Solo Kinshasa is a series of twelve video chronicles about Congolese urban music in its relations to the every day life and history. Made of interviews, performances, recordings and archival footage, it offers incursions through the different musical “genres” and cultures of the DR. Congo. Kinshasa, African megacity and future capital of the Francophonie, is revealed through its praying and distortions, in the complexity of its pride; it tells itself in words, performances and memories. Conducted between 2004 and 2013, gathered in three thematic volumes, the Solo Kinshasa chronicles invites to an anthropological immersion, both aesthetic and cognitive, in the heart of music and life.
Solo Kinshasa series is not released yet.
featuring PERE ALFONS MUELLER VIEUX JOMOS DIDIER MASELA GODE LOFOMBO ANGELA SAMBARO LAURENT KADOGO CONTREBASSE FÉLIX WAZEKWA SOLANGE MILEMBA KAMBA PAPY MBOMA FRÈRE PATRICE NGOY MUSOKO ILLUNGA MWANA BUTE SAINT-MICHEL PARISH SINGERS ORCHESTRE NOUVELLE ÉCRITA BANA LUPEMBA BANA SIMBA WENGE MUSICIANS AND FANS camera, research, editing DAVID N. BERNATCHEZ research assistant, production manger SERGE MAKOBO with the participation of CONSEIL DE RECHERCHE EN SCIENCES HUMAINES DU CANADA CHAIRE DE RECHERCHE EN HISTOIRE COMPARÉE DE LA MÉMOIRE CENTRE D’ÉTUDE SUR LES ARTS, LES LETTRES ET LES TRADITIONS PROGRAMME FRONTENAC CENTRE EN ÉTUDES AFRICAINES DE L’EHESS