
Club Balattou, 4372 Boul. Saint-Laurent, Montreal, QC H2W 1Z5, Canada
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Congolese rumba and soukous are at the rendezvous with Blaise Labamba. Born in Congo-Kinshasa, then still called Zaire, of a pianist father and a chorister mother, growing up in a world where African music is booming, Blaise Bamba is introduced to the piano, the guitar and the percussions. . In 1990, he set up his first group in his neighborhood, Tout-Chic-Gombé. Between 1993 and 1995, Blaise studied music at the National Institute of Arts in Kinshasa, then he joined the group of one of the Congolese stars of the time, General Defao, and his “Big Stars”. Then began a succession of international tours; Blaise plays with big names in African music and travels the continent. In 1999, he moved to Montreal, and he took his place in Canada by accompanying various groups on stage. With hundreds of concerts on the clock, Blaise Labamba has been going solo since 2009. In 2018, he created a group he called Kotakoli, with which he affirmed his tastes and desires, mixing with talent Congolese rumba zouk and soukous , with blazing energy. As in his live album “Personnalité”, don't miss this master of Congolese dance, in the art and style of Kinshasa!